Introducing Gig Starters - It’s All About All Ages Gigs

March 18th 2021
NZ Music Commission has created a new seminar series called ‘Gig Starters’, talking with young people about putting on all ages gigs. The initiative is hitting the road in March visiting Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton and Auckland with a FREE seminar, workshop and all ages gig in each centre.


Designed as an introduction to creating and producing all ages live music shows, the Gig Starters up-skilling events kick off with a 4pm seminar featuring a panel of industry professionals, a local recording artist and a production technician (sound and/or lighting) discussing the basics of putting on your own all ages gig.

After the seminar, there will be a workshop around the soundcheck to prepare for a show that evening, with opportunity for the participants to observe and be part of a live production set-up, with the all ages gig starting at 7pm.


‘Creating live gigs is an awesome way to make first steps into the industry as a musician or someone who is interested in a career behind the scenes in music. You’ll get to be part of putting on an event showcasing great local music, and learn new skills at the same time’ - Rodney Fisher, NZ Music Commission


The event is FREE, but you will need to register via Eventbrite for safety and contact tracing purposes.

Register for Gig Starters in your town here:


March 18 – Palmerston North 


March 19 – Wellington             


March 26 – Christchurch 


March 27 – Dunedin                                 

March 31 – Hamilton                                



April 1 – Auckland                                 


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