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Hedley’s Books - Music to a reader’s ears

Having survived world wars, depressions, recessions, and pandemics, Hedley’s Books has stayed a constant in Masterton since 1907. This independent bookshop can be found in the heart of the Wairarapa region, about an hour and a half north of Wellington.

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Willow Shoes: Empowering Taller Woman with Style and a Soundtrack

At Willow Shoes, Georgie Falloon and her wonderful team specialise in providing a huge range of shoes designed for taller women.

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Inc Design: Supporting creatives and creating a feast for the senses

We caught up with Helen Riley-Duddin, the founder, owner and curator of Inc Design Store who runs the space with her husband and team, to understand why supporting creatives is at the heart of her business.

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Watch the latest Shorts from OneMusic

We caught up with a few OneMusic licensees, who shared their time and perspectives on music with us. Watch their videos below.

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Get behind our music this May

New Zealand Music Month is a celebration of our music created here in Aotearoa. Each May, we highlight the emerging musical talent across our country.

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Hospitality that means business: Why good food isn’t enough

For Stu Robertson, owner of hospitality consultancy Mean Business, his philosophy on customer experience is that every customer needs to leave a restaurant better and happier than when they came in. Having a good meal simply isn’t enough; it’s about the overall experience.

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Audoo captures over 46,900 hours of music from Kiwi businesses

Playing music in businesses is not just about providing background noise; it's a strategic tool that can significantly impact the overall customer experience, brand perception, and even operational efficiency. Businesses that thoughtfully integrate music into their environments can gain a competitive edge and foster positive connections with their audience.

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Fitness, wellbeing, and music ReDefined

After 20 years in the fitness industry, Jimmy August decided it was time to create a space of his own where people could come and experience a holistic approach to health. In his prior work as a trainer for Les Mills, and then in health club management, he discovered his passion was around innovation and successful wellness initiatives. That’s where ReDefined Wellbeing Hub was born and has since been recognised at the 2023 Exercise Awards, winning the OneMusic sponsored, Independent Facility of the Year award.

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Mike Chunn on songwriting and why music must exist

For Mike Chunn CNZM, former member of iconic bands Split Enz and Citizen Band, and founder of Play It Strange, his love of music and songwriting has followed him his whole life. As Play It Strange, a charitable trust that promotes and inspires songwriting in secondary schools, continues to celebrate “Twenty Strange Years”, Mike reflects on his journey and the importance of music in our lives.

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Thyme Square encourages patrons to take time out

Logan Murray wears many hats at Hamilton’s home of intimate dining, Thyme Square Restaurant, so it’s no wonder he took home the win for Outstanding Chef and Emerging Front of House, at the Waikato Hospitality Awards 2023.

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The Church: Pouring the heritage back into Christchurch hospitality

On the corner of Manchester and Worcester Streets in the heart of Christchurch city sits a beautifully restored Church which now houses a stunning bar and live music venue.

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Celebrating 10 Years Transforming Music Licensing for Businesses in Aotearoa

Music has always played an essential role in businesses across Aotearoa New Zealand. From providing ambience in restaurants to engaging customers in retail stores and getting us moving and exercising, music creates an atmosphere that enhances the overall customer experience.

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End of Year Performance Licences

Just like your OneMusic Dance Instruction licence covers your music use in your dance classes throughout the year, it’s also important to have the permission in place for the music you want to use in your End of Year performance – ideally before you start rehearsals.

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Swanky bistro with a mod vibe: Award-winning Atticus Finch

For Rotorua locals, Atticus Finch has firmly established itself as the best pours and plates in town - so it’s no surprise that the speakeasy meets metropolitan bistro took home three wins at the Rotorua Hospitality Awards, including OneMusic Outstanding Ambience & Design.

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Meet NZ’s OneMusic Director Greer Davies

WOMAN magazine exists to provide a platform where all women of Aotearoa feel seen and celebrated for who they are.

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Elevating the Ambiance: How Music Sets the Tone at Kohi Beach Eatery

Situated along the scenic shores of Kohimarama Beach in Auckland, Kohi Beach Eatery is the charming establishment that takes pride in offering a relaxed dining experience to its sea-side patrons. From its locally sourced menu to its picturesque location, this all-day eatery holds a special place in the of locals and visitors alike.

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Tropical Vibes and Great Bites: Hone's Garden Strikes the Perfect Chord

Nestled in the picturesque town of Russell in the Bay of Islands, Hone's Garden stands as a laid-back tropical craft beer garden with house made wood-fired pizzas and a selection of fine New Zealand wines. Owned and operated by the passionate entrepreneur, Nick Loosley, this vibrant establishment has become a much-loved destination for locals and tourists alike.

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In the news

“Music is all around us all the time and so often we take it for granted because it’s part of our eco-system”.

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Personalised Support and Music Compliance: Aroha Funerals Leads the Way

Aroha Funerals is an Auckland-based funeral service provider offering compassionate and personalised support to families during difficult times. The company recently learned about the OneMusic licensing requirements for playing music at their venues. We sat down with Gillian, who has been involved with the business from the start, and she is encouraging other businesses far and wide to follow suit.

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Yonder: Where Live Music Thrives in Queenstown

Since its opening in 2017, Yonder has established itself as the ultimate destination for delectable cuisine and outstanding musical performances from both local and international acts. Recognising the exceptional experience it offers, Yonder was recently honoured with the OneMusic Outstanding Ambience & Design award at the Southern Lakes Hospitality Awards.

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Shop Unique, Listen Local: The GiftBox Co. Experience

Established in December 2021, GiftBox Co. is the Auckland-based boutique business that has become a go-to for customers looking for unique gift options. It offers a range of curated gift boxes and individual products from local businesses across New Zealand – making gift-giving a breeze.

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Shine On: Helping Find Inspiration and Self-Expression Through Music and Fashion

Homegrown NZ-owned fashion retailer Shine On has been providing fashion-forward clothing to Kiwi women since 2007. What started as an online-only Trade Me store based in West Auckland has now grown to include three physical stores across Auckland and one in Christchurch with over 120 staff - making Shine On a well known and loved clothing store here in New Zealand.

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Creating the Perfect Home Vibe: A&C Homestore’s Music Sets the Mood for Shopping Success.

Family-run, A&C Homestore is all about creating stylish and functional living spaces, offering everything needed to make your home feel like a place that's uniquely yours, and they’ve got the in-store tunes to match the mood.

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Calling all APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music Members

Show Kiwi businesses some love with your talented faces.

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OneMusic’s response to Auckland Councils proposed Annual Budget 2023/2024

Auckland Council has announced a forecast budget shortfall of $295 million for the financial year 2023/2024. The proposed cost-cutting initiatives contradict Auckland Council’s responsibility to the arts and cultural development of Tāmaki Makaurau.

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Text Message Alerts

If you receive a text from this number +642703936307### (last 3 numbers are unique to recipient), that’s us.

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OneMusic releases new licence explainer video

Music licensing can be complicated, but with OneMusic getting the permission you need to play music in your business is simple. In our new video we explain why we exist and why it is important for each business in Aotearoa to have a licence for the music they play.

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Woof! making noise in Dunedin

Josh Thomas and Dudley Benson’s cocktail lounge Woof! is home Dunedin’s colourful community. Picking up OneMusic’s Outstanding Ambience & Design award at the Otago Hospitality Awards last year, the pair also went on to pick up five awards including supreme establishment as well as accolades for their staff.

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Ampersand - Orakei’s local destination for any occasion.

As winners of OneMusic Outstanding Local Establishment at the Lewisham Awards – Celebrating Excellence in Auckland Hospitality, Ampersand couldn’t be more chuffed.

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Good Vibes Only at Taranaki’s Shining Peak Brewing

When Jesse Sigurdsson opened Shining Peak Brewing nearly four years ago his aim was to provide a hub for Taranaki locals, where good vibes and great music could bring people together to enjoy delicious food, cold beer and each other’s company.

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Brews, beats and banter at Palmy’s Brew Union Brewing Company

With a resident DJ, house brewed beers on tap, woodfired pizzas and unique open spaced dining, it’s not surprising that Brew Union Brewing Company took home the OneMusic Outstanding Ambience & Design this year at Manawatu’s Restaurant Association Hospitality Awards.

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Best Live Entertainment Venue goes to… Haere-roa

At this year’s Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence. The University of Canterbury Students Association (UCSA) was awarded OneMusic’s "Best Live Entertainment Venue" for their muti-faceted hub, Haere-roa.

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Hidden Treasure in Hawke’s Bay, Teresa Bar

Nestled in what is arguably New Zealand’s best region for foodies is Teresa Bar, the stunning speakeasy cocktail bar that deservedly took home OneMusic’s Outstanding Ambience and Design Award at this year’s Hawke’s Bay Restaurant Association Hospitality Awards.

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Plenty to love at Bay of Plenty’s Fife Lane

OneMusic sat down with Bay locals Kat and Ryan Dippie to chat about their recent awards and how music helps them create a seamless entertaining dining experience at Fife Lane.

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NZ Music Month Special Edition

To kick off NZ Music Month check out our piece in the TimeOut Magazine issued Monday 2 May 2022.

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Where the spirits run high, and the drinks never run dry

Last year, Matt Barnsley, Venue Manager of Austin Club in Christchurch, caught up with Melinda Clasper, from OneMusic, to talk about opening a bar during COVID, embracing 1950s style, and providing an exclusive, underground performance space for some of Christchurch’s best musicians.

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Cocktails with a Splash of Mystery at Night Flower

OneMusic’s Melinda Clasper recently connected with Renwick Boon, co-owner and bartender of Wellington punch house, Night Flower, to talk about how he’s creating an intriguing atmosphere of mystery with his modern-day speak-easy.

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Demystifying APRA

Our friends at APRA and NZ On Air have released this awesome video.

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Celebrating the award-winning success of Central Fire Station

OneMusic’s Melinda Clasper recently connected with Napier’s Central Fire Station Head Chef and Co-Owner Sam Clark to talk outstanding ambience and creating his brand’s unique identity in a crowded hospitality landscape.

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Notice of Variation of Licence Agreements

We're varying the terms of our public performance licence agreements

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Live Streaming Activity during lockdown

Until the 31 January 2022, OneMusic will cover Live Streamed fitness, wellbeing and dance classes, council library sessions, community music group activities, “other” business streaming and live music concerts, hosted for your members, students, and customers.

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Live Streaming Exercise, Wellbeing & Dance Classes during lockdown

Until the 31 January 2022, OneMusic will cover Live Streamed fitness, wellbeing, and dance classes, hosted for your members or students as if it were a class conducted at your premises.

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Covid-19 Update

The OneMusic team have moved out of the office and are working from home.

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Lone Star shines bright in Whangarei

Richard Loader from Business North sat down to talk with Angus Rush about Whangarei’s latest edition, Lone Star. As a music buff, Angus reckons his restaurant has the best play list, hands down.

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Canterbury Flooding

Canterbury State of Emergency

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RSM

OneMusic customer RSM took time out to talk music

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Vodafone

This year, as part of a Matariki celebration, Vodafone New Zealand announced a new companywide policy with a key focus on honouring the principles of Tiriti o Waitangi.

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Napier Flooding

Have you been impacted by flooding in Napier?

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Shut Up and Dance

"Britney, Bruno and Beiber give our ears a hug all the time. Unfortunately, we don’t have their number to say thanks, so OneMusic helps us get that message to them instead."

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Live-streamed activity during COVID-19

Until 31 October 2020 we’re going to cover any live-streamed fitness, wellbeing and dance classes, council library sessions, community music group activities, “other” business streaming and live concerts you host for your members/students/customers.

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Notice of Variation of Licence Agreements

We're varying the terms of our public performance licence agreements

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Hospitality NZ: OneMusic COVID-19 Discount

In a recent message to their members, Hospitality NZ misinterpreted information regarding our COVID-19 discount.

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COVID-19 discount is on its way

Making things easier for our customers affected by COVID-19.

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We're Open!

Under COVID-19 Level Three restrictions we’re working from home

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Portal Maintenance

Our music licensing portal is undergoing maintenance and is currently unavailable.

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Background Music: Outdoors

Because of COVID-19 we will all be spending more time sitting outside our favourite bars, pubs and restaurants for a time. Yes, even in winter.

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Boost table turn with music

Want to free up tables faster? Simply create a playlist that has faster music.

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Live-streaming performances

Wondering whether you need a licence, or what licence you may need for your live-stream?

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Exercise, well-being & dance - live-streaming

We’re going to cover any live streamed fitness, well-being and dance class you host for your members/students as if it were a class conducted at your premises.

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COVID-19 - Music Industry Update

Update on the effects of Covid-19 on the music industry, and our plan of action.

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COVID-19 - What we can do to help

As the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolves we understand that your business operations may be impacted.

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How we're working during COVID-19

Our staff will be working from home from Wednesday 18 March

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Zoe & Morgan

“We’ve noticed that if a customer is trying something on and they love it, they often do a little dance in the mirror to the beat”

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Live Performance Royalties

Ever wondered how the licence fees for live performances find their way back to songwriters?

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Retail store fined for Copyright infringement

An Auckland Hi Fi store has been fined by the high court, for their disregard for copyright and continual infringement of copyright laws.

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2019 Taranaki Music Licensing 101

Taranaki! Join us for a coffee, a snack, and a chance to learn more about the world of music, royalties and licensing.

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The Science of Music

Studies show that music makes people stay longer and spend more

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Sweet Axe Throwing

Corporates, stag dos, hens’ dos, mates just hanging out and the axe-curious - Sweet Axe Throwing caters for everyone.

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2019 Christchurch Music Licensing 101

Christchurch! Join us for a coffee, a snack, and a chance to learn more about the world of music, royalties and licensing.

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2019 Nelson Music Licensing 101

Join us for a coffee, a snack, and a chance to learn more about the world of music, royalties and licensing.

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2019 Waikato Music Licensing 101

Waikato! Join us for a coffee, a snack, and a chance to learn more about the world of music, royalties and licensing.

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2019 Hawkes Bay Music Licensing 101

Hawkes Bay! Join us for a coffee, a snack, and a chance to learn more about the world of music, royalties and licensing.

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2019 Tauranga Music Licensing 101

Tauranga! Join us for a coffee, a snack, and a chance to learn more about the world of music, royalties and licensing.

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Exercise Licence Update

Error corrected on OneMusic Exercise Licence application

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Copying Limits Removed for Schools Licence

The APRA AMCOS board have voted to remove copying restrictions, giving schools greater flexibility when copying sheet music

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Music in Hospitality

Recently we asked the hospitality industry to tell us what music means to their business – this is what they had to say...

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Theia

"No one would expect to turn up at work and do a 40-hour week and not get paid for it". Theia on the importance of music royalties.

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Kings' Ascendancy

Meet Kingdon Chapple-Wilson, a.k.a KINGS, the award-winning musician and producer behind the smash hit Don’t Worry ‘Bout It

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Foley

Meet Foley - the New Zealand popsters that make glittering earworms that you’ve probably found yourself humming after a day out shopping.

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Queenstown Music Licensing 101

Queenstown! Join us for a coffee, a snack, and a chance to learn more about the world of music licensing.

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Don't Stop the Music

Gareth & Co curate music with their clients in mind

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The Chippery

Known locally for serving the best Fish and Chips in the capital city, The Chippery selects music with hungry Wellingtonians in mind.

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Play by Play

NZ Retail magazine caught up with OneMusic to get the low down on how retailers contribute to the careers of music creators.

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Rocksalt Bar in Kerikeri fined

A well-known bar, restaurant, and venue in Kerikeri has been fined by the high court for infringement of copyright laws

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Lula Inn

The Lula Inn serves up a top notch pacific-inspired menu alongside a veritable feast of musical talent

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Using Music Just Got Easier

OneMusic recently introduced an accommodation licence, making it easier for hotels to get permission to use music.

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Freaky Cafe

Freaky Cafe serves restaurant-quality fast turnaround eats alongside carefully considered jams.

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