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NZ Music Month Summit 2019 'Discover Live' Announced

NZ Music Month Summit 2019 'Discover Live' Announced

Thursday 18th April, 2019 9:39AM

The annual NZ Music Month Summit is returning in May, hosting four panel sessions on one day featuring industry leaders from throughout Aotearoa exploring the theme of Discover Live. The subjects for this year's panels are Looking After Yourself On The Road, Production Tips Of The Trade, Marketing & Promoting Live Shows and Festival Bookers, with esteemed speakers including Tami Neilson, Tom Anderson, Mel Parsons and Julia Deans offering their insights into the often unpredictable and multi-faceted world of live performance. If you're at all curious about the live music realm on any level, there's sure to be much crucial info to be gleaned from the discussions, happening on Saturday 25th April at Auckland's The Herald Theatre. The event is being presented by NZ Music Managers Forum and NZ Music Commission with 100% of the ticket income being donated to MusicHelps – here's the details revealed so far, with more panelists to be announced...


The 2019 Official NZ Music Month Summit
Saturday 25th May - The Herald Theatre, Aotea Square, Auckland, 10am to 4pm

Looking After Yourself On The Road w/ Tami Neilson, Julia Deans + more panelists to be announced

Production, Tips Of The Trade w/ Chris Tate, Tom Anderson + more panelists to be announced

Marketing & Promoting Live Shows w/ Mel Parsons, Harry Pettit (Nest Fest) + more panelists to be announced

Festival Bookers w/ Gavin Downie (Music In Parks), Rachel Turney (Homegrown Events) + more panelists to be announced

Tickets on sale from Friday 26th April

Here's Tami Neilson's 'Stay Outta My Business', from her Taite Music Prize nominated 2018 album Sassafrass!


Press release:

Aotearoa has an abundance of world-class talent that you can see on stages across the length and breadth of the country. In clubs and pubs, community centres and RSAs, theatres and school halls, and so many other venues, there is no shortage of live music happening every week around New Zealand.

Celebrating our awesome performing artists and venues, the theme for NZ Music Month 2019 is Discover Live – focused on New Zealanders discovering their new favourite homegrown live act, and supporting the local live music scene across the country.

We are excited to announce that following the kaupapa of 2019, the Official NZ Music Month Summit makes a welcome return this May with an impressive line-up of panellists speaking on the most exciting aspect of the music industry – live performance.

Whether you are watching an emerging artist in one of the fantastic grass-roots venues around Aotearoa or soaking up a headline performance in an illustrious New Zealand theatre, there is nothing quite like the experience of seeing amazing music live. But putting on a great show isn’t easy, so we have gathered some experts to share their knowledge and advice with you.

Held at the Herald Theatre Aotea Square in Auckland on May 25th from 10am, the Summit will feature four separate panel sessions with industry leaders discussing every aspect of the juggernaut, which is live performance.

Attendees can expect thought provoking discussions and conversation, invaluable insight and information, and there will be a chance to have any burning questions answered at the end of each session.

The subjects and first speakers to be revealed are:

Aotearoa has an abundance of world-class talent that you can see on stages across the length and breadth of the country. In clubs and pubs, community centres and RSAs, theatres and school halls, and so many other venues, there is no shortage of live music happening every week around New Zealand.

Celebrating our awesome performing artists and venues, the theme for NZ Music Month 2019 is Discover Live – focused on New Zealanders discovering their new favourite homegrown live act, and supporting the local live music scene across the country.

We are excited to announce that following the kaupapa of 2019, the Official NZ Music Month Summit makes a welcome return this May with an impressive line-up of panellists speaking on the most exciting aspect of the music industry – live performance.

Whether you are watching an emerging artist in one of the fantastic grass-roots venues around Aotearoa or soaking up a headline performance in an illustrious New Zealand theatre, there is nothing quite like the experience of seeing amazing music live. But putting on a great show isn’t easy, so we have gathered some experts to share their knowledge and advice with you.

Held at the Herald Theatre Aotea Square in Auckland on May 25th from 10am, the Summit will feature four separate panel sessions with industry leaders discussing every aspect of the juggernaut, which is live performance.

Attendees can expect thought provoking discussions and conversation, invaluable insight and information, and there will be a chance to have any burning questions answered at the end of each session.

The subjects and first speakers to be revealed are:

LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF ON THE ROAD

Going on tour sounds like it is a whole lot of fun, and it is! But it can take a toll on an individual’s wellbeing, health and relationships. This will address the various pitfalls and give tips on how to exercise self-care while on the road.

First Speaker Line up – with more to be announced!

TAMI NEILSON With a rigorous international touring schedule, Tami Neilson plays sold out shows across North America, New Zealand and Europe. A true force to be reckoned with Tami has been described as "A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.”

JULIA DEANS As the sassy and beguiling front woman for Fur Patrol at the turn of the century, the past decade has seen Julia Deans's transition from iconic rock chick to glorious songbird. With Taite, Silver Scroll and NZ Music award nominations under her belt she also has vast experience touring not only with her musical prowess but also on stages in Shakespeare soliloquies, art festival shows, musicals and tribute performances.

PRODUCTION, TIPS OF THE TRADE For everyone who has practiced hard and now there is a gig to perform. This panel covers what questions should be asked in advance to ensure stress free show for all involved. Production gurus share their knowledge and insight to a stress free live performance setup.

First Speaker Line up – with more to be announced!

CHRIS TATE Chris has over 20 years experience in live sound reinforcement. He has won awards for Best Live Sound Engineer and has been credited for his contribution to platinum records. International touring acts ask for him by name to mix their live shows, and he is extremely passionate about mixing sound perfectly.

TOM ANDERSON A production manager, stage tech, promoter rep, live sound and recording engineer, tour and stage manager with clients such as Live Nation, Secret Sounds, Rhythm and Vines, Laneway and Homegrown, Tom has a plethora of live knowledge and experience both home and abroad.

MARKETING & PROMOTING LIVE SHOWS Performing live is a crucial talent to master for any artist with reputations being made or broken from a show performance. Industry experts give insight into the various ways to successfully market and promote shows, no matter what level of experience the artist is at.

First Speaker Line up – with more to be announced!

MEL PARSONS An award winning singer songwriter and independent touring artist, Mel Parsons has just released her fourth record ‘Glass Heart’, recorded in LA with legendary American producer Mitchell Froom.

HARRY PETTIT Harry has helped independent artists accumulate millions of streams online and go on to sell out tours across Aotearoa as well as creating a new festival NEST FEST.

FESTIVAL BOOKERS

Some of New Zealand's top festival bookers will give tips on what they’re looking for when putting together a festival line up.

First Speaker Line up – with more to be announced!

GAVIN DOWNIE With over 20 years in the local and international music industry, Gavin is now the lead Event Organiser for Auckland Council events Music In Parks – a series of 25 free music events across the Auckland region.

RACHEL TURNEY Rachel is the Co-Director of Homegrown Events, the company that runs the annual Jim Beam Homegrown NZ Music festival – now in it’s 12th year attracting over 23,000 attendees with over 45 bands and DJ’s performing across five stages on the Wellington waterfront.

Remember across NZ Music Month to share your live music experiences on social media with #dicoverlivenz and #nzmusicmonth.

Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster from Friday 26 April and will cost $10 plus (booking fees).

100% of the ticket income will be donated to MusicHelps, a charity dedicated to changing lives through music.

If the ticket price will be a barrier to you attending, please contact Lorraine Owen at the MMF – lorraine.owen@mmf.co.nz.

NZ Music Managers Forum, NZ Music Commission in association with APRA AMCOS, NZ On Air and Auckland Live present

The 2019 Official NZ Music Month Summit

Saturday May 25

The Herald Theatre – Aotea Square, Auckland 10am to 4pm

Tickets from Ticketmaster from 26 April 2019

 

Links
nzmusicmonth.co.nz/
musichelps.org.nz/

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