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


APRA AMCOS are there for the music. They help music creators get paid for their work and give music users easy ways to legally play and copy what they like. Royalties keep the music coming and ensure the industry’s future. And that’s what we all want to hear.

CREATIVE New Zealand

Toi Aotearoa / Creative New Zealand is the national arts development agency of Aotearoa New Zealand. We encourage, promote and support the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ)

New Zealand's voice for independent record labels and distributors, IMNZ is a non-profit trade association providing collective benefits and exclusive opportunities to all our members to help grow their businesses. We stand for fairness and equality for all music and encourage open and transparent systems and industry in which creative innovation is at the centre.


MusicHelps provides a 24/7 online, on the phone and in person counselling service, provided free of charge to those that make a living from music or who work in the arts in Aotearoa. All enquiries are 100% confidential and available to anyone who earns a living through music or other performance art. You can contact the MusicHelps Wellbeing Service toll-free on 0508 MUSICHELPS or through the contact form on their website.

Music Producers Guild NZ Aotearoa

The Music Producers Guild of New Zealand / Aotearoa (MPG NZ) is an advisory service founded to assist creators of recorded music and enable them to sustain a long-term career in the music industry. A non-profit trade organisation, the aim of MPG NZ is to foster a supportive and successful community of music production professionals, and in turn, help champion and grow New Zealand music.

Music Managers Forum Aotearoa (MMF)

Music Managers Forum Aotearoa is the collective voice for music managers and self-managed artists. The MMF is a non-profit trade association dedicated to helping grow artist manager businesses through education, networking and advocacy.


Championing New Zealand music — on radio, on television, and online. NZ On Air's music mission is to get more New Zealand music on radio, online, on any platform where the audience is.

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 is the industry representation, advocacy and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels.

Te Māngai Pāho

Te Māngai Pāho provides contestable funding for waiata reo Māori; support and guidance for developing artists; and music initiatives that whakanui Māori language and culture.


SOUNZ connects composers and their work with performers, listeners, teachers, broadcasters and presenters through collaborative projects and representation. They create and make available resources, music and stories about New Zealand music through our podcasts, animations, films and interviews to help connect people with our music.