Recognising Aotearoa’s extraordinary behind-the-scenes music talent, the fourth annual Artisan Awards will be celebrated at Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production in Wellington on 4 November. Congratulations to our MMF (NZ) Manager of the Year finalists Lorraine Barry, Niel de Jong & Oliver Kraemer, and Paul McKessar
Singer/Songwriter Jason Kerrison is taking his talents across Aotearoa on a special solo songbook tour, hosted at delightful intimate venues sharing Opshop, The Babysitters Circus songs, solo work including his new single ‘I Will If You Will’, and some of his personal all-time favourites.
Yá'át'ééh, Tihei Mauri Ora! Native Nations are an indigenous husband and wife (Kateřina Pihera-Ridge and Marcus Ridge) reggae duo. Their self-titled debut album cover depicts the fusion of Navajo and Māori knowledge that has survived with indigenous resilience.
Aldous Harding (Hannah Topp) has won the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Award for her remarkable song The Barrel. Harding is a second time finalist and was delighted to win the Silver Scroll for the first time.
New Zealand artist epsilon-blue returns with their first release in 10 years, teaming up with fantastic vocalist Sandy Mill for their new single - a piece of challenging electronica called “Promised Me.”
The New Zealand Music Managers Forum (MMF NZ) are proud to announce a Back to Basics Google Hangout Seminar. Aimed at new members based all around the country the seminar will focus on the fundamentals of starting out as a new music manager in the industry.
One of the most exciting new acts in New Zealand’s bustling pop scene, ASHY, is back with her third banger of the year, ’Pretty Lies’ - a slice of pop-dance perfection packed with electrifying melodies, unforgettable hooks and a killer drop, cementing ASHY’s growing reputation as an ‘artist to watch’.
Danny McCrum has released his forth album Hustle Bustle. - a mix of funk, pop, rock and jazz fused together to create it’s own sound. The lyrics are poignant and bold, the emotions are broad and the musicianship speaks for itself.
From busking on street corners to becoming pioneers of the kiwi music industry THE FEELERS are thrilled to announce a comprehensive NZ tour this summer; joined at select locations by iconic NZ band stellar* who celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album MIX.
We are delighted to announce our finalists Lorraine Barry, Niel de Jong & Oliver Kraemer and Paul McKessar for the 2019 Recorded Music Manager of the Year award | Kaiwhakahaere Puoro o te Tau
This very special award specifically designed to celebrate and acknowledge hardworking managers within Aotearoa’s music industry will be presented at the VNZMA Artisan Awards alongside Massey University Best Producer | Te Kaiwhakaputa Toa, Best Engineer | Te Kaipukaha Toa, NZ on Air Best Music Video | Te Puoro Ataata To, Best Album Artwork | Te Toi Ataata Pukaemi Toa and Music Teacher of the Year | Kaiārahi Puoro o te Tau.
For the full list of finalists check out: www.mmf.co.nz/news-pages/2019/10/10/music-managers-added-to-the-talent-celebrated-at-vnzma-artisan-awards
Head to JB Hi-Fi’s website this weekend to pre-order a limited edition t-shirt in support of NZ Music T-Shirt Day! 👕 Some NZ musicians including Lorde, Six60, Th’ Dudes, Herbs, Shihad, Split Enz and True Bliss have generously donated iconic designs with all profits going to @musichelpsnz, a brilliant charity dedicated to developing and sustaining projects that use music to help and heal people in need in our community. Check out https://www.nzmusictshirtday.org.nz for more details on how to take part
A huge congratulations to the 2019 VNZMA finalists with a special shoutout to our MMF managed artists @avantdalebowlingclub (Lorraine Barry) @losttribeaotearoa (self managed) @baileywiley (Jaz Kapow) @churchandap (Manu Taylor) @beneemusic (Paul McKessar) @troykingi (Yee Yang ‘Square’ Lee) @marlonwilliamssings (Alastair Burns) @musicbyrei (Rei & Chris Chetland) @louisbakermusic (Cushla Aston) @mctaliofficial (self managed) 🥳
Congratulations to the finalists for this years Maori Artist of the Year. All managed by MMF members Cushla Aston, Yee Yang ‘Square’ Lee and Chris Chetland 🎉
Our first Wellbeing seminar in conjunction with @apraamcosnz and @musichelpsnz is underway tonight in Wellington! These seminars are specifically designed to speak about Mental Health and Wellbeing for our Music Whanau 🎶 We’ve still got 3 more to go in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin, make sure you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org ☺️
Our Make Money From Your Music has kicked off tonight in Hastings! 🥳🎶
Celebrate Maori Language Week (Sep 9-15) with Waiata Anthems 🎶 this beautiful compilation containing some of Aotearoa’s most iconic songs in Te Reo is available for pre-order now! Head over to www.waiataanthems.co.nz for more details photo cred: @apraamcosnz
Huge congratulations to Joel Little and Ashley Page for their success with the release of Taylor Swifts new album Lover 🎉 with all 18 songs debuting on Billboards Hot 100 🔥
Applications for The New Zealand Music Producer Series workshop are now open! For more information check out RMNZ’s website
Tonight we have the privilege of holding our Make Money From Your Music seminar at the beautiful Te Wānanga o Aotearoa ki Whirikoka campus 😍 plenty of talent coming out of Te Tairāwhiti including self managed artists, producers and managers 🎶
Hastings whanau! Our Make Money From Your Music seminar is heading your way 🥳 RSVP to email@example.com to secure your seat
Heads up! Our How to Make Money From Your Music seminar is heading to Gisbourne, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat 🤩
Thank you Wellington for coming out in the cold last night to hear Nigel Pizzini talk on Wellbeing in our industry 🎶
Good to be back in Dunedin with our Make Money From Your Music Seminar tonight. Thank you for coming out Dunedin peeps - a great turn out and enthusiastic crowd! 🤩
Coming at you tonight Dunedin with our seminar ‘Make Money From Your Music’. 6pm, Dunedin City Library, Dunningham Suite 🥳 with speakers Tana Tupai, Cushla Aston, Andy Low, Dean Cameron and Gabe Andrews
Our Christchurch Make Money from your Music seminar has kicked off and we’ve got a full house! 🔥💸
A huge mihi to these awesome Festival Bookers who came and gave their time to our MMF members last night at our Speed Networking event. Much respect 🔥
Second half underway 🤩
One more hour left until our 2019 Festival Bookers kicks off! 🎶
The top 20 for the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Awards have officially been announced! Congratulations to all finalists, with a special mention to our MMF artists @alienweaponry, @ladiwho, @melparsonsmusic, @benemusicc, @broodsmusic, @anthonietonnon, @hatheunclear and @avantdalebowlingclub 🔥