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NZ Music Month Summit Lineup Announcement

Thursday 7 May 2015

NZ Music Month Summit Lineup Announcement

The NZ Music Managers Forum and the NZ Music Commission have announced the details for the 2015 New Zealand Music Month Summit.

The event will take place at Auckland's SkyCity Convention Centre, with a series of masterclasses throughout the day. The summit allows delegates to gain a better understanding of and connect with music agencies. They will learn first-hand how to make money from their music, what funding is available, and hear tips and pointers on how to present the best application for success.

This year's speakers are:

Brendan Smyth is part of the Senior Leadership Team at NZ On Air where has worked since it was established in 1989.  He set up and currently runs NZ On Air's music funding and promotions schemes. Brendan will be advising on how NZ On Air may be able to help fund your next step as a musician and help get your song out there via the broadcast media.

Alan Holt is the Export Coordinator for Outward Sound at the New Zealand Music Commission, a government-funded agency committed to supporting NZ music businesses. Outward Sound undertakes projects and partnerships aimed at exporting NZ music and assisting music businesses in working internationally. Alan will be guiding attendees on the upskilling opportunities the Music Commission has to get your music business export ready.

Dean Cameron is the distribution & member services manager for Recorded Music NZ, a non-profit industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. Dean will be educating attendees on the Music Grants programme and direct-to-artist scheme.

Chris Archer is Senior Arts Adviser (Music) for Creative New Zealand and is based in Christchurch. Chris will outline what Creative New Zealand (CNZ) does for the arts sector, outline CNZ’s funding programmes and initiatives, explain the type of support that is available to contemporary popular music artists and provide some guidance on how to put your best foot forward when applying for funding support.

Ant Healey is the Head of New Zealand Operations at APRA AMCOS, which represents over 80,000 New Zealand and Australian music writers and publishers. Anthony is also a Trustee of the Centre for NZ Music and the New Zealand Music Foundation. During the masterclasses he will advise on the different ways APRA AMCOS can help you earn income from your music. 

Registration for these small, focused sessions is limited and will fill quickly. To secure a place at the NZ Music Month Summit please rsvp to

NZ Music Month Summit 
Auckland - Saturday 23 May, Marlborough Rooms, Level 5, SkyCity Convention Centre