A report released on the economic contribution of New Zealand book publishing shows that the industry has rebounded from difficult trading conditions in 2013 and 2014 to a position of growth in sales of both physical books and eBooks in 2015. The work of authors and publishers contributed $397 million to the economy with sales […]

The Arts Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 New Zealand Arts Awards. This year’s Awards feature eleven incredible New Zealand artists with major international influence. From an extraordinary talent pool, eleven artists, two philanthropists and four arts organisations have been chosen as the 2016 recipients of the coveted Laureate and New […]

PwC report: Music industry contributed $484 million to New Zealand GDP in 2015 2015 PwC report highlights: – The music industry contributed $484 million to NZ’s economy – The music industry in NZ supported employment of 4,508 full-time equivalent workers (FTEs) The report was commissioned by Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS and The NZ Music […]

Another story of successful growth within New Zealand’s creative sector. New Zealand’s game development industry grew 13% last year to earn $88.9m in the year ending 31 March 2016 according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association studios. Almost all of that revenue (92%) came from exports of interactive software and online […]

The UK Creative Industry Council have released a 5 year strategy for cross industry collaboration. The figures speak for themselves; the creative industries in the UK play a pivotal role in the vitality and reputation of the UK and EU economies. The sector is growing at 8.9% a year and is responsible for the employment […]

  This month the Music Managers Forum hosted a very successful annual awards evening, celebrating the hard work of music managers in New Zealand. The night was a great success, seeing a large range of both people and venues honored for their dedicated work in the industry. The 2016 Music Managers Awards Winners are: Recorded […]

The collection of original New Zealand art music is in a healthy state after five years of the Resound project. Funded by NZ On Air, Resound is delivered by SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music in partnership with RNZ Concert. It is a project to increase the amount of Nw Zealand composed music available to […]

Ninety educational publishers and ed tech companies will be meeting next week with the Ministry of Education in Wellington. The discussions will involve a broad range of educational topics ranging from user research to digital technologies in education and trends in publishing platforms and educational resources. The meeting is fully subscribed with a waitlist. A […]