2020 OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC MONTH SUMMIT
The Official NZ Music Month Summit returns for 2020! Join in for an impressive line-up of industry professionals, who will deliver a wealth of knowledge across four separate panel sessions on the day. The Summit is on this Saturday, 23 May, 10am-4pm. This is online and it is all free! Here is the programme for the day's sessions:
10.00am – 10.05am
WELCOME TO THE 2020 NZ MUSIC SUMMIT
Cath Andersen, NZ Music Commission and Teresa Patterson, NZ Music Managers Forum
10.05am – 11.00am
L.A.B - FROM INDIE BAND TO NUMBER 1
The local success story of the summer! Find out how L.A.B went from the summer touring circuit to a Number 1 airplay track and NZ Top 40 chart success.
11.30am – 12.30pm
MUSIC PRODUCTION IN AOTEAROA
New Zealand producers are shining on the world stage and forging new career pathways. We hear how turning to music production has enhanced their career.
1.30pm – 2.30pm
BENEE – FINDING INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
Last year Benee was the toast of the Tui’s – this year her songs are all over TikTok, helping propel her to international stardom.
3.00pm – 4.00pm
THE IMPORTANCE OF MERCHANDISE
Pre and post Covid-19, merchandise is a fantastic income stream for artists with more scope than ever to produce artist related items for your audience to love.
All Local, and all digital - see you there!
THE MAY BOOK
The NZ Music Commission has released the 20th edition of the annual NZ music industry handbook, the May Book online. The May Book is packed full of great information and details the work of all the industry organisations: APRA|AMCOS, Independent Music NZ, the NZ Music Commission, the Music Managers Forum, NZ On Air, Te Mangai Paho, and Recorded Music NZ. You can read it online or download it, check it out here:
The NZ Music Commission also has content from previous editions of the May Book on their website: www.nzmusic.org.nz/resources
Music Funding page:
Guidelines PDF doc:
Also here are a few tips for our Pacific artists:
14 artists and tracks were funded from the first funding in 2019, which were:
Diggy Dupe (CI) Disciple Pati (The Boy Who Cried Woman) Emily Muli, (No More) La Coco (Back When) Lani Alo Music (Alo I ou Faiva) Mikey Mayz (Wild People) Queen Shirl'e (Queens Rise Up) RAZÉ + Poetik (Another Lover) Shepherds Reign (Legend) SNARE (Fika Gumz) Swiss (Island Kings) Tazman Jack (Eyes Closed) Tommy Nee (Criminal Minds) and Truce (Faded)
The Pacific Music Awards Trust is very grateful for NZ On Air, for providing this opportunity to our Pacific artists. We have been working with NZ On Air for this initiative and as part of the support offered to the successful applicants, mentoring will be provided by the Music Managers Forum and Pacific Music Awards Trust.
If you have any questions or need help with the application, please contact us or the NZ On Air team directly.
We are happy to encourage the creation of new Pacific music and look forward to seeing the great group of songs that will be supported through this funding for 2020!
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