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Barnaby Weir, Tiki Taane and Kings are among the tutors confirmed for next year’s YAMI Sounz Summit in Wanaka.

The fourth Youth & Adults in the Music Industry event will be held next year on the weekend of May 11 and 12, and will once again consist of a mix of music workshops and panels, plus two public concerts.

The 2019 programme will take in a variety of topics including songwriting, artist and event management, music technology, recording and production, marketing, funding and media.

Weir, best known for his work with the Black Seeds and Fly My Pretties, is looking forward to returning for his fourth YAMI summit. “It’s a truly inspiring, creative, and educational event where a huge range of engaging mentors and enthusiasts come together to learn, experiment and discuss the world of music,” he says.

Other tutors confirmed for the event include Shapeshifter’s P Digss, Lisa Tomlins, Bella Kalolo, Warren Maxwell and producer Lee Prebble. Jon Toogood, Anika Moa, Julia Deans and Dave Dobbyn are among the summit’s previous guests.

YAMI director Lynne Christie says: “We’ve loved seeing this summit grow into a taonga of the South Island. Some participants and tutors have been here since the start, so we get to witness giant transformations and career steps.”

Registrations are now open and a total of 150 places are available through the YAMI website.

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