This year’s Music Month Summit is fast approaching, and with a lot of other events going on around town, we thought it would be a great idea to ask organiser Teresa Patterson (pictured above with Andrew Papas) a few questions about the summit, why you should go, and the NZ Music Managers Forum.
It was about 10 years ago and the Summit evolved from the NZ Music Month seminars that the NZ Music Commission and the NZ MMF held.
One day, one stop shop to learn about the NZ Music Industry. Each year the theme is different, and this year the format is also different. 15 Music Industry Professionals (including artists) are talking about their passion when it comes to Music or the Music Industry.
Anyone with an interest in Music and the Music Industry.
It’s actually hard to pick one, as each speaker is addressing a different topic. I am genuinely looking forward to all of them.
You will just need to take a punt but it would be best to come to the whole day
Music Managers Forum NZ is the collective voice for music managers and self-managed artists. The MMF NZ is a non-profit trade association dedicated to helping grow artist manager businesses through education, networking, and advocacy.
We hold a range of seminars on all areas of Music Management and the Music Industry. Last year we held 33 seminars. We also have one on one confidential mentoring with a Music industry professional where you can also be project mentored through something like your single/ep/album release, booking your first tour etc. Also, we put on the annual Music Managers Awards.
Check it all out at www.mmf.co.nz
Date: Saturday, May 20
Location: Auckland Museum Auditorium
Times: 10am – 5pm
Themed around a passion for music, 15 guests from all corners of the music industry will be sharing their stories about how music has inspired or changed their lives. According to the organisers, this is not about covering off a list of topics, but the rare opportunity to listen to people who are truly passionate about an aspect of music or their involvement in the Music Industry. Presented in blocks of four speakers, there will be a Q & A session after each block.
Aroha Harawira – DJ
David Ridler – NZ On Air
Greg Haver – Music Producer
Kings – Musician
Mark Roach – Recorded Music NZ
Mikee Tucker – Loop Recordings
Mitch Lowe – Audiology Touring
Moana Maniapoto – Musician
Peter Dickens – NZ Music Foundation
Scott Maclachlan – Saiko Management
Simon Banks – SB Global Entertainment
Tyna Keelan – Musician
Victoria Kelly – APRA AMCOS
More speakers to be announced