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Introducing Waiata Anthems Week Sept 6th - 12th

This September, Waiata Anthems Week will come to life with the release of a number of new recordings in te reo Māori and digital marketing campaign to celebrate the growing movement.

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Going Global Music Summit 2021

A two-day boutique conference taking place once again at the renowned Roundhead Studios in Auckland Friday 17th September / Saturday 18th September

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Reo Māori Songhubs Applications Now Open

We're delighted to announce that applications are now open for our new Reo Māori SongHubs Program 2021, and will close at 5pm on Friday 30 July.

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Top 20 Announced

The Top 20 songs in the running for the 2021 APRA Silver Scroll Award have just been announced! Voting is now open for all APRA NZ members.

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Maioha Top 5 announced

The Top 5 songs in the running for the 2021 APRA Maioha Award have just been announced! Voting is now open for all APRA NZ members.

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Vote Now

All members are now invited to vote for the 2021 APRA Silver Scroll and APRA Maioha Awards finalists and winners

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2021 Pacific Music Awards Finalists Announced

The 2021 Pacific Music Awards finalist announcement was held at The Alexander Café, Otara, Auckland. Congrats and good luck to Jawsh 685, Kings, and Team Dynamite who are finalists for the APRA Best Pacific Song award.

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Fazerdaze and Jenny Mitchell Selected for Women in Music Mentorship

Twenty-one songwriters have been selected for APRA AMCOS' Women in Music Mentorship program, an initiative now in its fourth year that aims to support women-identifying, non-binary, and gender non-conforming music creators by providing professional guidance for a project underway, as well as funding assistance.

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How the Silver Scroll Winner is Chosen

Are you a little unclear on the judging and voting process around the Silver Scroll Award? Want to know how one song makes it to the top of the list?

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APRA AMCOS NZ STAFF UPDATES

There have been some staff changes at APRA AMCOS NZ we'd love to share with you! 

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CALL FOR WORKS: EMERGING WORKS IN ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC

As part of the upcoming mini-festival of electroacoustic music Sonic September, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra are searching for works from composers of electroacoustic music for a specially curated concert by new and emerging artists. 

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Aotearoa Music Industry Timeline

A timeline of key dates for New Zealand songwriters, composers, and the wider industry. 

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Te Reo Māori Music Chart

Recorded Music NZ announces a new chart will be added to the Official New Zealand Music Charts: Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori O Te Rārangi 10 O Runga – the Official Top 10 Te Reo Māori Singles of the week.

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2021 Professional Development Awards

We are delighted to share the diverse range of hard-working songwriters and composers selected for this year's Professional Development Awards.

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2021 Jazz Awards Winners Announced

This evening we celebrate the winners of the APRA Best Jazz Composition and the Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist announced at the opening powhiri of the 2021 Wellington Jazz Festival. 

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Richard Nunns has passed away

Today we pay our deepest respects to taonga pūoro champion Richard Nunns, and our greatest sympathy to his family and extended musical whanau.

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Queen's Birthday Honours

It's a banner year for songwriters being recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

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Tami Neilson wins DOUBLE at the 2021 Country Music Awards

Tami Neilson was presented with both the APRA Best Country Song and Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa Tūī | Best Country Music Artist at the 2021 Country Music Awards in Gore on Thursday evening.

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Maramataka / Calendar

As part of our work to support the emergence of a bi-lingual music industry, this year we are creating a maramataka \ calendar to highlight releases, events, performances, and work which highlights waiata reo Māori or waiata reorua.

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APRA AMCOS Statement

APRA AMCOS NZ statement regarding Thomas Oliver

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Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2021 APRA Best Jazz Composition Award are...

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Performance Reports Update

Submit as you go via the portal or the app, and get paid quarterly.

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Winners announced for the Children's Music Awards 2021!

The winners of the 2021 NZ Children’s Music Awards – celebrating those writing and recording for our youngest generation of Kiwi tamaraki, have been announced.

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Jawsh 685, BENEE, Josh Fountain and Joel Little receive a 2021 BMI Pop Award

Aotearoa has made its mark on the BMI Awards this year with four of our top songwriters receiving a 2021 BMI Pop Award.

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Finalists announced for the 2021 Country Music Awards

Today, APRA AMCOS NZ and Recorded Music New Zealand are proud to recognise the outstanding contributions to the Aotearoa country music scene from the past year.

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2021 Baysting Prize for Children's Champion goes to What Now!

The Baysting Prize is presented to an individual, group, or organisation each year who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the development and wellbeing of New Zealand children, through the creation of or support for music, TV programmes, films, live shows, books, education, or advocacy.

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Announcing Aotearoa's Sync-Posium

Aotearoa’s first annual music for screens ‘SYNC-POSIUM’ bringing together international music supervisors in film, gaming, TV and advertising together with musicians, songwriters and composers at Auckland’s Roundhead Studios on June 15th-18th 2021.

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Remembering APRA Board Member Malcolm Black

Exactly two years on from the passing of music industry luminary Malcolm Black, his family today releases his posthumous album Songs For The Family, recorded a mere two months before his untimely death at age 58 from cancer.

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Ella Yelich-O'Connor, Joel Little, Leroy Clampitt, and James Wong Billions Awards

Ella Yelich-O'Connor, Joel Little, Leroy Clampitt and James Wong receive The 1,000,000,000 List Awards.

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2021 Art Music Fund recipients announced

Celeste Oram (NZ) is one of ten recipients of the APRA AMCOS and Australian Music Centre's Art Music Fund.

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He waiata reo rua

APRA AMCOS NZ, Creative New Zealand and the Māori Language Commission - Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori have combined to support the development of a bilingual music industry.

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Waiata / Anthems

Notable Pictures, in association with TVNZ, Raukatauri Productions and Te Māngai Pāho are proud to present the 7-part series, ‘Waiata / Anthems’.

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Finalists Announced

Congratulations to all the finalists for the 2021 NZ Children's Music Awards

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2021 Taite Music Awards

Congratulations to Reb Fountain, Na Noise, Patea Maori Club, and the founders of Rockquest

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Young Gig Makers Grant

Auckland UNESCO City of Music, in collaboration with Auckland Live are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Young Gig Makers Grant | He Taiohi Kaiwhakarite Kaupapa

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JINGLE UPLOADS

Register and upload your jingles in the new writer portal

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Introducing the new app: APRA AMCOS for Music Creators

Download the app now. Get your admin done on the go.

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SoundCheck Aotearoa Update

An update on upcoming workshops, FAQs, and available resources.

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Financial Support

Here are links to the various financial support options available from the government

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Participants announced

We're delighted to announce the songwriters who will be taking part in SongHubs Ōtautahi | Christchurch

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Event Calendar

Aug

05


NZ On Air New Music Development Funding Deadline

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Aug

05


4pm - NZ On Air New Music Project Funding Deadline

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Aug

05


NZ On Air New Music Kids Funding Deadline

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Aug

06


9am - 5pm - Soundcheck Aotearoa: Professional Respect Workshop, Ōtautahi Christchurch

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Aug

23


NZ On Air New Tracks Deadline

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