Sharing the next update, from the music industry organisations, with our Pacific music community to keep you informed and connected:
COVID-19: MUSIC SECTOR REQUEST TO GOVERNMENT
Recorded Music NZ has led the contemporary music sector in a request to government for assistance in light of the impact of covid-19. The request was sent to government on 17th April on behalf of Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS, NZ Promoters Association, MMF and IMNZ. They have asked government for a number of measures for immediate assistance, and further measures to assist the industry with recovery and return to productivity in the coming months and years ahead. Our request to government is summarised below
For the full details and to download the document as a pdf – go here:
FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES HELPLINE – FREE TO APRA MEMBERS
APRA have announced a new service provided by Entertainment Accounting, connecting APRA members, for free, to a senior accountant for a 20 minute phone call.
Lynda Parsons, Jeni Rowney, and Natallia Ramanchuk will be able to assist you with any questions you have about income and COVID-19 grants, particularly at this time, and how these may affect you in terms of taxation or other accountancy purposes. All phone calls will be treated as completely confidential.
If you would like to utilise this service and book in a time for a phone call, please contact Gabe Andrews (APRA Member Services), by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘Accounting Services Helpline’ in the subject line. Please include your full name and membership number, and if possible, a short summary of the questions you’d like to ask, or issues you need help with – this way the accountants can be prepared when they speak to you.
There will be up to nine slots available per week, beginning next week (from April 28). Thanks go to to Entertainment Accounting (https://www.entertainmentaccounting.co.nz/) for providing this service.
INDUSTRY HUI #2 & RADIO HUI
If you missed the 2nd industry music industry hui, you can catch up now on the MMF YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-jaF1cTbVvgOKpLabk-8OA) page. The next iteration of the collective music industry huis will specifically focus on radio, with Recorded Music's own Paul Kennedy (Radioscope) and NZ On Air's David Ridler talking to programmers from ZM, The Rock, More FM, Mai FM George FM and 95bFM.
11:00am, Thursday 30 April. Check our events page on Facebook for details.
TAITE MUSIC PRIZE
Mark the date! The Taite Music Prize will take place on Tuesday 5th May, and you can watch the live stream via Recorded Music NZ's Facebook page. As the Founding Partner, Recorded Music is once again pleased to be providing the winners' cheque of $12,500. Alongside the main Taite Music Prize, winners of the Auckland Live Best Independent Debut, Independent Music NZ Classic Record and the Independent Spirit Award will also be announced with award acceptances via the live stream.
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