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Tempo – Music & Making It


In association with James & Wells Intellectual Property
Brought to you by the Hamilton Community Arts Council
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Tempo – Music & Making It, in association with James & Wells – Intellectual Property
Bought to you by the Hamilton Community Arts Council
September 14-20th
Meteor Theatre, Victoria Street, Hamilton

Music in Hamilton is booming and there are multiple artists based in the area doing extremely well both nationally and internationally. With this promise of success comes a need for other aspiring musicians to learn effective ways to distribute, pay, sell and teach themselves. Tempo’s aim is to give musicians the tools and knowledge to do this.

Tempo is the only workshop series of its kind run in Hamilton, and provides opportunities for learning, networking, training and the sharing of information towards professional development. Tempo assists musicians and local industry practitioners in making the Waikato an even more viable force in the NZ music industry and has helped with assisting some local acts to attain international success.

During Tempo speakers from key music industries provide seminars and workshops for both the budding and experienced musician. On top of that this year we are producing and launching Hamilton’s latest compilation CD ‘Area 07’ which features Hamilton’s finest on one disc. This will be launched during Tempo week with a ‘CD Release Gig’ featuring several of the Hamilton acts who have songs on the CD.


Tempo - Programme

In 2006 the week long festival will take place at The Meteor from September 14th-19th and will include –

Thursday September 14th 5.30pm

Tempo Launch – NZ Music, Catch of the Day or Bigger Fish to Fry? Industry gurus Mike Chunn, Cath Anderson and Gary Fortune (New Zealand Music Industry Commission) measure the industry’s success and what to expect from the future.

Friday September 15th 3.30pm & 7.30pm

Rockquest Recharged – The stars of the future, offers the opportunity to featured bands from the Rockquest regional finals to workshop with one of Hamilton’s most successful acts 48 May. The end product will then be performed to you that evening for a mere $5 entry.

Saturday September 16th

2pm Sign or Not to Sign – labels relevant to you, lines up New Zealand’s freshest and most exciting record labels, Dawn Raid, Loop, Powertool and Independent Music New Zealand in a panel discussion to answer your questions about the opportunity of joining a record label and getting your music to a wider audience.

10pm ‘Area 07’ launch – Hamilton’s Hotties on one Disc
$5 Entry or $15 with CD

Sunday September 17th

12pm The Dirty on Getting Around – Touring & Gigging in NZ, brings you the biggest names from the touring circuit, ‘A Low Hum’s’ Blink, Goff Van’t Hoff, Brain McMillian of Cornerstone Roots & the Soundsplash festival and Elemeno P’s Scott Pearson in a panel discussion that addresses how to tour successfully.

2pm Working The Room – Selling yourself without selling your soul has marketing gurus Mark Kneebone, Lorraine Barry and Suzette Major teaching local musicians how to sell themselves to an audience and successfully market themselves to the NZ Music Industry.

Monday September 18th 6pm

Things You Didn’t Want to Know but Have To – Get paid and in control, is a seminar series that brings together speakers from NZ on Air and Dominion Law, with industry experts to teach artists the financial ‘ins and outs’ of the music industry, from getting paid to copyright.

Tuesday September 19th 6pm

Future Fresh – Trends and Technology addresses essential ways of getting your music into the world. Future Fresh blends speakers from Apple, Texttunes, and Amplifier to demonstrate the best and freshest ways of taking advantage of today’s technology.

Ticketing Information: Season Tickets available for $15 and comes with copy of ‘Area 07.’ Door charge per event unless otherwise stated is $3.

More information from the Hamilton Community Arts Council on (07) 838 6424 or info[at]


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