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Music Manager's Forum Newsletter #6

Music Manager's Forum Newsletter #6

In this issue: Monthly forums Latest meet 'n' greets - Corporate sponsorship - Membership growing

MONTHLY FORUMS We¹ve had a great turnout for the this years forums so far thanks to the fantastic quality of speakers at each one. April will be no exception, when we have not one but two guest speakers.

Publishing is a major source of income for most artists but is an area that has been chronically overlooked in the New Zealand market. We are pleased to announce the guests for April¹s meeting as Chris Gough & Hannah Cornwell. Chris is the Managing Director of Mana Music which is one of the most successful Australasian music supervisors with credits such as Whalerider, Perfect Strangers, The Strip and Mercy Peak to name a few.

Mana also represents screen composers including Don McGlashan, Plan 9 and Victoria Kelly. Chris has recently founded Native Tongue, a 100% New Zealand owned publishing company of which Hannah is the General Manager. Chris is also a partner in Mayday Management and a member of MMF Australia.

This will be an important meeting for managers & self-managed artists who want to learn more about how publishing works and how to generate more income from this area. The forums are open to members and non-members alike. Admission: MMF members FREE. Non-members $5.00. Wellington ­ Tuesday 27th April. Indigo, Cuba St, City. 6.00 - 7.00pm Auckland ­ Wednesday 28th April. NZMIC offices, 7 Great North Rd, Ponsonby. 6.00 - 7.00pm

LATEST MEET 'N' GREETS Wherever possible we nab a music visitor on their way through a city for an informal meeting with local managers. Auckland:

This month¹s guest is David Benge. As manager of Fur Patrol David has been instrumental in the band's success. Two years ago David and the band relocated to Melbourne which eventually paid off for them when they garnered a deal with Universal Music Australia. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is thinking of breaking into the Australian market, and to learn some of the obstacles a kiwi band may face when relocating across the ditch. Wellington:

Mark Roach, chairman of MMF NZ and manager for Damien Binder, Lucid 3, El Hula and Velez will be in Wellington on Friday 7th May to discuss local and international management issues with local MMF members. Meet 'n' greets are only open to MMF members as an exclusive membership benefit.


MMF New Zealand is now able to offer corporate sponsorship packages for both small and large businesses that want to support, encourage and be involved in the exciting field of music management. Non-financial packages are also available for non-profit organisations and NGOs (subject to approval).

If your business is interested in what the MMF can offer, or you know of companies and organisations that may be interested please contact MMF chairman Mark Roach


The MMF now has nearly 60 members nationwide and this number continues to constantly grow. Artists under the wing of professional music managers include: Scribe, Tim Finn, Blindspott, Damien Binder, Verse Two, The Have, >Carly Binding, The Black Seeds, Lucid 3 and many more! ©2004 Music Managers¹ Forum (NZ) Inc.

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