MMF Back to Basics Heads to Taranaki! | 26th March 2024

  • MMF Back to Basics Heads to Taranaki! | 26th March 2024
MMF Back to Basics Heads to Taranaki! | 26th March 2024

MMF Back to Basics Heads to Taranaki! | 26th March 2024

Music Managers Forum Aotearoa, with support from Recorded Music New Zealand, New Zealand Music Commission and NZ On Air, is proud to announce their Back to Basics seminar is travelling to Taranaki for the very first time! The seminar will take place in New Plymouth, on Tuesday 26 March 2024.

Tuesday 26th March 2024
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Bryan Robb Lounge, TSB Showplace (92-100 Devon Street West, New Plymouth)

FREE ENTRY – RSVP essential – email

Aimed at all who are in the early stages of artist management, including self-managed artists, this seminar explores the fundamentals and inner workings of the music industry. Topics will cover planning a release, artist development and the business of music.

Lorraine Barry (manager of Sir Dave Dobbyn, Avantdale Bowling Club, Aaradhna, Aidan Fine, Home Brew, Rizvan) will be joined by Barnaby Weir (songwriter/performer/producer). They will present and share their indispensable knowledge, and answer questions from attendees.

Lorraine Barry began working with Sir Dave Dobbyn 19 years ago. Avantdale Bowling Club, Aidan Fine, Home Brew, Rizvan and Aaradhna complete her current roster. She’s a keen mentor for the MMF Aotearoa and sits on the Board of the Music Commission. In her former life at Virgin Records in London she was International Marketing Manager for acts including Ice T, Spice Girls, Massive Attack, Neneh Cherry, Placebo and The Verve before taking on the role of running the International Department.

Wellington-born long-time musician and songwriter Barnaby Weir is a founding member of well-loved bands, Fly My Pretties and The Black Seeds. Also well known as a songwriter and producer in his own right, Barnaby’s professional musical career spans more than 23 years, performing in almost 20 countries and writing and producing on over 24 albums.

With a number of award-winning and multi-platinum albums under his belt and a reputation for engaging stage performances, Barnaby’s regular solo performances are the culmination of all his musical treasures. Weir also brings his wealth of experience as a music mentor with frequent appearances and workshops at YAMI in Wanaka and similar education offerings around Aotearoa.

Barnaby and The Black Seeds are currently working on their 8th studio album and playing summer shows across NZ and Australia.

FREE ENTRY to all (come armed with your questions!). RSVP to is essential to secure your seat.

Check out all things MMF below:

Music Managers Forum Aotearoa is the collective voice for music managers and self-managed artists, both signed and independent. The MMF Aotearoa is an independent, non-profit trade association dedicated to helping grow artist manager businesses through education, networking and advocacy.

The MMF Aotearoa work towards a fairer, honest and more transparent music industry which operates with the highest of integrity in the interests of the artists our members represent. We aim to represent the wide diversity of voices and backgrounds of music managers and their artists.

Recorded Music NZ represents recording artists and right holders in Aotearoa through licensing, advocacy and promotion. Recorded Music collects broadcast and public performance income from music users and distributes it to right holders and recording artists, advocates to government and others on behalf of recording artists and right holders and promotes artists and recorded music through initiatives such as the Aotearoa Music Awards.

Recorded Music NZ also operates The Official NZ Music Charts® and data analysis services and supports the wider music community through collaborations and its music grant programme.

The New Zealand Music Commission Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa is a government funded organisation that promotes music from New Zealand and supports the growth of New Zealand music businesses – both culturally and economically, at home and abroad. The hub of NZ Music Month, the Music Commission also deliver contemporary music programmes in schools, including the Musicians Mentoring in Schools Programme; provides music upskilling tools and resources; and runs the international market development & trade show programme Outward Sound.

NZ On Air Music funding supports the development, recording, and promotion of single songs and multi-song projects. NZ On Air fund projects that reflect Aotearoa and have the potential to reach significant broadcast and online audiences.