This page provides links to the websites of various music-related industry bodies including New Zealand music-friendly websites and organisations that operate around the country.
NZM’s website also includes a number of annually updated Directories that include: Musical Equipment Distributors Directory; the tertiary education-focused Music Industry Training Courses Directory; a Studio & a Label Directory. For links including websites, phone and email addresses for a sector-wide range of businesses, organisations and service providers we recommend that you check out the NZ Music Services Directory, published in print annually and available online at www.musicnz.co.nz
Acoustix Hearing provide the service and technology enabling people producing, playing and enjoying music across the industry to ensure their hearing is safe while still enjoying the highest quality sounds. They also provide state-of-the-art In-ear monitors and other technologies that may be of interest to those in the music scene. Phone: (09) 520 5648
Australasian Performing Right Association + Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Association
The songwriters and publishers’ association which collects performance monies on behalf of its members internationally. APRA’s NZ office is located in Mt Eden, Auckland. APRA presents the annual Silver Scroll, SOUNZ Contemporary and APRA Maioha awards.
Through a partnership with online video archive nzonscreen.com, audioculture.co.nz (otherwise known as ‘the noisy library of NZ music’) works with artists, historians and music industry people to tell the stories of our homegrown music over the last hundred years through articles, reviews, interviews, images, recordings, music videos, discussion and commentary from fans and artists.
Centre for NZ Music (SOUNZ) – see SOUNZ
Creative New Zealand
The national arts development agency. Creative NZ accepts applications for funding from artists twice a year.
Phone: (04) 473 0880
Independent Music New Zealand
IMNZ is a group set up to provide a voice for the interests of New Zealand independent recording labels and distributors. Amongst other activities, IMNZ presents the annual Taite Music Prize.
Kings Arms Tavern
The Kings Arms is one of the oldest pubs in Auckland Central and features live music 4 or 5 nights a week and in the garden bar on Sunday afternoons. The K.A. also has a TAB and a public bar out the front. The weekly gig guide is available on 09 373 3240 or on the website.
Music Managers’ Forum
MMF’s main objective is the defence of, and promotion of, the interests of music managers and their clients.
Musicians’ Union of Aotearoa
A division of the Service & Food Workers Union Aotearoa, the Musicians’ Union offers members access to information on issues such as insurance, taxation, quotas and legal advice.
Phone: Akl 375 2680; Wgtn 385 5568; Chch 366 2991; Dun 477 1711
muzic.net.nz is a voluntary organisation with the purpose of getting New Zealand music onto the web. Along with services for musicians they also provide a gig guide, music news and discussion groups.
New Zealand Music Commission
Established in 2000. The NZMC provides support with a range of domestic and international programmes including New Zealand Music Month and attendance at a number of international music trade shows.
Phone: (09) 376 0115
New Zealand Music Foundation
The New Zealand Music Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable trust, created to provide financial assistance to members of the NZ music community. The aims of the foundation are to provide financial support to suitable entities that work toward enriching the lives of New Zealanders in need through music, and to provide emergency financial assistance to members of the NZ music community who are suffering hardship, illness or distress.
New Zealand Music Month
The official website listing events throughout the month; you can also register for updates.
New Zealand Music Services Directory
An invaluable source of information for NZ music contacts under broad categories including: production, media, recording, support and equipment. Published annually (each January) by Southern Exposure.
NZ On Air
NZ On Air is a broadcast funding agency with a music division. NZ On Air funding pays for Radio NZ and Concert FM to record and broadcast NZ music and funds access radio stations who carry specialist NZ music shows.
NZ On Air also provides New Music Single and New Music Project funding for artists and labels, as well as supporting a variety of other new NZ music initiatives and annual events. Details of music funding and application deadlines are easily found on the website www.nzonair.govt.nz/music
Play It Strange
The Play It Strange Charitable Trust was established in November 2003 for the purpose of encouraging young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance. The Trust runs a range of programmes across New Zealand to achieve its purpose including the National Secondary Schools’ Somgwriting Competition.
PPNZ Music Licensing is a non-profit organisation established to administer the rights of local and international record labels and recording artists in the New Zealand territory. It is responsible for licensing and collecting income from the broadcast, public performance and communication of the sound and video recordings of its members, distributing income back to them as annual royalty payments.
Phone: (09) 360 5085 or 0800 88 77 69.