Launched in 2020, organisations from across the Aotearoa Music Community crated a new action group with the aim of developing and growing our industry through a safe and inclusive culture in the music community. SoundCheck Aotearoa has been formed by Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS NZ, NZ Music Commission, Music Managers Forum NZ and Independent Music NZ in collaboration with Te Māngai Pāho, Māori Music Industry Coalition, NZ On Air, SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music and NZ Promoters Association. We have also reached out to organisations that share our aspiration: Pacific Music Awards Trust, Te Vākai Collective, Music Producers Guild of NZ and MusicHelps, and we are inviting others to join us as our work progresses.
Our aspiration | Tō Mātou Wawata
We want all people in the Aotearoa music community to benefit from:
- fair representation: equitable opportunities, treatment and representation for all people regardless of their attributes including gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability (including illness), regional status, paternity/maternity and marital status
- an inclusive culture, with practices and behaviours to ensure that individuals feel respected, included and heard
- an environment where they are safe from discrimination, bullying, harassment, sexual harassment and violence
- access to advocacy on behalf of their specific needs and challenges