Recording Industry Association of New Zealand

  1. Business Matters: The Problem With Pete Townshend's 'Digital Vampire' Vision of iTunes

    November 01, 2011 3:58 PM EDT The Problem With Pete Townshend's Vision of iTunes -- Pete Townshend recent remarks about Apple have gotten a great deal of attention; negative comments about such a beloved company tend to make headlines. But they should have made headlines ...

  2. Gin Wigmore, Stan Walker Clean Up At NZ Music Awards

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Gin Wigmore and R&B/pop vocalist Stan Walker took away four awards apiece at this year's New Zealand Music Awards. Wigmore's folky Universal Music debut "Holy Smoke" (Island) won the album of the year awar ...

  3. New Zealand Music Fans Urged To Inform On Pirates

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new Web site encouraging consumers to report instances of music piracy has just been launched by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. The site www.reportmusicpiracy.co.nz allows users to lodge a complaint with RIANZ about illegal m ...

  4. NZ Biz Cautious On Revised Copyright Law

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The New Zealand music industry has reacted cautiously to revised copyright legislation which offers a 'three warnings' solution to online piracy - but only a limited 'struck out' component. The government unveiled the new-look ...

  5. Ladyhawke Wins 6 NZ Music Awards

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ladyhawke was the big winner at the New Zealand Music Awards, taking home six of the awards - known as 'Tuis' - in Auckland. The U.K.-based artist, whose real name is Pip Brown, won the album of the year for "Ladyhawke" (Modula ...

  6. Lawrence Arabia, Neil Finn Among Silver Scroll Winners

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lawrence Arabia - aka James Milne - has won the supreme prize at this year's New Zealand Silver Scroll Awards. The Australasian Performing Right Association's (APRA) 44th awards, which honors achievement in Kiwi song-writing, were held l ...

  7. Ladyhawke, Midnight Youth Up For 6 NZ Music Awards

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ladyhawke and Midnight Youth head the list of nominations for this year's New Zealand Music Awards. Vodafone is once again sponsoring the country's premier music industry event the Tuis, which will be held at the Vector Arena in Auckland ...

  8. New Zealand Biz Focuses On The Music In May

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Forget about the event, focus on the music - that's the message from the New Zealand Music Commission on this year's NZ Music Month. Now in its ninth year, the annual industry event was officially launched with an industry showcase featu ...

  9. New Zealand Govt Withdraws Copyright Law

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New Zealand music industry is putting a brave face on a government cave-in on new legislation that would have required Internet service providers to terminate the accounts of repeat copyright offenders. In a bitter blow for content owners, the ...

  10. Finlayson Takes NZ Arts Portfolio

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST An expert in copyright law has been appointed as the new minister responsible for the New Zealand music industry. National Party MP Chris Finlayson was named minister of arts, culture and heritage in the new administration, in addition to other du ...

  11. Conchords, Opshop Dominate NZ's Tuis

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The public almost outnumbered the music industry for the first time at this year's New Zealand Music Awards -- and the organizers couldn't be happier. The Vodafone-sponsored "Tuis" were held at the Vector Arena in Auckland on W ...

  12. NZ Govt Readies New Anti-Piracy Legislation

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The New Zealand entertainment industry is looking to work with Internet service providers (ISPs) to thrash out how tough new online anti-piracy measures are to be implemented. The government has confirmed that the Copyright (New Technologies) Amen ...

  13. Bigger Venue, 3-Year Sponsor For NZ Music Awards

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This year's New Zealand Music Awards will be the biggest yet, with the event to be staged at Auckland's largest indoor entertainment venue the Vector Arena. The move -- which comes at the same time as the signing of a new sponsorship pac ...

  14. NZ Biz Keen To Engage With ISPs

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The New Zealand recorded music industry intends to work closely with Internet service providers to ensure new copyright legislation works against online pirates. The Copyright (New Technologies and Performers' Rights) Amendment Bill, the bigg ...

  15. NZ Approves Long-Awaited Copyright Legislation

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The biggest overhaul of New Zealand copyright legislation in almost two decades has finally been passed. The Copyright (New Technologies and Performers' Rights) Amendment Bill -- which dates back to 2003 -- had its third and final reading in ...

  16. Mint Chicks, Hollie Smith Win At NZ Awards

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Mint Chicks and Hollie Smith were the big winners at the 42nd annual New Zealand Music Awards, held last night at Auckland's Aotea Centre. Both acts snared three gongs at the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand event, which was ...

  17. Fraser Takes NZ's Silver Scroll Award

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rising New Zealand star Brooke Fraser and 1980s rocker Jordan Luck were the big winners at the Australasian Performing Right Association's annual Silver Scroll award ceremony in Auckland last night. The event at Auckland Town Hall last night ...

  18. Evermore, Opshop Grab 5 NZ Music Award Nominations

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Evermore and Opshop top the list of nominations for October's New Zealand Music Awards, followed closely by local pop divas Hollie Smith and Brooke Fraser. Australian-based Warner Music act Evermore and the Siren-signed Opshop each receive fi ...

  19. NZ Launches Hall Of Fame

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand is to get its own Music Hall of Fame in a joint initiative between the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand and the Australasian Performing Right Association. Modelled on similar industry events around the world, the venture i ...

  20. NZ Industry Bodies Ring Changes

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New appointments have been confirmed today (June 12) for the boards of Phonographic Performances NZ (PPNZ) and the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Phil Howling, the newly appointed GM of Warner Music New Zealand, succeeds hi ...

  21. Spacifix, Topp Twins Triumph At Kiwi Awards Galas

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand artists grabbed the spotlight at local awards ceremonies held on consecutive nights last week. Reality TV pop act Spacifix won a string of awards, including best album, at the Pacific Music Awards on March 31. The following night, the ...

  22. NZ Charts To Incorporate Downloads

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The New Zealand music charts are getting a digital makeover, with the singles and album top 40's to incorporate downloads, as well as over-the-counter sales and airplay. The first of the new-look charts from the Recording Industry Association ...

  23. Fat Freddy, Runga, Dominate NZ Music Awards

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony held on Oct. 18. Fat Freddy's Drop, who dominated last year's New Zealand Music Awards with four wins, continued its winning streak this year. The seven-piece reggae band scored three more wins at this year's ceremony (also ...

  24. Fat Freddy, Runga, Dominate NZ Music Awards

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony held on Oct. 18. Fat Freddy's Drop, who dominated last year's New Zealand Music Awards with four wins, continued its winning streak this year. The seven-piece reggae band scored three more wins at this year's ceremony (also ...

  25. Fat Freddy's Drop Wins Four NZ Awards

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wellington band Fat Freddy's Drop emerged as the main winner of the 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, known as the "Tuis" after the trophy that is presented to winners. The Finn Brothers, Scribe Wellington band Fat Freddy' ...

  26. Fat Freddy's Drop Wins Four NZ Awards

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Finn Brothers, Scribe and Evermore get Int'l Award. Wellington band Fat Freddy's Drop emerged as the main winner of the 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, known as the "Tuis" after the trophy that is presented to winners. ...

  27. Local Acts Top N.Z. Year-End Charts

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST New Zealand artists top the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand's (RIANZ) end-of-year album and singles charts, released today (Dec. 21). New Zealand artists top the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand's (RIANZ) end-o ...

  28. NZ Lawyer Blasts Copyright Proposals

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A leading local intellectual property lawyer says controversial new changes planned for New Zealand copyright laws could breach the country's international obligations. AUCKLAND, New Zealand-A leading local intellectual property lawyer says c ...

  29. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...