The APRA Music Grants programme supports Independent Music New Zealand through contributing to the Taite Prize & Going Global

About Independent Music New Zealand

Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) is a non-profit trade association – the New Zealand voice for independent record labels and distributors. Our members release the bulk of New Zealand music, including commercially successful artists as well as niche music genres.

IMNZ started in 2001 and now represents over 90+ members. These labels and distributors collectively represent the majority of all musical acts in New Zealand.

Independent Music New Zealand monitors and advocates for their members rights, working to spread their message, and lobbies for any changes to the industry that will benefit local labels and their artists. Some of the issues where it is important to represent the interests of their members include government legislation and the copyright act, quotas, commercial and non-commercial radio, parallel importing, government funding allocation and music policy, online licensing, piracy, synchronisation licensing and many others.

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