SAE is ready for AMPS at Roundhead Studios


18 Oct 2020




SAE is ready for AMPS at Roundhead Studios

18 Oct 2020


SAE Creative Media Institute (SAE) in Auckland is excited to be one of the key sponsors of the 2020 Aotearoa Music Producers Series (AMPS) alongside the other major industry players - NZ on Air, Recorded Music New Zealand, The New Zealand Music Commission and the Music Producers Guild NZ.

Sponsoring the industry event for their third year, SAE Auckland is supporting AMPS 2020 to run a series of 10 one-day music production workshops at the prestigious Roundhead Studios in Auckland from October 26th to November 6th.

Facilitating intimate meet-and-greet style tutorials with each producer, the past two years have seen production gurus from all around the globe come to Auckland for this event. 2020 will be a little different, celebrating local talented producers from Aotearoa.

Greg Haver, Lead Organiser for AMPS is looking forward to hosting an array of passionate participants at the upcoming workshops, which will also be celebrating a relaunch from the previously known New Zealand Music Producer Series (NZMPS).

“The Aotearoa Music Producer Series was set up to provide annual workshops and public seminars for producers to meet, discuss the craft, network, also to learn new skills and approaches in the recording of music,” Greg said.

“The continued support of SAE Auckland along with the wider music industry has enabled this year to take place... The skills that are learnt and the information shared at AMPS is invaluable in the production of music.”

Dave Johnson, Industry Liaison & Career Advisor at SAE Auckland, is “amped” to be supporting this important annual event in the New Zealand music industry. “I can’t wait to get involved,” he said.

“SAE is excited to be supporting the Aotearoa Music Producer Series once again. It's become a staple professional development and networking event for the music industry's top producers, and it's great to be turning the focus to our local talent this year.”

Celebrating the incredible production talent in Aotearoa, 10 renowned music producers are taking part this year including:

Sam De Jong -  Little Mix, Muse, Lennon Stella, Noah Kahan

Josh Fountain - Benee, Leisure, Foley, Mathew Young

Bic Runga - Bic Runga, Opossom, King Sweeties

Tom Healy - Tiny Ruins, Finn Andrews, Trey Songz, Miss June 

P Money - Starley, Scribe, PNC, David Dallas 

Devon Abrams - Pacific Heights, Drax Project, Shapeshifter, The Adults

Estère Dalton -  Estère

Lee Prebble - The Phoenix Foundation, Trinity Roots, The Blackseeds, Fly My Pretties

Simon Gooding - Pink, Neil Finn, Drax Project, Mitch James

Rory Noble - Kanye West, M-Phazes, Just Blaze, Kings

SAE Auckland has quickly established itself as a leader in music production, with their Diploma in Electronic Music Production and Bachelor of Music Production now in the third year of delivery. 

SAE Auckland Director Dr Suzette Major described the event sponsorship as “the perfect fit”. “We have been on board with AMPS from the outset - the year this industry event began was the very year that SAE started teaching formal qualifications in Music Production”. 

Since then, interest in SAE Auckland’s Music Production courses continues to grow with these qualifications now attracting the highest number of inquiries each year. 

Dave Johnston said: “People recognise Music Production as a viable and exciting career option, so it’s not surprising that we are having to double our intakes to cope with the increased demand”. 

More information about SAE Auckland’s courses in Music Production can be found at