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Wednesday, September 7 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
New Zealand Music

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Everybody needs good neighbours. Our panel discusses ways we can improve artist relations on both sides of the ditch. It is incredibly cost effective for New Zealand artists to tour Australia and vice versa but the music cultures are surprisingly more different than you imagine.  We explore the reasons why and ways around it.


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Ben Howe

Managing Director of Archill Recordings Arch Hill Recordings was founded in late 1998 when a bunch of musicians were all recording at the same studio. The label has signed local icons such as The Clean, David Kilgour, Don McGlashan, The Bats as well as new artists including Street Chant, Surf City, Family Cactus, Ghost Wave. In 2006 Ben started working with touring company Mystery Girl Presents, bringing artists to New Zealand such as Pavement... Read More →
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Tom Larkin

Drummer, Shihad / Manager, Homesurgery / Producer, The Studios in the City (AUS) Tom Larkin is a producer, drummer and songwriter. He resides in Australia and is the founding member of the New Zealand hard rock band Shihad. He also currently owns and runs two studios located in Melbourne, Victoria and runs a music management and artist development company called Homesurgery. Tom has produced bands such as Shihad, Calling All Cars, Strangers... Read More →
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Scott Maclachlan

Head of Business Development/A&R Director, Universal Music (NZL) Scott Maclachlan travelled to NZ at six weeks old, only to return to his native England two years later. However, the Kiwi lifestyle led him to marry one, and return with his family over 30 years later. After graduating from university with a Masters in English, he joined a record company before starting his own label and rising to Head of A&R at Jive Records. He joined... Read More →
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Mike McClung

Music Promotion, NZ on Air (NZL) Mike McClung is based in Auckland and works for NZ On Air, a New Zealand government agency that funds and promotes New Zealand music both at home and abroad. Prior to his NZ On Air role, Mike spent 6 years in promotions and marketing at EMI Music NZ. Mike began his career in radio, working both on-air and in programming at a number of leading NZ stations.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

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