The 2018 Official NZ Music Month Summit ‘Confronting Issues In the Music Industry’.
The Official Music Month Summit returns for 2018, and this year it is tackling some of the issues the Music Industry has been facing up to over the last year.
Held at the Herald Theatre in the Aotea Centre in Auckland, 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.
- Alien Weaponry - Artist
- Randa - Artist
- Ria Hall - Artist
- Tommy Nee - Artist
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
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 http://www.mmf.co.nz/2018-summit
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.