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NZ Music Industry Hui, Korero & Masterclass Videos

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
Festival Bookers and Promoters Online Hui
3MDI The Download – Livestreaming for Musos

Arts Industry Online Hui Series

Presented by the Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ) and Auckland Live.

30 March
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Masterclass 2 – How to approach co-writing and producing

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
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
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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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
Music Production in Aotearoa
L.A.B. – From Indie Band to Number 1
BENEE – Finding International Success

NZ Music Month Summit 2021

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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