Last night, the finalists for the 2022 Pacific Music Awards were announced at an event at The 312 Hub in Onehunga. Across 13 awards categories, this year’s 26 finalists are a mix of new musicians debuting music, established Pacific music icons and everything in between. Leading the finalist nominations this year are Tomorrow People with

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Nominations for the 2022 Aotearoa Music Awards open today The call is out to artists across the country with nominations now open for the 2022 Aotearoa Music Awards. From today, musicians, producers, engineers, and visual artists who have contributed to the local music industry can be put forward for a 2022 Tūī. Nomination details can

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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

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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

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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

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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 Zealand’s GDP

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In April/May 2022 Recorded Music will hold elections for the two elected members of our Board the Independent Director and Artist Representative Director.  We will be calling for nominations for candidates for these positions in April/May. The role of the Board is to set the high level strategic goals of the company and to monitor

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Recorded Music has refreshed its vision and mission and adopted a set of core principles to guide our activities over the coming years, as well as setting a strategic focus for 2022.  You can read it HERE. We will be continuing our work to maximise returns for right holders in 2022, while advocating for the collective interests

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Yesterday music industry bodies wrote a combined letter to the Prime Minister and Ministers Grant Robertson, Carmel Sepuloni, and Kiritapu Allan, on behalf of Aotearoa’s contemporary music industry: artists, songwriters, and composers who write, perform and record; and the many workers and organisations who support them and our world class music sector. The letter asked

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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

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