Funding boost for Wanaka music summit

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From Wanaka Sun (page 7)  13 - 19 April 2017

Funding boost for music summit

With just over four weeks to go, Wanaka’s YAMI Sounz Summit has received grants totalling $17,000 from Lion Foundation, Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme, NZ Music Commission, Creative Communities Scheme, Recorded Music NZ, QLDC, Lake Wanaka Tourism and Massey University.

YAMI assistant director Martine Harding said the support was essential to keep the summit a top quality weekend event, where participants have access to key music professionals with a proven record in the industry.

One of the new workshop topics at the 2017 summit is music technology. Bridget Johnson, a lecturer at Massey’s School of Music, will guide participants in creating instruments, software and hardware.

“We have a music lawyer from Melbourne, a music editor from Pandora (Sydney) and representatives from NZ Music Commission, Recorded Music NZ and NZ on Air. Add to that the artist tutors like Louis Baker, Warren Maxwell, Barnaby Weir, Moana Maniapoto and Anika Moa and you can see why we’re kinda frothy,” Martine said.

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All profits from the summit, which will take place in Lake Wanaka Centre on May 13 and 14, go to music education in the region.

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