YAMI stands for YOUTH & ADULTS in the MUSIC INDUSTRY. It’s a weekend for music-loving people to get together, network, learn, perform, and get excited about the future ahead.

You get free admission to the evening showcase/s with your Registration to Yami. Friends and family can get theirs online HERE or limited door sales may be available each night.

In our current status we are full steam ahead for 2023. If you feel unwell please take a RAT test and do not attend YAMI if you test positive. We will hold your place till the following event.

We are beyond stoked to announce our Tutors for 2023 . Whether you want to learn from Tami Nielson’s incredible manager Pippa, learn how to make a music video with Annabel or upskill in songwriting and production with Anthonie, Finn and The Beths, you are truly surrounded by a group of talent that can’t wait to hear your music.

Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th, 2023. It’s a bi-ennial event so the next one is in 2025 (first weekend of May). We’d love to see you there!

Right now! REGISTER HERE. Or email info@yami.nz for more info.

10 years or older, right up to fully ancient.

Access to workshops & discussions (both days), and access to evening showcase/s. PLUS a goody bag filled with cool stuff from NZ on Air, NZ Music Commission & Lake Wanaka SouNZ PLUS discounted prices at certain local cafes, etc. PLUS an 8gb flashstick filled with YAMI summit info in case you forget stuff, and for you to put your own music on. Whoop!

Absolutely. If you’re at school, it’s best to work through your music teacher or careers advisor, as some can offer assisted funding.

Yes. Some workshops & discussions are happening simultaneously so you’ll have to make choices though.

Not at all – but you do need a love of music and an appreciation for the creative process. There are workshops and panels for anyone who wants to look at a future career as an artist manager, producer, engineer, or just to hear about the ever-growing array of different careers available within the music industry.

Only if you want to.

Yes, you are not confined to one category. There are morning and afternoon workshops; you choose which to attend.

The Junior group (ages 10 – 13 years) need to email if they want to be involved in the Tech  and Media workshops, as these are mainly geared towards Youth & Adult age groups. Apart from that it’s open slather!

Very likely, depending on what level it gets to during the workshops. If you want to make sure your song gets its moment on stage, be as prepared as possible beforehand: lyrics, chords, ideas for other parts, etc. Make it clear to your tutor that you are keen for your 3 minutes on stage!

Anyone! They are public performances. TICKETS HERE

The 2023 programme is HERE

Feel free to bring your own snacks and food. There are oodles of cafes, shops and restaurants within 2 minutes walk from Lake Wanaka Centre too. Bring a water bottle – there is plenty of water on site. And some feijoas too if it’s been a good season!

It totally depends what workshop you go for. Most audio/media, management workshops are for ages 16+; others are in age groups. (PS: Some young people are really cool!!)

It totally depends what workshop you go for. Singing in Harmony is open to all ages, others are in age groups. (PS: Some old people are really cool!!)

Your instrument (+ cables, strings, sticks, stands), headphones, a mobile or recording device (for some workshops), a bottle of water, earplugs, and maybe a notebook and a pencil. Bring lunch, snacks or a means to buy food at any of the cafes within a minute’s walk from Lake Wanaka Centre. If you’re a songwriter, composer or producer, see if you can have a full song ready before the summit. If you are keen to check out “I Wanna DJ!” bring a USB stick with some of your fave tunes on it.

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Any more questions? Email us and we’ll answer it presto!