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Why you should join SMSG

First and foremost because as a group with a big agenda, our voice is heard by those who influence the industry. Try being an agent of change as an individual – it’s hard and lonely! 

As a group we create momentum and more quickly reach a tipping point where change is possible.

As a group we have more financial resources to provide resources and support.

As a formal entity we have access to government funding.

As a group we are able to create a community of like minded people.

But we can’t achieve any of this if we aren’t a stable and effective group and to be that, we need composers, music supervisors and sound professionals like you.

Membership is not all about taking. It’s about giving and the first step to giving is joining up so you can access all those things that a great guild offers.

So, please, join us and be part of that change to help us make this industry better for all our members.

Membership Benefits

Codes, coupons and other benefits for members are available via the ‘Member Only Resources’ dropdown tab from the ‘Resources’ page.

Links below are to the respective organisations or for more information. All benefits are kept for members only in the ‘Resources‘ section.

  • The only comprehensive, searchable online directory for New Zealand screen composers and screen music and sound professionals
  • Facebook group for sharing ideas, information and putting opinions out there
  • A Standard Screen Composers Agreement for use by members only
  • Discounts with European based professional orchestral services organisation. Inspired Scoring Orchestra.
  • Substantial discount for software with East West Sounds
  • Discount on Spitfire Audio products
  • Access to Studio 11 at Parachute Studios (Auckland) for recording / collaborations / meetings
  • Monthly one on one mentoring / sharing sessions with established composers (Auckland based in person). Contact us to book a session.
  • Regular free workshops, seminars and networking.
  • PB Tech product discounts
  • Discount on all iZotope products
  • A discount and a free listing on all listing upgrades for The Data Book
  • Auckland Academy Cinemas concession with proof of membership
  • NZ International Film Festival discount on tickets with proof of membership (digital).
  • Big Screen Symposium discount on proof of membership.
  • Doc Edge Seminars – Special rates.
  • Basement Theatre (Auckland) offers concession rates
  • Auckland Classic Comedy Club offers concession prices
  • Wellington BATS Theatre offers concession prices

Membership Options

Rangatahi Membership

Free membership

This membership is for under 18 year olds, those still in school or recent school-leavers to learn more and get an early step into the industry.

Bronze (Associate) Membership

$28.75 incl GST annually

For students and trainees (max of 3 years out of tertiary education then automatically moved to next level of membership). Student proof required. No voting rights. Full listing in the directory.

Silver (Professional) Membership

$86.25 incl GST annually

For those working in the screen music and sound sectors who need to substantially supplement their income in areas not relating to music or sound. Full voting rights and full listing in directory.

Gold (Full) Membership

$172.50 incl GST annually

For anyone who works primarily in the screen music and sound sectors. (This is the majority of our membership.) Full voting rights and full listing in the directory.

Platinum Membership

$287.50 incl GST annually

For those who choose to support the Guild at a higher level. As a fledgling Guild, every additional dollar makes a difference and helps build more resources. We very much appreciate members who are generous enough to voluntarily sign up at this level. Full voting rights and full listing in directory.

Membership Sign-Up Form

Please fill in this form to apply for membership. If you are a returning member with a lapsed membership, please sign into the Manage Your Account page.