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The 2020 Official NZ Music Month Summit is happening this Saturday

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The Official NZ Music Month Summit – part of a huge month of socially-distanced 20th anniversary celebrations – takes place for the first time as a digital-only event this Saturday.
 
Delving deep into this year’s theme, It’s All Local: Support Local, Stream Local, Follow Local, Buy Local, the Summit includes four panel sessions with industry leaders, who will share the insights and experience gained during their own journeys to find success within the music industry.
 
Taking place on Saturday 23 May, and live-streaming through the Music Managers Forum NZ and NZ Music Commission’s Facebook pages and YouTube channels, anyone in the NZ music industry, no matter where they are in the country, are invited to view the Summit which will commence at 10am. For those at home with their own questions on the topics of the day, there will be a chance to interact with the panellists via the live chat Q&A, with questions posed to the seminar guests answered at the end of each panel.
 
Session times, speakers and topics for the day are:

10.00am – 10.05am
WELCOME TO THE 2020 NZ MUSIC SUMMIT
Cath Andersen, NZ Music Commission and Teresa Patterson, NZ Music Managers Forum

10.05am – 11.00am
SUPPORT LOCAL
L.A.B - FROM INDIE BAND TO NUMBER 1
The local success story of the summer! Find out how L.A.B went from the summer touring circuit to a Number 1 airplay track and NZ Top 40 chart success.

Dan Clist, Loop
Dan Clist is the label manager for Loop, who work with a roster of artists including L.A.B, Fly My Pretties, Rhian Sheehan & more. Working with L.A.B since 2017, Loop handle management, promotion and live bookings for L.A.B alongside a select number of other active artists.

Joel Shadbolt, L.A.B
Joel Shadbolt is the lead guitarist and lead singer for L.A.B, who joined the band shortly after its creation in 2016. A musical student and teacher all his life, Shadbolt puts his years of varied musical experiences, studies and influences into L.A.B, and still maintains a small amount teaching in Mount Maunganui alongside being a full-time musician.

Moderated by Cushla Aston, Aston Road
Cushla Aston is the founder and C.E.O of Aston Road, a boutique artist management company who navigates the career of full time musicians Louis Baker and national treasure Julia Deans. Collectively Aston Rd’s clients have been winners and finalists for the APRA Silver Scroll awards, NZ Music Critics Choice awards and the Vodafone NZ Music Awards.

11.30am – 12.30pm
STREAM LOCAL
MUSIC PRODUCTION IN AOTEAROA
New Zealand producers are shining on the world stage and forging new career pathways. We hear how turning to music production has enhanced their career.

Devin Abrams
Cutting his teeth as a founding member of local music legends Shapeshifter, Devin departed the band after a 15 year stint to focus on producing and writing for other artists. A series of multi-platinum smash hits for Drax Project, along-side his own award-winning Pacific Heights project, has furthered his reputation into international territories, securing him a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Group in 2019.

Tom Healy
Tom Healy is an accomplished producer, songwriter, audio engineer and musician. He has worked across a variety of genres on acclaimed and award-winning albums and performed alongside a multitude of artists. An abbreviated list of these include Tiny Ruins, Jamie McDell, Bic Runga, Finn Andrews (The Veils), Brooke Fraser, Trey Songz, Dunes, Popstrangers, Nomad, Clap Clap Riot, Jen Cloher, Miss June, Die! Die! Die!, Massad, Purple Pilgrims, Soaked Oats, A.C. Freazy, Ginny Blackmore, Streets Of Laredo, Ladyhawke and The Verlaines.

P-Money
Peter "P-Money" Wadams talents in the studio and on the decks have made him a household name within New Zealand music. He, alongside Callum August, launched the careers of local rap stars Scribe, PNC and David Dallas through their label, Dirty Records, founded in 2001. Wadams was recently presented with the APRA One Billion Streams award for his co-writing and production duties on the hit Call On Me by Australian singer/songwriter, Starley.

Villette
Villette is an award-winning R&B/pop-soul singer, songwriter, producer and DJ. She has been hand-picked to play for acts/labels such as Soulection, J-Rocc, Kelela, AlunaGeorge , Xavier Omar, Lakim, Montell2099 and Quinn XCII to name a few. Her production credits range from JessB to Stan Walker, with Hip-Hop being a main focus. Villette’s production and vocal skills have taken her on a NZ, Australian & USA tour, with her mixtape Drip Crimson, premiering though international magazine i-D.

Moderated by Greg Haver
Greg Haver is an award-winning producer with a background in engineering, programming and drumming. He built his impressive reputation with artists including the Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C, The Chills, Devilskin, OpShop, The Feelers, Codes, Kimbra, Catatonia, Super Furry Animals and Bullet For My Valentine. He also helped set-up and curate the SongHubs songwriting camps with the team at APRA NZ and the annual New Zealand Music Producers Series.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
FOLLOW LOCAL
BENEE – FINDING INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
Last year Benee was the toast of the Tui’s – this year her songs are all over TikTok, helping propel her to international stardom.

Paul McKessar, Manager, CRS Management
For the past 15 years, Paul McKessar has been a director of CRS Music Management and a concert and festival promoter. His current roster features Benee, Brooke Fraser, Miss June, MAALA, Space Above and producers Josh Fountain and Djeisan Suskov. In the past, Paul’s worked at Flying Nun, Festival Records, Mushroom in London, 95bFM and Rip It Up in a variety of roles.

Moderated by Charlotte Ryan, RNZ
Charlotte is an award-winning broadcaster with almost 20 years’ experience. She has additionally held many high-profile roles within the wider NZ music industry. Charlotte has hosted key radio shows on Radio Live, Kiwi FM, and Auckland’s 95bFM, as well as co-hosting the TV show Back Benchers and Three’s Paul Henry Show. Charlotte is currently the host of RNZ’s flagship music show, Music 101.

3.00pm – 4.00pm
BUY LOCAL
THE IMPORTANCE OF MERCHANDISE
Pre and post Covid-19, merchandise is a fantastic income stream for artists with more scope than ever to produce artist related items for your audience to love.

Paul Martin from Devilskin,
Devilskin are a phenomenon in New Zealand. Their Platinum selling debut album We Rise entered the NZ national album charts at Number 1 and stayed in the Top 40 for over 54 weeks. The band exploded onto the NZ rock scene with the infectious Little Pills and Never See The Light singles and was followed by the Number 1 airplay song Start A Revolution. Their relentless touring schedule has generated a swathe of brilliant live reviews from the UK, Europe and Australia.

Liz Stokes from The Beths,
The Beths’ blend of propulsive, sing-along choruses, four-part vocal arrangements, and wry, introspective lyrics has earned them fans around the world. Their 2018 debut album Future Me Hates Me drew acclaim from some of the world’s top music press, and made the shortlist for New Zealand’s 2018 Taite Music Prize. Stokes has twice been nominated for the Silver Scroll Award. In 2019, The Beths were nominated for five Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, winning Best Group and Best Alternative Artist.

Anthonie Tonnon
Anthonie Tonnon is a songwriter and performer originally from Otepoti. In the last two years, he has focused his work around two conceptual live shows, A Synthesized Universe - an immersive show for planetariums, and Rail Land - a summer tour of New Zealand where audiences travel to a far flung venue by train. His partner, Karlya Smith designs a range of socks, which have become one of his most popular merch items.

Tana Tupai from Tomorrow People
In the eight years Tomorrow People have been together, the band have successfully toured regularly and extensively in New Zealand and overseas. Their album releases have earned them multiple music awards, platinum and gold certificates, and Number 1 chart debuts. Tana and fellow band member Avina Kelekolio received a MMF Award for Best Self-Managed Artist in 2018.

Moderated by Sarah Thomson, 95bFM
If it released in the last fifteen years, there's a middling chance that someone within New Zealand media may have allowed Sarah to: programme the music video; introduce the live-to-air; write inches about the album; playlist the single; and/or interview the bass player. With a background that includes stints in music television, screenwriting, radio production, music journalism and television puppetry, Sarah is currently the Programme Director of New Zealand's largest independent alternative radio station, 95bFM.

NZ Music Managers Forum, NZ Music Commission in association with Auckland Council Creative Communities and APRA AMCOS NZ present

The 2020 Official NZ Music Month Summit
Saturday 23 May
10am to 4pm – 4 Panels
Live-streamed through the MMF NZ and NZ Music Commission Facebook and YouTube pages

For more information on the 2020 Official NZ Music Month Summit, head to www.mmf.co.nz


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