October 13, 2015 /

Together, WeCreate.

 

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WeCreate held an event in Auckland to launch the 2014 PwC valuations for the NZ book, music, game development and film & television industries, available here under Fact & Stats.

The report, and a government Creative Sector Study were announced by Hon. Paul Goldsmith - Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs and the Minister was thanked by WeCreate’s Chair, Paula Browning.

A large number of WeCreate members and friends attended the evening together with a team from MBIE.

Thank you to all who made it a great event!

 

WeCreate Chair, Paula Browning

WeCreate Chair, Paula Browning

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Oliver Driver, MC

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WeCreate Friends and Members

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Hon. Paul Goldsmith, Ben Kenobi, Stephen Knightly Director NZGDA

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APRA Amcos 50th Anniversay Silver Scroll Awards

 

 

APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2015

Opening performance for Apra Silver Scrolls Awards 2015

Opening performance for the APRA Silver Scrolls Awards

The epic performance for the 2015 APRA Silver Scrolls Awards opened the 50th Anniversary of celebrating the Silver Scroll awards. The special ‘Lost Scroll’ of 1981 created an air of mystery and became the hot topic of the cocktail hour with guests trying to figure of the four finalists, who would take the Silver Scroll.

Fortuitously, during his opening remarks the CEO of APRA AMCOS, Anthony Healy said this, “It’s a mark of a great song that can feel both familiar and completely different at the same time”.

1981 APRA Winner Silver Scroll Award – Won by Phil Judd, Wayne Stevens and Mark Hough aka Buster Stiggs of The Swingers for their song Counting the Beat.

Mark Hough representing The Swingers for the 1981 'Missing' Silver Scroll for song of the year.

Mark Hough representing The Swingers for the 1981 ‘Missing’ Silver Scroll for song of the year.

2015 APRA Silver Scroll Award – won by brothers Ruban and Kody Nielson for their album Multi-Love

Kody Nielson collecting the Silver Scroll on behalf of both himself and brother Ruban.

Kody Nielson collecting the Silver Scroll on behalf of both himself and brother Ruban.

New Zealand Hall of Fame inducteeBill Sevesi, 92, with a career spanning 7 decades, still sought out today for his guidance. Mike Chunn regailed story after story of the magnficent contributions Bill made during his career. Most recently influencing the Play It Strange organization to provide schools for children to learn and instrument, the Ukulele. New Zealand is now the largest importer of Ukulele’s in the world.

APRA AMCOS CEO, Anthony Healy, Bill Sevesi and Mike Chunn, CEO of Play It Strange.

APRA AMCOS CEO, Anthony Healy, Bill Sevesi and Mike Chunn, CEO of Play It Strange.

APRA Maioha Award – won by Stan Walker, Vince Harder and Troy Kingi for Aotearoa

VInce Harder collecting the APRA Maihoa Award representing all three recipients acknowledged.

VInce Harder collecting the APRA Maihoa Award representing all three recipients acknowledged.

SOUNZ Contemporary Award – won by Chris Watson for Sing songs self, the name inspired by his son after story time one evening.

Chris Watson SOUNZ contemporary Award recipient

Chris Watson SOUNZ contemporary Award recipient 2015.

APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film – won by Grayson Gilmour for Consent.

Grayson Gilmour recipient of APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film 2015.

Grayson Gilmour recipient of APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film 2015.

APRA Best Original Music in a Series – won by Tom McLeod for Girl vs Boy (Season 3).

Tom McLeod victorious recipient of APRA Best Original Music in a Series 2015.

Tom McLeod victorious recipient of APRA Best Original Music in a Series 2015.

Most Performed New Zealand work Internationally – won by Ella Yelich-O’Connor and Joel Little for Royals.

Most Performed New Zealand work in New Zealand – won by Marlon Gerbes, Matiu Walters and Priese Board for Special.

A moving tribute to Graham Brazier was delivered by Jordan Luck. Following the tribute was a haunting performance of ‘Billy Bold’ performed by troubadour Delany Davidson performing on a blacked out stage under a single spot light with an prophetic picture of Graham Brazier looking down surrounded by a thousand stars. A segway from Billy Boyd into the hymn “And did those feet in ancient time”, befitting of the great man and entertainer that Graham Brazier was and the contribution over 40 years of music in New Zealand. RIP.

Delany Davidson performing a tribute to Graham Brazier. Billy Boyd.

Delany Davidson performing a tribute to Graham Brazier. Billy Boyd.

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IFPI Digital Music Report 2015

The global recording industry is passing through a new transition in the fast-evolving digital market place. The key features of this evolution are reviewed in the IFPI Digital Music Report 2015.

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Wholesale Market Figures for 2014

MUSIC REVENUE SOURCES MORE DIVERSIFIED THAN EVER

Recorded Music NZ has released its wholesale revenue figures for the New Zealand recorded music industry in 2014 and it proved another massive growth year for streaming services.

Public awareness and uptake of streaming services within NZ has grown significantly with streaming revenue up 15 per cent on the previous year. On the whole, digital music services still remain the number one source of revenue for rights owners accounting for 60 per cent of all music sales by format, leaving physical music products accounting for the remaining 40 per cent of the market.

Despite the increase in streaming revenue, overall income sources for record companies and recording artists are now far more diversified with four distinct income streams.

In 2014 the split was:

  • physical product, generating $21.4million
  • digital downloads, generating $19.1million
  • streaming, generating $12.7million
  • public performance and broadcast, generating $13million
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Investing In Music 2014

IFPI’s Investing in Music report, published in association with WIN, representing independent labels internationally, outlines the evolving and enduring partnership between labels and artists in the digital world.

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Behind the Cyberlocker Door

The Digital Citizens Alliance and NetNames have taken a look at the profit models of cyberlockers who incentivise the illegal sharing of copyrighted works – profiting from users who pay for membership solely to download unlicensed content. This report complements their earlier work around ad-supported piracy – and is of particular interest as it once again shows that file-sharers and related companies are profiting from the work of creatives without providing any compensation.

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Employment and National GDP Impacts of Music, Book Publishing and Film and Television in New Zealand

The summary of three separate reports generated by PwC has found that creative industries in New Zealand, including music, book publishing and film and television are important components of New Zealand’s culture as well as contributing towards selling New Zealand overseas. Additionally, these three industries contribute significantly to New Zealand’s national GDP and employment.

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Economic Contribution of the NZ Music Industry, 2012 & 2013

In 2012 and 2013, the New Zealand music industry directly contributed $200.4 million and $204.7 million respectively to national GDP and directly provided the equivalent of 1,694 and 1,670 full-time jobs. After accounting for spillover effects on other industries, the music industry contributed a total of $434 million and $452.2 million to national GDP and the equivalent of 4,123 and 4,077 full-time jobs.

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Creative Industries add $3.5 Billion to NZ’s GDP

A new report shows that books, music, television and film sectors of New Zealand’s creative industries annually contribute more than $3.5 billion to the local economy.

By comparison,  these components of the creative industries are similar in size to the forestry sector, double the size of the printing sector, and half the size of sheep, beef cattle and grain farming.

The four creative sectors also support the full-time employment of up to 15,000 authors, publishers, musicians, actors and writers directly. The figure rises to more than 30,000 once other suppliers and associated businesses within the industries are counted.

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The ‘Bogus Features’ of Pirate Sites

New research from the UK film & tv industry provides a reminder to watch out on infringing file-sharing websites - finding that 90% of the 30 most used sites for file-sharing in the UK contained or linked to unwanted programs including malware and adware, as well as scams and illicit material.

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