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NZ MUSIC MONTH IS BACK

May 2022

Each May, AMS Nightlife Music participates in NZ Music Month — a celebration of Kiwi Arists and the NZ music industry.

This year, AMS Nightlife is thrilled to partner with some of our favourite New Zealand artists across the country to get more Kiwi music played.

Why NZ Music Month 2022 Matters?

NZ Music Month 2022 matters even more this year as we enter the third year of the pandemic. Recorded Music reported that in the first 48 hours since they created the ‘I Lost My Gig NZ’ survey, there were around 300 submissions from Kiwi musicians reporting a total of approximately $3.2 million in lost revenue.

The theme for NZ Music Month 2022 is ‘Level Up’ and the New Zealand Played 2022 campaign is doing our part to raise awareness of new emerging artists, shine a spotlight on homegrown talent, and get music fans to listen to as many Kiwi songs in their favourite AMS Nightlife and crowdDJ®-supported venues.

"Any Kiwi song that plays in-venue through our music systems will ensure a Kiwi artist gets paid."

Brent de Bres
Co-Founder of AMS Nightlife

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IN THE MONTH OF MAY 2021:

1,085,329 Kiwi songs played on AMS Nightlife systems around the country. That’s a 5.4% increase from April 2021.

Our Campaign

Through our New Zealand Played campaign, we are bringing AMS Nightlife clients, artists, industry partners, and music lovers together to celebrate NZ Music Month.

Any Kiwi song that plays at our clients’ venues will ensure a New Zealand artist gets paid. Music lovers can help by looking for the New Zealand Played logo when they are choosing their music with our free jukebox app crowdDJ®.

We’ll also be doing our bit to put Kiwi music centre stage, by adding more New Zealand artists to our AMS Nightlife and crowdDJ® soundtracks. Our goal is to make sure that no matter where you go, you’ll be hearing more Kiwi tunes than ever before.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid listener, Kiwi artist or an AMS Nightlife client, there are ways we can all help the New Zealand music industry this May.

Kiwis Supporting Kiwis

This year New Zealand Played is delighted to have the support of some of our favourite New Zealand artists across the country.

Click on the portraits of our supporting New Zealand artists to hear what they have to say. Or click on the Spotify button to listen to their music.

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Barnaby Weir

 The Black Seeds 
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Theia

  
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Sam Scott

 The Phoenix Foundation 
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Daniel Weetman

 The Black Seeds 
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Muroki

  
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Luke Buda

 The Phoenix Foundation 
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Tom Larkin

 Shihad 
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Jenny Mitchell

  
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IN THE MONTH OF MAY 2021:

crowdDJ users picked 10,514 Kiwi songs. That’s a 7.64% increase from April 2021.

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Get in touch

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