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Webinars, workshops and courses for music creators

Story Published Wednesday 17 June 2020

Whether you're looking to dabble in a new musical practice or to lift your live stream game, or if you want to upskill on the business side of things, there's a lot of resources out there. A LOT. So many.

Where to start? Check out the below listings and videos.

APRA NZ Masterclass 1 - How to approach storytelling through music [WATCH]

Don McGlashan, Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins), Tom Scott (Avantdale Bowling Club), and Ria Hall in conversation with Director of Member Services Victoria Kelly, chatting about their creative methods, how they tell their own stories through music, and how we might begin to tell the story of this surreal time we're living in.

APRA ANZ Masterclass #2: How to approach co-writing and producing [WATCH]

Josh Fountain (Benee, Paige, Matthew Young, Leisure), Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Tove Lo, Jack Antonoff), Joel Little (Lorde, Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Khalid), Kings, and Devin Abrams (Drax Project, Shapeshifter, Pacific Heights, The Adults) in conversation with Director of Member Services Victoria Kelly, chatting about their creative methods, what they've learned about co-writing, what producing really means, and how they're going to continue building international careers now that borders are closed.

Kaputi and Kōrero [WATCH]

Māori musicians Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha, Anna Coddington, Matiu Walters, Pere Wihongi, Tama Waipara, Ria Hall, and Moana Maniapoto share what they have been up to during the rāhui and their kōrero about making music in Aotearoa, waiata and whakawhanaungatanga.

Financial chat with Entertainment Accounting Services [WATCH]

Jeni Rowney from Entertainment Accounting Services talks about the recent available financial support from the Government, funding bodies and relief grants, and how you need to make sure these are correctly accounted for in your books, so that you don’t get a massive shock at tax time. This seminar will cover a variety of grants including the Govt WINZ Covid-19 grant, the CNZ Relief Fund and the MusicHelpsLive grants.

Radio Programmers Hui [WATCH]

Join music directors and programmers from ZM, The Rock, Mai, George, More, bFM and Ngā Iwi FM along with David Ridler, Head of Music, NZ On Air and Paul Kennedy from Radioscope to chat about radio programming and specifically New Zealand music on radio.

Music Month Summit - The Importance of Merchandise [WATCH]

A panel discussion with Tana Tupai (Tomorrow People), Liz Stokes (The Beths), Anthonie Tonnon, and Paul Martin (Devilskin), hosted by Sarah Thompson (bFM).

Music Month Summit - Rising from indie band to Number 1 in the charts with L.A.B [WATCH]

Cushla Aston speaks with L.A.B frontman Joel Shadbolt, along with their label representative, Dan Clist from LOOP.

Music Month Summit - Music Production in Aotearoa

A panel discussion with Tom Healy, P-Money, Devin Abrams, and Villette, hosted by Greg Haver.

Music Month Summit - The path to international success

Benee's manager Paul McKessar is interviewed by Charlotte Ryan on how a Kiwi artist can make an impact internationally.

PANNZ (Performing Arts Network NZ) have been running a great online hui series covering a variety of topics and resources. Check them out at their website: Creative Sector Online Hui Series

Creative NZ also have some wonderful online workshop and webinar training resources:

If you're looking for some general guidance and up to date info about the Aotearoa Music Industry, then the May Book is the perfect place to begin: Read it online here

MAINZ Auckland offer a variety of short courses (generally 12 hours total) across a variety of audio production topics, including Pro Tools, Ableton, and Logic, as well as short courses on home recording, live sound, and DJing:

International music courses

Open Learn - Open University free courses
Recording music and sound
This free 8-hour course, provides an historical introduction to music and sound recording in the creative industries and offers some guidance about making your own recordings.

Sound for music technology: An introduction
In this free course, you will learn some of the basics of music technology, starting with what sound is, how it is created and how it travels.

An introduction to music theory
Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation.

Games development

IGEA and Austrade Present: Workshop Series
Webinar registration: