Taite Music Prize: Auckland Live Best Independent Debut Award

Taite Music Prize: Auckland Live Best Independent Debut Award 


Each year, Auckland Live is excited and super proud to celebrate the freshest talent of Aotearoa with the Auckland Live Best Independent Debut Award. The winner receives a $2,000 cash prize plus a performance or technical upskilling opportunity. 

Past opportunities have included performances during the Auckland Live Summer in the Square summer festival in Aotea Square, and performances on the Auckland Town Hall stage during Auckland Live Fringe Town to name a few. 


Past recipients of the Auckland Live Best Independent Debut: 


2023 - TE KAAHU - Te Kaahu O Rangi (Theia Music Ltd)

2022 - Jazmine Mary, The Licking of a Tangerine 

2021 - Na Noise, Waiting For You (1:12 Records) 

2020 - Repulsive Woman, Relief (Independent) 

2019 - Alien Weaponry,  (Napalm Records) 

2018 - The Miltones, The Miltones (Self-released) 

2017 - Merk, Swordfish  (self-released)  



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