One of Recorded Music NZ’s longest-serving staff members will be leaving his role with us next month. Special Projects and Marketing Manager, Mark Roach has been with the company for 18 years and is leaving to focus on his creative agency, Muse Creative.

“I’m immensely proud of the work I’ve undertaken in my time here, and the legacy of the mahi which continues to serve our incredible music community,” says Mark. “I also want to say what a pleasure it has been to work with so many wonderful people at Recorded Music NZ and our many partner organisations.”

Since first arriving as Business Development Manager in 2005, Mark has worked across all facets of the company. His creative vision has supported the company’s brand evolution, notably creating the branding for the company’s transition to Recorded Music NZ. Mark has also designed collateral for the Aotearoa Music Awards for over a decade, has overseen The Artists’ Tūī and Tūī Music Series programs and created the design for The Official NZ Music Charts.

Mark has made a unique contribution to music heritage projects. He developed the branding and website for the NZ Music Hall of Fame and spearheaded the exhibition Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa at Auckland Museum which remains one of the best attended exhibitions in that institution’s history. The exhibition can still be visited digitally here. In addition as part of Recorded Music’s ongoing work to get more local music online, Mark has digitally restored over 800 Aotearoa album covers for recordings that are now available on streaming platforms.

As part of his role Mark also provided branding, design and website support for music sector charities SoundCheck Aotearoa and MusicHelps, and designed a range of posters and visual resources for SoundCheck Aotearoa.

Last but certainly not least, Mark was responsible for bringing the global award-winning Auckland City of Music office to life, and has undertaken an array of projects under this banner including the Music in Venues and Young Gig Makers grants, gender-equality project Equaliser, Songlines music heritage trails, as well as supporting initiatives such as SyncPosium, Young At Art and From The Pit.

A massive thank you from the team at Recorded Music for Mark’s many years of service, and we look forward to working with him in future on an independent contractor basis.

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