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Damian Vaughan

Chief Executive Officer,
Recorded Music NZ
Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
@recordedmusicnz
Damian Vaughan is the Chief Executive of Recorded Music NZ. He has many years’ experience in music licensing with lengthy stints at APRA AMCOS in NZ and PRS For Music in the UK. Adding to his strong music licensing background, Damian has been Business Development Manager for Independent Music New Zealand and has also worked for Kog Transmissions, a leading independent label in NZ.

Recorded Music NZ is a non-profit industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. It divides its services into three main areas. The Member Services team delivers projects including the Vodafone NZ Music Awards, the weekly Official NZ Top40 Charts and the Music Grants programme. Recorded Music NZ’s licensing division administers broadcast and public performance licensing either directly or through its joint initiative with APRA called OneMusic. The Pro-Music team is dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of artists and labels across the New Zealand recording industry.