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 […]

Announcing the finalists for the 2021 Pacific Music Awards After a thriving 12 months, this evening we announced the finalists for the 2021 Pacific Music Awards at an event at The Alexander Café, Otara, Auckland. This year, we have a record 27 finalists across the 13 award categories, with soul sensation Tree leading the nominations. […]

Aotearoa’s premiere jazz musicians have been celebrated following the announcement of this year’s finalists for the Recorded Music New Zealand Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist and APRA Best Jazz Composition awards. The NZ jazz scene continues to innovate and thrive, exemplified by this year’s finalists for Best Jazz Artist – including The […]

Kia ora e te whānau, we have some news to share. Today organisations from across the Aotearoa music community are announcing the creation of a new action group SoundCheck Aotearoa with the aim of developing and growing our industry through a safe and inclusive culture in the music community. We acknowledge that action is needed to address […]

Distribution statements / invoice requests are currently being sent. You will receive this shortly or you can access now through the artist login page In this very challenging year, we are very pleased to report that Recorded Music NZ will deliver our 2020 distribution early, and that this year’s distribution will be the biggest we have […]

The New Zealand music sector  has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a package of measures to support the arts and culture sector back to recovery following the impact of Covid-19. The package will create a jobseekers programme for the creative sector similar to the previous PACE scheme, to provide an income to artists and creative […]

Recorded Music NZ has led the contemporary music sector in a request to government for assistance in light of the impact of covid-19.  The request was sent to government on 17th April on behalf of Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS, NZ Promoters Association, MMF and IMNZ.  We have asked government for a number of measures for […]

MusicHelps has announced the details of its initial emergency grant response to the COVID-19 crisis, which in just a few short weeks has shattered the livelihoods of kiwi music workers nationwide.  The music industry charity will be making a $500 rapid response grant available to people that are New Zealand citizens or residents, have been […]

As we are all adjusting to alert level 4 here in Aotearoa we wanted to reach out during this time of self-isolation, to let you know the whole Recorded Music NZ team is working remotely and is here to support you. Our thoughts are with you all wherever you may be hunkering down currently and that you are […]