This page provides links to the websites of various music related industry bodies, New Zealand music-friendly organisations and major record companies that operate around the country. Contact phone numbers and email addresses have been included below.
For links to independent record companies see our Record Labels Directory
Music Industry Organisations
Acoustix Hearing provide the service and technology enabling people producing, playing and enjoying music across the industry to ensure their hearing is safe while still enjoying the highest quality sounds. They also provide state-of-the-art In-ear monitors and other technologies that may be of interest to those in the music scene.
Phone: (09) 520 5648www.dontlosethemusic.co.nz
Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Association
Administered in NZ by APRA. AMCOS' activities includes licensing music to television, film production houses, broadcasters and recording studios.
Phone: (09) 623 2173www.apra.co.nz
New Zealand's premier site for listening to, downloading and purchasing NZ music.www.amplifier.co.nz/
Australasian Performing Right Association
The songwriters and publishers' association which collects performance monies on behalf of its members internationally. APRA's NZ office is located in Mt Eden, Auckland. APRA presents the annual Silver Scroll, SOUNZ Contemporary and APRA Maioha awards. APRA also has seats on the NZ Music Industry Commission and SOUNZ boards.www.apra.co.nz
A NZ On Air funded initiative built around a chart complied from public votes. The site contributes a $10,000 MakingTracks grant to the most popular song every month, regardless of commercial appeal or genre.
NZ's first and only forum community dedicated to NZ bass players. It's non-profit and independent. www.bassplayer.co.nz
CHART - The Christchurch Music Industry Trust
CHART is a music industry representative body which acts as a support and advice network for musicians as well as managing www.christchurchmusic.org.nz
- a web portal promoting the Christchurch music industry and showcasing the city's vibrant music scene. News, events, gig guide, artist links, resources, competitions and a comprehensive directory of all music related businesses in Christchurch. We list job opportunities and a self-help resource of links to all aspects of the music industry.
Creative New Zealand
The national arts development agency. Creative NZ accepts applications for funding from artists twice a year.
Phone: (04) 473 0880www.creativenz.govt.nz
The Creative People's Centre
The Creative People's Centre is both a community and web based service for people involved in the arts and creative industries.
On the CPC website you will find articles focusing on arts related topics; resources for creative people plus legal factsheets which provide a detailed insight into specific legal issues encountered in the creative industries.www.creativepeoplescentre.co.nz
dunedinmusic.com was setup in June 2003 with a view to providing comprehensive resources for the Dunedin music community and to promote and report on local music of all genres. The site includes articles and resources for musicians as well as providing information such as news, gig guides, reviews and interviews for those with an interest in Dunedin music.www.dunedinmusic.com
Elsewhere is the website of well-known music and travel writer Graham Reid. Constantly updated, it's a melting pot of Interviews, travel diaries, music recommendations and even recipes.www.elsewhere.co.nz
Whether you are searching for a killer funk band for a launch party, some cool jazz for a poolside soiree, a classical guitarist to create the perfect moment as you walk down the aisle or a DJ to play all the classics for your reception, Find a Band have got you covered.www.findaband.co.nz
Guitar Lessons NZ
Searching for Guitar Tutors in New Zealand? A directory of Guitar Tutors offering lessons throughout the major NZ cities. Where kiwis can find tutors and tutors can find students.www.guitarlessonsnz.com
Independent Music New Zealand
IMNZ is a group set up to provide a voice for the interests of New Zealand independent recording labels and distributors. Amongst other activities, IMNZ publishes a monthly sales chart of Independent NZ record sales. www.indies.co.nz
Kings Arms Tavern
The Kings Arms is one of the oldest pubs in Auckland Central and features live music 4 or 5 nights a week and in the garden bar on Sunday afternoons. The K.A. also has a TAB and a public bar out the front. The weekly gig guide is available on 09 373 3240 or on the website.www.kingsarms.co.nz
Moozik is a custom search engine for searching anything related to New Zealand music. Driven by google custom search the Moozik search results are hand crafted for the NZ music industry.www.moozik.co.nz
Mukuna Gig Guide
A free nationwide up-to-date Gig Guide that you can use to plan or promote your nights out.www.mukuna.co.nz/index.htm
Music Managers' Forum
MMF's main objective is the defence of, and promotion of, the interests of music managers and their clients.www.mmf.co.nz
Music Matters is a campaign launched to steer music fans away from file-sharing services. The initiative has designed a "trust mark" that will appear on music download and streaming sites
to identify legitimate services. Leading music retailers will also display the trust mark and host the Music Matters films on their websites.www.whymusicmatters.org
Musicians' Union of Aotearoa
A division of the Service & Food Workers Union Aotearoa, the Musicians' Union offers members access to information on issues such as insurance, taxation, quotas and legal advice.
Phone: Akl 375 2680; Wgtn 385 5568; Chch 366 2991; Dun 477 1711www.sfwu.org.nz
muzic.net.nz is a voluntary organisation with the purpose of getting New Zealand music onto the web. Along with services for musicians they also provide a gig guide, music news and discussion groups.www.muzic.net.nz
New Zealand Music Commission
Established in 2000. The NZMC provides support with a range of domestic and international programmes including New Zealand Music Month and attendance at a number of international music trade shows.
Phone: (09) 376 0115www.nzmusic.org.nz
New Zealand Music Foundation
The New Zealand Music Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable trust, created to provide financial assistance to members of the NZ music community. The aims of the foundation are to provide financial support to suitable entities that work toward enriching the lives of New Zealanders in need through music, and to provide emergency financial assistance to members of the NZ music community who are suffering hardship, illness or distress.www.musicfoundation.co.nz
New Zealand Music Month
The official website listing events throughout the month; you can also register for updates.www.nzmusicmonth.co.nz
NZ On Air
NZ On Air is a broadcast funding agency with a music division. NZ On Air funding pays for national radio and Concert FM to record and broadcast NZ music and funds access radio stations who carry specialist NZ music shows.
NZ On Air also produces the Kiwi Hit Disc, Indie Hit Disc and Iwi Hit Disc. An increase in funding recently saw NZ On Air launch Phase Four of its music programmes, which includes an Artist development scheme.
Details of music funding and application deadlines are easily found on the website www.kiwihits.co.nz
Pick A Line-up
Pickalineup.com is a not for profit organisation providing Kiwi metal/rock acts with the information required to organise a NZ tour. Bands can advertise for support bands, advertise their own bands to be support and gain access to a list of venues and industry organisations.www.pickalineup.com
Play It Strange
The Play It Strange Charitable Trust was established in November 2003 for the purpose of encouraging young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance. The Trust runs a range of programmes across New Zealand to achieve its purpose including the National Secondary Schools' Somgwriting Competition.www.playitstrange.co.nz
PPNZ Music Licensing is a non-profit organisation established to administer the rights of local and international record labels and recording artists in the New Zealand territory. It is responsible for licensing and collecting income from the broadcast, public performance and communication of the sound and video recordings of its members, distributing income back to them as annual royalty payments.
Phone: (09) 360 5085 or 0800 88 77 69.www.ppnz.co.nz
The Radio broadcasters Association The RBA represents the non-competing interests of most of New Zealandís commercial radio stations, including the two major networks, The Radio Network and CanWest Radio. Because of the importance of music to most stations the RBA involves itself in many aspects of NZ music including the voluntary NZ Music Code to grow local music on commercial radio to 20% by end 2005.At present this is running ahead of target. The RBA also has a major involvement with NZ Music Month, live broadcasts of NZ musicians and the like.www.rba.co.nz
Recording Industry Association of New Zealand
RIANZ represents the country's record companies and presents the annual NZ Music Awards ('The Tuis') in April. It also administers the Recording Artists & Producers (RAP) fund. RIANZ has recently launched the brN & GT brNT anti CD piracy campaign. It is based in Parnell, Auckland, also the office for Phonographic Performances (NZ) Ltd. www.rianz.org.nz
A NZ based library of royalty free production music and sound effects with regularly updated content.rocksuresoundz.com
Founded in 1989 by music teachers Glenn Common and Pete Rainey, Smokefreerockquest is the biggest and most influential nation-wide youth event held in NZ, reaching audience numbers in excess of 100,000 every year. Musical successes from Smokefreerockquest over its 22-year history include Evermore, Die!Die!Die!, The Datsuns, brooke Fraser, Anika Moa, The Electric Confectionaires, Elemeno P and heaps more!www.smokefreerockquest.co.nz
SOUNZ - Centre for NZ Music
The Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ) provides, fosters and promotes the music of New Zealand composers to enhance the mana of all New Zealanders and our sense of turangawaewae. This is achieved through a range of services and projects including an online searchable database, information and library services and retail shop. Our vision statement is: SOUNZ, the Centre for New Zealand Music, SOUNZ: created in New Zealand, heard around the world!www.sounz.org.nz
Has a wide range of free software available to musicians, music students and music teachers. www.staveinvaders.co.nz
The Stomach aka Creative Sounds Society Inc.
Creative Sounds is a non-profit voluntary organisation dedicated to the enhancement of local artsistic talent and to the encouragement of musical, artistic and performance activities. www.creativesounds.org.nz
Record CompaniesEMI Music New Zealand Ltd
Ph: 0-9-356 1570 Fx: 0-9-366 7221 www.emimusic.co.nz
SonyBMG Music Entertainment (NZ) Ltd
Ph: 0-9-979 5330
Fx: 0-9-979 5337 www.sonybmg.co.nz
Universal Music NZ Ltd
Ph: 0-9-375 7575
Fx: 0-9-375 7576
Warner Music New Zealand Ltd