"The internet has facilitated the most direct and efficient, compact relationship ever between band and audience." - Steve Albini
2016-12-01T11:39:37+00:00
"The internet has facilitated the most direct and efficient, compact relationship ever between band and audience." - Steve Albini
Hear from the music professionals who have forged a career in the music industry and are not afraid to share the realities of the business, how to make money as a musician, along with tips for you to get heard. Don’t be afraid to put a question to the panel at the end of the session, or meet up afterwards in the cafe for a quieter chat. Most panels are open to Youth/Adult only.

Keeping It Together

You’ve got the songs, you’ve got the gig, so how do you prepare for that killer performance!?

Share and hear experiences of highs and lows, triumphs and failures and all the rest that goes with life as a musician. Fail proof techniques on audience connection and ways to keep yourself mentally and physically on top of your game.

The Digital Future

Hear about what NZMC, NZ on Air, APRA/AMCOS, Recorded Music NZ foresee as the realistic future for NZ artists and their music in the digital age.

Artists ‘Avin A Banter

Put the Questions to the Artists and hear their take on the biggest traps, the best advice they ever got, how they get their songs published, and more.

I Need A $

Musicians and industry experts are upfront about how they charge, what they charge and when it’s fine to play for free. What can you claim back on your tax return? How do you survive as an emerging artist?
Possibly the most important things to learn about how to keep afloat in the music industry, both here in NZ and abroad.

Your Rights

Possibly the most important things to learn about how to keep afloat in the music industry, both here in NZ and abroad. These panellists cover licensing, publishing, royalties & contracts; they really know their stuff and want to pass it on!

How to get into Events & onto the Airwaves

Hear from musicians, festival directors and programmers on how to get your act on air or on stage in front of an audience of thousands – and what to do once you get there.