About the New Zealand Music Commission
The NZ Music Commission is an organisation with a national reach that is funded primarily through Vote: Arts, Culture and Heritage. It is an independent charitable trust registered under the Charitable Trust Act 1957 and based in Auckland. Its full name is the New Zealand Music Industry Commission Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa.
The Vision of the Commission is a successful music industry in New Zealand.
The Mission of the Commission is to grow the music industry in New Zealand, both culturally and economically, at home and abroad.
The organisation has a small staff - five full-time and three part time employees - and is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board members have been appointed specifically for their knowledge and skills across all facets of the NZ music business and they meet eleven times a year.
We firmly believe that:
- Music has value
- Music is an essential part of our national identity
- Successes achieved both at home and abroad impel increased cultural pride and increase New Zealander's sense of place in the world.
The Commission reports to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage via the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Meet the Board
Victoria Blood (Chairperson) - Music Consultant
Scott Maclachlan - A&R Universal Music NZ, Saiko Music Management
Ngahiwi Apanui - Musician, Maori Music Consultant, Producer Pao Pao Pao
Lorraine Barry - Artist Manager, Lorraine Barry Management
Darryl Parker (Deputy Chairperson) - Country Manager, EMI Music NZ
Ben Howe - Chairperson for Independent Music NZ (IMNZ), owner of Arch Hill, General Manager Flying Nun Reords and co-producer of Laneway NZ.
Wairere Iti - Artist Manager, Music Managers Forum NZ
Paul Mclaney - Mushroom Music NZ