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Three Native Tongue artists have been selected as finalists for the Taite Music Prize 2014; Jonathan Bree for his album The Primrose Path, The Phoenix Foundation for Fandango and Lorde, who NT represents via SONGS for her debut, Pure Heroine.
Named after the late music journalist, Dylan Taite, the awards recognise albums with outstanding creativity and musicianship, regardless of popularity, sales figures or genre. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and recording time at the Red Bull Studios.
Finalists were selected by votes from Independent Music New Zealand members, and the winner will be picked by a group of ten judges from music radio, print, and academic circles, as well as Taite's son, John. Previous winners include Lawrence Arabia, Ladi6 and SJD.