"The internet has facilitated the most direct and efficient, compact relationship ever between band and audience." - Steve Albini
"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.

2019 Workshop and panel topics announced in March.

Copyright Law

So what’s new in Copyright Law in NZ and globally – Youtube, Apple Music, Spotify…and beyond? This is such important stuff for you to be a part of as you head towards your next stage as a professional in the industry, RMNZ are shouting you free canapés and drinks! An interactive, informative chompy fest.

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 Musical Future

What do the industry experts NZ foresee as the realistic future for NZ artists and their music in the digital age? How can Music Technology affect you as a creative? And what are three things you MUST know as we head towards the 2020s…?

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?

Music Online: Streaming & Promotion of Your Music

Presented by New Zealand Music Commission, this panel discusses the most effective ways to gain traction on  the streaming and promotion of your music on Spotify, Youtube and more.

Gigs, Streaming & Distribution

Want to get the fans screaming and your songs streaming? Hear from musicians, curators, distributors and festival directors on how to get your music out there.

Speed Networking

8 minutes with each tutor on high rotate! Ask those all-important questions about contracts, publishing, videos, touring, funding, licensing, events to the people who have the answers.