MMF Aotearoa is part of the International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF), a worldwide community of music managers. The IMMF has Permanent Observer status at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) based at the United Nations in Geneva, working to preserve and enhance the rights that creators of copyright enjoy, making the past, present, and future of music possible. There are active MMF organisations in 50+ countries across six continents
At an international level, the IMMF is also engaged with simplifying and reforming music business agreements such as recording and publishing contracts, watching out for new clauses which may not be in artist's and therefore manager's interests. The IMMF is also concerned to reform various industry norms such as issues like assignment of copyright and packaging deductions in recording contracts as well as a host of other old-fashioned and blatantly unfair conditions.
NZ On Air Music
We fund the recording of single songs and multi-song projects, music videos and music promotion to make sure great NZ songs connect with the widest audience possible.
We've been funding music since 1991, helping to maintain a reasonable percentage of local music on mainstream radio stations.
Today there's equal emphasis on providing great local songs to the major streaming platforms for worldwide audiences to discover and enjoy.
The leading specialist entertainment law firm in New Zealand, Dominion Law acts for a wide range of clients, from internationally successful artists in the music industry, film studios and large media companies, to young bands and first-time film producers.
We are primarily commercial lawyers who have particular expertise in the music, film, television and related creative industries.
We provide industry specific advice to our clients in how to exploit the rights that exist in their particular arenas, from how to licence a song to a commercial or film, to how to obtain a record deal.
We provide a broad range of advice to New Zealand clients, as well as to international clients operating in New Zealand.
Recorded Music NZ
Recorded Music NZ represents recording artists and right holders in Aotearoa through licensing, advocacy and promotion.
MAXIMISE RETURNS FOR RIGHT HOLDERS & RECORDING ARTISTS. We act on behalf of right holders to license music users and collect revenues. From those revenues we deduct our costs and return the remainder to right holders and registered recording artists via distributions. We maximise returns through operating fairly and efficiently.
ADVOCATE FOR THE COLLECTIVE INTERESTS OF RECORDING ARTISTS & RIGHT HOLDERS to a range of audiences including government, other industry organisations and the wider music and creative community. We strive to improve copyright law and the legal and regulatory environment for recording artists and right holders.
PROMOTE & CELEBRATE recording artists, their recordings and the recorded music industry in Aotearoa, through activities such as the Aotearoa Music Awards, the Official NZ Music Charts and the NZ Music Hall of Fame | Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa.
SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABLE RECORDED MUSIC MARKET through providing market analytics and recorded music data to our stakeholders and industry, and supporting a range of educational and charitable projects via collaborations and our Music Grants programme.