YOUTH & ADULTS in the MUSIC INDUSTRY

May 13 & 14, 2017, Lake Wanaka Centre

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YAMI is a weekend of music industry workshops, panels, and showcases for anyone from aged 10 to 110 years. The next summit is on May 13th and 14th, 2017, in Wanaka.

JUNIOR REGISTRATIONS (ages 10 to 13) : SOLD OUT
YOUTH REGISTRATIONS (ages 14 to 18) : less than 10 left
ADULT REGISTRATIONS (ages 19 to 110) : just over 20 left – Earlybird Discount finishes MARCH 31st

Got a great song  – but no idea how to release it/sell it/kill it?
Got a great band –  but need help sorting a tour/management/production?
No real gift as a muso  – but a passion in championing/assisting/recording/guiding those who have?

Come to YAMI!

If you’re keen on a place within the music industry, whether as an audio engineer, artist manager, producer, promoter, or musician, we’d love you to join us in Wanaka for an unforgettable weekend of music. You choose the topics, the workshops, the panels that most work for you. And you can change your mind willy-nilly as the weekend summit progresses.

Tutors include true icons: Anika Moa, Barnaby Weir, King Kapisi, Devin Abrams, Warren Maxwell, Tali, Louis Baker, Riki Gooch, Julia Deans and oodles more…

Add to that, speakers and experts from the music industry and you’re in for an epic weekend of musical enlightenment.

So if you’re brave, creative and enjoy a challenge, block out the weekend in May and join us at the Lake Wanaka Centre to meet your tribe. Happy times.

Got a Huge Amount Out Of It

“It was an awesome event on every level. I thought you mixed the creative, performance and business sides of things up beautifully.
That’s not easy! Everyone who attended got a huge amount out of it.” - Anthony Healey (APRA/AMCOS)
2016-11-29T09:35:16+00:00
“It was an awesome event on every level. I thought you mixed the creative, performance and business sides of things up beautifully. That’s not easy! Everyone who attended got a huge amount out of it.” - Anthony Healey (APRA/AMCOS)

Dave Dobbyn’s Manager

"What a great contribution you have made to the future of music. Upskilling, education, business are so needed in the industry, for it to thrive locally and spread its wings internationally.
You are helping to raise the bar. We all took part because we believed your event would have relevance.
You proved us all right."  Lorraine Barry (Manager, Dave Dobbyn)
2016-11-22T15:12:57+00:00
"What a great contribution you have made to the future of music. Upskilling, education, business are so needed in the industry, for it to thrive locally and spread its wings internationally. You are helping to raise the bar. We all took part because we believed your event would have relevance. You proved us all right."  Lorraine Barry (Manager, Dave Dobbyn)

Something Really Special & Unique

“This Summit is the beginning of something really special and unique. Wanaka is really lucky to have so many fabulous talented and knowlegeable people living here.” – H. Bell
2016-11-29T09:33:34+00:00
“This Summit is the beginning of something really special and unique. Wanaka is really lucky to have so many fabulous talented and knowlegeable people living here.” – H. Bell

Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds)

"I would just like to say that once again Yami surpassed all expectations in providing a short term hub of musical inspirations. I think I can speak for the rest of the collab team that as tutors we also learn and grow meaningfully over the weekend. In sharing our knowledge about the process of creating a piece of work we also become inspired by the students and the reminder that making music is a very special thing to be a part of." - Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds)
2016-12-01T10:13:04+00:00
"I would just like to say that once again Yami surpassed all expectations in providing a short term hub of musical inspirations. I think I can speak for the rest of the collab team that as tutors we also learn and grow meaningfully over the weekend. In sharing our knowledge about the process of creating a piece of work we also become inspired by the students and the reminder that making music is a very special thing to be a part of." - Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds)

Absolutely Fantastic Event

“Absolutely fantastic event. Huge thanks to Lynne and all the team.” – Nicky Harrop (Massey College of Creative Arts)
2016-11-29T09:32:32+00:00
“Absolutely fantastic event. Huge thanks to Lynne and all the team.” – Nicky Harrop (Massey College of Creative Arts)

Devin Abrams (Shapeshifter)

"Thank you Thank you Thank you Lynne and Team! What a wonderful weekend with you all and the students and my fellow tutors! Same as last year, left with huge smile on face." – Devin Abrams (Shapeshifter)
2016-12-01T10:14:04+00:00
"Thank you Thank you Thank you Lynne and Team! What a wonderful weekend with you all and the students and my fellow tutors! Same as last year, left with huge smile on face." – Devin Abrams (Shapeshifter)

My Students Are Still Buzzing

“Such a great opportunity. My students are still buzzing!!!!!” – Mat D
2016-11-29T09:31:26+00:00
“Such a great opportunity. My students are still buzzing!!!!!” – Mat D

Jon Toogood (Shihad)

"What an awesome occasion in one of the most beautiful places in the World. And with some of my most favourite people too! What a privilege it was to be part of it. My family and I loved every minute. Wanna do it again now!" – Jon Toogood (Shihad)
2016-12-01T10:14:46+00:00
"What an awesome occasion in one of the most beautiful places in the World. And with some of my most favourite people too! What a privilege it was to be part of it. My family and I loved every minute. Wanna do it again now!" – Jon Toogood (Shihad)

High Quality Event

“Well done, what a wonderful success and a privilege to have such a high quality event in Wanaka!” – Sarah P
2016-11-29T09:30:31+00:00
“Well done, what a wonderful success and a privilege to have such a high quality event in Wanaka!” – Sarah P

Joyous, Inspirational, Exhausting

“Thank you … for one of the most joyous, inspirational, exhausting weekends of my life! It was such an amazing whanau to be a part of, crew, tutors and students alike.” - MC Tali
2016-11-29T09:29:12+00:00
“Thank you … for one of the most joyous, inspirational, exhausting weekends of my life! It was such an amazing whanau to be a part of, crew, tutors and students alike.” - MC Tali

Julia Deans

"If the support and encouragement and pure passion shown this weekend can be carried forward into the lives of everyone who attended this weekend, then the future of not only the music industry, but NZ in general, looks warm & bright indeed." – Julia Deans
2016-12-01T10:17:46+00:00
"If the support and encouragement and pure passion shown this weekend can be carried forward into the lives of everyone who attended this weekend, then the future of not only the music industry, but NZ in general, looks warm & bright indeed." – Julia Deans

I was blown away

“I just bow down to you! The summit was just absolutely amazing and I was blown away by what you and your team have achieved.
The showcase was full of very special moments which I will not forget!” - Michelle Williams (NZ Music Commission)
2016-11-29T09:26:17+00:00
“I just bow down to you! The summit was just absolutely amazing and I was blown away by what you and your team have achieved. The showcase was full of very special moments which I will not forget!” - Michelle Williams (NZ Music Commission)

Very well organised

"Very well organised. Staff all very helpful and friendly. Brilliant venue, easy to get around. Lots of good cafes handy. Communication excellent. Great concept." - Steve W.
2016-11-22T14:07:36+00:00
"Very well organised. Staff all very helpful and friendly. Brilliant venue, easy to get around. Lots of good cafes handy. Communication excellent. Great concept." - Steve W.

I’m still buzzing

"I'm still buzzing, re-living all of the beautiful moments. What a great example of collaboration at its best. Very inspiring. Here's to many more." - A.Shaw
2015-05-25T15:01:21+00:00
"I'm still buzzing, re-living all of the beautiful moments. What a great example of collaboration at its best. Very inspiring. Here's to many more." - A.Shaw