Streaming revenue grows by 41.6 per cent. Digital now accounts for more than 70 per cent of music consumption locally. For the third year in a row the New Zealand music industry has experienced double digit percentage growth with wholesale revenue growing by 14.6 per cent in 2017 to $98.8m, driven largely by New Zealand’s […]

In 2017, during the lead up to the General Election, Recorded Music NZ collaborated with APRA AMCOS and others in the industry to create a document that would give voice to the priorities of music creators in New Zealand and describe a vision for the future. The resulting NZ Music Industry Manifesto is a tool for advocacy and […]

Fed by street culture, church choirs, R ‘n’ B clubs and hip-hop, the story of South Auckland music is an explosive mix of hustle, talent and originality. Volume South at MIT tells this story in the South Auckland edition of our home-grown exhibition about making music in Aotearoa. Volume South at MIT champions the artists and scenes that […]

The National Library of New Zealand has a statutory mandate to preserve the creative and documentary heritage of New Zealand. One of the ways the Library does this is through Legal Deposit. Legal Deposit is the official legislation which requires publishers – such as newspapers, book publishers and record labels – to deposit their publications […]

In June 2017 the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs released ‘Terms of Reference’ to launch a review of the Copyright Act 1994. Recorded Music NZ has undertaken some extensive analysis and preparatory work in response, and has presented this comprehensive submission to both Ministers and Ministerial officials ahead of the release of the Issues […]

Auckland is now officially a City of Music, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network announced this morning.The cultural arm of the United Nations, UNESCO, launched the Creative Cities Network in 2004 to promote social, economic and cultural development among cities who have identified creativity as a strategic factor and enabler for sustainable urban development. Auckland will join the […]

The second New Zealand Music Producer Series is being held from the 30th October at Roundhead Studios with workshops and seminars from international record producers David Wrench (The xx, Sampha, FKA Twigs, Goldfrapp, White Lies) and Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me the Horizon, Motorhead, Funeral For A Friend, Twin Atlantic). We are pleased to announce this […]

Recorded Music NZ and The New Zealand Music Producer Series announce details of the two public seminars, with support from SAE Auckland. Moderated by producer Greg Haver, the first will be “From Artist to Mix Engineer”, Monday, October 30 at 7pm, with award-winning international producer David Wrench. The seminar will cover his career as an […]

  Monday 16th January, 7pm. * Sponsored by SAE Auckland “Career Paths in the Music Industry” with Guy Massey, Dave Eringa, Greg Haver. Tuesday 17th January, 7pm. “Working with Iconic Artists” with Dave Eringa and Greg Haver. Wednesday 18th January, 7pm. “Recording, Engineering, Mixing and Mastering” with Guy Massey, Dave Eringa and Nick Poortman. Thursday […]

A folk debutant joins two established veterans as finalists for the 2017 Best Folk Album, presented by Recorded Music New Zealand. The winner will be announced 29 January at the ‘Tui Finalists Concert’ at the 44th annual Auckland Folk Festival in Kumeu (West Auckland) following performances from each of the finalists. Graeme James’ is up […]