alexx: I'm not exactly sure where the RIANZ gets it's funding. If I decided to boycott the RIANZ, what would be the best way to do this? Wikipedia says it is "dominated by the American and UK owned "Big Four" (EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner Music)", but is that enough, or would someone wishing to boycott the RIANZ need to stop purchasing any Music in New Zealand.
Would this include live performances?
Note: I'm not suggesting others boycott the RIANZ, I'm just asking how someone could do this, if they wanted to.
Here is a handy page with a list of their member companies. Boycott away.
In terms of live performances, those are generally safe. No royalties are collected on concerts by the recording industry because it's not a recording. Generally, they're sponsored by a company like LiveNation.