NZ Music Month Summit 2022: Level Up - Sat 28 May

May 9th 2022
The MMF Aotearoa and the NZ Music Commission are delighted to announce the NZ Music Month Summit is back for 2022 to provide useful, practical information for emerging artists and music professionals to grow, thrive and level up their careers .

TUNING FORK & online – SATURDAY 28 MAY – 11AM TO 4.30PM - FREE


And we’re thrilled to be back at Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Tuning Fork for this year’s NZ Music Month Summit on Saturday 28 May.


Presented with support from our industry organisation partners APRA AMCOS, NZ On Air and Recorded Music NZ, this year’s NZ Music Month Summit will be honing in on the theme for NZ Music Month | Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa 2022 - Level Up: Taking Music To The Next Level.


Topics being discussed by our fantastic panellists will include what does a good artist tool kit look like - and why it matters, how to level up internationally, an update from SoundCheck Aotearoa and more.


Alongside the free in-person event, the NZ Music Month Summit will once again be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube – so you will be able to watch and participate wherever you are in Aotearoa.


To secure your ticket for the in-person event, you will need to register via Moshtix here. No registration is needed to watch the live stream.



The full programme & speakers for this year’s NZ Music Month Summit is:


11:00am - Welcome to the NZ Music Month Summit


11:10am – Level Up Your Artist Tool Kit (60 mins) – Whether you’re an emerging artist or well on your musical career path, it’s still important to think about your artist tool kit. From artist bios, promo photos and EPKs to your social media presence, hear from our experienced panel on how to make sure you stand out for all the right reasons.


With Lorraine Barry (Lorraine Barry Management – Sir Dave Dobbyn, Tom Scott, Team Dynamite, Aaradhna, Aidan Fine); Paula Yeoman (NicNak Media); Silke Hartung (NZ Musician); and Theia, with moderator Wairere Iti (Māori Music Industry Coalition).


12:10pm - Check In with SoundCheck Aotearoa (40 mins) - An update from SoundCheck Aotearoa on their harm prevention work, as well as a closer look at their recently launched resources for the sector.


12:50pm - 1:30pm – Lunch provided (Eat My Lunch)


1:30pm – Radio Programming Demystified (60 mins) – Music directors from some of Aotearoa’s commercial national networks are here to answer the question artists want to know – how do I get my music on radio?


With Brynee Wilson (Music Director, ZM Network); Reagan White (Content Director, Mai FM & rova); Harrison Pali (Music Director, TAHI); and Jack Honeybone (Assistant Content Director, The Rock), with moderator Jeff Newton (Music Promoter - Platforms - Kaiwhakahau Puoro - Pūnaha Rorohiko, NZ On Air).


2.30pm - Next Step, Overseas (60 mins) – Touring and releasing your music overseas is every artist’s ambition. Now that borders are open and international touring is back, our panel will share their insights on how they have secured international record deals, navigated the complexities of different overseas territories and give tips on how to tour internationally. 


With Tami Neilson; Shepherds Reign; and Craig Pearce (Manager - The Black Seeds, The Phoenix Foundation, Reb Fountain and Moniker), Alan Holt (Outward Sound and International Manager, NZ Music Commission) with moderator Wairere Iti (Māori Music Industry Coalition)


3:30pm - NZMM Summit Mixer (60 mins)

A casual in-person opportunity to meet with other attendees and some speakers from the day's panels.


You can download a PDF copy of the full NZ Music Month Summit programme here.


NZ Music Month Summit speaker bios and info are available here.


The NZ Music Month Summit is presented by the MMF Aotearoa and the NZ Music Commission, with support from our industry organisation partners APRA AMCOS, NZ On Air and Recorded Music NZ.








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