The Recorded Music NZ Distribution Policy sets out our policy in relation to distribution and incorporates matters such as obligations of Master Rights Holders, licensing and collection of fees, data collection from radio and other users and distribution of royalties. The Policy is updated and amended from time to time with approval from the Recorded […]

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Children’s Music Awards | Ngā Manu Tīrairaka, including the Tūī for Te Kaipuoro Waiata Tamariki Toa | Best Children’s Music Artist. Entry is open to all artists that have released three or more singles (and/or an album or EP) in the period 1 January 2023–31 December 2023. To […]

The annual End-of-Year Official Charts have been published. View them here Compiled by Recorded Music NZ, the End-of-Year Official Charts are the only charts to combine all major sources Aotearoa music fans use throughout the year to buy and stream their favourite music. Data from sources including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Bandcamp, gig sales and […]

Recorded Music NZ is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Bond as Chairperson of its six-person Board. Her appointment commences on 1 January 2024. Louise has a background in advertising and media, having founded and run her own media agency, and previously chaired the Commercial Communications Council, the association that represents member agencies across the advertising, media and communications […]

Recorded Music NZ is today thanking Chris Caddick for his years of service to the organisation, as he retires as Chairperson of the Board after 10 years in the position. Chris became Chair of the Recorded Music NZ Board in 2013, when the previous associations RIANZ and PPNZ merged to form a new entity. Prior […]

Beginning this Friday December 1, the weekly Official New Zealand Music Charts will be published at 4pm on Friday afternoons. The Top 40 Albums and Singles Charts, along with a suite of other music charts, have been published at 10am on Saturday mornings since July 2019. The return to a traditional Friday unveiling means the weekend […]

The next Aotearoa Music Awards will take place on Thursday 30 May 2024, at the Viaduct Events Centre in Tāmaki Makaurau – closing out Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa | New Zealand Music Month in style. Nominations are now open and will close on 20 December 2023 at 5pm. The eligibility period for AMA 2024 […]

Recorded Music NZ is pleased to announce well-deserved promotions for longstanding senior staff members Paul Kennedy and Dean Cameron. Paul Kennedy is stepping up to the new role of Director of Data and Analysis. In his new role Paul will provide advice and strategic leadership for Recorded Music to improve and grow its data management, reporting, systems and analysis and […]

Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS and the New Zealand Music Commission have collaborated on a NZ Music Industry Manifesto | Te Pae Ahumahi Puoro O Aotearoa ahead of the 2023 General Election. The Manifesto is supported by a cohort of industry partners, including Independent Music NZ, MusicHelps, Music Managers Forum Aotearoa, Music Producers Guild NZ, […]