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 […]

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 […]