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Mark Roach

Marketing & Special Projects,
Recorded Music NZ
Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
Mark has over 25 years experience in the music industry across a number of roles such as recording artist, indie record label owner, artist manager, licensing & copyright manager, music reviewer, broadcaster and creative director. He co-founded Independent Music NZ, and founded and chaired the Music Managers’ Forum NZ. He is also a former chair of the Music & Audio Institute’s Performance Advisory Committee.

Mark is the Marketing & Special Projects manager of Recorded Music New Zealand, a non-profit company that protects and advocates for the rights of recording artists and their labels. He oversees the creative direction and online media management for the company and it’s brands such as The NZ Music Awards and The Official NZ Top 40 Charts. Alongside APRA (the composer rights organisation), Mark jointly manages the NZ Music Hall of Fame; and serves as the in-house graphic designer for all of these brands.

Mark was the driving force behind the landmark exhibtion, Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa at Auckland Museum, with a view to establishing a permanent place for NZ music heritage to be celebrated, and also initiated a local branch of the Girls Rock! Camp movement in New Zealand. More recently he was the catalyst for Auckland Council’s application to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a City of Music.

Mark also owns and runs Muse Creative, an agency which specialises in graphic design, photography and writing for music industry clients, as well as artist management. His graphic design clients have included such local luminaries as Neil Finn and Lorde, and international stars such as Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay.