We are updating the agreements we have with right holders. The authority that we need to collect and distribute revenues on behalf of right holders is set out in a non-exclusive licence agreement called a Master Rights Agreement. Some right holders are operating on older versions of the Master Rights Agreement and it’s time for us to update our […]

Recorded Music NZ today announces a substantial change to The Official NZ Music Charts. Beginning Saturday April 22, a brand new set of Catalogue Charts will be issued each week alongside the existing Charts. Albums and Singles will now appear in one of two locations each week – a main Top40 Chart devoted to new […]

As a result of the review we undertook in 2022, we are making some changes to the usual timeline for the Aotearoa Music Awards. The next event will take place in the first half of 2024, nominations will open in November 2023, and the eligibility period for AMA 2024 will be 1 August 2022-31 December […]

L.A.B repeat history in the 2022 Aotearoa Music Awards Repeating their 2021 haul L.A.B has secured their spot in award history, taking out the same four Tūī for the second year running at the Aotearoa Music Awards. Their success story continues with the group taking home Recorded Music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau | […]

Recorded Music NZ has launched an online survey which is open to all recording artists, right holders and everyone in the music community in Aotearoa.  You can read more about it below, or complete the survey now:   Recorded Music NZ is the kaitiaki and host of the Aotearoa Music Awards, New Zealand’s longest running […]

Recorded Music NZ has welcomed the extension of copyright term for sound recordings in New Zealand, as part of the NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement announced today. Recording artists and right holders in Aotearoa currently have copyright protection over their recordings for only 50 years from the date of release, in contrast to every other OECD […]

            The Official NZ Music Charts will soon include video plays in their equation to determine the most popular tunes each week. Recorded Music NZ’s Chart Compiler Paul Kennedy says the change, beginning this weekend (Saturday, July 2), will help bolster the charts and better reflect the range of ways […]

The Recorded Music New Zealand Board is pleased to announce Jo Oliver as the organisation’s new CEO, following the departure of longstanding CEO Damian Vaughan. In her most recent role as General Counsel and Government Affairs at Recorded Music New Zealand, Jo has lead pan-industry initiatives including the music industry response to the government’s review […]

After nine years, Recorded Music NZ CEO Damian Vaughan is stepping down, leaving behind a lasting legacy across Aotearoa’s music industry. With a focus on artist and industry growth and celebrating and acknowledging Aotearoa’s cultural heritage, Vaughan has worked to support and amplify the voices of musicians and the industry as a whole. Recorded Music […]

Recorded Music NZ has recently published the report on the Economic Contribution of the Music Industry in 2019 and 2020. The report was commissioned by Recorded Music NZ with the support of APRA AMCOS and The NZ Music Commission and conducted by PWC.  The report indicates that in 2020, the NZ music industry contributed $732 million to New […]