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Paul McLaney

Paul is a New Zealand-based publishing manager, composer, singer and guitarist. Currently Paul is the Writer Relations Manager for Native Tongue Music Publishing and previous to this was the General Manager Mushroom Music Publishing for 9 years.  Paul is the Deputy Chair of the NZ Music Commission, and regularly leads sessions in the sector on governance, law and music publishing.  He is also Deputy Chair of the Atamira Trust Board.


As an artist Paul composes for theatre and dance, (ATC, Silo, Okareka, Last Tapes, The Large Group).


He has released albums under his own name and under the moniker 'Gramsci'. Since 2013 his musical direction has centred on the found sound electronica of his project The Impending Adorations. The Impending Adorations released 3 albums through 2013; 'Gestalt' 'Intentions' and  'Further', and released a new singles in 2015.


Paul has collaborated with numerous New Zealand musicians such as Concord Dawn, Anika Moa, Module, Rhian Sheehan, James Duncan, SJD, Fly My Pretties, Dick "Majik" Johnson, Epsilon Blue and choreographer/author Douglas Wright.