What We Do

Recorded Music NZ represents recording artists and right holders in Aotearoa through licensing, advocacy and promotion

Our Priorities

MAXIMISE RETURNS FOR RIGHT HOLDERS & RECORDING ARTISTS. We act on behalf of right holders to license music users and collect revenues. From those revenues we deduct our costs and return the remainder to right holders and registered recording artists via distributions. We maximise returns through operating fairly and efficiently.

ADVOCATE FOR THE COLLECTIVE INTERESTS OF RECORDING ARTISTS & RIGHT HOLDERS to a range of audiences including government, other industry organisations and the wider music and creative community. We strive to improve copyright law and the legal and regulatory environment for recording artists and right holders.

PROMOTE & CELEBRATE recording artists, their recordings and the recorded music industry in Aotearoa, through activities such as the Aotearoa Music Awards, the Official NZ Music Charts and the NZ Music Hall of Fame | Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa.

SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABLE RECORDED MUSIC MARKET through providing market analytics and recorded music data to our stakeholders and industry, and supporting a range of educational and charitable projects via collaborations and our Music Grants programme.

Our Vision 

is a thriving music industry in Aotearoa

Our Mission

is to enhance and promote the value of recorded music in and from Aotearoa

Our Guiding Principles

We exist to serve the collective interests of recording artists and right holders

We are leaders in fostering a safe, respectful and inclusive culture

We acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua of Aotearoa and we are committed to our journey to respect and honour te ao Māori

We act with integrity and are honest, conscientious and fair