Yesterday music industry bodies wrote a combined letter to the Prime Minister and Ministers Grant Robertson, Carmel Sepuloni, and Kiritapu Allan, on behalf of Aotearoa’s contemporary music industry: artists, songwriters, and composers who write, perform and record; and the many workers and organisations who support them and our world class music sector. The letter asked […]

HAVE YOU LOST SIGNIFICANT INCOME DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS? If so, you can apply for financial assistance from the government via both the Wage Subsidy AND Resurgence Support Payment. It doesn’t matter whether you’re self-employed / a sole-trader, a small business, or have employees, you are entitled to apply for this support if you have […]

Fans around world are listening to more music – 18.4 hours (368 three-minute tracks) weekly Fans enjoy music in more ways, as labels’ innovation drives excitement and diversity of music Use of unlicensed music remains issue harming creators, continues to evolve Download the full report here Infographic available for download here 21st October 2021 – IFPI, […]

The music industry is seeking immediate assistance from government in the face of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Since the start of the August lockdown, hundreds of live music events have been postponed or cancelled across the country, impacting artists, crew, workers and businesses in the live music sector. While some businesses can open at Alert Level […]

Tēnā koutou, I am writing to share an update on the mahi Recorded Music has been doing to foster a positive culture within our workplace and the initiatives and events that we support. We have been actively working on these issues for some time and we recognise that this is long term work.  It requires […]

Local music broke several records for radio airplay and chart placings in 2020 – in spite of the many challenges the industry faced due to the pandemic, according to NZ On Air, the Radio Broadcasters Association and Recorded Music NZ. For the first time since 2005, commercial radio networks and stations playing contemporary New Zealand […]

Distribution statements / invoice requests are currently being sent. You will receive this shortly or you can access now through the artist login page In this very challenging year, we are very pleased to report that Recorded Music NZ will deliver our 2020 distribution early, and that this year’s distribution will be the biggest we have […]

The New Zealand music sector  has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a package of measures to support the arts and culture sector back to recovery following the impact of Covid-19. The package will create a jobseekers programme for the creative sector similar to the previous PACE scheme, to provide an income to artists and creative […]

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.  We have asked government for a number of measures for […]

MusicHelps has announced the details of its initial emergency grant response to the COVID-19 crisis, which in just a few short weeks has shattered the livelihoods of kiwi music workers nationwide.  The music industry charity will be making a $500 rapid response grant available to people that are New Zealand citizens or residents, have been […]