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NZ Music Month Summit

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  • Sat 26 May ’12, 10:00am – 4:30pm


Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

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Jan Hellriegel

The Music Managers’ Forum (NZ) in conjunction with the NZ Music Commission are proud to present the annual New Zealand Music Month Summit.

The NZ Music Month Summit features a wide range of seminars where top industry experts explain the intricacies and behind the scenes facets of the NZ music industry.

Based on “How To…” this is a rare insight into what makes the NZ music industry tick and how to succeed in the market. The day features a range of industry experts including managers, funders, labels and songwriters.

For members of the Music Managers’ Forum (NZ) each seminar will be followed by the highly successful speed networking sessions, where members get the exclusive opportunity to speak one on one with a range of the day’s speakers.

The NZ Music Month Summit is open to the public and is free entry.

With support from NZ On Air and APRA.

For more information please contact Rebecca Caughey at

Seminar 01
10.00am to 11.00am
How to…do it the indie way (sponsored by NZ On Air)

An artist development talk on how artists and bands can take control of their music and releases themselves. This session will guide you through the funding processes, how to release and distribute your products and will also give you tips, tools and ideas to enable you to leverage your music through promotions, marketing and on line avenues.

Lorraine Barry - Lorraine Barry Management
Jan Hellriegel – Aeroplane Music Services
Scott Maclachlan – Universal Music
Brendan Smyth – NZ On Air
Jubt Avery – NZ On Air

11.00 – 11.30am speed networking for MMF members

Seminar 02
11.30am – 12.30pm
How to... create a live career (sponsored by the NZ Music Commission)

How do I get on that festival? How can I create a sell out show or tour? What are bookers looking for? How do I make my live touring profitable? All these questions and more are answered by a panel of experts in the live world.

Hamish Pinkham - Rhythm & Vines
Mark Wright – Homegrown & Coro Gold
John Minty – Splore
Ara Adams-Tamatea - Exodus Festival / Reggae by Nature
Dave Munroe – Brent Eccles Entertainment

12.30pm – 1.30pm lunch (speed networking for MMF Members)

Seminar 03
1.30pm – 2.30pm

How to... write a hit song (sponsored by APRA)

APRA presents Songwriter Speaks: An informal discussion between two APRA members. The charismatic Julia Deans will be interviewed by music reporter and Supergroove member Nick Atkinson to provide invaluable insights into the art of song writing and composing for developing music creators.

From fronting Fur Patrol’s pop-rock to her electro-pop stylings with Tiki Taane; from co-conspirator with supergroup The Adults to sultry chanteuse with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Julia Deans’ diverse voice is seasoned. Aided by the interviewing prowess of Nick Atkinson, these experienced musicians will lift the lid on the secrets of song writing.

Julia Deans interviewed by Nick Atkinson

2.30pm – 3.00pm speed networking for MMF members

Seminar 04
3.00pm - 4.00pm
How to... find a manager or how to manage your own band

Wanted: someone to manage my band. Must be contactable 24/7, have excellent long haul driving skills, ability to maintain two conversations at once (one on phone, one face to face), have basic relationship counselling skills, immediate start. Little pay. Inevitable tinnitus.

Our team of expert managers discuss what is a healthy model for artist management, where is the time best spent, should you be more concerned about what you aren't doing, than what you are? How do some of the most effective managers and self managed artists use their time.

Ninakaye Taane-Tinorau – Tikidub Productions
Rebecca Caughey – Funktion Music
Lorraine Barry – Lorraine Barry Management
Janette Searle – The Playground
Te Awanui Reeder – (self managed) Awa Music

4.00pm – 4.30pm speed networking for MMF members

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