Uniting in support of the New Zealand music scene

If you work in the NZ Arts Industry and need some personal wellbeing support, you are now able to use the MusicHelps Wellbeing Service. You get FREE counselling sessions with trained counsellors available 24/7.

You can contact them either on line here or via phone tollfree 0508MUSICHELPS. 

Composer, songwriter or performer, manager or roadie, production or backroom person, actor, comedian, dancer or someone who works front or back of house in the arts: this FREE Wellbeing Service is available to you. ps Lorde and Neil Finn are the patrons - so its legit! 


MusicHelpsLive aims to support New Zealand’s music industry, which has been left devastated by COVID-19.

In the past month we’ve seen live music cancelled en masse throughout the country. New Zealand musicians and those who work behind the scenes are facing an uncertain future.

For eight years MusicHelps has been the music industry’s charity and among our core activities has been providing emergency financial support and professional counselling to kiwi music people when crisis strikes. Now we have started MusicHelpsLive to specifically support people and organisations facing hardship due to COVID-19.

Our response

MusicHelpsLive aims to raise $2 million dollars to see kiwi music people through the coming winter. All funds raised will be distributed to those music workers whose livelihoods have been shattered as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

MusicHelps board chair and MusicHelpsLive spokesperson Campbell Smith says: “New Zealand’s musicians and the teams behind them are always there for us in times of trouble and tragedy, like the Band Together concert after the Christchurch earthquakes and You Are Us/Aroha Nui concerts following the Christchurch terror attacks. Now they are the ones that need our help.

“COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on the live music industry and the livelihoods of thousands of kiwi music people and businesses. Shows are cancelled, venues are threatened; production suppliers, roadies and crew are without work. With almost no notice, these hard-working, ordinary New Zealanders and their dependents are facing levels of distress and hardship never seen before.”

We’re calling on New Zealanders to visit to make a donation or find other ways to support the live music industry."


MusicHelpsLive supporters

The following organisations have already pledged to support MusicHelpsLive:

Aston Road

Auckland Live

Auckland Stadiums

Audio Foundation

Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)

Banished Music

Bay Dreams Festival

Big Pop Studios

College Hill


CRS Management/CRS Presents

Delete Management

Dominion Law


Dryden Street

Eccles Entertainment

Entertainment Accounting Services

Flying Nun Foundation

Frontier Touring New Zealand

Independent Music New Zealand

KBB Music

Kiwi Krew

Kobalt Music Publishing

Laneway Festival

Live Nation


Lorraine Barry Management

Love Police


Mushroom Music


Native Tongue

Neptune Ent

New Zealand Music Awards

New Zealand Music Commission

New Zealand Music Managers Forum

New Zealand Musician

New Zealand Promoters Association

Nik Nak Media

NZ on Air




Page 1 Management

Pead PR


Radio New Zealand

Recorded Music New Zealand (RMNZ)

Red Bull

Rhythm and Alps Festival

Rhythm and Vines Festival

Richmond Music

Rockshop New Zealand

Roundhead Studios

Sony Music

Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Soundsplash Festival


Spark Arena


Sum Square & Co

The Label

The Production Company


Universal Music

Universal Music Publishing

Venue Merchandising Services

Warner Chappell

Warner Music

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