NZ Music Industry Hui, Summit, Korero & Masterclass Videos

Going Global Music Summit 2022

Going Global Music Summit culminates in an annual showcase of burgeoning Aotearoa/New Zealand talent, occurring alongside the industry seminars. Going Global Music Summmit 2022 is proudly brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand in partnership with the NZ Music Commission and is supported by Auckland City of Music, Merlin, Spotify, Mortlock McCormack Law, DISCO and Recorded Music NZ. We are a proud supporter of Keychange.

Day One: Session One
Day One: Session Two
Day Two: Session One
Day Two: Session Two

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.

Part One
Part Two
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.

Festival Bookers and Promoters Online Hui
Bookers from a range of New Zealand festivals and agencies will share their thoughts around what the live landscape might look like over the next year, and the opportunities this could present for NZ bands in the wake of Covid-19.

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).
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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).
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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.
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4 May 2020
Panelists for this Hui included Writer and Producer Victor Rodger, Theatre-artist Alice Canton and Actor and Educator Juanita Hepi.
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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)
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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)
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Other Creative NZ workshops, webinars and training links can be found here.

MMF Online Seminars

Putting Your Best Pitch Forward
Join the MMF Aotearoa as they bring together Music in Parks Booker, Gavin Downie, and an Emerging Manager, Cuillin Hearty for an insightful discussion on mastering the art of pitching to Bookers and Promoters. Our panelists delve into the intricacies of effective communication, crafting compelling pitches, and building meaningful relationships in the industry. Whether you’re an artist looking to navigate the booking process or a manager seeking to refine your approach, this seminar is for you.

Releasing Music in 2024
Join the MMF Aotearoa as our speakers share their knowledge and experience with the latest industry trends, challenges, and preparation strategies for successful music releases. Pippa Ryan-Kidd shares her expertise in artist management, while Leanda Borrett provides insights into effective public relations and media coverage.

Writing Waiata Reo Māori
Join the MMF Aotearoa for an insightful online seminar learning about the process of writing and releasing waiata in te reo Māori. Discover artist Rebel Reid’s unique journey writing in te reo Māori as a learner, gain insights into writing in te reo from Mātanga Reo Ruth Smith, and explore funding opportunities for creating waiata reo Māori with Te Māngai Pāho’s Nadia Marsh.

Sync and Music Licensing
Join seasoned licensing expert Tim Bern, from DISCO and music supervisor Amine Ramer, from States of Sound as they demystify the world of music licensing and synchronisation.

Self Management
Join two award winning self-managed artists, Mel Parsons and Tana Tupa’i (Tomorrow People), as they share their insights on how to navigate the music industry as independent artists. Topics covered will include developing your own unique sound and brand, building a strong online presence, getting your music heard by the right people, negotiating deals and contracts, managing your finances, and staying motivated and focused.

How to Pitch to Music Festivals and Promoters
This workshop provides valuable insights on how to pitch your live show to festivals and promoters. Learn the importance of having a clear message and branding, creating a compelling pitch, and understanding the needs and preferences of the festival or promoter. Discover the significance of networking and building relationships in the industry, as well as the importance of professionalism and responsiveness. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain practical advice and tips for pitching your live show and successfully navigating the festival and promoter circuit.

Mastering the Music Business
Learn from seasoned music manager Mikee Carpinter and the award winning artist he manages, Georgia Lines, as they share their invaluable insights to navigating the music industry.  Get insider tips and personal anecdotes from those who have made their mark in the music business and gain a deeper understanding of the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry.

Social Media
This workshop engages with incredibly powerful strategies and tactics to meet your objectives, advanced storytelling and content strategies, time-saving tools for creating and optimising content, and advanced advertising and measurement tactics.

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.
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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.
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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.

Read the 2020 NZ Music Month May Book here.

NZ Music Month Summit 2021

Read the 2021 NZ Music Month May Book here.

NZ Music Month Summit 2022

Read the 2022 NZ Music Month May Book here.

NZ Music Month Summit 2023

Creative Collaboration
Whatever stage you’re at as an artist, having the right people to support your musical business is important. CHAII and some of her long-time collaborators discuss creative relationships.

Finding Your Collaborative Music Community
Music communities come in all forms, shapes and sizes! Our panel from across the motu tells us more about their local music support networks, what makes them unique, and how collaboration has strengthened their community.

Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Communities
Join SoundCheck Aotearoa as the panel looks at what caring for ourselves and our communities could look like to the backdrop against 2023. How can we show up for ourselves and each other in mana-enhancing ways?

A Collaboration of Songs and Screen
The Auckland City of Music Equaliser (EQ) initiative provides a unique opportunity for creative collaboration between female artists and female directors, and invites a wider discussion regarding female-led creative workspaces in the music sector. Hear from the musicians, producers, and directors working in this space, and how to participate in the growing EQ community.

Collaborating in the Recording Studio
Being in the recording studio often provides an ideal environment for creative collaboration. But how do you get the best results when working with other creatives or different styles, ideas and approaches? Our panel share their experiences, and how a collaborative songwriting and producing process has worked for them.

Read the 2023 NZ Music Month May Book here.


Amplifying Community Hubs
Anchoring yourself in community is a great way to stay connected and grounded as you find your feet as an artist. This panel celebrates organisations that connect people through shared kaupapa, values and ideas about music making. In this session we’ll tap into four different community hubs from across the motu that are uplifting a diverse range of sounds and scenes.

Cutting Through the Noise
In 2024 it’s never been easier to record and release music, and arguably it’s never been harder to get your sounds heard in an oversaturated market. So how do you cut through the noise and connect your music to the people who want to hear it? Our panellists will talk through a variety of different ways you can make your music stand out; whether that’s what you sound like, who you pitch to, or how you present yourself as an artist.

Amplifying Your Hauora
Taking care of yourself while you’re making, performing or touring music doesn’t always feel easy, but it’s the most important thing you can do for your wellbeing and creativity. Luckily, as a person working in music in Aotearoa, there are great resources and support networks available to you. In this panel we hear from two crucial organisations – SoundCheck Aotearoa and MusicHelps – about how to take care of yourself and others while you’re working creatively.

Immersing the World in Waiata Reo Māori
The last ten years has seen an unprecedented rise in mainstream appreciation of Waiata Reo Māori here in Aotearoa. With new songwriting retreats and funding opportunities, strong airplay stats and eager audiences supporting the creation of puoro ho, it’s an exciting time for artists writing in Te Reo. In this panel we’ll hear from some incredible ringapuoro about their journeys in Waiata Reo Māori here and abroad. Rehekō!

Sound and Vision
A great video can elevate and expand your music as a recording artist, not to mention connect you with new audiences and potential fans. Whether high budget or totally DIY, the key to a good video is finding people who get your vision as an artist and can help bring that to life on screen. With the Aotearoa Music Awards just around the corner, our panel of previously nominated music-video makers will speak about their experiences collaborating with musicians to create exciting visual worlds.

Read the 2024 NZ Music Month May Book here.

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.
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NZ On Air Music Funding 101

NZ On Air’s Sylvia Betham (Music Funding Advisor) and Teresa Patterson (Head of Music) came to the APRA AMCOS NZ office to talk to members about the different music funding rounds and to share some tips about applying.
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