To make the sounds and music we represent easily accessible to all, at any time, by using our digital platforms and to encourage its performance through a variety of projects and other initiatives.
SOUNZ work connects
We connect composers and their work with performers, listeners, teachers, broadcasters and presenters through collaborative projects and representation. We create and make available resources, music and stories about New Zealand music through our podcasts, animations, films and interviews to help connect people with our music.
We use our digital platforms to promote our work widely, using carefully designed digital strategies. These platforms include the SOUNZ website, SOUNZ Blog, our weekly e-Newsletter ‘Synopsis’, an Events Calendar, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Anyone with access to a digital device can engage 24/7 with music, resources and the opportunities music presents.
We do the following:
- make, broadcast, curate and promote articles, interviews, films, digital concerts, podcasts and animations
- collect and sell scores, sheet music and other music resources
- advise on repertoire, programming and performance of music
provide development opportunities for composers and community orchestras or
groups through projects, collaborations, prizes and awards
- present workshops and wānanga
- promote and inform through news, events and activities.
SOUNZ has a constantly growing collection of over 24,000 New Zealand music resources.
We represent the music of around 600 composers from Aotearoa New Zealand in the following areas:
taonga puoro (traditional Māori instruments)
works by Māori composers
Moana Pacific Peoples musics
To be effective, we have the following resources and strategies in place. We are continually developing and implementing strategies to broaden our content and increase participation in the arts with particular focus on: Māori, Pacific people, Youth, Western music and trends.
Māori Music Strategy
SOUNZ Kaihautū Puoro Māori | Director of Māori Music leads engagement with Māori composers in line with our Māori Music Strategy to provide more focus on the creation, performance and promotion of Māori music in partnership with the Māori arts community.
Moana Pacific Peoples Music
We are in the process of implementing the SOUNZ Moana Pacific Peoples Musics Strategy, which we understand will be the first music strategy for Pacific Peoples in Aotearoa.