About Us

Recorded Music NZ Structure

A document detailing our organisation structure is available here: Company Structure.

Annual Reports

To view a current list of Direct-to-Recording Artist Members click here
To view a current list of Master Rights Holder Members click here

Member Services

Our Member Services Team delivers projects and services that promote the recorded music industry to music fans around the country. We produce the annual Aotearoa Music Awards and publish the weekly Official NZ Top 40 Chart.

This team also manages member track registrations, collects and analyses music-use data from broadcasters and others using our Members’ music and manages the distribution of royalties to the owners of the music used each year.

Music Licensing

We licence radio and television broadcasters to use our Members recordings and provide licences for certain webcast services. Through OneMusic, a joint initiative with APRA, we also licence businesses around the country to use our members’ music in public.


Our team is dedicated to protecting copyright, advocating for the rights of creators, rights holders, and the past, present and future of the music sector at large.

Recorded Music NZ is a member of WeCreate, a founding member of SoundCheck Aotearoa, founding member and co-chair of Auckland UNESCO City of Music and a board member of MusicHelps, and NZ On Screen’s Digital Media Trust which oversees AudioCulture. We are also Founding Partner of IMNZ‘s Taite Music Prize, and with our partners at APRA, are Trustees of the NZ Music Hall of Fame | Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa.

The Recorded Music New Zealand Limited certificate of incorporation is available here.