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The 2021 Official NZ Music Month Summit - Full Programme Announced

The 2021 Official NZ Music Month Summit - Full Programme Announced

Chris Cudby / Friday 21st May, 2021 10:10AM

The timetable and speakers have been unveiled for this year's Official NZ Music Month Summit, a free all day programme of live panel discussions and presentations from artists and music industry experts. Taking place at Tāmaki's S @ Spark Arena (above the Tuning Fork) at the tail end of NZ Music Month on Saturday 29th May, this year's theme is Access All Aotearoa: Great local music for all New Zealanders – in every place, for every age & in every genre this NZ Music Month.

There'll be three panels this year, covering the topics of Here to Help (funding applications / programmes), On The Road (organising tours) and You Can Make It Here (local music production), plus an informative presentation on submitting music to NZ radio and a discussion with the team at SoundCheck Aotearoa. Attendance to the live event at S @ Spark Arena (above the Tuning Fork) is free via registration here, and all panels will be streamed on the day through the MMF Aotearoa and NZ Music Commission Facebook and YouTube channels — with online moderators available to take viewers questions and feed them through to the speakers. You can download a PDF copy of the full NZ Music Month Summit programme here, check out the timetable details below...

The 2021 Official NZ Music Month Summit - Access All Aotearoa
Saturday 29th May - S @ Spark Arena (above the Tuning Fork), Auckland

Free attendance - register for tickets here
Livestreamed through MMF NZ and NZ Music Commission Facebook & YouTube pages 

The programme & speakers for this year’s NZ Music Month Summit is:

10:00am - Welcome to the NZ Music Month Summit

10:10am - Here to Help (60 mins)
- Representatives of the four main government funding agencies who work in music will give you the low-down on their programmes and application processes.
With Emily Crowther – Aotearoa Touring Programme Manager, NZ Music Commission; David Ridler – Head of Music, NZ On Air; Margaux Wong – Advisor, Funding Services & Hayley Dingwall – Arts Practice Director, Music, Creative New Zealand; Blake Ihimaera – Head of Content, Te Māngai Pāho; and moderator Yee Yang "Square" Lee (SquareSums&Co.)

11:10am - Check In with SoundCheck Aotearoa (30 mins) - With SoundCheck Aotearoa representatives and independent consultants Debbie Teale and Rachel Harrison

11:40am - Radio 'Round the Motu (30 mins) - Three short presentations about the best way to submit your music for consideration to be played on these three different national radio networks.
 With Blake Ihimaera - Te Māngai Pāho for the Iwi Radio Network; Josie Campbell - Radio New Zealand; Sarah Thomson - 95bFM and the Student Radio Network

12:10pm - 1:00pm – Lunch provided (Eat My Lunch)

1:00pm - On The Road (60 mins) - Touring in Aotearoa can take you to the far corners of the country, and there are audiences of every age for every genre. Our experienced panel will share their insights into booking a national tour to both the usual and unusual places.
With Emily Rice (Aro); Gussie Larkin (Banished Touring, Earth Tongue, Mermaidens); Lorraine Barry (Lorraine Barry Management - Dave Dobbyn, Tom Scott, VGB, Team Dynamite, Aaradhna); Ninakaye Taanetinorau (Tiki Taane); and moderator Jason Schroeder (OUSA Events)

2:00pm - You Can Make It Here (60 mins) - Hear tips of the trade from local music producers whose production careers aren’t limited by their location.
With Paloma Schneideman aka PollyHill; Te Whiti Swarbrick aka SickDrumz (Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Lil Wayne); Liam McAlister aka LMC (Rich The Kid, Mikey Dam, MELODOWNZ); and moderator Joel Tashkoff (Dominion Law)

3:00pm - NZMM Summit Mixer (60 mins) A casual in-person opportunity to meet with other attendees and some speakers from the day's panels.

Check out 2020's panel discussion on Music Production in Aotearoa...


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