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Sounds Aotearoa 2011


Wed 16 Mar 2011, 9:00am–12:00am
Thu 17 Mar 2011, 9:00am–12:00am

Where: TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace, 92 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premier registration: $277.00 ($275.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • Evening artist showcases/performances: $42.00 ($40.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Cleo Wood

Sounds Aotearoa is a two-day event designed to expose NZ music to the global market and build capacity within the NZ music industry. And with iconic UK punk scene icon and producer Don Letts, and Australia’s No.1 festival director Peter Noble presenting as key note speakers this event is a must for everyone who has aspirations in the music industry.

During the day the event runs as a “think tank” for the music industry via panels with the presenters, forums and provides an opportunity for musicians, promoters, managers and others to work with these industry experts to learn and share with one another. In the evenings a selection of New Zealand artists will perform as part of the showcase programme.

The artists (evening showcases):
1814, Batucada Sound Machine, Bebe Deluxe, Malcolm Lakatani, Moana & The Tribe, Pacific Curls, Victoria Girling-Butcher.

Key note speakers and presenters:
Don Letts (UK punk scene and reggae music icon), Peter Noble (director of Bluesfest that recently won the ‘2010 Australian Event of the Year’ award), Toby Mills from the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (UK), Sam Cook from The Dreaming Festival (Australia) and Micki Sellton from Reggaetown Festival (Australia). Record label owners Scott Schorr (Lazy Bones Recordings, U.S.) and Simon Homer (Plus One Records, Australia) are joined by local industry experts Nicole Duckworth (Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Drop) and Moana Maniapoto (Moana & The Tribe, Black Pearl). Vicki Gordon (VGM Media, Australia) rounds out the currently confirmed line-up. More presenters to be announced.

Sounds Aotearoa 2011 is New Zealand’s only music industry conference, expo and artist showcase. The two day event attracts international delegates as well as music industry representatives from all over New Zealand. It is designed to facilitate exposure, networking, capacity building and business promotion. You won’t find a better place in New Zealand to interact with music industry professionals.

The types of people who attend Sounds Aotearoa include: record companies, recording artists, producers and studios, festival and event reps, distribution and marketing companies, media, publicists, students, managers, agents, technicians and engineers, service providers, funding agencies… and more!

Sounds Aotearoa 2011 brings together people from the whole spectrum of the music industry so if you’ve got goals in the national or international music scene Sounds Aotearoa is the place for you to be.

Premier registration provides access to expo, conference, workshops and evening showcases. Tickets to the evening artist showcases/performances can also be purchased.

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