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The Music Managers Forum New Zealand (MMF NZ), with support from Recorded Music NZ, is proud to present a Back to Basics seminar to be held in Wellington.

Aimed at all who are new to artist management including self managed artists, the seminar will focus on the fundamentals of the music industry and will explore the inner workings of an industry that can be very complicated for first timers. 

Two experienced music managers will be presenting and sharing their indispensable knowledge and answering questions from attendees.  

Cushla Aston, Aston Road  

(Manager - Thomas Oliver, Estere, Louis Baker)


Lorraine Barry, Lorraine Barry Management
(Manager - Dave Dobbyn, nomad, Victoria Girling-Butcher, Mark Vanilau, co-manager Benny Tipene)

In the two hour seminar, Cushla and Lorraine will discuss topics such as; management and band contracts, setting up a management business and the business of a band, information on APRA/AMCOS, Recorded Music NZ’s Direct to Artist Scheme, OneMusic, the differences between marketing and promotion, essential agencies, income and royalties, and artist management in general.


Back to Basics - Wellington

When:             Monday 27 March 2017
Where:           The Guest Room, Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith St, Wellington

Time:             6.00 – 8.00pm (arrive 6.00pm for 6.30pm start)

The seminar is open to MMF members and to the public.

MMF members free Non-members $10


Please RSVP to to secure your seat.