About the Christchurch Music Industry Trust

Christchurch Music

AT A GLANCE

CHART - The Christchurch Music Industry Trust manages www.chart.org.nz - Christchurch music news, events, artists, venues, studios, festivals, gig guides, industry seminars, jobs, giveaways and much more. Christchurchmusic.org.nz, the garden city's main music portal keeps you up to date with the latest music industry news, events and opportunities updated daily.

 

ABOUT US

CHART - The Christchurch Music Industry Trust is music industry representative body for contemporary popular music in Christchurch. With dedicated staff and an advisory board made up of passionate local music advocates with extensive industry experience, CHART acts as a support and advice network for the Christchurch music industry. CHART hosts regular professional development events, live music showcases, seminars and workshops and manages www.chart.org.nz - the garden city's music portal and network promotes the Christchurch music industry and showcases the city’s vibrant music scene.

 

IN THE BEGINNING...

CHART 's beginnings started in late 2005 when a group of local music stalwarts and recent Christchurch returnees, armed with national and international experience in the music industry who combined forces to voluntarily help build the capability of the music community in Christchurch.

CHART was incorporated as a Charitable Trust in April 2006 and since then has been acting as a support and advisory network undertaking projects that are strategically focused on Infrastructure, Promotion, Live Performance, Training, Quality Product, Support Services and Technology aspects of the local music industry.

Since July 2006, www.chart.org.nz receives regular visitors and requests from NZ and around the world.

 

CHART has collected the city’s artists, venues, studios, music schools, labels and much more in a comprehensive database, listed thousands of gigs, released promo cd samplers, staged and supported several successful music industry and live events including CHARTFEST. Career and performance opportunities and a self-help resource of links to all aspects of the music industry in Christchurch are also available. CHART is a national and international voice for Christchurch music and is excited about the future of the industry in this famous breeding ground of musical talent.

Find out more on how to promote your show or event through chart.org.nz.

 

WHY ARE WE HERE?

In 2002 the Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) began researching the Christchurch creative industries sector and in consultation with the music sector revealed significant growth opportunities and capability that had already resulted in Christchurch artists such as Scribe, Hayley Westenra, Bic Runga, Anika Moa, Julia Deans and bands such as The Feelers, Shapeshifter and Zed achieving success both nationally and internationally. Some of these Christchurch artists have created history: Scribe is the first NZ artist to ever go platinum in Australia and Hayley Westenra has had the fastest selling debut classical album ever in the UK. There are a number of music industry professionals living in Christchurch with significant international experience in addition to the artists and bands.

A number of gaps were identified however such as a lack of music industry infrastructure, suitable venues and support services especially when compared with other cities in New Zealand. Many believed a representative music body was needed to act as the face of Christchurch music, support the growth of the music industry and also secure closer relationships with music organisations and government agencies based in the North Island.

Realising the strengths and opportunities in the music industry in terms of economic, social and cultural value, in partnership with the music industry, the Christchurch Music Industry Trust was established to address the identified gaps and support the growth of the music industry of Christchurch. Being economically neutral, a charitable trust governed by experienced industry people was deemed to be the ideal vehicle for strengthening the Christchurch music community.


PURPOSES OF THE TRUST

* to develop and increase opportunities for Christchurch musicians to compose and produce music in Christchurch for the benefit of the public.

* to create a centralised entity for the Christchurch music industry for all genres of music which may act as a liaison with national music organisations, government agencies, companies and media and to provide a forum where the public can access the Christchurch music industry.

* to provide education, advice and knowledge about resources available to those involved in the Christchurch music industry.

* to initiate and/or support Christchurch Music Industry projects that will help to increase industry growth, employment and business sustainability for Christchurch musicians for the benefit of the public.

* to provide support to Christchurch musicians to help gain access to music forums for the benefit of the public.

* to help Christchurch musicians co-operate by sharing resources and ideas to create a music community in Christchurch

* to educate Christchurch musicians on career development and the Christchurch music industry.

* to educate the public about the Christchurch music industry to encourage the public to support and participate in the Christchurch music industry.

SUPPORTERS

CHART has some influential and keen supporters:

Brent HansenPatron of CHART
Brent was Christchurch born and raised before a career in journalism and the music industry took him to the Presidency of MTV Networks in Europe and Editor-in-Chief MTV Networks International. Brent’s acceptance of the Patronage is his endorsement of the value of the goals and objectives of the Trust.

Mayor Bob ParkerMayor of Christchurch endorses CHART as he sees the value to a city in actively supporting its creative musical talent.

Hayley WestenraChristchurch born Multi-platinum selling International Artist
“Growing up in Christchurch really gave me a solid grounding as a performer and singer with the help of numerous opportunities to develop my art. It’s a city full of extremely talented individuals with so much potential – we just need to make sure we’re giving every one of them as much help and support as we can so they can make our city proud.”

Scribe Christchurch born Multi-platinum selling International Artist
"An organization like CHART is going to make a big difference to the young musicians here in Christchurch. They don't have to go all the way to Auckland to find out how the industry works, ask for advice or get help - they can now do all that at home. It will be a massive help for musicians who just want to stay in Christchurch."

Cath AndersenChief Executive, New Zealand Music Commission
"It makes perfect sense that people who have worked successfully in the music industry in Christchurch are the ones offering advice to the city's musicians, managers, promoters and anyone else trying to start a career in music locally. CHART will be better equipped to do this than industry people from other major centres who know very little about the city's local scene. The function that CHART will perform is similar to what the NZMC (New Zealand Music Commission) undertakes in advising its artists to get out and do what they need to get done but come back and return those experiences to their own creative city".

Ross HerrickManager of the Dux-de-Lux, Christchurch’s longest running original music venue.
To quote Ross, “It would be my absolute pleasure to endorse CHART as I feel very strongly that Christchurch needs this sort of guiding force.”

Flip GraterDeveloping local Artist/Maiden Records
“If a local industry is to develop then it needs practical assistance from grassroots to high end levels and in this I see CHART as essential towards this development.”

 

WHAT HAVE WE ACHIEVED SO FAR?

Since Feb 2007 we have hosted, co-hosted, sponsored or supported the following Gigs & Events:

2007
Feb 28 2007 - CHART 'Getting Your Music On iTunes' Seminar @ Winnie Bagoes
Apr 4 2007 - TV/Film Audio Production Seminar w/ Paul Feenstra (USA) @ Copthorne
May 2007 - Promoted locally NZ Music Month 2007
May 1 2007 - NZ Music Month National Launch in Christchurch @ The Dux
May 2 2007 - CHART Burning Questions 1on1 Music Industry Sessions w/ Enright House + Neil Robinson @ Al's Bar
May 4 2007 - CHART Electro/Dance Showcase w/ Pigout, Pinacoloda Soundsystem & Le Clique @ Double Happy
May 5 2007 - CHART 1st Annual ChCh DJ/Scratch Champs Showcase @ Winnie Bagoes
May 9 2007 - CHART New Media e-Marketing Enterprise Training Workshop w/ Jeff Fulton @ Physics Room
May 10 2007 - Intl Music Licensing Workshop with NZTE/Bob Hunka (USA) @ The Dux
May 15 2007 - CHART Acoustic Showcase w/ Brent Black & Friends @ The Civic
May 16 2007 - CHART Music Finance Workshop w/ Gavin Shepherd @ Physics Room
May 18 2007 - CHART Rock Showcase w/ Dukes, Mustard, Trillion Band & NRT@ The Dux
May 20 2007 - NZMC Exporting Music Seminar @ CPIT Jazz School
May 23 2007 - CHART Legal Contract Negotiation Workshop w/ Chris Cooper @ Physics Room
May 21 2007 - CHART Youth Music Forum @ ChCh Art GalleryAug 1 2007 - CHART Production Workshop with Shapeshifter @ Vision College
Sept 4 2007 - MMF Understanding Contracts Workshop @ The Dux
Sept 29 2007 - Sponsor and Judging of RDU Roundup 2007 Band Competition @ The Dux
Oct 24 2007 - MMF 'Before The Music Dies' Movie Screening @ MAINZ
Oct 28 2007 - Won Industry Champion Award at 2007 NZ Music Managers Awards
Nov 9 2007 - Southern PreAmp @ The Dux Lounge
Nov 10 2007 - ChCh Music Stage at Southern Amp Festival 2 @ AMI Stadium

2008
Feb 26 2008 - MMF Promotion Webinar
Mar 8 2008 - NZMC Warrant of Fitness 2008 Exporting Music Seminar @ CPIT Jazz School
Mar 25 - 4 Apr 2008 - Media Sponsor of NZ Intl Jazz & Blues Festival
Mar 26 2008 - Co-ordinated MMF Workshop w/ Minuit @ MAINZ
Apr 9 2008 - CHART Burning Questions 1on1 Music Industry Sessions w/ The O'Lovelys & Insurgents @ The Dux
May 2008 - Promoted locally NZ Music Month 2008
May 16 2008 - Sponsor of UCSA Battle Of The Bands @ Canterbury University
May 22 2008 - CHART 'Making Money From Your Music' NZMM Workshop w/ Gavin Shepherd @ CDC
May 22 2008 - MMF International Advice NZMM Seminar @ The Dux
May 23 2008 - CHARTFEST High School Day Out @ Christchurch Town Hall
May 23 2008 - CHARTFEST 2008 - NZ Music Month Showcase & Expo @ ChCh Town Hall
May 24 2008 - Tandem Studios Open Day
May 28 2008 - CHART 'Business Behind The Music' NZMM Workshop w/ Rebecca Caughey @ CDC
June 5 2008 - CHART Digital Audio Production Workshop w/ DJ Tom Cosm @ CPIT
July 4 2008 - Curtain Call: Repertory Theatre Fundraiser Gig @ Repertory Theatre
Aug 1 2008 - Amnesty International Toast To Freedom Gig @ Al's Bar
Sept 5 2008 - ChCh Writers festival: CHART/APRA Insiders Guide To Songwriting @ The Dux
Sept 6 2008 - RoundUp & Decknology 2008 Band Competition @ The Dux
Sept 8 2008 - MMF Summit & WoF @ The Dux
Sept 19 2008 - The Harbour Sessions @ The Wunderbar
Oct 7 2008 - ChCh Venue Managers Forum @ The Dux
Oct 19 2008 - CHART Featured Artist Gig: Tainted Album Release @ The Civic
Nov 7 2008 - CHART Featured Artist Gig: Southern PreAmp w/ The Eastern @ Sol Square
Nov 9 2008 - CHART RDU Christchurch Music Stage at Southern Amp '08 Festival
Nov 17 2008 - IMNZ Indie Record Labels Session @ The Dux Lounge

2009
Jan 10 - Mar 1 2009 - Lazy Weekends @ Arts Centre & Botanic Gardens
Feb 4 2009 - APRA/AMCOS/CNZ Forum @ Iva Pacific Arts Festival, Dux de Lux
Mar 7 2009 - LYFE Linwood Festival @ Linwood Park
Mar 24 2009 - Music Marketing Basics Seminar @ Uni of Canterbury
Mar 28 2009 - Earth Hour Unplugged @ Cathedral Square
April 13 2009 - NZ Intl Jazz & Blues Festival 2009 @ Various ChCh Venues
April 17 2009 - CHARTDISC Volume I Indie Rock Sampler / CHART Featured Artist Gig: CD1 Launch w/ The LEDs, Tiger Tones & Insurgents @ The Dux
May 2009 - Promoted locally NZ Music Month 2009
May 29 2009 - CHARTFEST 2009 - NZ Music Month Expo & Festival @ ChCh Town Hall
July 23 - Aug 9 2009 - CHART Live Sessions @ Christchurch Arts Festival 2009
Aug 20 2009 - CHART Featured Artist Gig: Cairo Knife Fight Album Release @ The Dux
Sept 9 2009 - CHART International Connection Session w/ Cary Caldwell @ The Dux
Sept 12 2009 - CHARTDISC Vol 2 Alt-Country Sampler Launch @ Goodbye Blue Monday
Sept 16 2009 - APRA Publishing Seminar @ The Dux
Sept 17 2009 - APRA Silver Scroll Awards & Related Activities @ ChCh Town Hall
Sept 18 2009 - CHARTDISC Vol 2 Alt-Country Sampler Instore @ Real Groovy
Sept 18 2009 - Christchurch Studios Open Day
Sept 18 2009 - RDU RoundUp & Decknology Band/DJ Competition @ The Dux
Oct 2 2009 - MMF Big Day Out Pitching Opportunity @ The Dux
Oct 20 2009 - Media partner for I Love The Islands Samoa Relief Concert @ Westpac Arena
Nov 18 2009 - MMF Seminar: Publicity, Promotion & Media @ The Dux

2010
Jan 22-31 2010 - Stage Sponsor of the UC Music Pitch at the NZ International Buskers Festival
Jan 30 2010 - Media partner for SOUNDAY 2010 @ Hagley Park
Mar 20 2010 - Mgmt team & Media Partner for Linwood Youth Festival Experience (LYFE)
April 2010 - Co-ordinated and promoted US Pat Pattison's ChCh Songwriting Workshops
May 1 2010 - Supported NZ Music Month in Christchurch
May 1 2010 - Released CHARTDISC Vol 3 (downbeat chill edition)
May 11 2010 - Attended NZ Music Managers Awards
May 15 2010 - Media partner of ROCKONZ Festival
May 28 2010 - Supported 2010 Official Music Month National Seminars
May 28 2010 - CHARTFEST 2010 - NZ Music Month Festival @ ChCh Town Hall
June 18-27 2010 - Media Partner for the Lyttelton Festival of Lights 2010
June 29 2010 - Co-ordinated ChCh Venue Managers Meeting @ The Dux
July 15 2010 - Partner of APRA/IMNZ/MMF/PPNZ Members Session
July 16 2010 - Supporter of Singapore Airline Starfest Final, Kidsfest 2010 @ James Hay Theatre
July 24 2010 - Media Partner for Can Out City Mission Fundraiser @ Al's Bar
July-Aug 2010 - Media Partner & Prize Sponsor of Tertiary Battle of the Bands Competition
Aug 14 2010 - CHARTDISC Vol 3 used as backing tracks for NZ's first hardcourt bike polo event
Sept 3-7 2010 - CHARTDISC Vol 3 showcased at Paris Design Trade Show Maison et Objet
Sept 4 2010 - Joined panel at The Gig 2010 - West Coast Music Industry Event (cxld)
Sept 2010- Co-ordinator of Insider's Guide To Songwriting for The Press Writers Festival 2010 (cxld)
Sept 23 2010 - Releasing CHARTDISC Vol 4 (New School Vs Old School indie) @ Al's Bar
Oct-Nov 2010 - Media Partner & Prize Sponsor of RoundUp & Decknology Competitions
Oct 23 2010 - Steering Committee, Artist Liaison & Accounts for BAND TOGETHER @ Hagley Park
Nov 17 2010 - Co-ordinated with the NZMMF a Music Funding Seminar @ The Dux
Dec 2 2010 - Hosting Musicians Networking Session @ Goodbye Blue Monday


2011
Feb 9 2011 - Co-ordination support of MMF Session with Rebecca Caughey
Feb 3-5 2011 - Promotional trip to Auckland with RoundUp 2010 winners - THE GUEST
Feb-Apr 2011 - Promotion of EQ benefit shows nationwide
Apr 2 2011 - Media Partner for QUAKE RAISER Music Festival @ The Venue, Hornby
Apr-May - Steering committee for CCC venue information collection
- Contribution to combined arts post-quake lobby group
May 1 2011 - Media Partner for NZ Music Month Launch & Airport Performances
May 6-8 2011 - Media Partner for The Press Writers Festival 2010 (postponed)
May 14 2011 - CHARTFEST 2011 Expo, Band Search, Live Sessions - NZ Music Month Festival @ CPIT
May 14 2011 - CHARTFEST 2011 All Ages Show @ Zebedees
July 2011 - Media Partner, Supporter & Judging at Kidsfest 2011
July 2011 - Selection panel for NZOA Making Tracks Scheme.
July-Aug 2011 - Support for creation of Christchurch Entertainment Street Press Magazine
Aug 23 2011 - Co-ordination & support of MMF NZ on Air Funding Session
Aug-Sept 2011 - Produced & released CHARTDISC Vol 5 (Hard & Heavy) Edition nationwide
Aug-Sept 2011 - Media Partner & Support of Thursday Sessions at ChCh Arts Festival
Sept 2011 - Prize Sponsor & Judging of UCSA Tertiary Battle of the Bands Competition
Sept-Oct 2011 - Co-ordination & support of CHART Live Stage at 'Garden Variety' at Real NZ Festival in Hagley Park
Sept-Oct 2011 - ReStart central city mall venue concept development
Oct-Nov 2011 - Produced & co-ordinated release of 'Love ChCh' CD Compilation (rehearsal space fundraiser)
Oct-Nov 2011 - Co-ordinated the Big Day Out 2012 Christchurch Band Competition
Oct-Dec 2011 - CCC/CERA Arts Project consulation
Nov-Dec 2011 - Scoping  and fundraising campaign for a dedicated band rehearsal space
Dec 6 2011 - Co-ordination & support of MMF Touring Session

2012
Jan-Feb 2012 - Website redesign
Jan-Mar 2012 Media Partner for The Breeze Lazy Sundays 2012
Feb 18 2012 - Media partner for Belgium Beer and Mussel Festival at Deans Bush
Mar 4 2012 - Media Partner for Little Bushmen and Electric Wire Hustle at Deans Bush
Mar - May 2012 - Fundraising for Beat Box central city music rehearsal space project
Apr 2012 - Media partner with Play It Strange & ChCh Methodist Mission's Children's Ukulele Orchestra Project
Apr 2012 - Media partner for PlegeMe Chch Launch at Dux Live
May 2012 - NZ Music Month activity
May 2012 - CHARTFEST 2012, 5 shows, 5 venues, 19 bands and artists.
May 2012 - Media partner & Judging for UCSA Battle Of The Bands 2012
May-Jun 2012 - Media Partner & Judging for RDU Roundup 2012
Jun 2012 - Panelist for NZ On Air Making Tracks
Jun 2012 - Assisted CERA with music related statistics for asset mapping
July 2012 - Media Partner & Supporter of Can Out 2012
Aug 2012 - Co-ordination and support of MMF Back 2 Basics seminar.
Sep 2012 - Co-ordination and support of Going Global Music Summit 2012
Sep 2012 - Attended 2012 Silver Scroll Awards
Sept 2012 - Co-ordination assistance with the Art Beat music program
Oct 2012 - Media Partner for The Concert
Nov 2012 - Media Partner for CPIT Creative Festival
Nov 2012 - Co-ordinator for "A Guide to Music Funding" seminar
Nov 2012 - Co-ordinator for the Creative Festival live music show case at CBD

2013
Feb/Ongoing 2013 - Fundraising for BEATBOX central city music rehearsal space project
Feb 2013 - Media Partner for UC Orientation 2013
Feb 2013 - Co-ordination and support for CHART Acoustic Lunchtimes Orientation 2013
Feb 2013 - Support for Songs For Christchurch album release
March 2013 - Attended SXSW 2013 in Austin,Texas
March 2013 - Media Partner and support for PlainsFM 25th Anniversary 'Plains In The Park'
March 2013 - Promotion and support for Backyard Music Beginners Harmonica Workshop
May 2013 - Media partner & Judging for UCSA Battle Of The Bands 2013
May 2013 - CHARTFEST 2013, 8 events throughout NZ Music Mointh
May 2013 - Produced & released CHARTDISC Vol 6 Emerging Artists nationwide
May 2013 - Featured artist - Shayna King
June 2013 - Launched Industry Spotlight web promotion
June 2013 - Featured artist - 1 Drop Nation
June/July 2013 - Media partner Smokefree Rockquest
July 2013 - Programming for Cathedral Square concert presented by CCC.
July 2013 - Sponsorship and event assistance for Kidsfest
July 2013 - Construction underway for BeatBox music rehearsal facility.
July 2013 - Media partner and event assistance for UCSA Winterlude Festival.
July 2013 - Applications launched for Going Global Music Summit.
July 2013 - NZ On Air Making Tracks panelist.
July 2013 - Music Industry seminar BandSoc at Canterbury University.
July 2013 - Ongoing fundraising for BeatBox music rehearsal facility.
July 2013 - Featured Artist - Natalie Slade
July/Aug 2013 - RDU Round Up media support and judging.
July/Aug 2013 - Media Partner Christchurch Arts Festival.
Aug 2013 - Featured Artist - Imaginary Blues Maching
Sept 2013 - Co-management/production Going Global Music Summit.
Sept 2013 - Facilitated NZOA MakingTracks funding seminar.
Sept 2013 - Featured Artist - Sweet Leaf
Oct 2013 - Media Partner Richard O'Brien Isaac Theatre Royal fundraiser.
Oct 2013 - Media partner and event assitance Something Super/Festa at Boxed Quarter.
Oct 2013 - Featured Artist - Von Voin Strum
Nov 2013 - Promotion and assitance of 2013 APRA roadshow
Nov 2013 - Featured Artist - Mari Slack

2014
Jan/Feb 2014 - Media Partner for Art Beat 2013/14 central city live performances.
Feb 2014 - Featured Artist - The Deep Six
Feb 2014 - Media Partner for UC Orientation 2014.
Feb 2014 - NZOA Making Tracks Panelist.
March 2014 - Media Partner for Audacious Festival of Sonic Art 2014.
March 2014 - NZOA Making Tracks Panelist.
March 2014 - Featured Artist - I Am You
April/May/June 2014 - Media Partner and mentoring for RDU RoundUp 2014.
April 2014 - Featured Artist - Laura Hunter
May 2014 - City wide venue/artist support for NZMM and media promotion.
May 2014 - Featured Artists - Taipei Tea House & Doprah
May/June 2014 - Media partner and support Smokefreerockquest 2014
May/June 2014 - Media partner and support for Tandem Studios "Friday Night Sessions" live performance stream.
June 2014 - Media partner and support for NZ International Film Festival.
June 2014 - Featured Artist - Libeau
June/July 2014 - Promotion and acilitation of MMF Back To Basics Music Industry seminar 2014
July 2014 - Support and promotion of 2014 UC Winterlude festival
July 2014 - Featured Artist - The Response
August 2014 - Featured Artist - Sparkle Kitty


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CHART has focused on several music initiatives and support strategies:

1. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
How will CHART assist the music industry to develop quality product?

1. 1 Music Composition and Songwriting – The first step
Encourage creative excellence and innovation. Assist with understanding commercial radio and broadcast requirements. Encourage opportunities for creative collaborations.

Action Taken:
* July 2006 – Website and database established as first step in connecting the local music community.
* Feb 2007 – Articles and links on song-writing listed in websites FAQ’s section.
* Dec 2007 – Phase II of website live allowing musicians to login and respond online.
* May 2008 - Developed Best Song Prize with Play It Strange at CHARTFEST 2008
* Sept 2008 - Co presenter of 'Insiders Guide to Songwriting' panel at ChCh Writers festival.
* 2006-2008 - Support of regular APRA|AMCOS members Christchurch seminars.
* May 2009 - Co-ordinated the APRA Songwriting Clinic at CHARTFEST 2009.
* Sept 2009 - Instrumental in getting the 2009 APRA Silver Scroll Awards held in Christchurch for the first time.
* May 2010 - Co-ordinated the APRA Songwriting Clinic at CHARTFEST 2010.

1.2. Recording Production – Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Formats
Identify and publicise appropriate recording facilities, producers and engineers. Ensure musicians are familiar with best practice and requirements for successful recording. Encouraging professionalism in the recording industry and supporting skilled people.

Action Taken:
* Aug 2006 – Comprehensive list of studios/producers/engineers published online in CHART Directory.
* April 2007 – Tuning In To Hollywood Workshop w/ audio production guru Paul Feenstra.
* May 2008 - Studio's presence at CHARTFEST 2008 Expo
* May 2008 - Co-ordinated a Studio Open Day at Tandem Voicebooth
* May 2009 - Initiated nationwide studio open day.

1.3. Technology & Promotion – Commercialising Music
Ensure artists are familiar with best practice and media requirements for promotion (i.e. Bio, Music Videos, Press kits, Photo’s, Websites). Assist with understanding of online promotional media applications (e.g. Websites, blog’s,
webcasting, etc). Increase collaboration between music and technology companies to create new business opportunities.

Action Taken:
* 2006 – Media expert Lorraine Barry held a seminar in conjunction with MMF on bio’s, press releases, formats, protocols.
* May 2007 – Manager gave a CDC Enterprise Training workshop on online promotion for NZ Music Month.
* 2007-9 - MMF media training/promotion seminars
* May 2009 - Co-ordinated the Media & Promotion workshop at CHARTFEST 2009.
* April 2009 - Arranged digital distribution for artists on CHARTDISC Vol 1.
* Sept 2009 - Arranged digital distribution for artists on CHARTDISC Vol 2.
* May 2010 - Arranged digital distribution for artists on CHARTDISC Vol 3.
* Aug 14 2010 - CHARTDISC Vol 3 used as backing tracks for NZ's first hardcourt bike polo event.
* Sept 3-7 2010 - CHARTDISC Vol 3 showcased at Paris Design Trade Show Maison et Objet.

2. INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

How will CHART assist with developing the necessary music industry infrastructure?

2.1. Strong Network
Provide opportunities for those involved in the wider music industry to network together and share best practice.

Actions Taken:
* April 2006 - Website Phase I: Domains purchased and commissioned Trigger Industries to design and build website.
* Oct 2006 – Website Phase II: Music Services Directory scoping and build (with funding from Creative Communities).
* Oct 2006 – Manager appointed regional co-ordinator for the NZ Music Managers Forum.
* Oct 2007 – Award : CHART won ‘Industry Champion’ award at the 2007 MMF Awards in Auckland.
* Nov 2007 – Website Phase III: Design & Build undertaken by Deflux to incorporate a community portal (artist login, increased searchability, fresh look, incorp Web 2.0)
* May 2008 - Gathered the ChCh Music Community together for CHARTFEST 2008 in ChCh Town Hall to demonstrate industry capability.
* Sept 2009 - Worked with APRA & CCC to successfully bring the 2009 Silver Scroll Awards to Christchurch.
* May 2009 - Gathered the ChCh Music Community together for CHARTFEST 2009 in ChCh Town Hall to demonstrate industry capability.
* Feb 2010 - Built an online network of over 5000 music contacts.
* May 2010 - Christchurchmusic.org.nz received over 37,000 visitors for the month, a new visitor record.
* Oct 2010 - Helped co-ordinate and recommend talent and music services for BAND TOGETHER, Hagley Park.

2.2. Recording Capability
Undertake studio capability study and publish finding in a web directory for the benefit of local artists.

Action Taken:
* May 2006 - Venue capability study undertaken and published online in the Studios Section of The CHART Directory.
* May 2007 – CHART manager joined MAINZ Advisory Board.
* Aug 2007 – All Ages Studio Production seminar with Shapeshifter held at Vision College (sold out at $15 per person).
* Nov 2007 – Helped publicise Home Recording ProTools Clinic w/ Rockshop & digidesign.
* May 2008 - Co-ordinated a Studio Open Day at Tandem Voicebooth Studio.
* June 2008 - Co-ordinated an Ableton Live electronic music production workshop with Tom Cosm.
* May 2010 - Instrumenatl in co-ordinating a nationwide Studio Open Day.

2.3. Venue Development
Identify Venue capabilities and availability for local performances and to attract touring bands/artists.

Action Taken:
* May 2006 - Venue capability study undertaken and published online in the Venues Section of The Chart Directory.
* Oct 2006 – Support and promotion of Al’s Bar as a new 350+ capacity live music venue.
* 2007 – Co-ordinated regular venue managers meetings to share knowledge and contacts.
* Nov 2007 - Support and promotion of SOL Square as a new live music destination – Yellow Cross, Fat Eddies, Cartel.
* Feb 2008 - Support and promotion of Granite Bar and Level One as new live music venues.
* May 2008 - Guidance on opening Lake Hood as new Ashburton venue.
* May 2008 - Support and promotion of Otautahi Social Centre as a new live music venue.
* July 2008 - Support and promotion of The Repertory Theatre Re-Stage Fundraiser.
* Aug 2008 - Comprehensive review and expansion of the Venue Directory listings and prioritising original live music venues.
* Nov 2008 - Support and promotion of Tru - new acoustic venue on the Strip.
* Jan 2009 - Support and promotion of The Bedford (ex Legends).
* Sept 10 - June 2011 - Communication of post quake venue information.
* July 2011 - Live music venue input into The Lonely Planet.

2.4. Education & Training
Create an environment that is accepting and supportive of the music industry as a viable career option. Provide opportunities to develop the capability of those in the music industry. Inform those desiring a career in the music industry of what educational opportunities are available in Christchurch. Ensure that those in the music industry act in a professional manner at all times. Develop partnerships with national music industry organisations.

Action Taken:
* June 2006 – All secondary schools and tertiary music educational institutes included Chart database.
* Oct 2006 – Scoping of all music related courses in ChCh and published in Chart online Directory.
* May 2007 – Schools Workshops (x4 – Hornby, Aranui, Riccarton, Unlimited Paenga) w/ Flip Grater for NZ Music Month.
* May 2007 – Youth Forum for NZ Music Month at ChCh Art Gallery Auditorium.
* May 2007 – Co-ordinated a CDC Music Accounting enterprise workshop for NZMM.
* Aug 2007 – All Ages Studio Production seminar with Shapeshifter held at Vision College (sold out at $15 per person).
* Dec 2007 – Developing a ‘How Do I’ self-help section in the CHART website.
* 2007-2008 - CHART Manager nominated as Music Managers Forum ChCh Co-ordinator.
* May 2008 - Tertiary Music Providers Expo at CHARTFEST in ChCh Town Hall.
* Sept 2008 - Sponsored 6 local managers into the NZ Music Managers Forum.
* May 2009/10/11 - Co-ordinated all ages youth NZ Music Month Festival CHARTFEST.

2.5. Skill Shortages & Service Delivery
Skill shortages are identified and reduced in partnership with the education and private/public sectors. Gaps in service delivery are identified and support services engaged to address the needs identified e.g. Management,
Entertainment law, Accounting.

Actions Taken:
* Nov 2006 - Started listing local music and related work and musician opportunities in the CHART website.
* May 2007 – Manager joined MAINZ Advisory Board to lobby for dedicated management course in ChCh.
* Nov 2007 – New CHART website launched featuring expanded employment and performance opportunities.
* Nov 2009 – Enhanced opportunity communication via increasing access to CHART’s expanding social networks.
* June 2011 - Updated music accounting and legal services directory.

2.6. Audience Development
Increased participation in original live music scene by the Christchurch public. Tourism enabler – enriching the entertainment experience of the domestic and international visitor.

Actions Taken:
* June 2006 – Streamed and promoted TheBigCity.co.nz gig guide to promote live music to public.
* June 2006 – Contacted Central City initiative to make them aware of our goals.
* Oct 2006 – Published comprehensive venues directory with full details of venue capability and services.
* June 2007 – Worked with intl promoter of the Guns’N’Roses show on a Ticketek pre-offer promotion.
* Nov 2007 – Worked with promoter of Southern Amp to publicise ChCh Stage at the festival.
* Nov 2007 – Incorporated Jagg live music listings into CHART Gigs section on website and promoting it to the ChCh music community to make it the most comprehensive gig guide in ChhCh.
* May 2008 - Proposed gig guide feed for CCC events site - BeThere.co.nz.
* Aug 2008 - Engaging with Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism to try to get 'Entertainment' as an option for all the overseas visitors that want to know what entertainment options there are in ChCh.
* Encouraging Christchurch public to support local music via CHARTFEST.
* Aug 14 2010 - CHARTDISC Vol 3 used as backing tracks for NZ's first hardcourt bike polo event.
* Aug 14 2010 - Instrumental in KiwiFM starting a dedicated radio show for Christchurch music with Flip Grater.
* Sept 3-7 2010 - CHARTDISC Vol 3 showcased at Paris Design Trade Show Maison et Objet.
* Oct 2010 - Helped co-ordinate and recommend talent and music services for BAND TOGETHER, Hagley Park.
* July 2011 - Facilitating co-ordination of a street press/magazine project.
* Oct-Nov 2011 - Co-ordinated the Big Day Out 2012 Christchurch Band Competition.

3. OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT
How will CHART assist with commercial opportunities?

3.1. Investment
Advise of appropriate available funding streams and work with Creative NZ, NZ on Air and other local and national funding organizations to assist with the funding application process

Actions Taken:
* Oct 2007 – Listed funding links and search engines for musicians funding in the FAQ’s section of Chart website.
* May 2007 – Creative NZ invited to Burning Questions II to meet and answer local musicians funding questions.
* May 2007 – Supported NZMC ‘Exporting Music’ Seminar on getting NZ music overseas.
* May 2007 – Co-ordinated Workshop with NZTE and US Licensing expert Bob Hunka to present local artists with music suited to TV/Film/Gaming.
* Nov 2007 – Hosted funding agencies and industry tastemakers at Southern Amp to help engagement & profile of Christchurch artists.
* Nov 2007 – Expanded funding and deadline calendar in Links section of website.
* Nov 2007 - Began 'CHART Presents...' local music Fridays with CCC in Cathedral Square.
* Mar 2008 - Began 'CHART Presents...' local music Wednesdays at Yellow Cross in SOL Square.
* Apr 2008 - Hosting funders (NZonAir, CCC, CNZ) at Burning Questions - 1on1 music industry sessions.
* Sept 2008 - Helped co-ordinate & license local music into UC advertising campaign (worth $10K).
* Jan-Mar 2009 - Supported 'CHART Presents...' local music Lazy Weekends in CCC parks.
* Feb 2009 - Updated community with changes at Creative NZ.
* Oct 2010 - Recommended talent and music services for BAND TOGETHER, Hagley Park.
* May 2011 - Supporter of ARTS VOICE.
* May 2011 - Support of Sugarloaf Shakedown - AKL gig raising $6500 for ChCh music industry.
* Aug 2011 - Creation of RWC ChCh Donation CD.

3.2. Marketing, Promotion, Branding & Identity
Provide local community with opportunities to diversify into new markets, distribution channels and partnerships. Identify and publicise new opportunities. Develop strategic national and international partnerships.

Actions Taken:
* Feb 2006 – NZ Music Commission Manager Cath Andersen nominated as a founding trustee to help Chart foster national and international links.
* July 2006 – Website established with several links on promotion and a specific 10 steps document.
* Oct 2006 – Manager attended Music Managers AGM.
* May 2007 – Manager presented NZMM Workshop New Media/Music e-Marketing.
* Dec 2007 – Developing a ‘How Do I’ section on the website.
* Aug 2008 - Engaging with Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism to try to get 'Entertainment' as an option for all the overseas visitors that want to know what entertainment options there are in ChCh.
* Sept 2008 - Media partner for RoundUp band competition.
* Oct 2008 - Worked with BeThere.co.nz & CCC Events team to launch a dedicated music events page with live gig guide feed.
* April 2009 - Distributed CHARTDISC Vol 1 around radio, labels, publishers and media.
* Sept 2009 - Distributed CHARTDISC Vol 2 around radio, labels, publishers and media at the 2009 APRA Awards.
* Sept 2009 - Prize sponsor for RoundUp band competition.
* May 2010 - Distributed CHARTDISC Vol 3 around radio, labels, publishers and media.
* July 2010 - Prize sponsor & media partner for UCSA Battle Of The Bands tertiary band competition.
* Sept 2010 - Prize sponsor & media partner for RoundUp band band competition.
* Oct 2010 - Promotion for BAND TOGETHER, Hagley Park.
* Aug-Oct 2011 - Production & Promotion of CHARTDISC Vol 5 (hard rock/metal)
* Oct-Nov 2011 - Produced & co-ordinated release of 'Love ChCh' CD Compilation (rehearsal space fundraiser)
* Oct-Nov 2011 - Co-ordinated the Big Day Out 2012 Christchurch Band Competition

3.3. Physical/Digital Sales & Distribution
Identify and inform of all formats and physical and online music distribution channels available.

Action Taken
* Feb 2006 – Hosted ‘Getting Your Music On iTunes’ Seminar focusing on Online Music Distribution.
* May 2007 – Manager gave a CDC Enterprise Training workshop on online distribution for NZ Music Month.
* 2007-2008 - Advising on aggregation and online distribution options to local bands.
* Nov 2008 – Supported an IMNZ seminar on digital distribution/retail.
* April 2009 - Released first CHARTDISC Volume 1 - a genre-specific Christchurch music CD promo sampler, and worked with local artists to get digital distribution via NZ iTunes.

3.4. Publishing
Educate and inform community of music publishing opportunities and pursue opportunities to act as a local channel or mediator between artists and publishers.

Action Taken:
* April 2007 – Tuning In To Hollywood Workshop w/ audio production guru Paul Feenstra
* May 2007 – Native Tongue & Mushroom Publishing attended Burning Questions II to meet and answer local musicians questions.
* May 2007 – Co-ordinated Workshop with NZTE and US Licensing expert Bob Hunka to present local artists with music suited to TV/Film/Gaming.
* 2007 - Flip Grater, Matt Barus (Dukes), Raggamuffin Children and Ariana Tikao signed deals with Native Tongue Music Publishing.
* April 2008 - Hosting publishers (Native Tongue, Mushroom) at Burning Questions - 1on1 music industry sessions.

3.5. Live Performance
Increase opportunities to live events for artists, venue managers and promoters.

Action Taken:
* July 2006 – Website launched featuring a monthly newsletter featuring prominent artists and live music schedule for the upcoming month via TheBigCity.co.nz and since Nov07 Jagg.co.nz.
* May 2007 – Promoted 4 live music showcases (rock, hiphop, dance, acoustic) for NZ Music Month.
* Sept 2007 – Sponsored RDU98.5FM Roundup Band Competition.
* Nov 2007 - Began 'CHART Presents...' local music Fridays with CCC in Cathedral Square.
* Dec 2007 – Advertising on CHART website and opportunities available for promoters.
* Aug 2008 - Approved CCC funding for 6 x Featured Artist annual showcases.
* Mar 2008 - Began 'CHART Presents...' local music Wednesdays at Yellow Cross in SOL Square.
* Jan-Mar 2009 - Supported 'CHART Presents...' local music Lazy Weekends in CCC parks.
* Feb 2009 - Updated community with changes at Creative NZ.
* Jan 2009 - Publish events and gigs calender to help promoters and managers book shows locally.
* 2007-Present – Regular requests for recommendations for local support acts for touring acts.
* Oct-Nov 2011 - Co-ordinated the Big Day Out 2012 Christchurch Band Competition
* Sept 2010-Dec 2011 - Communication of existing venue closures and new venues opening

Please let us know if there are any projects or initiatives you'd like CHART to be involved in.

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Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch - just like the rest of New Zealand - is a city of contrasts.

It is a place where its residents continue to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle amidst a natural environment world-renowned for its beauty. A growing cosmopolitan ambience also adds a touch of excitement without overt flashiness.

Everywhere there is an understated elegance that speaks of times gone by and promises a future where anything is possible.

Internationally famed 'The Garden City', Christchurch's well-established expansive parks and public gardens owe much to the planning and foresight of the city's founding fathers.

The centrally-located 161 hectare Hagley Park, the Botanic Gardens, the four leafy inner-city avenues, Victoria Square and spectacular gardens such as Mona Vale on the banks of the River Avon bear testimony to this legacy. It is a vision which is embraced and perpetuated today by proud residents right throughout the city.

For more information on Christchurch visit www.christchurchnz.com and for what's on see www.bethere.co.nz/music and www.christchurchmusic.org.nz/events.

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MEDIA ZONE
Links to CHART media coverage:


2009 APRA SILVER SCROLL AWARDS
2009 APRA Silver Scroll Awards Come To Christchurch (14April09)
APRA Silver Scrolls make debut in the south - TV1 video (17Sept09)

CHARTFEST NZ MUSIC MONTH FESTIVAL
CHARTFEST celebrates Christchurch's emerging music talent - TV3 video (Sat 30May09)
CHARTFEST NZ Music Month Festival Returns for 2009 (13Feb09)
Girl Band Wins Showcase Of Teen Music - The Press (24 May 2008)

CHART
Our City Beats - Avenues Mag (May 2009)
Opshop continue Christchurch's reign in NZ music - TV3 News (11 Sept 2008)
CHART For The Future - The Press (23 May 2008)
Southern Amp 2: Listen To The Amp & Forget The Damp - Press.co.nz (Nov 2007)
Southern Amp 2: Neil Cox Interview - Bigpod.co.nz (Nov 2007)
CHART Wins MMF Industry Champion Award 2007 - NZ Musician Magazine (Oct 2007)

Get Yer Motor Running: The NZMC Warrant Of Fitness Seminars - NZ Musician Magazine (Dec 2006)
The Great Garden City Music Drain - Tearaway Magazine (Aug 2006)
CHART Aims To Assist Christchurch Artists - NZ Musician Magazine (June 2006)
CHART website - Phase I (2007)

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