I’m With the Band

Whether you want to make a living from music or play for fun, this is the essential guide to the New Zealand music industry.

I’m With The Band explains everything you need to know from recording demos to signing contracts, from hiring a manager to protecting your music.

Key figures in the New Zealand industry – names like Neil Finn – share their inside knowledge and experiences to help everyone from the hobby band to the performer on the brink of discovery.

The talented Chunn family, led by Split Enz founding member Mike, combines to provide this unique insight into what it takes to forge a career in popular music.

What the reviewers say

‘This book is the real deal. I wish I had the chance to read it at the start of my career.’ – Dave Gibson, vocalist for Elemeno P.

‘Gives advice on every part of the musical process.’Salient magazine.

Mike Chunn
Mike Chunn
Barney Chunn
Barney Chunn







Jeremy Chunn

Jeremy Chunn 


About the authors

The Chunn family are New Zealand music royalty – Mike is a founding member of Split Enz and Citizen Band, and has managed Sony Music Publishing, Mushroom Records and APRA and established the music charity Play It Strange.

Jeremy Chunn has played in bands in New Zealand, Australia and Europe. A journalist, he has written about music for Rolling Stone and other magazines.

Barney Chunn writes about music and performs original music with his band, The Tricks.

Authors: Mike Chunn, Jeremy Chunn and Barney Chunn

ISBN: 978-0-9864684-6-9

Hardback, 192 pages

14cm x 21cm (portrait)

RRP NZ$29.99

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