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 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, […]

The 2022 Annual Report contains highlights from the year, including a summary of the feedback we heard from right holders and recording artists as part of our organisation-wide survey. It also includes a range of data and commentary about the recorded music market in Aotearoa. Read the report

Folk group T-Bone have been awarded the 2023 Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Folk Artist Tūī, following the release of their debut album, Good ‘n Greasy. Featuring Gerry Paul, Dusty Burnell, Richard Klein, Michael Muggeridge, and Aaron Stewart, T-Bone’s debut album Good ’n Greasy contains close vocal harmonies and fiery instrumentals on guitars, mandolin, banjo and fiddles, creating a […]

The Recorded Music New Zealand Board is pleased to announce Jo Oliver as the organisation’s new CEO, following the departure of longstanding CEO Damian Vaughan. In her most recent role as General Counsel and Government Affairs at Recorded Music New Zealand, Jo has lead pan-industry initiatives including the music industry response to the government’s review […]

After nine years, Recorded Music NZ CEO Damian Vaughan is stepping down, leaving behind a lasting legacy across Aotearoa’s music industry. With a focus on artist and industry growth and celebrating and acknowledging Aotearoa’s cultural heritage, Vaughan has worked to support and amplify the voices of musicians and the industry as a whole. Recorded Music […]

Recorded Music NZ has recently published the report on the Economic Contribution of the Music Industry in 2019 and 2020. 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 indicates that in 2020, the NZ music industry contributed $732 million to New […]