NZ Music Month 2019 ‘Discover Live.’

The theme for NZ Music Month this year is ‘DISCOVER LIVE.’  

Aotearoa has an abundance of world-class talent that you can see on stages across the country., community centres and RSAs, theatres and school halls, and so many other venues, there is no shortage of live music happening every week around New Zealand.

Celebrating our remarkable performing artists and venues, the theme for NZ Music Month 2019 is Discover Live – focused on New Zealanders discovering their new favourite homegrown live act, and supporting the local live music scene across the country.

Whether you are watching an emerging artist in one of the fantastic grass-roots venues around Aotearoa or soaking up headline performances in New Zealand’s illustrious theatres, there is nothing quite like the experience of seeing amazing music live.

“This NZ Music Month we want to talk about the places that provide the spaces for artists to perform and audiences to enjoy New Zealand music. Playing live is an incredibly important part of building and sustaining a career as a musician, so we want to shine a spotlight on the venues that support our New Zealand artists all year round, and give us a place to come together and experience music from Aotearoa.”- NZ Music Month’s Rodney Fisher.

To celebrate these champions of live music, every day this month, ‘NZ Music Month’ will be featuring an NZ Music Venue of the Day on their social media channels and their website. They will be looking at venues right around the country that host live local music all throughout the year.

Live music venues are a vital part of growing many New Zealand musicians careers. Venues are where artists can develop their craft, road test their songs and connect with others – the audiences they play to, and bands they play with – to build their musical communities.

The last Friday of May is Love Your Local Venue Day. We want to see people all over New Zealand getting out and seeing shows all month and all year – but especially on Friday 31 May!

Nothing shows your support for local music like turning up – and you might just discover your favourite new band.

It’s looking to be an exciting NZ Music Month this year with a range of different events across the country. Auckland Museum has already booked out their first two free live concerts for the month, so better get in quick if you want to catch the next available show.

Museums Wellington has a fantastic series of events featuring acts ranging from the Wellington Community Choir to She Shreds – a night of Wellington’s best bands with female-identifying musicians.

Budding musicians will have a chance to upskill themselves, with various seminars being held in each of the main centres throughout the month, as well as Yami SouNZ Summit in Wanaka and the professional development seminars that are being held as part of NZ Music Month in Rotorua.

So there’s plenty to learn, hear, see, and do during this latest instalment of NZ Music Month – and much, much more over the coming weeks. Keep an eye out on the Base FM gig guide for what’s on!

Remember across NZ Music Month to share your live music experiences on social media with #discoverlivenz and #nzmusicmonth

https://www.nzmusicmonth.co.nz/

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @nzmusicmonth

 


THE 2019 OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC MONTH SUMMIT
DISCOVER LIVE

The Official NZ Music Month Summit wraps up the month of May with a return visit to the Herald Theatre, Aotea Square this Saturday. Delving deep into this year’s topic Discover Live, the Summit will feature four panel sessions with industry leaders who will share insight and experience on all areas of the live music experience.

The Summit will also be broadcast via Facebook Live through the MMF NZ Facebook page, ensuring that all who are unable to attend in person will benefit from the wealth of knowledge shared on the day.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster – $10 plus booking fees and includes a FREE lunch. 100% of the ticket income will be donated to MusicHelps, a charity dedicated to changing lives through music.

The full day’s schedule for Discover Live will run as follows:

10.15am – WELCOME

10.30am – 11.25am – LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF ON THE ROAD

Tami Neilson

Julia Deans

Laughton Kora

Moderator: Calvin Culverwell – Smoke Music/Parachute

11.30am – 12.40pm – MARKETING & PROMOTING LIVE SHOWS

APRA/ONEMUSIC presentation

Gabe Andrews

Mel Parsons

Harry Pettit – Birds Nest Entertainment (Soaked Oats, Nest Fest)

Anna Loveys – Saint Lachine PR

Matt Harvey – Manager Shapeshifter

Moderator: Cushla Aston – Aston Road Management (Louis Baker, Julia Deans)

12.40pm – 1.30pm – LUNCH BREAK

APRA/ONE MUSIC to invite all attendees to have a complimentary Eat My Lunch lunch in the Herald Theatre Foyer. Questions welcomed by APRA representatives during this time. 

1.35pm – 2.30pm – PRODUCTION, TIPS OF THE TRADE

Chris Tate – College Hill Productions

Tom Anderson – Whammy Bar

Carol Harding – Freelance Stage Manager

Moderator: Savina Kim – Ignite and Auckland Live

2.35pm – 3.30pm – FESTIVAL BOOKERS

Gavin Downie – Music In Parks

Gerry Paul – Coastella and CubaDupa

Rachel Turney – Homegrown

Hamish Pinkham – Rhythm and Vines

Moderator: Wairere Iti – Akudos

3.30pm – 4.00pm – NETWORKING MIXER

Cash Bar – Herald Theatre Cafe & Bar

4.00pm – END OF SUMMIT

 

Remember across NZ Music Month to share your live music experiences on social media with #discoverlivenz and #nzmusicmonth

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @nzmusicmonth

The last Friday of May is Love Your Local Venue Day. We want to see people all over New Zealand getting out and seeing shows all month and all year – but especially on Friday 31 May. We’re also putting a call out to local media to consider running features on venues in your town. We’d love it if venues and musicians could tag any posts or events that are happening that day with #loveyourlocalvenueday so that we can find and share these events. We also have a logo that can be added to posters – please find attached to this email.

The theme for NZ Music Month this year is Discover Live.  Live music venues are a vital part of the local scene so on the last day of NZ Music Month 2019 we’d love to celebrate their contribution.  Venues are where artists develop their craft, road test their songs and connect with others – the audiences they play to, and bands they play with – to build their musical communities.

Throughout NZ Music Month we have been taking the opportunity to highlight these champions of live music by featuring a NZ Music Venue of the Day on our social media channels and website.  This has included out of the way spots like the Barrytown Hall, which is a favourite of touring musicians since the local community really get behind any shows that are held there. Also the Wine Cellar in Auckland, which started as a hole-in-the-wall with acoustic acts only, but eventually developed its own dedicated performance space and is now celebrating its fifteen year anniversary! Venues from Invercargill to Whangarei have featured so far, with another ten to come. View the full list on our website.

NZ music history website – AudioCulture – has also been running a great series on the live music champions of yester-year – The Facts of Live. They’ve unearthed some great stories, whether it is the ‘special coffees’ served by 50s coffee lounge Monde Marie (to get around the liquor laws) or Napier venue The Cabana which had a special performance in 1984 by members of Hello Sailor and DD Smash when the woman who ran it, Charlie Morrison, finally retired after decades of service.

There are a huge amount of stories and great photos that go with these venues, so we hope some of these will come out on the day and music lovers across the country take time to appreciate the great work that venues do in keeping our local music scene alive and vibrant.

NZ Music Month’s Rodney Fisher said “This NZ Music Month we want to talk about the places that provide the spaces for artists to perform and audiences to enjoy New Zealand music.  Playing live is an incredibly important part of building and sustaining a career as a musician, so we want to shine a spotlight on the venues that support our New Zealand artists all year round, and give us a place to come together and experience music from Aotearoa.”

Remember across NZ Music Month to share your live music experiences on social media with #discoverlivenz and #nzmusicmonth
 
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @nzmusicmonth

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  1. Waka says:

    the best local venue starts with a capital G

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