Frequently Asked Questions

YAMI stands for YOUTH & ADULTS in the MUSIC INDUSTRY. It’s a weekend for music-loving people to get together, network, learn, perform, and get excited about the future ahead.

Yes. Send us an email and you go on the waiting list. We’ll let you know if a space becomes available and you’re there!

Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12th, 2019. We’d love to see you there!

Registrations are open now. To register, email and you’ll receive a message with all the registration info.

10 years or older, right up to fully ancient.

Access to workshops & discussions (both days), and access to the Saturday night concert and the Sunday Yami Showcase. PLUS a goody bag filled with cool stuff from NZ on Air, NZ Music Commission & Lake Wanaka SouNZ PLUS discounted prices at certain local cafes, etc. PLUS an 8gb flashstick filled with YAMI summit info in case you forget stuff, and for you to put your own music on. Whoop!

Absolutely. If you’re at school, it’s best to work through your music teacher or careers advisor, as some can offer assisted funding.

Yes. Some workshops & discussions are happening simultaneously so you’ll have to make choices though.

Not at all – but you do need a love of music and an appreciation for the creative process. There are workshops and panels for anyone who wants to look at a future career as an artist manager, producer, engineer, or just to hear about the ever-growing array of different careers available within the music industry.

Only if you want to.

Yes, you are not confined to one category. There are morning and afternoon workshops; you choose which to attend.

The Junior group (ages 10 – 13 years) need to email if they want to be involved in the Audio workshops, and Media workshops, as these are mainly geared towards Youth & Adult age groups.

Very likely, depending on what level it gets to during the workshops. If you want to make sure your song gets its moment on stage, be as prepared as possible beforehand: lyrics, chords, ideas for other parts, etc. Make it clear to your tutor that you are keen for your 3 minutes on stage!

Anyone! They are public performances.

A guideline will be out by the end of April on this website.

Feel free to bring your own snacks and food. There are oodles of cafes, shops and restaurants within 2 minutes walk from Lake Wanaka Centre too. Discounts are offered at some nearby cafes if you are wearing your YAMI lanyard.

It totally depends what workshop you go for. Most audio/media, management workshops are for ages 16+; others are in age groups. (PS: Some young people are really cool!!)

It totally depends what workshop you go for. Singing in Harmony is open to all ages, others are in age groups. (PS: Some old people are really cool!!)

Your instrument, headphones, a mobile or recording device (if you’re keen on the Beat Making workshops), a bottle of water, and maybe a notebook and a pencil. If you’re a songwriter, composer or producer, see if you can have a full song ready before the summit. Then you can jam it, record it, and find others to add to it if you want – and maybe even perform it!

Any more questions? Email us and we’ll answer it presto!