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 […]

Massey University researchers have today released a report detailing widespread gender discrimination in the Aotearoa music community, in the first report of its kind in New Zealand. READ THE REPORT HERE The Amplify Aotearoa: NZ Music Community Diversity Survey report was developed by Associate Professor Dr Oli Wilson and Senior Lecturer Dr Catherine Hoad from […]

Applications now open for the 5th New Zealand Music Producer Series – October 26 to November 6th, 2020. Thanks to the ongoing support of our music industry partners: Recorded Music New Zealand; The New Zealand Music Commission; NZ On Air; SAE Auckland; Auckland Unesco City Of Music and the Music Producers Guild NZ, we’re pleased to announce the newly-titled Aotearoa Music Producer Series (AMPS) for […]

MusicHelpsLive launches today to support New Zealand’s live music industry which has been left devastated by COVID-19.  In the past month we’ve seen live music cancelled en masse throughout the country. New Zealand musicians and those who work behind the scenes are facing an uncertain future.  For eight years MusicHelps has been the music industry’s […]

  This update includes changes to the Wage Subsidy Scheme criteria for music sector people. The situation has changed rapidly this week, with unprecedented steps taken by Government that will affect every member of our music community and all New Zealanders. The movement of alert stages, and the national lock down, will have an impact […]

Kia ora koutou With the rapidly evolving situation around Covid-19, I wanted to make contact to update you on the initial steps we are taking at Recorded Music NZ to support our recording artists, record labels and the wider industry. Supporting one another will be key in navigating through the next few months and the […]

Get involved in raising funds for the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards official charity partner On Friday 8 November, Kiwis are encouraged to wear their favourite kiwi artist or band tee and donate to MusicHelps, a charity dedicated to developing and sustaining projects that use music to help and heal people in need in our […]

More than 30 New Zealand screen, music and interactive media creators have submitted a joint position paper to the Government’s review of the Copyright Act.  The group represents New Zealand film makers, television producers, broadcasters and home entertainment distributors, songwriters, composers, recording artists and music companies, production and post production companies, and interactive media and […]

The New Zealand Music Industry has submitted a joint sector submission to the Copyright Act review. Industry and advocacy groups Recorded Music New Zealand, APRA AMCOS, Independent Music NZ (IMNZ), The Music Managers Forum (MMF NZ) and the NZ Music Commission Te Reo Reka O Aotearoa have set out the industry’s responses to the issues […]

Another year of growth led by streaming Aotearoa’s recorded music industry recorded a fourth straight year of revenue growth in 2018, increasing by 7.7 per cent to $107.9 million. Streaming is now undeniably king of New Zealand’s music landscape, accounting for 69 per cent of all recorded music revenue in 2018 and totalling $74.2m. Services […]