Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


RIANZ music gift vouchers to end

1 March, 2006

RIANZ music gift vouchers to end

The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) will wind down its involvement in the music gift vouchers business mid-year.

The move does not affect music gift vouchers offered by individual music retailers such as the CD Store, Marbecks, Real Groovy, Sounds and ECM and The Warehouse.

RIANZ is encouraging people who hold its plastic vouchers to redeem them before the end of the year after the supply to retailers ceases at the end of June 2006.

RIANZ president Adam Holt says there are several reasons for the decision.

"Most key retailers now have their own gift voucher systems in place and they generally prefer to promote their own, while some are also selling online.

"That has reduced the need for RIANZ vouchers. With sales declining and costs increasing we are better to refocus our resources into areas where we can provide additional practical support for the industry.

"There's some fantastic new music out there at the moment and with New Zealand Music Month coming up in May, that's probably a good prompt to dig out your gift vouchers and redeem them for some quality Kiwi tunes," Mr Holt says.

The suggested redemption date of December 31, 2006 applies only to the RIANZ plastic gift vouchers. Vouchers redeemed after December 31 will still be honoured by RIANZ.

About RIANZ: The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand Inc (RIANZ) is a non-profit organisation representing major and independent record producers, distributors and recording artists throughout New Zealand. RIANZ works to protect the rights and promote the interests of creative people involved in the New Zealand recording industry.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news