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5 speakers you need to see at the Zeal Music Symposium this May

We are stoked to be bringing you the Zeal Music Symposium – a full day panel discussion from music biz experts ready to share their secrets of cracking it in the New Zealand music industry.

Get familiar with our speakers below, and don’t forget to RSVP to this free event going down in Auckland on May 11th!

1. Tali

You know someone’s legit when they’ve won Best Female MC three years running at the UK Drum and Bass awards. Tali has released six studio albums, numerous singles both as a solo artist and collaboratively, had a UK top 40 hit and is one of a handful of female artists to ever grace the cover of DJ Mag International.

2. Kings

You would have definitely heard his track “Don’t Worry Bout It” – Auckland based Kings is well known among music circles in the North Shore, where his studio and record label Arch Angel Records is based. Kings has been producing music for the past 6 years and his production skill set also includes composing for film scores and commercials all over the world. 


3. Diaz Grimm

In April 2016, Diaz Grimm became the first self-managed, unsigned artist from New Zealand to play SXSW in the US. While in town, Grimm was invited to Soundcloud’s private launch for their new subscription service where he rubbed shoulders with Chance the Rapper and A$AP Ferg. In 2015, his album Osiris was nominated for a VMA.

4. Rikihana Douglas

After spending 3 years in the halls of Sony Music working in Marketing and PR, Rikihana left to found pioneer boutique management outfit, Richmond Music. Combining a love of A&R with major label experience in music marketing, Rikihana Douglas holds a roster including SACHI, Montell2099, L.A WOMEN, and Matthew Young. He also is a contributor to popular blog Sniffers and co-hosts their show on George FM.

5. Tania Dean

Tania has been working in the music industry for 16 years, starting at Sony Music in 2000. Working with artists such as Brooke Fraser, Bic Runga and Che Fu, she found a passion for New Zealand music and working with New Zealand artists. After 5 years at Sony Music, she went on to work 12 years at NZ On Air. In 2017, Tania left NZ On Air to further her career and is currently at Recorded Music NZ.
The Zeal Music Symposium is free, but you need to RSVP to secure your spot. Head over to Eventfinda, enter your details and we’ll see you there!