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Back To Basics

Tue Mar 26th, 2024

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Music Managers Forum Aotearoa, with support from Recorded Music New Zealand, New Zealand Music Commission and NZ On Air, is proud to announce our Back to Basics seminar is travelling to Taranaki for the very first time! The seminar will take place in New Plymouth, on Tuesday 26 March 2024.

Aimed at all who are in the early stages of artist management, including self-managed artists, this seminar explores the fundamentals and inner workings of the music industry. Topics will cover planning a release, artist development and the business of music.

Lorraine Barry (manager of Sir Dave Dobbyn, Avantdale Bowling Club, Aaradhna, Aidan Fine, Home Brew, Rizvan) will be joined by Barnaby Weir (songwriter/performer/producer).

They will present and share their indispensable knowledge, and answer questions from attendees.

Back to Basics Seminar New Plymouth

When: Tuesday 26 March 2024
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Bryan Robb Lounge, TSB Showplace, 92-100 Devon Street West, New Plymouth

Lorraine Barry began working with Sir Dave Dobbyn 19 years ago. Avantdale Bowling Club, Aidan Fine, Home Brew, Rizvan and Aaradhna complete her current roster.

She’s a keen mentor for the MMF Aotearoa and sits on the Board of the Music Commission.

In her former life at Virgin Records in London she was International Marketing Manager for acts including Ice T, Spice Girls, Massive Attack, Neneh Cherry, Placebo and The Verve before taking on the role of running the International Department.

Barnaby Weir Wellington-born long-time musician and songwriter. Barnaby Weir is a founding member of well-loved bands, Fly My Pretties and The Black Seeds. Also well known as a songwriter and producer in his own right, Barnaby’s professional musical career spans more than 23 years, performing in almost 20 countries and writing and producing on over 24 albums.

With a number of award-winning and multi-platinum albums under his belt and a reputation for engaging stage performances, Barnaby’s regular solo performances are the culmination of all his musical treasures. Weir also brings his wealth of experience as a music mentor with frequent appearances and workshops at YAMI in Wanaka and similar education offerings around Aotearoa.

Barnaby and The Black Seeds are currently working on their 8th studio album and playing summer shows across NZ and Australia.

FREE ENTRY to all (come armed with your questions!). RSVP to is essential.


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