Diverse range of genres showcase chart-topping local Kiwi talent The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards | Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa today announce a strong group of 2019 Tui finalists, with alternative music leading the pack. Indie pop band The Beths released their debut album Future Me Hates Me in 2018 and lead the nominations […]

IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, today released the Music Listening 2019 report, which examines the ways in which music consumers aged 16 – 64 engage with recorded music across 21 countries. Report highlights: Music listening is up. Respondents typically spend 18 hours per week listening to music – up from […]

New Zealand screen and music organisations have welcomed the release of the Issues Paper on the review of the Copyright Act as an important step in the review process. The organisations represent the interests of local and international creators in the music, film and television production and distribution sectors.  These sectors make a major cultural and economic […]

Recorded Music New Zealand has today launched a position paper setting out the New Zealand music industry’s priorities for the upcoming review of the Copyright Act. The paper, Music Doesn’t Just Happen, outlines the vital role that a robust copyright system plays in supporting music in New Zealand, the need for fair value to return […]

Hip hop legends to enter Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa (NZ Music Hall of Fame) on 15 November For the last 30 years Upper Hutt Posse has been creating powerful and inspirational music to challenge the status quo and fight for social justice in Aotearoa. On 15 November the group will be welcomed into […]

The third annual Artisan Awards will be celebrated this year at Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production in Wellington, recognising the creative talents behind the scenes of the top New Zealand records of 2018. Five Tui awards will be presented at the Artisan Awards, including Massey University Best Producer, Best Engineer, Best […]

Four groups share the prestige of having the most Tui nods at the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Beloved Kiwi group Six60 will be looking to add to their trophy cabinet which already hosts nine Tui. After releasing their third self-titled album earlier this year, and  recently announced as the first kiwi act to […]

Producer Series returns as part of Recorded Music NZ Tui Music Series The third New Zealand Music Producer Series will be held in Auckland from 30 October to 10 November. Presented by Recorded Music New Zealand and curated by producer Greg Haver with support from NZ On Air, APRA AMCOS NZ, SAE Auckland and Auckland […]

New music charts will reveal the hottest singles each week The Official Top40 Singles Chart has provided the best overview of music popularity across New Zealand each week for more than 40 years now. However, as the musical landscape continues to evolve, so do the opportunities for a new interpretation of Kiwi music consumption habits. […]

2016 was a mixed year for the music industry in New Zealand. The key success story for the music industry in New Zealand is the growth in online streaming, which facilitated the second consecutive year of growth in total retail revenue. After a bumper year in 2015, live music returned to historical levels. In 2016, the music […]