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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

  As we head into the weekend, the music industry bodies and organisations wanted to update our music community and whanau. The events of this week, the new restrictions around gatherings, travel, and everyday life, are having a profound impact on everyone involved in our music industry – not only musicians and songwriters, but crew […]