The New Zealand Music Awards began life as the Loxene Golden Disc Award in 1965, Loxene being a shampoo brand of awards sponsor Reckitt & Colman (better known these days as the makers of, amongst other brands, Dettol, Strepsil and Durex).

The awards was a single ‘record of year’ awards and the inaugural winner¬†was Ray Columbus & The Invaders for their hit “Til We Kissed”.

Over the next few months we’ll be adding all the information from our archives to this site, so you can find out who finalists and winners were for every year of our nearly 50 year history!