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Things to help get you through!

Story Published Wednesday 13 October 2021

In light of the recent COVID-19 restrictions we thought it would be helpful to share some information and resources to help get you through this time. All of our normal APRA lines of communication (phone, email, live chat) are open, and we're here to help where we can!

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy & Resurgence Support Payment

If your business (and yes, your music is a business!) has been affected by the change in alert levels please take the time to read through the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payment details.


Wellbeing Services

These uncertain times can have a big impact on our wellbeing and so it's important that we take some time out to look after our mental health. There are many free services and tools available both online and over the phone. Of course, if you are feeling overwhelmed or just need to chat to someone right now you can call or text 1737. Below are a couple of other options if you are ever in need!

MusicHelps Wellbeing Service
just a thought
Changing Minds Wellbeing Sessions

Webinars and Workshops

It's a great time to learn, upskill, and of course, create! Get some inspiration from these past webinars and workshops.

WATCH: Season 2 of NZ Hip Hop Stand Up (RNZ)

Unearthing the stories behind some of the most influential tracks in Aotearoa hip hop. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

watch here

WATCH: Money for Jam performances

Musicians in Tāmaki Makaurau can't play shows, so Money for Jam is bringing artists together safely to collaborate for live-streamed performances, every Tuesday, raising money and support for MusicHelps. Watch the first session featuring Boh Runga (Stellar*), Nathan King (ZED), and Rodney Fisher (Goodshirt).


Download and explore the APRA AMCOS for Music Creators App

Now would be a great time to download and explore the APRA AMCOS app. Maybe you have some past gigs to submit performance reports for, or new songs to register, or maybe you want to view your earning insights... you can do all this and more with our handy app!

Download here

Learn more about how your songs are earning money

If you're interested in finding out more about where your royalties are coming from, or you're doing some accounting and need more info, check our your Earning Insights Portal. The analytics tool features data, trends, and reports for the past seven years, with categories including: Top earning works, earnings by a digital service provider, earnings by overseas territory, earnings from TV, film, and VOD and much more...

Learn more

Wayfind Creative

Get involved with the Wayfind Creative programme, an MSD sponsored career support for creatives. Wayfind Creative can help you: Develop a business plan for your creative project; Expand your reach through social media; Connect with mentors and professionals in your creative industry; Apply for funding/grants and more. Wayfind Creative is based in Auckland's North Shore, if you are outside of this region see who your local service provider is here.


WATCH: Undertheradar and NZ On Air Presents Trash Recital

"For each episode of Trash Recital we've invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from a treasure trove of literal trash, collected by Sports Team from Tāmaki Makaurau's finest op shops / second-hand stores."

watch here

LISTEN: Sounds of the Moana (SOUNZ)

What is the indigenous sound of Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa (Oceania)? What has been lost and gained over the course of history, and how can the musical identity of the great Moana be kept alive today? Explore these questions, and more, in this two-part series hosted by Tau’ili’ili Alpha Maiava.


LISTEN: The Production Line Podcast hosted by Tarn PK

"Conversations with some of New Zealand's leading music producers. We chat careers, production tips and also break down one of their favourite sessions. Tune in weekly and follow on Instagram for exclusive peeks into the interviews."

listen here