Special ANNOUNCEMENT FROM the MMF Executive Committee
Matt Coleman is a former member of the Music Managers Forum (NZ), and we are shocked and disappointed to have learnt the details of the recent court case.
The best music managers in the New Zealand music industry place an extremely high value on ethical conduct across all aspects of the role they undertake for their artists. The music industry cannot grow without its leaders conducting themselves with integrity and honesty.
The Music Managers Forum has a code of conduct that all members must adhere to in order to retain their membership. This ensures that not only the individual artists under the manager's care benefit, but ultimately the New Zealand music industry as a whole.
In light of the verdict and our members feedback the MMF (NZ) Executive Committee have met and decided to revoke Matt's 'Manager of the Year' and 'Regional Manager of the Year' awards given in 2010.
The MMF (NZ) Executive Committee would also like to highlight the MMF Code of conduct which is a guideline of what is expected of all members of the MMF (NZ). The purpose of this code is to guide members through their management career, encouraging professional, ethical and expert behaviours.