Aotearoa Music Industry Hui
Hosted by representatives from NZ On Air, NZ Music Commission, Creative NZ, Recorded Music NZ, Te Māngai Paho and APRA AMCOS NZ, and moderated by Teresa Patterson from MMF NZ with the support of IMNZ, OneMusic NZ and MusicHelps, the Aotearoa Music Industry Hui was facilitated in the wake of COVID-19.
NZ Music Month Special: Part Three
Special Aotearoa Music Industry Hui
Radio Programmers Hui
Join music directors and programmers from ZM, The Rock, Mai, George, More, bFM and Ngā Iwi FM along with David Ridler, Head of Music, NZ On Air and Paul Kennedy from Radioscope to chat about radio programming and specifically New Zealand music on radio.
Arts Industry Online Hui Series
Presented by the Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ) and Auckland Live.
30 March 2020
This hui focused on the Creative NZ Emergency Response Funding with Cath Cardiff (Senior Manager Arts Development Services at Creative NZ), Megan Peacock-Coyle (PAANZ Chairperson and Manager of Toitoi – Hawkes Bay Arts and Events Centre) and Cat Ruka (Artistic Director of Tempo Dance Festival).
6 April 2020
This hui focused on festivals and invited artists, regional festivals, venues and presenters to share how we approach events and audience engagement for the future. Panelists included David Inns (Chief Executive of Auckland Arts Festival), Meg Williams (Executive Director of Tāwhiri Festivals and Experiences) and Tama Waipara (Executive Director / Artistic Director of Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival).
20 April 2020
This hui featured Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho (Director of Auckland Fringe and kaiwhakahaere and founder of Taurima Vibes), Shona McCullagh (Artistic Director of Auckland Arts Festival) and Renee Liang (poet, playwright, paediatrician, medical researcher and fiction writer). The Kōrero was about disruption, sustainability and wellbeing with the panel sharing their thoughts and insight on this rapidly changing environment.
4 May 2020
Panelists for this Hui included Writer and Producer Victor Rodger, Theatre-artist Alice Canton and Actor and Educator Juanita Hepi.
11 May 2020
This hui listened to artists from across the motu who are supporting their own practice, as well as the creativity of their communities. With thanks to Dr Jeremy Mayall (CEO Creative Waikato, Composer), Emily Duncan (Writer, Director and Dramaturg) and Bernard Makoare (Carver, Artist, Designer and Chair of Toi Ngapuhi)
18 May 2020
Sharing their thoughts and insights were Director of Auckland Writers Festival Anne O’Brien, New Zealand Comedy Trust and NZ International Comedy Festival General Manager Lauren Whitney, and Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Executive Director Leslie McGrath.
25 May 2020
This hui explores the topic of resilience with Helen Khoey (Senior Adviser Audience Development and Capability Building for Creative NZ), Puawai Cairns (Acting Director of Audience and Insights at Te Papa) and Richard Benge (Executive Director of Arts Access Aotearoa).
15 June 2020
This hui focused on how we are adjusting our practice as artists and organisations in this new normal. What initiatives and processes are we putting in place, whether through live performance or digital, audience engagement or preparing venues to safely reopen.
17 August 2020
During this hui the following people spoke: Sarah Meads, Founder of Track Zero – Arts inspiring Climate Action; Dione Joseph, Founder of Black Creatives Aotearoa and JK Productions; and Pelenakeke Brown, Interdisciplinary artist / Interim Artistic Director Touch Compass.
14 September 2020
Guest speakers for this hui included Ataahua Papa for Kaihautu Maori Auckland Artist Festival, Hinewehi Mohi for Pitau Whakarewa – APRA and Hohepa Waitoa, Playwright, Composer, Tutor and Co-director of Mahi Productions.
APRA AMCOS NZ Masterclasses
Masterclass 1 – How to approach storytelling through music
Don McGlashan, Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins), Tom Scott (Avantdale Bowling Club), and Ria Hall in conversation with Director of Member Services Victoria Kelly, chatting about their creative methods, how they tell their own stories through music, and how we might begin to tell the story of this surreal time we’re living in.
Masterclass 2 – How to approach co-writing and producing
Josh Fountain (BENEE, Paige, Matthew Young, Leisure), Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Tove Lo, Jack Antonoff), Joel Little (Lorde, Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Khalid), Kings, and Devin Abrams (Drax Project, Shapeshifter, Pacific Heights, The Adults) in conversation with Director of Member Services Victoria Kelly, chat about their creative methods, what they’ve learned about co-writing, what producing really means, and how they’re going to continue building international careers now that borders are closed.
Kaputi and Kōrero
Māori musicians Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha, Anna Coddington, Matiu Walters, Pere Wihongi, Tama Waipara, Ria Hall, and Moana Maniapoto share what they have been up to during the rāhui and their kōrero about making music in Aotearoa, waiata and whakawhanaungatanga.
Creative NZ Online Hui
15 April 2020
Creative New Zealand, in partnership with Performing Arts Network of NZ (PANNZ) and Auckland Live answers questions about their Emergency Response Package and their wider response to Covid-19.
Facilitated by Dolina Wehipeihana. Speakers: Caren Rangi (Deputy Chair of the Arts Council), Cath Cardiff (Senior Manager, Arts Development Services Creative NZ) and David Pannett (Senior Manager, Strategy & Engagement Creative NZ).
14 July 2020
Answering questions about the Creative NZ 12-month plan of investment and continuation of their wider response to Covid-19. Speakers: Cath Cardiff (Senior Manager, Arts Development Services Creative NZ), Richard Knowles (Manager, Funding Services Creative NZ) and Liz Cleary (Manager, Investment Services Creative NZ)
Other Creative NZ workshops, webinars and training links can be found here.
Financial Chat with Entertainment Accounting Services
This music industry wide supported seminar is with Jeni Rowney from Entertainment Accounting Services. She spoke about available financial support from the Government, funding bodies and relief grants and how you need to make sure these are correctly accounted for in your books so you don’t get a massive shock at tax time.
Information provided for the Government WINZ Covid-19 Grant, the CNZ Relief Fund and the MusicHelps Live Grants.
Livestreaming for Musos
In a world where bringing large groups of people together into a physical space can be uncertain, musicians are having to rethink how they stay connected with their fans. During lockdown there was an explosion of music performance livestreams as musicians explored what was possible.
Presented by Wairere Iti from 3MDI and featuring Jonathan Pearce (The Beths) and King Kapisi.
NZ Music Month Summit Videos
The Importance of Merchandise
A panel discussion with Tana Tupai (Tomorrow People), Liz Stokes (The Beths), Anthonie Tonnon, and Paul Martin (Devilskin). Hosted by Sarah Thompson (bFM).
Music Production in Aotearoa
A panel discussion with Tom Healy, P-Money, Devin Abrams, and Villette, hosted by Greg Haver.
L.A.B. – From Indie Band to Number 1
Cushla Aston speaks with L.A.B frontman Joel Shadbolt, along with their label representative, Dan Clist from LOOP.
BENEE – Finding International Success
BENEE’s 2020 manager Paul McKessar is interviewed by Charlotte Ryan on how a Kiwi artist can make an impact internationally.
Read the 2021 NZ Music Month May Book here.
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NZ Music Commission Hui
An online hui that explores ‘The New Normal’ for gigs. This session is focused on building in a Plan B option if shows aren’t able to proceed due to gathering restrictions in the future. Specifically, can your shows go ahead in a digital environment? How can you best make that work? Can you add merch to your online event?
Additionally we will ask if people should stream shows from live music venues, adding an audience at late notice, and how quickly public ticketing and marketing can be turned around.