New Zealand Music Month, May 2018

Partners & Supporters

Special thanks to our partners who are integral in creating a gig-packed month of Kiwi music celebration and discovery.

  • Official Partners

  • The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)


    The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) collects and distributes licence fees for the public performance and communication of our members' musical works. The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) collects and distributes mechanical royalties for the reproduction of our members' musical works.

  • Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ)


    Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) is the New Zealand voice for independent record labels and distributors. Our members release the bulk of New Zealand music, including commercially successful artists as well as niche music genres.

    IMNZ started in 2001 and now has over 70+ members. These labels and distributors collectively represent the majority of all musical acts in NZ, producing the best music on the planet, but hey we’re biased!

    Independent Music New Zealand advocates for our members rights, working to spread their message, and lobbies for any changes to the industry that will benefit local labels and their artists. Some of the issues where it is important to represent the interests of our members include government legislation and the copyright act, quotas, commercial and non-commercial radio, parallel importing, government funding allocation and music policy, online licensing, piracy, synchronisation licensing and many others.

  • Music Managers Forum (MMF)


    Strategic Vision of the MMF

    To help managers in different regions exchange information and knowledge such that the professionalism and expertise of the community of music managers is enhanced and reinforced;
    To engage in solidarity action financed in various ways to enable certain members, or future members, to have access to modern music management techniques and skills under the most favourable conditions and thus to foster such members’ collaboration with all the members of the IMMF;
    To ensure the safeguarding, respect and protection of the moral and professional interests of it’s members and the national community of music managers;
    To watch over and contribute to the respecting of the economic and legal interests of music managers and their clients in national legislation;
    To work for the advancement of, and recognition of, the importance of copyright and the value of intellectual property not only in economic terms but also as the protector of culture and of those who create it;
    To foster the awareness of the importance of the rights of artists as the creators of copyright, and therefore of culture, of the essential role which managers play in protecting the rights and role of their clients in this regard, and by extension the essential role of especially featured artists as the generators of musical culture throughout the New Zealand and the world.

  • NZ On Air (NZOA)


    NZ On Air is a government broadcast funding agency

    We invest in a colourful range of local television, radio, music and new media content to extend choices for New Zealand audiences.

  • Radio Broadcasters Association (RBA)


    The Radio Broadcasters Association (RBA) exists to maintain high standards of commercial radio broadcasting in New Zealand and to represent the commercial radio industry to its many partners and stakeholders within government, business and the community.


    We work with the New Zealand Music industry - currently towards voluntary local content targets of 20%.
    We work with Local Communities - commercial radio stations in centres throughout New Zealand support countless community activities and events.
    We work with education and training providers.
    We work with the advertising industry and co-ordinate radio audience research.
    We work to promote radio broadcasting excellence - we organise the annual NZ Radio Awards.
    We work on the development of advertising and broadcasting standards and industry self-regulation.


  • Recorded Music NZ


    Recorded Music NZ is a non-profit organisation representing major and independent record producers, distributors and recording artists throughout New Zealand. 

    Recorded Music NZ works to protect the rights and interests of a broad spectrum of creative people involved in the New Zealand recording industry, and we currently have 60 full and affiliate members. 

    Recorded Music NZ acts as an advocate for the recording industry. One of our principal objectives is to promote and strengthen the legal rights of all member companies and their recording artists, by lobbying government for the introduction and improvement of effective rights legislation. We can provide comprehensive information regarding all aspects of the recording industry. We are a helpful resource to find out about copyright issues, anti-piracy and how they affect you as the creator or producer of sound recordings or as a user of recorded music. 

    Recorded Music NZ is the New Zealand International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) national agency, and allocates the Country and registrant codes to members for encoding on all audio and audio-visual recordings, as a method of identification.

    Other activities include:

    The promotion and exercise of performance rights so that copyright owners of sound recordings and recording artists are properly paid when their recordings are broadcast or performed in the public arena. Recorded Music NZ is also responsible for producing the annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards - The Tuis, The weekly New Zealand Top 40 Albums/Singles Chart.