Vera Ellen Takes Home Taite Music Prize

Vera Ellen Takes Home Taite Music Prize

Te Whanganui-A-Tara indie singer-songwriter Vera Ellen took home the big award for her album ‘Ideal Home Noise’ at the 2024 Taite Music Prize at the ceremony held at Auckland’s Q Theatre on April 23.

jujulippsShe accepted the award accompanied by the album’s producer Ben Lemi. ‘Ideal Home Noise’ deals with personal introspection, balancing comedic elements with darker themes through contrasting musical styles. 

Jujulipps took home the Best Independent Debut for her EP ‘Get That Shot’, which captures the challenges and triumphs of navigating the music industry.

The Independent Spirit Award was awarded to Teremoana Rapley MNZM, recognising her long-standing contributions to music and advocacy for Pacific artists. 

cushla dillon andy mooreCushla Dillon and Andrew Moore were recognised with the NZ On Air Outstanding Music Journalism Award for their documentary on indie rock band King Loser

Look Blue Go Purple received the Classic Record Award for their 1991 compilation album.  

jujulippsThe Taite Music Prize, named after music journalist Dylan Taite, is presented annually by Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) and aims to highlight the best in local music based on artistic excellence.

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