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2023 Music Industry Manifesto

Published Thursday 7 September 2023

APRA AMCOS NZ, Recorded Music NZ, and the New Zealand Music Commission have collaborated on a NZ Music Industry Manifesto | Te Pae Ahumahi Puoro O Aotearoa ahead of the 2023 General Election. The Manifesto is supported by a cohort of industry partners, including Independent Music NZ, MusicHelps, Music Managers Forum Aotearoa, Music Producers Guild NZ, and Save Our Venues.

The document highlights the significant contribution the local music industry makes to New Zealand’s economy as well as its culture, and asks the next government to invest in the sustainability of Aotearoa music by supporting local artists and industry to thrive both in the current economic context and in the longer term. We are calling on the next government to partner with us in a multi-year, appropriately resourced strategy to grow the industry and strengthen pathways for export and international success for our artists, and with an ongoing commitment to safe and equitable workplaces.

To do this we are focused on three key areas:

  1. DEVELOPMENT: Investing in the talent pipeline
  2. MARKET SETTINGS: Creating the conditions for music to thrive
  3. EXPORT: Growing and strengthening the pathways for international success