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Back to Basics Seminar

Back to Basics Seminar

The Music Managers Forum (MMF) with support from Recorded Music NZ and the NZ Music Commission are proud to present free seminars in Christchurch and Dunedin this July for those who are new to management and wish to learn about the fundamentals of the music industry.

Both Back to Basic sessions will focus on all the useful information new managers need to know including contracts, setting up your band’s business, how to put together a strategic plan, marketing and promotion, collating a press pack, as well as advice on how to plan an album release and putting together a tour.

Three music industry professionals will be on hand to share some indispensable knowledge and to answer questions from attendees.

- Cushla Aston (Manager - Thomas Oliver, Estere and Louis Baker)

- Lorraine Barry (Manager - Dave Dobbyn, Dukes, Mark Vanilau, Glass Owls, Nomad and Co Manager - Benny Tipene)

- David McLaughlin (Entertainment Lawyer, McLaughlin Law)

When: Tuesday 8 July
Time: 6 - 8pm
Where: JZ202, 1st Floor, CPIT Jazz School, 130 High Street, Christchurch

When: Wednesday 9 July
Time: 6 - 8pm
Where: Refuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St, Dunedin

Both seminars are free and open to all. Book your place by emailing

The MMF is a national not-for-profit organisation for music managers, self-managed artists and anyone with an interest in becoming a manager. They offer professional development and networking opportunities around the country for people to share and learn from the experience of others, and an avenue through which common problems and areas of concern can be discussed.

The MMF NEW ZEALAND is part of International Music Managers’ Forum (IMMF), a worldwide community of music managers, with active organisations in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Poland, United States, Australia, South Africa, Belgium, Italy and Ireland.

RECORDED MUSIC NZ is the industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. It owns and presents the NZ Music Awards, publishes the Official New Zealand Music Chart, provides collective broadcast and online licensing services either directly or through OneMusic and promotes and protects the work of its artists and labels through its ProMusic NZ division.


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