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 […]

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 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 […]

We have published the dates for the upcoming elections for the Independent Rights Holder Representative Director and Artist Representative Director positions on the Board of Recorded Music NZ.  Independent shareholders of Recorded Music are eligible to vote in the elections and to nominate candidates. Upcoming dates are: Friday 1st April – Cut off for eligible […]

Nearly one in every four songs played in 2021 on the main contemporary commercial music networks was from a New Zealand act and we’re hearing more waiata in te reo Māori. Commercial music radio stations played record levels of New Zealand music again in 2021 with the annual figure reaching 23.84 % for the first […]

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 […]