Music Managers Forum NZ is the collective voice for music managers and self-managed artists. The MMF NZ is a non-profit trade association dedicated to helping grow artist manager businesses through education, networking and advocacy.
As a member of the MMF (NZ) you join a community with some the countries leading music managers who look after artists like The Naked and Famous, Broods, Marlon Williams, Sole Mio, Tiki Taane, Shapeshifter and many more. The MMF (NZ) is also part of the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) extending it's networks globally.
“It is no coincidence that over the last 10 years, since the creation of the Music Managers Forum, the stock of good managers has increased. MMF are organised, provide excellent professional development opportunities for their members whether fresh or experienced, are well run and efficiently organised, have excellent relationships with all parts of the business” Ant Healey (Head of New Zealand Operations, APRA AMCOS)
Our mentoring program gives our members an opportunity to have confidential one on one sessions with industry specialists covering areas which include touring, bookings, contracts, marketing, publicity, company structure and general artist management.
"As a fulltime musician I have not had the financial means to take on a mentor previously and through the MMF programme I have had invaluable industry support that I would never have accessed otherwise"
The MMF (NZ) hold regular group seminars and panel discussions with leading industry specialists and visiting international guests. All seminars are designed to help develop our members knowledge of the music industry and grow their networks.
"MMF New Zealand has been the number one support in my career, and they keep bringing it with amazing sessions totally relevant to the industry today"
One of best networking experiences for MMF members, the Speed Networking session gives our members the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Music Industry. Previous Speed Networking sessions have included Festival Bookers and Radio Programmers.
"What a great night! I went along to chat with some bookers of NZ music festivals to find out how to possibly play one. The bookers were thankfully all really nice people and had great advice. It was so interesting to hear about the different approaches each festival takes to make their one stand out and what they are looking for from musicians. Thanks MMF New Zealand for all your work and helping connect artists!"
THE OFFICIAL MUSIC MONTH SUMMIT
Held every year in the last week of May Music Month, the Summit is an intensive day of themed panel discussions and master classes. The guest speakers are leading executives from all area’s of the Music Industry.
"Awesome opportunity to meet the people in the industry and learn from experts. Great event, looking forward to next year!"
THE Music managers AWARDS
The Music Managers Awards celebrates the blood, sweat and tears that music managers put in behind the scenes for their artists successes. As one of the MMF's flagship events it is considered a key night on the Music Industry calendar.
A weekly newsletter is sent out to all of our members and the music industry covering submitted activity, industry news, articles and resources.