The Info List - PPNZ

--- Advertisement ---

Recorded Music NZ (formerly Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ)) is a non-profit trade association of record producers, distributors and recording artists who sell music in New Zealand. Membership of Recorded Music NZ is open to any record label operating in New Zealand, and is dominated by the American and UK owned "Big Three" (Sony, Universal and Warner Music Group). Recorded Music NZ has approximately 56 affiliate members. Prior to June 2013, the association was known as the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). RIANZ and PPNZ Music Licensing were merged and renamed Recorded Music NZ.[1] Recorded Music NZ offers services under three areas: Member Services (the New Zealand Music Awards, the Official NZ Top40 Chart and direct services to artists and labels), Music Licensing (carried out through PPNZ Music Licensing) and Pro Music services regarding copyright protection and corporate affairs.[2]


1 History 2 New Zealand Music Awards 3 Official New Zealand Music Chart

3.1 Heatseekers chart

4 Piracy 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] The association between as the New Zealand Federation of Phonographic Industry (NZFPI). In 1972 it was renamed to the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). In 2013, following a merger with PPNZ Music Licensing, it was renamed to Recorded Music NZ.[3][4] New Zealand Music Awards[edit] Main article: New Zealand Music Awards The New Zealand Music Awards are conferred annually by Recorded Music NZ for outstanding artistic and technical achievements in the recording field. The awards are one of the biggest awards that a group or artist can receive in music in New Zealand. The awards have been presented every year since 1965. Official New Zealand Music Chart[edit] Main article: Official New Zealand Music Chart The Official New Zealand Music Chart is the weekly New Zealand top forty singles and albums charts, issued weekly by Recorded Music NZ (previously known as RIANZ). The chart also includes the top twenty New Zealand singles and albums and top ten compilation albums. All charts are compiled from data of both physical and digital sales from music retailers in New Zealand.[5] Heatseekers chart[edit] An additional "Heatseekers" chart was first published on the chart dated 5 October 2015. The chart consists of the top ten singles outside of (and that have not previously charted inside) the top forty, and has the same rules and criteria as the Top 40 Singles Chart.[6] Once a title makes an appearance inside the top forty at any point, it becomes ineligible to appear in the Heatseekers chart.[7] Piracy[edit] As RIANZ, Recorded Music NZ was instrumental in attempting to introduce a possible version of Section 92A Copyright Act. The amendment would have required ISPs in New Zealand to disconnect users accused but not convicted of downloading copyrighted material – the first law of its type in the world.[8] The amendment and consequently the RIANZ's actions have been widely criticized. ISPs described the law as "a deeply flawed law that undermines the fundamental rights and simply will not work",[9] while thousands of artists have joined the Campaign for Fair Copyright voicing their "disappointment"[10] at the RIANZ stance. However, the version was ultimately dropped, and Section 92A of the Copyright Act has now been replaced by Section 122A the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 which came in force from 1 September 2011. See also[edit]

List of best-selling albums in New Zealand Music of New Zealand


^ Slatherly, Dan. "Music bodies RIANZ and PPNZ merge". 3 News. Retrieved 11 June 2013.  ^ "About Us". Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.  ^ Derby, Mark (22 October 2014). "Recording companies and studios - The digital era, 1990 to 2000s". Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 4 September 2017.  ^ "New Zealand Music Awards". RIANZ. Archived from the original on 14 September 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2013.  ^ "ABOUT THE CHART". NZ Music Charts. Retrieved 11 June 2013.  ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/?chart=4148 ^ http://nztop40.co.nz/assets/the-official-new-zealand-music-charts-rules.pdf ^ "New Zealand First to Adopt 3-Strikes Law for Pirates". Torrent Freak. 17 October 2008. ^ "ICT industry moves to address copyright confusion". Internet NZ. 19 September 2008. Archived 7 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Thousands of Artists Against Guilt Upon Accusation Laws" Archived 1 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. Creative Freedom.

External links[edit]

Official website Official New Zealand Music Chart website New Zealand Music Awards website Official PPNZ Website International Federation of Phonographic Industries website Owen, Dylan (29 June 2002). "History of recording in New Zealand". Discover: Te Kohanga Taonga. National Library of New Zealand. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 

v t e

Recorded Music NZ charts

Weekly charts


1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s


1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s


1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Annual charts


1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

v t e

Record charts (List of)


South Africa


China Israel India Japan Lebanon Malaysia Pakistan Philippines South Korea Taiwan


Austria Belgium Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Netherlands

Dutch Top 40 MegaCharts

Norway Poland Portugal Romania

Romanian Top 100 Airplay 100

Russia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom

North America

Canada Honduras Mexico

AMPROFON Monitor Latino

United States


Australia New Zealand

South America

Argentina Brazil Colomb