2019 Official Music Month Summit
Aotearoa has an abundance of world-class talent that you can see on stages across the length and breadth of the country. In clubs and pubs, community centres and RSAs, theatres and school halls, and so many other venues, there is no shortage of live music happening every week around New Zealand.
Celebrating our awesome performing artists and venues, the theme for NZ Music Month 2019 is Discover Live – focused on New Zealanders discovering their new favourite homegrown live act, and supporting the local live music scene across the country.
We are excited to announce that following the kaupapa of 2019, the Official NZ Music Month Summit makes a welcome return this May with an impressive line-up of panellists speaking on the most exciting aspect of the music industry – live performance.
Whether you are watching an emerging artist in one of the fantastic grass-roots venues around Aotearoa or soaking up a headline performance in an illustrious New Zealand theatre, there is nothing quite like the experience of seeing amazing music live. But putting on a great show isn’t easy, so we have gathered some experts to share their knowledge and advice with you.
Held at the Herald Theatre Aotea Square in Auckland on May 25th from 10am, the Summit will feature four separate panel sessions with industry leaders discussing every aspect of the juggernaut, which is live performance.
Attendees can expect thought provoking discussions and conversation, invaluable insight and information, and there will be a chance to have any burning questions answered at the end of each session
LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF ON THE ROAD
Going on tour sounds like it is a whole lot of fun, and it is! But it can take a toll on an individual’s wellbeing, health and relationships. This will address the various pitfalls and give tips on how to exercise self-care while on the road.
Session speakers: Laughton Kora, Tami Neilson and Julia Deans.
MARKETING & PROMOTING LIVE SHOWS
Performing live is a crucial talent to master for any artist with reputations being made or broken from a show performance. Industry experts give insight into the various ways to successfully market and promote shows, no matter what level of experience the artist is at.
Session speakers: Matt Harvey (Shapeshifter Manager), Anna Loveys (Publicist), Mel Parsons and Harry Pettit (Soaked Oats Manager)
PRODUCTION, TIPS OF THE TRADE
For everyone who has practiced hard and now there is a gig to perform. This panel covers what questions should be asked in advance to ensure stress free show for all involved. Production gurus share their knowledge and insight to a stress free live performance setup.
Session speakers: Carol Harding (Stage Manager), Chris Tate (College Hill) and Tom Anderson (Whammy Bar).
Some of New Zealand's top festival bookers will give tips on what they’re looking for when putting together a festival line up.
Session speakers: Hamish Pinkham - R&V , Gerry Paul - Coastella and CupaDupa, Gavin Downie - Music in Parks and Rachel Turney - Homegrown.
With special thanks to our friends at APRA AMCOS, lunch will be provided to the first 100 people who register for the Official NZ Music Month Summit.
There will be an opportunity to ask APRA representatives questions during the lunch break, with meal catering by the initiative Eat My Lunch which provides food for hungry kiwi kids.