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New Zealand Music Foundation charity aligns with VNZMA

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10 November 2016

New Zealand Music Foundation charity aligns with VNZMA

Recorded Music is proud to announce The New Zealand Music Foundation as the charity partner for the 2016 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

The Foundation was established in 2012 and is dedicated to developing and supporting projects that all have one thing in common: they change lives through music.

The charity supports projects that use music in healthcare and with at-risk & vulnerable people. This includes music therapy in hospices and projects that use the power of music to restore physical and cognitive ability lost as a result of disease and injury.

“Partnering with the VNZMA’s raises the profile of the vital work we do with music projects in the community” says Peter Dickens, General Manager of The NZ Music Foundation.

“It also helps us to reach both the artists out front and the crew behind the scenes with information about the emergency assistance and counselling support we provide to kiwi music people in need.”

The Foundation recently launched a world-first music industry Wellbeing Service: an online, on the phone and in-person counselling service tailored to and provided free of charge to those in the kiwi music community who cannot access the help they need due to hardship and other circumstances.

“The Foundation has been supporting many wonderful music projects across the country, and this timely initiative is addressing an issue that is often dismissed or suppressed in our industry,” says Recorded Music CEO Damian Vaughan.

“I encourage all Kiwis to visit the website, sign up as a member and/or make a donation.”

More information can be found via their website:

Tickets to the 2016 New Zealand Music Awards are available from Ticketmaster, $25 general admission + booking fee. Each ticket goes in the draw to win a trip to Fiji.

Check out the awards on social media at @VNZMA and use the hashtag #VNZMA.

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About Recorded Music New Zealand: Recorded Music NZ is a non-profit industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. It divides its services into three main areas. The Member Services team delivers projects including the Vodafone NZ Music Awards, the weekly Official NZ Top40 Charts and the Music Grants programme. Recorded Music NZ’s licensing division administers broadcast and public performance licensing either directly or through its joint initiative with APRA called OneMusic. The Pro-Music team is dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of artists and labels across the New Zealand recording industry.

About the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards: The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards is owned and hosted by Recorded Music NZ and produced for Recorded Music NZ by J&A Productions Limited.

About The New Zealand Music Foundation The NZ Music Foundation is a charity that develops and supports projects that use music to change the lives of people in need across New Zealand. It also helps kiwi music people by providing caring, confidential and practical emergency assistance in times of illness and hardship, and operates a professional online, on the phone and in-person counselling service for members of the NZ music community.

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