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NZ Music Month Seminar Series

NZ Music Month Seminar Series

Thursday 7th May, 2009 12:00PM

The Creative People's Centre ( is presenting a series of seminars for NZ Music month aimed at bands and musicians who want to learn more about developing a sustainable career in the music industry.

May 7 - What Every Musician Should Know - Vital issues every band and musician should make sure they are on top of.

-       Petrina George – APRA
-       Mark Roach – PPNZ, General Manager
-       David Ridler – NZ On Air, Assistant NZ Music Manager.

May 14 - Developing the Business of Your Music – A discussion of the kinds of issues
you should start to consider when you are ready to get more organised and professional in what you do with your music and how you run your career in the music industry.

-       Mark Kneebone – Isaac Promotions, Tardus Music and Chairman IMNZ
-       Teresa Patterson – Chairperson MMF and Manager of Scribe and Elemeno P
-       Ashley Page – Page One Management and previously head of A&R Warner Music NZ

May 21 - Key Music Industry Contracts – An explanation of the key issues to be aware of in the most common agreements encountered in the music industry including, Recording Agreements, Publishing Agreements, Live Performance Agreements and Management Agreements.
-       David McLaughlin – Music Lawyer

May 28 - Licensing and Publishing Explained – A discussion of what exactly the publishing and licensing of music involves in today’s music industry as well as the benefits involved and issues to be aware of.
-       Savina Kim – Native Tongue Music Publishing NZ
-       Paul McLaney – Recording Artist and A&R Scout / Licensing Manager Mushroom Music Publishing

  If you wish to attend any of the seminars please email to register.

All seminars will be held upstairs at the Masonic Tavern, 29 King Edward Parade, Devonport, from 1-4 pm and there will be a $5 cover charge payable on the day for attendance at each seminar.

The Creative People’s Centre is both a community and web based service for people involved in the arts and creative industries. On the CPC website ( ) you will find articles focusing on issues and resources related to the creative discipline and information about the latest CPC events. A key focus of the CPC is providing information and support with respect to the legal issues encountered in the creative industries. To meet this goal the CPC produces detailed but easy to understand fact sheets on key legal issues, runs legal issues focused seminars and even provides access to one on one legal advice.

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