The Music Managers Forum Aotearoa is the collective voice for music managers and self-managed artists, both signed and independent. The MMF is dedicated to helping grow artist manager businesses by providing a platform allowing free mentoring one-on-one sessions to its members with a variety of industry professionals.
INDEPENDENT MUSIC NZ
IMNZ offers collective barganing opportunities and a connection to global organisations including the Worldwide Independent Network, Merlin and compatriot independent trade association for Independent Labels. They further support the community with the annual Taite Music Prize, a weekly newsletter and independent charts as well as carious showcases across the year.
Australian Performing Rights Association is a free industry body all New Zealand artists who have music distributed online should be registered with. APRA's role is to license organizations to play, perform, copy, record or make available our music. They are responsible for distributing your royalties globally to allow you cash in the bank.
MusicHelps supports hundreds of projects across New Zealand, each using the power of music to change the lives of thousands of New Zealanders in need. Whilst also providing emergency distance to thousands of music people experiencing hardship and illness through our suite of music support services, including a world first, professional online, on-the-phone and face-to-face counseling service tailored to people who make music possible.
RECORDED MUSIC NZ
This body is responsible for collecting royalties for your recorded music. Recorded Music NZ pays 50% of revenues from a recording to the registered recording artist(s) and 50% to the Master Rights Holders (ie the owner or licensee of copyright).
SoundCheck Aotearoa is an action group formed in 2020 with a mission to foster a safe and inclusive culture for the music community. Key values include fair representation, an inclusive culture with practices and behaviors to ensure that individuals feel respected, included and heard, an environment where they are safe from discrimination, bullying, harassment, sexual harassment and violence, access to advocacy on behalf of their specific needs and challenges.
The Music Producers Gild NZ helps with legal questions, advice on production and enables you to contract a network of other producers and the wider industry. To be a member you pay a yearly fee, of which the options are provided by this link.