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IGNITE Event Series a Big Success with Thousands Raised for Charities

Event Management participants of the IGNITE Programme successfully ran a series of all ages shows in Auckland, generating more than $3,000 in donations for charities NZ Music Foundation, Youthline, Mental Health Foundation and Rainbow Youth. We spotlight one of these special events that donated to the NZ Music Foundation. Presentation of the donation to the NZ Music Foundation Lara […]



Future Looks Bright with this Next Generation – IGNITE Wraps Up for 2018 with 12 New Graduates

Twelve young Aucklanders have graduated from the 12-week youth initiative IGNITE, with one of the lucky participants being awarded a MAINZ Scholarship. IGNITE launched in 2016, pairing teenagers with Kiwi music industry heavyweights as their mentors, giving them the unique opportunity of gaining knowledge and practical experience in event management. After a year-long hiatus, IGNITE […]



IGNITE Launches BOOSTED Crowdfunding Campaign

Help support all-ages shows in Auckland IGNITE Programme, which aims to engage young people with a passion for music and events, has launched a Boosted campaign to support a series of all-ages shows in Auckland. FIND OUT MORE & DONATE IGNITE is a free programme run over 12 weeks, pairing participants aged 15-18 with industry mentors. […]



Music Industry Leaders Team Up for FREE Seminars In May

Musicians and aspiring promoters, event managers and artist managers are invited to attend this year’s IGNITE Seminars – an official event being held as part of New Zealand Music Month.  Held on Saturday 5th May at Aotea Centre in Auckland; a host of top music industry professionals will offer insights into organising and marketing shows, tours […]



Calling young aspiring MUSIC PRODUCERS

The youth development programme IGNITE is opening its doors to up-and-coming producers, with three of New Zealand’s leading producers and engineers announced as mentors. IGNITE, which nurtures and empowers young people to pursue their passion in music, was established in 2016. Applications for the 2018 programme opened earlier this month, now the programme is being […]



APPLICATIONS OPEN – Kiwi Music Professionals sign up as Mentors

Applications are now open for the IGNITE programme, which kicks off on April 7th, and will see 10 music industry professionals mentoring the next generation of aspiring young event managers. The youth development initiative was first launched in 2016 with the aim of empowering young people to pursue their passion in music and events. Now […]



IGNITE Returns in 2018 with Scholarship Offer

IGNITE is proud to confirm programme delivery in 2018 with a new intake and MAINZ Scholarship opportunity. The innovative youth development programme, which nurtures and empowers young people to pursue their passion in music and events, was established in 2016. The success of the pilot programme led to many of its participants moving on to […]



Next generation of music industry set to soar

Eight Auckland teenagers have just graduated from the IGNITE Programme – an initiative aimed at giving young New Zealanders hands-on experience in the music and events industry. Made possible with support from the Ministry of Youth Development, MAINZ and NZ Music Commission, IGNITE launched in March 2016 and paired the participants, aged 15 to 18, […]



Successful Crowdfunding Campaign – THANK YOU!

Thanks to EVERYONE for all your generous donations, we are very happy to announce that we have raised a total of $3,305 through our Boosted crowdfunding campaign for IGNITE Events! Our participants are all so stoked to see all this support. You are helping to create more ALL AGES events in Auckland, provide performance opportunities […]



IGNITE Seminars & Speakers Announced

Aspiring event managers and musicians are invited to hear from top music industry professionals at the IGNITE Seminars, held on Saturday 9 April at the Aotea Centre. IGNITE Seminars will offer insights and tricks of the trade for organising and marketing shows and tours. IGNITE Seminars are free to attend and open to all, with […]