TE MARAMA PUORO O AOTEAROA New Zealand Music Month kicks off to help Aotearoa musicians ‘level up’

the New Zealand Music Commission encourage Aotearoa to ‘Higher level‘ this
TE MARAMA PUORO O AOTEAROA 2022 (New Zealand Music Month). This year ‘Higher levelThe theme is to spotlight the stars of tomorrow, showcase up-and-coming talent and success stories, and celebrate what emerging success means to New Zealand artists.

Rodney Fisher, New Zealand Music Commission, hope 2022′Higher level‘ will encourage everyone in the New Zealand music industry to be proactive and support the next generation of amazing artists and music professionals: “We would like this year TE MARAMA PUORO OR AOTEAROA not only to spotlight the amazing up-and-coming artists of Aotearoa, but also to support them on the next level of their music career.

An exciting range of upskilling events are being confirmed across the country to help develop skills for careers in music, with UDR 98.5 in Christchurch launch Synthonics Electronic Music Production workshops,
make waves music production sessions in Wellington and Auckland, and the
Aotearoa Music Producers Series taking place in Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, Invercargill and Dunedin.

On Monday, May 2, THE STUDIO takes place in Christchurch
SOLE music academywith Tiki Taanerising indie star Mouse
and production dream team Josh Logan and Adam Hogan (LOHO) dive into the process of taking a song from demo to final produced track.

Capping off a month of professional development opportunities, this year New Zealand Music Month Summit will be back on Saturday May 28th at Auckland’s Tuning Fork in partnership with Music Manager’s Forum Aotearoa. There will be talks with New Zealand artists and music industry professionals around the
Higher level‘ to support emerging musical talent.

For young Kiwis, the
Mentoring of musicians in schools will connect New Zealand’s top musical artists with emerging young talent in schools across the country. This year-round project is busy in May, with 38 school visits booked so far and more to be added with the national switch to orange. Mentors including Laughton Kora,
Bella Kalolo, Mazbou Q and
Annie Crumer are visiting schools from Invercargill to Taipa in the Far North during the month.

A wide range of celebrations, new releases, artist tours, initiatives and special events will take place nationwide during the month of May. Here’s a preview of what’s to come, with more to follow in our weekly email newsletters:

  • The very popular New Zealand Music Day T-Shirt returns Friday, May 27, with Kiwis encouraged to wear their favorite music t-shirt and donate to the MusicHelps appeal. The charity is providing vital support to music industry workers in Aotearoa whose livelihoods have been compromised due to Covid-19 challenges. Get involved and register a team on: https://www.nzmusictshirtday.org.nz/donate
  • TE MARAMA PUORO O AOTEAROA 2022 will see a phenomenal range of local acts happening across Aotearoa.
    The sails, Bic Runga,
    Nadia Reid and Arahi will give a free show to Nenuphar Sunday, May 8, launch of the new Lilyworld venue at Mt Smart Stadium. A week later, Lilyworld will host a new festival
    everyday peoplewith
    Melodownz, summer thieves,
    Muroki, Fishing, peach milk, AWB, Soaked oats
    and much more. Other shows confirmed in May include Niko Walters, Emma Dilemma with band and Con Carne, Sam Bartell, Albi & The Wolves, Salmonella Dub, Adam Hattaway & Tess Liautaud, Jackie Bristow, Tablefox, Anthonie Tonnon, Daniel Armstrong & The Monsoons, Savage with DJ SirVere, Kings, Vayne, Tipene & Katayanagi Twins, Trip Change, Pretty Stooked, French for Rabbits, Turkey the Bird, Kendall Elise, Wallace, Julia Deans, The Warratahs & Ebony Lamb, Jon Toogood
    and many more to come!
  • ghost stickers celebrate their 40th anniversary – by offering a gift to local artists. For any local artist carrying out a poster campaign during TE MARAMA PUORO OR AOTEAROAPhantom will give them their first 40 posters for free.
  • New Zealand on screen and AudioCulture join forces to launch popular music documentary series Try, which features the first five decades of rock & roll history in Aotearoa. The six-part series, plus 12 full interviews recorded for the series, will launch on Wednesday, April 27.
  • The 2022 Children’s Music Awards have been confirmed for Sunday, May 15 to celebrate the writers and performers who make music for the tamariki of Aotearoa.
  • the New Zealand Music Month MusicHelps Quiz is confirmed for Wednesday May 25th at Auckland’s Tuning Fork. This will be followed by a Showcase TE MARAMA PUORO O AOTEAROA 2022 on Thursday May 26 in Auckland, with a focus on celebrating emerging Maori musicians.
  • Dunedin will host
    Monocle – Musical Furniture, an interactive foray into synthetic music. All along TE MARAMA PUORO OR AOTEAROAthis project will transform a handful of vacant spaces within the George Street precinct into immersive and interactive sound installations.
  • TE MARAMA PUORO O AOTEAROA 2022 have teamed up with the New Zealand Herald for a special Time Out print edition, featuring 100% local music. This issue will appear on shelves on Monday, May 2.
  • Auckland Live will celebrate once again TE MARAMA PUORO OR AOTEAROA
    with a host of events and activations to be announced on Wednesday, April 27 at aucklandlive.co.nz
  • New Zealand’s oldest musical photography exhibition FromThePit returns to various venues starting Monday, May 2 to celebrate the creative works of some of Aotearoa’s finest music photographers. 2022 sees 50 photographers from across the country sharing epic memories of local talent.
  • In the exciting news that has just been announced, the Taite Music Prize moving in May! An in-person ceremony will take place to celebrate extraordinary records and name the winner of the coveted Taite Music Prize for 2022 on Sunday, May 29. A fitting way to end a month of greeting great music from all over Aotearoa.

is led by the New Zealand Music Commission, with support from APRA AMCOS, Independent Music NZ, Music Managers Forum, NZ On Air, Recorded Music NZ, SOUNZ and Te Māngai Pāho. The goal of TE MARAMA PUORO OR AOTEAROA is to celebrate New Zealand music and the people who make it.

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