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New Zealand Music Commission

New Zealand Music Commission - Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa

A belief that music has value, is essential to our national identity and that its success has a both cultural and economic benefit for New Zealand is the vision of the Music Commission.  Established in 2000,  the Music Commission delivers a range of programmes from New Zealand Music Month to the international market development programme Outward Sound and is committed to a successful music industry in New Zealand.

The Ministry manages the New Zealand Music Commission's relationship with the Crown and administers its government funding. The Commission is governed by a self-appointed board of music industry representatives.

As well as receiving funding through the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Music Commission is contracted by the Ministry of Education to deliver music education programmes in schools

Organisation Details

  • Chair – Victoria Blood
  • Chief Executive – Cath Andersen

Contact Details

Board Membership

  • Victoria Blood – Chair
  • Greg Bonnett
  • Scott Maclachlan
  • Lorraine Barry
  • Ben Howe
  • Wairere Iti
  • Paul McLaney
  • Nick Atkinson

Related links

New Zealand Music Commission  website

New Zealand Music Commission Annual Report 2015/16

New Zealand Music Commission Strategic Plan 2016-2020