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The 2022 Official NZ Music Month Summit: Level Up - Full Programme Announced

The 2022 Official NZ Music Month Summit: Level Up - Full Programme Announced

Chris Cudby / Monday 9th May, 2022 4:13PM

Tackling this year's NZ Music Month / Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa core theme of Level Up: Taking Music To The Next Level, The Official NZ Music Month Summit returns to Tāmaki Makaurau's The Tuning Fork on Saturday 28th May. Presenting a free one day programme of panel discussions covering the topics of Level Up Your Artist Tool Kit, Radio Programming Demystified, and Next Step, Overseas, the Summit will also include an update from SoundCheck Aotearoa on their harm prevention work and a closing mixer chinwag for attendees. If you can't make it to the in-person event (including lunch provided), the Summit will very handily be viewable for free via livestream (which may also have the capacity for viewers to ask questions directly to panelists).

Presented by the MMF Aotearoa and the NZ Music Commission, with support from industry organisation partners APRA AMCOS, NZ On Air and Recorded Music NZ, check out the full programme and guest panelists for The 2022 Official NZ Music Month Summit below...

The 2022 Official NZ Music Month Summit: Level Up
Saturday 28th May - The Tuning Fork, Auckland + online (free)

Register for the free, in-person event via Moshtix HERE

You can download a PDF copy of the full NZ Music Month Summit programme HERE.
NZ Music Month Summit speaker bios and info are available HERE.

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

11:00am - Welcome to the NZ Music Month Summit

11:10am - Level Up Your Artist Tool Kit (60 mins)
Whether you’re an emerging artist or well on your musical career path, it’s still important to think about your artist tool kit. From artist bios, promo photos and EPKs to your social media presence, hear from our experienced panel on how to make sure you stand out for all the right reasons.

With Lorraine Barry (Lorraine Barry Management – Sir Dave Dobbyn, Tom Scott, Team Dynamite, Aaradhna, Aidan Fine); Paula Yeoman (NicNak Media), Silke Hartung (NZ Musician) and Theia, with moderator Wairere Iti (Māori Music Industry Coalition).

12:10pm - Check In with SoundCheck Aotearoa (40 mins) 
An update from SoundCheck Aotearoa on their harm prevention work, as well as a closer look at their recently launched resources for the sector.

12:50pm to 1:30pm – Lunch provided (Eat My Lunch)

1:30pm - Radio Programming Demystified (60 mins)
 Music directors from some of Aotearoa’s commercial national networks are here to answer the question artists want to know – how do I get my music on radio?

With Brynee Wilson (Music Director, ZM Network), Reagan White (Content Director, Mai FM & rova), Harrison Pali (Music Director, TAHI) and Jack Honeybone (Assistant Content Director, The Rock), with moderator Jeff Newton (Music Promoter - Platforms - Kaiwhakahau Puoro - Pūnaha Rorohiko, NZ On Air).

2.30pm - Next Step, Overseas (60 mins)
Touring and releasing your music overseas is every artist’s ambition. Now that borders are open and international touring is back, our panel will share their insights on how they have secured international record deals, navigated the complexities of different overseas territories and give tips on how to tour internationally.

With Tami NeilsonShepherds ReignCraig Pearce (Manager - The Black Seeds, The Phoenix Foundation, Reb Fountain and Moniker) and Alan Holt (Outward Sound and International Manager, NZ Music Commission), with moderator Wairere Iti (Māori Music Industry Coalition)

3:30pm - NZMM Summit Mixer (60 mins)
A casual in-person opportunity to meet with other attendees and some speakers from the day's panels.

Here's the entirety of The 2021 Official NZ Music Month Summit: Access All Aotearoa...


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