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Music Managers Forum Newsletter 12

In this issue:
• MMF November Seminars
• Wellington Music Week

Topic: Creative New Zealand Guest: Rose Campbell
Rose Campbell is the Music Advisor at Creative New Zealand. Her role includes providing advice to musicians, arts practitioners and organisations about funding programmes, as well as carrying out special projects, initiatives and advocacy work. Creative New Zealand supports musicians, composers, singers, songswriters and arrangers across all styles, genres and niches of music as well as other art forms.Creative New Zealand works in partnership with the arts sector, central and local Government, the business sector and communities to enhance resources and increase opportunities for artists.

Christchurch Tuesday 23 November Time: 6pm Venue: Mainstreet Cafe
Auckland Wednesday 24 November Time: 6pm Venue: NZMIC offices, 7 Great North Rd Rd, Ponsonby
All seminars are free for MMF members, $5.00 for non-members.

WELLINGTON MUSIC WEEK 22 - 26 November 2004
Wellington Music Week is a chance to celebrate the talent and success of Wellington music. This year the Music Seminar Series is aimed at growing knowledge and networking within the local music industry to increase success and employment in the local music industry. Experts from Wellington and beyond will provide practical advice and valuable insight about different aspects of the music industry - perfect for anyone involved or interested in the business of music. Hear from successful musicians, managers, directors, publicists, studio owners and business advisors talk about what you need to know. Thanks to generous support from funders and sponsors, the Music Seminar Series is free!

SETTING UP Date: Monday 22 November Time: 6pm Venue: Indigo Bar 171 Cuba St
You want to set up a band: how and what to do to get up and performing. Covering what you need to think about regarding the legal and accounting side of the business, getting gigs, organising a tour and when to get a manager.
Facilitator: Robyn Walker. Guest Speakers: Lynda Parsons (Music Accountant - BurnsMcCurrach) Mark Roach (Music Manager - Chair MMF, Lucid3 and Damien Binder) Tiki Taane (Musician - Salmonella Dub) Barnaby Weir (Musician - The Black Seeds and Fly My Pretties) Stephen Upton (Venue Owner - Indigo) Richard Fletcher (Music Lawyer).

RECORDING YOUR DEMO Date: Tuesday 23 November Time: 6pm Venue: Indigo Bar 171 Cuba St
The demo recording is often most bands’ first recording experience. Covering questions about when and how to go about recording, comparing the options of a professional studio with homestudio production and looking at hat equipment and other basics you need to know about.
Facilitator: Robyn Walker. Guest Speakers: Nick Bollinger (Music Reviewer - Listener, Radio NZ) Mark Roach (Music Manager - Chair MMF, Lucid3 and Damien Binder) Nick McGowan (Sound Engineer - Island Bay Studios) Gillian Craig (Sound Engineer - Flying Saucer Studio) Brett Stanton (Sound Engineer) Richard Fletcher (Music Lawyer).

MARKETING AND MONEY Date: Thurs 25 November Time: 6pm Venue: Indigo Bar 171 Cuba St
Effective marketing and promotion is essential for any successful artist to access revenue streams. How to develop a profile, understand the media, and build a following for your band and make different revenue streams work for you.
Facilitator: Robyn Walker. Guest Speakers: Lorraine Barry (Music Publicist - ex-director International Marketing Virgin Records) Joseph Stuart (Business Development Advisor) Simon Bowden (Musician/Arts Administrator - Arts Foundation, Wellington International Jazz Festival) Matt McLeod (Music Manager - The Black Seeds and Phoenix Foundation) Richard Fletcher (Music Lawyer).

MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION Date: Friday 26 November Time: 6pm Venue: TUANZ Cnr Blair/Wakefield St
A great music video is now an essential part of promoting music. There are many issues to deal with when creating a music video including production, quality, funding and how to get it broadcast. See and learn how some of New Zealand’s best music videos are put together.
Facilitator: Robyn Walker. Guest Speakers: Chris Graham (Director - Fish 'n' Clips) Ivan Slovov (Director - Independent Films) James Moore (Producer - Fish 'n' Clips) Mikee Tucker (Record Label - Loop Recordings) Richard Fletcher (Music Lawyer).

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