About

IMNZ

REPRESENTS INDEPENDENT NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

Representing Independent New Zealand Music Rights Holders”

IMNZ is a non-profit trade association providing collective benefits and exclusive opportunities to all our members to help grow their businesses. We stand for fairness and equality for all music and encourage open and transparent systems and industry in which creative innovation is at the centre.

WHAT WE DO:

Celebrate, Educate and Advocate

Celebrate. IMNZ constantly recognises the amazing music created by our members which is at the heart of the organisation. We celebrate these through our annual Taite Music Prize, our weekly newsletter and independent charts as well as various showcases across the year.

Educate. IMNZ offers educational opportunities to aid the development and growth of all our members. We aim to increase and share our knowledge and provide the necessary tools and connections to further their business.

Advocate. IMNZ aims to give independent New Zealand music a collaborative voice and representation, both nationally and internationally. We offer collective bargaining opportunities and a connection to global organisations including the Worldwide Independent Network, Merlin and our compatriot independent trade associations.

 


BECOME A MEMBER:

IMNZ Members include record labels, self-released artists, managers, publishers, distributors: anyone who represents (as the artist or on behalf of) an independent New Zealand music copyright.

Our members release the bulk of New Zealand music, including commercially successful artists as well as niche music genres.

Some of our members include:

Broods

Devilskin

Fat Freddys Drop

Flying Nun Records

Kora

Lawrence Arabia

Loop Recordings

Anika Moa

The Phoenix Foundation

Rhythmethod

Shapeshifter

Southbound Records

View the full list of our members here.


MEMBERSHIP TIERS:

  1. LABEL MEMBERSHIP – for independent labels, managers, distributors and artists who represent two or more artists.
  2. INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP – for self-releasing artists, managers and small labels who represent a single artist.

If you are an artist or manager who wishes to join IMNZ and also currently work with a label or distributor who is already an IMNZ member – please get in touch about our discount rate on the individual membership tier.

To join IMNZ, click here.


Meet the Board:

IMNZ maintains a board consisting of eight independent record labels/distributors/websites – these are:

IMNZ Board 2016/2017:
Chair
Matthew Davis, Flying Nun Records

Deputy Chair
Scott Muir, Dunedinmusic

Paul Huggins, Rough Peel Records (Treasurer)

Mikee Tucker, Loop Recordings

Andrew Maitai, Powertool Records

Peter McLennan, Loopy Fruit Recordings (Secretary)

Pip Ryan-Kidd, Southbound Records

Craig Pearce, Triple M Management http://www.theblackseeds.com / http://thephoenixfoundation.co.nz/ / https://lordecho.bandcamp.com

Meet the Staff:

IMNZ have staff members who work for the organisation – they are:

Dylan Pellett, General Manager

Jade Keywood, Member Liaison