Hello folks... Seeing there's a healthy discussion going on about the upcoming S92a of the New Zealand Copyright Act and its possible impact in our everyday life I though it would be good to have the word from the RIANZ (Recording Industry Association of New Zealand).
As usual, please post your questions in this thread or send to me in private and I will forward these to RIANZ next Wednesday 25th February.
Here's an introduction for our guest Campbell Smith, one of the most experienced international music business practitioners working from New Zealand in the artist management field, a leading entertainment law specialist, a promoter and the CEO of the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.
Campbell has a wide network of close contacts within the international music business developed through a fifteen year career guiding some of the country’s most successful artists including Bic Runga, Scribe and Brooke Fraser to local and international success. His artists’ local achievements in this period include three APRA Silver Scrolls and more than twenty Tui Awards. Internationally, Bic Runga has seen chart and critical success in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Japan, while Scribe has dominated the Australian charts with his Platinum debut album and in recent times Brooke Fraser has received a Gold Album in Australia and featured in the Top10 of the Itunes chart in the USA and the Billboard Hot 100.
As the CEO of RIANZ since 2005, Campbell has worked to protect and enhance the rights of recording artists and labels in New Zealand as well as overseeing the annual New Zealand Music Awards. And as the concert promoter responsible for the Auckland Big Day Out since 2004, Campbell has hosted the country’s largest annual new music festival.
The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand Inc (RIANZ) is a non-profit organisation representing major and independent record producers, distributors and recording artists throughout New Zealand.
RIANZ works to protect the rights and interests of a broad spectrum of creative people involved in the New Zealand recording industry, currently with 60 full and affiliate members.
RIANZ is the New Zealand International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) national agency, and allocates the Country and registrant codes to members for encoding on all audio and audio-visual recordings, as a method of identification.
UPDATE: I have now posted Campbell's answers.