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Ben Howe

Senior Lecturer

School of Music and Creative Media Production

Ben Howe has been working in the music industry for over 20 years - as a musician, record label founder/owner and live music promoter. Ben started out in Flying Nun band Superette in the late 1990s, then subsequently founded influential record label Arch Hill Recordings - home to acts like Don McGlashan, David Kilgour and Street Chant. In 2010 he was one of the partners that transported St Jerome’s Laneway Festival from Australia to New Zealand, helping expand that festival to a 12,000 capacity event held at Auckland’s Silo Park.

In 2012 Ben became Managing Director of Flying Nun Records and undertook a campaign of signing successful new artists like Aldous Harding and Fazerdaze, as well as reissuing catalogue albums including The Clean, The Chills and many others. Ben continues as Flying Nun Director overseeing the Auckland and New York offices.

In 2013 Ben was a founding director of Flying Out Music - which is an Auckland vinyl record store, distribution and event company. Flying Out also presents an annual music festival called The Others Way, which features around 40 NZ artists performing across a dozen live music venues.

Ben is also a partner in Aeroplane Music Services and Arch Hill Music Publishing.

Ben Howe has been working in the music industry for over 20 years - as a musician, record label founder/owner and live music promoter.

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Research Expertise

Research Interests

Music Curation, Music Industry

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Music Performance (190407): Performing Arts and Creative Writing (190400): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000)

Keywords

Music Industry, Popular Music, Music Curation

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Hoad, C., Wilson, O., Brunt, S., Shill, G., & Howe, B. (2020). Work-integrated learning in university popular music programmes: Localised approaches to vocational curricula in Melbourne, Australia and Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand. British Journal of Music Education. 37(2), 181-192
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoad, C., Howe, B., Wilson, O.

Creative Work

Kelly, T., Clark, D., Perry, B., Holton, F., Carter, D., & Howe, B. (2020). Fastest Man on the Pitch - STINK.
[Composition]Authored by: Carter, D., Howe, B.Contributed to by: Carter, D.
Howe, B.(2014). (2014-2017) Flying Out TV - 10 Part Music Documentary Videos Series [producer, director, camera].
[Film or Video]Authored by: Howe, B.

Conference

Brown, M., & Howe, B.Not Given Lightly: The Flying Nun Records collection at the Alexander Turnbull Library. . Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B.(2012, September). Howe, B. (2013-2016) Going Global Music Summit Panellist (2015, 2014, 2013) [Auckland, New Zealand], Big Sound Music Conference Panellist (2013, 2012) [Brisbane, Australia] Canadian Music Week Conference Panellist (2015) [Toronto, Canada] Secretly Canadian Music Conference (2015) [Bloomington, USA]. .
[Conference]Authored by: Howe, B.

Other

Howe, B. (2021). Reb Fountain - Reb Fountain (Vinyl LP).
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2021). Bailter Space - Wammo (Vinyl Reissue) (2021).
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B., & Phillips, M. (2021). Chills, The - Submarine Bells (Vinyl Reissue) (2020).
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2021). Chills, The - Soft Bomb (Vinyl Reissue) (2020).
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Moller, B., Andrew, M., & Danny, M. (2021). Flying Nun Records Voom - Hello, Are You There? (Reissue).
[Other]Contributed to by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2021). Howe, B. (2015-2017) The Flying Nun Foundation Charitable Trust [Board of Trustees] https://flyingnunfoundation.net.
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.Contributed to by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2020). Wax Chattels - Clot (Vinyl LP).
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2020). Bats, The - Foothills (Vinyl Album).
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.Contributed to by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2020). Subliminals, The - United State (2020 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue).
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2019). Aldous Harding - Designer (Vinyl LP).
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2019). Purple Pilgrims - Perfumed Earth (Vinyl LP).
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2019). The Others Way Music Festival 2019.
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2018). The Others Way Music Festival 2018.
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2017). The Others Way Music Festival 2017 [Curator: 38 acts across 8 stages].
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2017). (2005 - 2017) The Hill is Alive Radio Programme, a weekly 30 minute radio programme featuring 100% new and emerging New Zealand music.
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2016). The Others Way Music Festival 2016 [Curator: 43 acts across 9 stages].
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2015). Saint Jerome's Laneway Festival 2015 [Curator].
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2015). The Others Way Music Festival 2015 [Curator: 28 acts across 7 stages].
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.Edited by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2015). Artist Curation and Programming: Laneway Festival 2012-2015. Saint Jerome's Laneway Festival
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.Edited by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2014). Howe, B. (2014-2015) The Others Way Club Nights, first evening Thursday of every month at The Wine Cellar in Auckland. Featuring three curated new and emerging local artists performing. [Performance Curation] Flying Out..
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.Edited by: Howe, B.
Howe, B., & Howe, B. (2014). Howe, B. (2014-2017) Planet Phrom New Zealand Music News Website [Editor, Writer, Photographer] Flying Out http://www.planetphrom.com.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Howe, B.Edited by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2014). Saint Jerome's Laneway Festival 2014 [Curator: 25 acts across four stages].
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.Edited by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2013). Saint Jerome's Laneway Festival 2013 [Curator].
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2012). Saint Jerome's Laneway Festival 2012 [Curator].
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2012). Going Global Music Summit Programmer 2012-2013.
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.Edited by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2012). Arch Hill Recordings Catalogue 2012-2017 [Curator: 11 Albums/EPs; 2x7" singles].
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.Edited by: Howe, B.
Howe, B. (2012). Flying Nun Records Catalog 2012-2017 [Curator]. Flying Nun Records
[Other]Authored by: Howe, B.Edited by: Howe, B.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated