The Recorded Music NZ Distribution Policy sets out our policy in relation to distribution and incorporates matters such as obligations of Master Rights Holders, licensing and collection of fees, data collection from radio and other users and distribution of royalties. The Policy is updated and amended from time to time with approval from the Recorded […]

Recorded Music NZ is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Bond as Chairperson of its six-person Board. Her appointment commences on 1 January 2024. Louise has a background in advertising and media, having founded and run her own media agency, and previously chaired the Commercial Communications Council, the association that represents member agencies across the advertising, media and communications […]

Recorded Music NZ is today thanking Chris Caddick for his years of service to the organisation, as he retires as Chairperson of the Board after 10 years in the position. Chris became Chair of the Recorded Music NZ Board in 2013, when the previous associations RIANZ and PPNZ merged to form a new entity. Prior […]

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 […]