The Official 2019 Music Month Summit


NZ Music Managers Forum, NZ Music Commission in association with APRA AMCOS, NZ On Air and Auckland Live present




Aotearoa has an abundance of world-class talent that you can see on stages across the length and breadth of the country. In clubs and pubs, community centres and RSAs, theatres and school halls, and so many other venues, there is no shortage of live music happening every week around New Zealand.

Celebrating our awesome performing artists and venues, the theme for NZ Music Month 2019 is Discover Live – focused on New Zealanders discovering their new favourite homegrown live act, and supporting the local live music scene across the country.

We are excited to announce that following the kaupapa of 2019, the Official NZ Music Month Summit makes a welcome return this May with an impressive line-up of panellists speaking on the most exciting aspect of the music industry – live performance.

Whether you are watching an emerging artist in one of the fantastic grass-roots venues around Aotearoa or soaking up a headline performance in an illustrious New Zealand theatre, there is nothing quite like the experience of seeing amazing music live. But putting on a great show isn’t easy, so we have gathered some experts to share their knowledge and advice with you.

Held at the Herald Theatre, Aotea Square in Auckland on May 25th from 10am, the Summit will feature four separate panel sessions with industry leaders discussing every aspect of the juggernaut, which is live performance.

Attendees can expect thought provoking discussions and conversation, invaluable insight and information, and there will be a chance to have any burning questions answered at the end of each session.

The subjects and first speakers to be revealed are:


Going on tour sounds like it is a whole lot of fun, and it is! But it can take a toll on an individual’s wellbeing, health and relationships. This will address the various pitfalls and give tips on how to exercise self-care while on the road.

FIRST SPEAKER LINE UP - With more to be announced!!


For everyone who has practiced hard and now there is a gig to perform. This panel covers what questions should be asked in advance to ensure stress free show for all involved. Production gurus share their knowledge and insight to a stress free live performance setup.

FIRST SPEAKER LINE UP - With more to be announced!!


Performing live is a crucial talent to master for any artist with reputations being made or broken from a show performance. Industry experts give insight into the various ways to successfully market and promote shows, no matter what level of experience the artist is at.

FIRST SPEAKER LINE UP - With more to be announced!!


Some of New Zealand's top festival bookers will give tips on what they’re looking for when putting together a festival line up.

FIRST SPEAKER LINE UP - With more to be announced!!


Remember across NZ Music Month to share your live music experiences on social media with
#dicoverlivenz and #nzmusicmonth


Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster from Friday 26 April and will cost $10 (plus booking fees).

100% of the ticket income will be donated to MusicHelps, a charity dedicated to changing lives through music.

If the ticket price will be a barrier to you attending, please contact Lorraine Owen at the MMF – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NZ Music Managers Forum, NZ Music Commission in association with APRA AMCOS, NZ On Air and Auckland Live present

The 2019 Official NZ Music Month Summit
Saturday May 25
The Herald Theatre – Aotea Square, Auckland
10am to 4pm
Tickets from Ticketmaster from 26 April 2019



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