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22 Aug 2013

New Zealand Music Industry Commission

The NZ Music Commission is an organisation with a national reach that is funded primarily through Vote: Arts, Culture and Heritage. It is an independent trust based in Auckland. Its full name is the New Zealand Music Industry Commission Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa.

The Music Commission envisions itself to be a successful music industry in New Zealand. The Mission of the Music Commission is to support the growth of the music industry in New Zealand, both culturally and economically, at home and abroad.

NZ Music Month
NZ Music Month is a promotion run by the NZ Music Commission that takes place each May, with other organisations including NZ On Air, Recorded Music, APRA AMCOS, Independent Music NZ, and the Radio Broadcasters Association also closely involved. And obviously NZ Music Month could not succeed without the support of the country's labels, media, the general public, and, most importantly, the artists themselves.

The Commission acts as the information hub for local music news in the lead-up to NZ Music Month and during May itself. It does so by spreading the word about key releases and live shows directly to the public and also to relevant media nationwide.

In addition to this the Commission stages official NZ Music Month events and works with brands and sponsors to integrate as much relevant activity into May as possible.

The Music Commission reports to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage via the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.