Who are we?
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.
The MMF New Zealand is part of the International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF), a worldwide community of music managers. The IMMF has Permanent Observer status at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) based at the United Nations in Geneva, working to preserve and enhance the rights that creators of copyright enjoy, making the past, present, and future of music possible. There are active MMF organisations in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Poland, United States, Ireland, Australia, and South Africa. The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) is also working toward developing affiliates in other countries of significance such as China, Japan and Mexico.
In New Zealand, the MMF has representatives who sit on the board of the NZ Music Industry Commission, RIANZ and IMNZ. MMF Executive Members are also proactive in education through regular guest lecturing at universities, polytechnics and private training establishments.
At an international level, the IMMF is also engaged with simplifying and reforming music business agreements such as recording and publishing contracts, watching out for new clauses which may not be in artist's and therefore manager's interests. The IMMF is also concerned to reform various industry norms such as issues like assignment of copyright and packaging deductions in recording contracts as well as a host of other old-fashioned and blatantly unfair conditions.