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Ben Howe

Record label,
Flying Nun Records/Arch Hill Records
Auckland, New Zealand
Ben Howe is managing director for two of New Zealand’s best-known labels, Arch Hill Records and Flying Nun Records. He started out with music in the 1990s on bass with Flying Nun band Superette and later that decade established the NZ label Arch Hill. Artists on that label include icons such as David Kilgour, The Clean, The Bats, Bailter Space and new artists such as Street Chant, Surf City, Ghost Wave, Transistors and others. More recently Ben has taken over at Flying Nun Records, who have just set up a New York office and started reissuing vinyl albums from the label’s 30 year catalog. These include The Clean, Snapper, The Bats…and more to come.

Ben has also been a partner in touring company Mystery Girl Presents and St Jerome’s Laneway Festival NZ.

Ben currently serves as the Chairman of Independent Music NZ (IMNZ), the trade association representing New Zealand independent music labels.