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 seeking applications for an experienced Board Chair. For a full outline of the requirements and responsibilities, review the role description here For more information, please email Board Services at the Institute of Directors NZ via

Recorded Music offers Music Grants for projects related to recorded music, to support development in the music community. The programme makes a small number of contestable grants available to specific, non-commercial projects that are educational, archival or charitable in nature.We are making some changes to the Music Grants programme to better align with the kinds of […]

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, […]

Music Ally have published their New Zealand country profile, in which our CEO Jo Oliver shares stats and reflections in relation to the consumption habits of music fans in Aotearoa. Get the profile

Recipients of our 2023 distribution have been advised. Artists can now access their direct-to-recording artist statements via the online portal. This distribution represents licensing income collected in 2022 and we’re pleased to report that we have sustained the progress made in 2021. We’ve also connected with more local artists and are paying out against more Aotearoa […]

Recorded Music NZ has released the report on the Economic Contribution of the Music Industry in 2021 and 2022. 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 combines two years of data, sourced from Recorded Music and APRA. There was […]

One of Recorded Music NZ’s longest-serving staff members will be leaving his role with us next month. Special Projects and Marketing Manager, Mark Roach has been with the company for 18 years and is leaving to focus on his creative agency, Muse Creative. “I’m immensely proud of the work I’ve undertaken in my time here, […]