Music Month Summit 2018

Music Month Summit 2018

The official Music Month Summit 2018 is tackling some of the issues the music industry has been facing up to over the last year. The summit features a stellar line up of music industry professionals and speakers, who will challenge and create thought-provoking conversation around some of the industry issues that have been highlighted in the past twelve months.

The day comprises of four sessions, with four speakers for each topic and an open Q&A after each session. The subjects and speakers are:

Women In Music

With the worldwide explosion of #MeToo and the gender pay gap revelations, gender inequality has been a hot topic this year across all industries.  Four women from different areas within Music Industry will talk about their experiences.

  • Kim Boshier – Managing Director Sony Music
  • Petrina Togi-Sa’ena – Event Producer
  • Victoria Kelly – Director of Member Services APRA AMCOS
  • JessB – Artist

Diversity In Music

Is there racial and LGBTQ discrimination within the music industry? Four artists share their experiences and point of view drawing from their individual journeys.


Health and wellbeing are fundamental to music-making at all levels, but also across all areas of the industry – management, production, crew.  Four speakers from different corners of the Music Industry share their stories.

  • Gavin Downie – Production and Stage
  • Tom Larkin – Artist/Manager/Producer
  • Teresa Patterson – Management
  • Peter Dickens – NZ Music Foundation

Regional Isolation

Even though NZ is a small country, it is amazing how being a few miles away from the main hubs can create a feeling of disconnection from the industry. Four influential execs discuss their challenges and achievements in creating active and viable regional hubs.

  • Lynne Christie – Wanaka
  • Scott Muir – Dunedin
  • Andre Manella (Sonic Delusion) – New Plymouth
  • Kevin Murphy – Napier

For more information and full bio details on the summit click here.

This year there is a $10 (plus booking fees) charge to attend the Summit with 100% of the ticket income donated to the NZ Music Foundation.- a charity dedicated to changing lives through music.   

Tickets are from Ticketmaster

Date: May 26
Location: Herald Theatre, Auckland
Times: 10am-4pm