Recording Industry Association of New Zealand
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The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) is a non-profit trade association of record producers, distributors and recording artists in New Zealand. Membership of RIANZ is open to any record label operating in New Zealand.
The RIANZ were instrumental in the implementation of Section 92a of the copyright act. The amendment will require ISPs in New Zealand to disconnect users accused but not convicted of downloading copyrighted material - the first law of its type in the world. The amendment and consequently the RIANZ's actions have been widely criticised. ISPs described the law as "a deeply flawed law that undermines the fundamental rights and simply will not work", while thousands of artists have joined the Campaign for Fair Copyright voicing their "disappointment" at the RIANZ stance.
The New Zealand Music Awards are conferred annually by RIANZ for outstanding artistic and technical achievements in the recording field. The awards are one of the biggest awards that a group or artist can receive in music in New Zealand. The awards have been presented every year since 1965 and a precise history of the event can be found here.
RIANZ releases the official New Zealand singles and album charts. The Top 40 Singles Chart consists of data from both singles sales figures and radio play (airplay) information gathered by radio data collection agency Radioscope; sales (including downloads) take up 75%, with airplay taking up the final 25%.
Prior to 2004, RIANZ also published an annual ranking chart of singles and albums released in New Zealand. Position is awarded by a simple scoring system whereby a number one in one week gets 50 points, a number two gets 49 points and so on, then all weeks are added together. From 2004 onwards, however, the annual charts have songs positioned based on the number of sales for that year.
A music single or album qualifies for a platinum certification if it exceeds 15,000 copies shipped to retailers and a gold certification for 7,500 copies shipped.
For music DVDs (formerly videos), a Gold accreditation originally represented 2,500 copies shipped, with a Platinum accreditation representing 5,000 units shipped.
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The public performance and broadcast rights of RIANZ members (which are restricted rights under New Zealand law) is administered on those members' behalf by the not-for-profit licensing company PPNZ. PPNZ administers the rights of local and international record labels, recording artists and sound recording distributors within the New Zealand territory.
PPNZ is responsible for licensing and collecting income from the broadcasting and public performance of sound and video recordings, and distributing this income back to rights owners (including, but not limited to, RIANZ members). PPNZ can grant licences to any individual or business playing or using recorded music in the public arena (i.e. non domestic) such as bars, cafes, retail shops, salons, telephone ‘on-hold’ systems, sports grounds, broadcasters, gyms, function centres and many other premises where performance of recorded music takes place.
RIANZ is the New Zealand International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) national agency, and allocates the Country and First Owner Codes to members for encoding on all audio and audio-visual recordings, as a method of identification.
RIANZ is a member of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industries (IFPI) and is affiliated with, other national recording industry groups like the Australian Record Industry Association Ltd (ARIA) and the British Phonographic Industry Ltd (BPI).
Artists with the most number-one hits
- The Beatles (15) - Michelle; Paperback Writer; Yellow Submarine; Eleanor Rigby; Penny Lane; All You Need Is Love; Hello, Goodbye; Lady Madonna; Hey Jude; Revolution; Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da; Get Back; The Ballad of John & Yoko; Something; Come Together; Let It Be
- Michael Jackson (9) - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough; Beat It; We Are the World (with various); Black Or White; Remember the Time; Give In To Me; Scream; You Are Not Alone; Blood on the Dance Floor
- U2 (8) - Pride (In the Name of Love); Where The Streets Have No Name; One Tree Hill; Desire; Angel of Harlem; The Fly; Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me; Discothèque
- Bee Gees (7) - Spicks and Specks; Massachusetts; I Started A Joke; Don't Forget to Remember; Stayin' Alive; Too Much Heaven; Tragedy
- Mariah Carey (7) - Vision of Love; I'll Be There; Without You; Endless Love; Fantasy; One Sweet Day (with Boyz II Men); Heartbreaker (with Jay-Z)
- Akon (7) - Lonely; Moonshine (with Savage); Smack That (with Eminem; The Sweet Escape (with Gwen Stefani); Don't Matter; Bartender (with T-Pain); Sexy Bitch (with David Guetta)
- Eminem (6) - Without Me; Lose Yourself; My Band; Just Lose It; Smack That (with Akon); We Made You
- ABBA (6) - I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do; SOS; Fernando; Dancing Queen; Money, Money, Money; Chiquitita
- Elton John (6) - Crocodile Rock; Goodbye Yellow Brick Road; Philadelphia Freedom; Don't Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee); Nikita; Candle in the Wind
- UB40 (5) - Food For Thought; Red Red Wine; I Got You Babe (with Chrissie Hynde); I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
- Madonna (5) - Into the Groove; Like a Prayer; Vogue; Music; Don't Tell Me
- Chris Brown (5) - Run It!; Kiss Kiss; With You; No Air (with Jordin Sparks); Forever
- Black Eyed Peas (5) - Where Is The Love?; Shut Up; Don't Phunk with My Heart; My Humps; I Gotta Feeling
Singles with the Longest Stay at #1
- 14 weeks
- Boney M. - "Rivers of Babylon", 1978.
- 11 weeks
- Pussycat - "Mississippi", 1976.
- Whitney Houston - "I Will Always Love You", 1992-1993.
- Smashproof featuring Gin Wigmore - "Brother", 2009.
- 10 weeks
- Tony Orlando & Dawn - "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree", 1973.
- UB40 - "Can't Help Falling in Love", 1993.
- Lady GaGa - "Poker Face", 2008-2009.
- 9 weeks
- Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling", 2009.
- Avril Lavigne - "Complicated", 2002.
- All Of Us - "Sailing Away", 1986.
- Stan Walker - "Black Box", 2009-2010.
- 12 weeks
- Freddy Fender - "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights", 1975.
- Scribe - "Stand Up", 2003.
- 11 weeks
- Crazy Frog - "Axel F", 2005.
- 9 weeks
- ABBA - "Fernando", 1976
- Elton John and Kiki Dee - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", 1976
- Official RIANZ Website
- Official PPNZ Website
- Love Music - RIANZ education website
- Official music awards website
- International Federation of Phonographic Industries website
- New Zealand Charts with archive and search (unofficial site)
- NZ Music Unofficial Website (charts, bands, profiles etc.)
- ^ New Zealand First to Adopt 3-Strikes Law for Pirates, Torrent Freak, October 17, 2008
- ^ ICT industry moves to address copyright confusion, Internet NZ, September 19, 2008
- ^ Thousands of Artists Against Guilt Upon Accusation Laws, Creative Freedom
- ^ Chart Facts, RIANZ