The Official NZ Music Month Summit - This Weekend!

May 23rd 2013
The Music Managers Forum NZ and the NZ Music Commission are proud to present the 2013 Official NZ Music Month Summit this coming Saturday 25 May at Q Theatre, Queen St, Auckland.

The NZ Music Month Summit will feature a day of panel discussions around the central theme of 'Your Music As A Business', providing insight into what can help your music succeed in todays environment.

There are sixteen industry experts from across the music sector speaking at the Summit. Over four panels they will be discussing areas such as branding, radio, online marketing, whether international trade events might work for you, and tips for self-releasing music.

The NZ Music Month Summit is open to the public and a free event. To guarantee a seat, you can rsvp to:

Exclusively available to MMF members is the opportunity for speed networking with the panelists after each session. The time and numbers will be restricted, so please email Lorraine today to secure your place.

We hope to see you on Saturday for an interesting and inspiring day!


The Official NZ Music Month Summit:


Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland

Saturday May 25th - 10am to 5pm

Seminar One: Your Band as a Brand - 10AM - 11AM
Presented by Te Puni Kokiri

Today’s music industry has changed dramatically. How and where bands promote and distribute their music has evolved from the traditional, resulting in a need for bands to change their approach to marketing their music and themselves. We ask why branding has become so important and challenge the thinking if it's all about the music, is branding a band selling out?

In this seminar you will hear from experts who will give their thoughts on why considered marketing and appropriate branding is so important to the success of the music reaching it’s audience.

Mikee Tucker – LOOP (Fly My Pretties)
Ninakaye Taane-Tinorau - Tikidub Productions (Tiki Taane)
Phil Bell – Mai FM
Pete Dick – Beck’s

Seminar Two: Radio & The Online World - 11.30AM – 12.30PM
Presented by NZ On Air

With the changing music landscape we discuss how radio is still an important part of a band's branding strategy and marketing process. Does the public still listen to radio for the music?
This seminar looks at what the impact of fans creating their own playlists via online platforms such as YouTube, Spotify and Pandora, has on a band's approach to marketing.

Is it radio or the online platforms that have contributed to the rise in single sales? Does radio airplay still sell albums? And should bands offer their songs for free?

Chris Caddick – RIANZ
Scott Maclachlan – Universal Music
David Brice – The Radio Network
Brendan Smyth – NZ On Air

Seminar Three: International Trade Fairs – How important are they to your international business? - 1.30PM – 2.30PM
Presented by the NZ Music Commission

A panel of music industry professionals who have attended a variety of international trade fairs, discuss the pros' and con's of bands or managers attending: WOMEX, AWME, MIDEM, SXSW, Canadian Music Week, CMJ, Big Sound, The Great Escape, Reeperbaan, Muse Expo.

Matt Coleman - Let The People Speak Management (Jupiter Project, Artisan Guns, Midnight Youth, Avalanche City, Tom Lark, Titanium, Sound The Ocean, Massad)
Janette Searle - The Playground (Sola Rosa, Kara Gordon, Anna Coddington, Ash Graham)
Ben Howe - Arch Hill, Flying Nun & Laneway
Alan Holt - NZ Music Commission

Seminar Four: Be your own record company – how to release your own album - 3.00PM – 4.00PM
Presented by PPNZ Music Licensing

Traditionally releasing an album was considered a mysterious magic reserved for major labels and the intrepid indie pioneers. These days, the rapidly growing culture of self-released music casts these spells themselves.

In this seminar our panel will talk about planning an album release strategy. From putting together the timeline, creating a promotional plan, targeting media, selecting the right first single, shooting a video, creating artwork, and manufacturing, through to distribution to retailers and self promotion via social media. This seminar will give you all the tools to release your album yourself. And how to do it successfully.

Ben Howe – Arch Hill, Flying Nun & Laneway
Janine Russell – Noise PR (Beastwars, Iva Lamkum, Clap Clap Riot)
Kimi Coleman – Let The People Speak Management (Jupiter Project, Artisan Guns, Midnight Youth, Avalanche City, Tom Lark, Titanium, Sound The Ocean, Massad)
Tana Tupai – Self-Managed Artist, Tomorrow People

One on one speed networking
Presented By Music Managers Forum (NZ)

For members of the Music Managers' Forum each seminar will be followed by the highly successful speed networking sessions, where members get the exclusive opportunity to speak one on one with a range of the day's speakers.  If you are not yet a member but would like to take part in these mentoring sessions, you can join now or become a member on the day.



Date: 25th May

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland

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