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FYI : RIANZ and PPNZ
Posted: Thu May 22, 2003 9:06 am
The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand Inc. is a non-profit organisation that represents the rights and interests of major and independent record producers, distributors and recording artists throughout New Zealand. RIANZ currently has 52 full and affiliate members.
RIANZ acts as an advocate for the recording industry. One of their principal objectives is to promote and strengthen the legal rights of all member companies and their recording artists, by lobbying government for the introduction and improvement of effective rights legislation. They can provide comprehensive information regarding all aspects of the recording industry. They are a helpful resource to find out about copyright issues, anti-piracy and how they affect you as the creator or producer of sound recordings or as a user of recorded music.
RIANZ is the New Zealand International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) national agency, and allocates the Country and First Owner Codes to members for encoding on all audio and audio-visual recordings, as a method of identification.
Other activities include:
The promotion and exercise of performance rights so that copyright owners of sound recordings and recording artists are properly paid when their recordings are broadcast or performed in the public arena.
RIANZ is also responsible for producing the annual New Zealand Music Awards, The weekly New Zealand Top 40 Albums/Singles Chart and the production and distribution of Music gift vouchers for the retail stores of New Zealand.
The New Zealand Music Awards:
The New Zealand Music Awards are considered the most coveted honour in the recording field in New Zealand. These are given out annually by RIANZ for outstanding artistic and technical achievements.
RIANZ oversees the compiling and publishing of the weekly Top 50 National Sales Charts which measure the over-the-counter sales of albums and singles including an airplay component for the singles chart.
Gold & Platinum Albums and Singles:
RIANZ is responsible for issuing gold and platinum accreditation for sales of singles and albums.
Through Record Publications Ltd, RIANZ operates a nationwide redeemable music voucher scheme.
RIANZ is also the New Zealand International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) National Agency and allocates the country and first owner codes to members for encoding on all audio, audio-visual recordings as a method of identification.
Phonographic Performances (NZ) Ltd has assigned to it the rights of the members of RIANZ. It is a non-profit organisation administering the rights of local and international record labels and producers withing the New Zealand territory.
PPNZ is responsible for licensing and collecting income from the broadcasting and public performance of sound and video recordings. PPNZ can grant licences to any individual or business playing or using recording music in the public arena.
Established in 1957, PPNZ represents over 960 member labels, has over 1 million registered recordings, collects and distributes royalties to over 600 local recording artists and producers.
You need to be a registered PPNZ member to be eligible for payments. Membership for PPNZ is simple and you don't need to be signed to a recording label to be eligible.
New PPNZ Music Grants Programme
This operation includes the RAP fund (Recording Artists and Producers). Registration for the RAP fund is free.
RAP Fund FYI
If you are interested in acquiring further information on certain aspects of what RIANZ or PPNZ do, or if you are interested in becoming a member, contact them at the address below:
RIANZ & PPNZ
Private Bag 78850
2A Hakanoa Street
Phone: (09) 360 5085 or 0800 88 77 69
Fax: (09) 360 5086
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