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FYI: Recorded Music NZ
Posted: Tue Jul 3, 2018 10:48 am
Any questions?

Phone: 0800 88 77 69
Email: info@recordedmusic.co.nz

What does Recorded Music NZ do?

Recorded Music NZ represents the interests of the recorded music industry in New Zealand and licences the recordings of member recording artists and labels. We licence TV and radio broadcasters and businesses around the country that play music, either directly or through our joint initiative with APRA called OneMusic. Other projects include producing the annual Vodafone NZ Music Awards, running the NZ Music Hall of Fame (in conjunction with APRA), publishing the Official NZ Top 40 Charts, administering the allocation of ISRC Codes in NZ and running a Music Grants programme.

I've already joined APRA - Why do I also need to be registered with Recorded Music NZ?

Because there are two separate copyrights in recorded music; one for the composition or song (represented by APRA AMCOS) and the other for the master recording (represented by Recorded Music NZ). The short answer is if you own a sound recording or are a NZ artist who has made a recording - you should register with us. It's quick, easy and free. The best place to start is our website or email: memberservices@recordedmusic.co.nz

What is OneMusic and what does it do?

Businesses that play music need the permission of the owners of the music they play. OneMusic is a joint project between APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ offering a single music licence to NZ businesses covering off both copyrights in one licence. The aim of OneMusic is to make getting a licence quick and easy for Kiwi businesses and royalties collected by OneMusic are paid to copyright owners via APRA and Recorded Music NZ. Find out more here.

What is an ISRC code and how do I get one?

The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is a unique 12 digit alphanumeric sequence that is digitally encoded into a sound recording when it is mastered. ISRC simplifies the management of rights when recordings are used across different formats, distribution channels or products.

An ISRC is a permanent identifier for a specific recording - it provides a means of identifying audio or audio-visual recordings internationally. The ISRC system is a worldwide system and the key to royalty collection for recordings in the digital information age - it also assists music licensing companies (like Recorded Music NZ) to keep track of where your sound and music video recordings are being played.

If you are getting ready to release recordings or music video recordings, you should make sure you have your ISRC sorted first. It's a free service and the master rights owner of any sound or video recording should apply - this is usually a record label. Self released artists can apply for individual codes from Recorded Music NZ too.

It's easy to apply and free - email: memberservices@recordedmusic.co.nz

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Do I need to join similar organisations in other territories if my recordings are being played overseas?

We have bilateral agreements in place with Sound Exchange (USA) and PPL (UK). If you are aware that your recordings have been broadcast in either the USA or UK, you should let us know. There are differences in what constitutes a qualifying recording in the USA and UK, so the best thing would be to give us a call.

How do I submit music sales from my live shows for the Top 40 Charts?

All charts are compiled based on physical and digital sales from music retailers throughout the country, with streaming data now also included in the NZ Singles Charts. All suppliers of music are eligible to have their sales included, subject to some ground rules of eligibility. If you're selling your own music direct from shows or through your website, you'll need to complete the Venue Settlement Form at the NZ Top 40 website under the 'About the Chart' section, and read through the Chart rules. If you have any questions after looking through the rules, you can contact paul@recordedmusic.co.nz and he will be able to help.


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