Participants Announced For You're The Future Of Music


The artists have been selected for You're the future of music, an intensive three day programme designed to equip artists and managers with tools to navigate the global marketplace and create a path for their music. The line up of local and international guest speakers and mentors includes Luke McGrellis from Universal Music Publishing (Los Angeles), Shelita Burke, an Independent Artist and Data Analyst (LA) and Charles Kirby-Welsh from Kartel Music Group UK who will focus on distribution, as well as leaders and artists from the New Zealand industry.

1-3 November - International Fitness

Christo Karadjov - Christo
Isaac Keating - Daffodils & Bene
Anderson Rocio - Anderson Rocio
Manuela Ovalle - Manuela Ovalle
Riley Popham - Sevenzen
Koen Aldershopf - Odds and Ends
Lucy Botting - Girl Boss
Elijah Manu - Church & AP
Emma Logan - October
Bianca Erceg - Tommy Pop
Emily Fairlight - Emily Fairlight
Brittany Ryan - Britt Ron

Shelita Burke

Shelita Burke

3-5 November - Maori creativity

Payton Taplin - Fabel NZ
Seth Haapu - Seth Haapu
Rob Ruha - Rob Ruha
Noema Te Hau - Average Mars Experience
Paige Tapara - Paige


Artist managers will also participate in both intakes.

Event organiser Manu Taylor says that the focus of You're the future of music is educating Kiwi musicians and their support teams to be best prepared to work in an ever changing new music environment.

We will discuss who their audiences are, how to connect with them and create a plan to sustain themselves in their careers - Manu Taylor

Luke McGrellis UMPG

Luke McGrellis

Speakers and panelists are:

Luke McGrellis - Universal Music Publishing
Shelita Burke - Artist and Data Scientist
Sam Trevethick - Shapeshifter, Peacekeepers
Charles Kirby-Welch - Kartel Music Group
Emily Fairlight - Artist
David Ridler - NZonAir
Victoria Kelly - APRA
Martyn Pepperell - Journalist
Cath Anderson - NZ Music Commission
Dave Munro - Eccles Entertainment
Anthony Healy - APRA


Written By: Radio13