Held at the Herald Theatre in the Aotea Centre in Auckland, the Summit will feature 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 this year 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.
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.
Wellbeing: 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.
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.
For full line up with speakers and bios, go to: mmf.co.nz/summit2018
The Official NZ Music Month Summit 2018 is brought to you by The Music Managers Forum NZ & NZ Music Commission, in association with APRA AMCOS, NZ On Air, Recorded Music NZ and with thanks to Auckland Live.