Tikidub Productions Ltd is an established Aotearoa-based music production company created by acclaimed musician, producer, audio engineer, composer and songwriter Tiki Taane. Located in Hamilton, Woodhill and Christchurch, Tikidub’s core business is the production, provision, performance and promotion of top quality music and music products for all peoples of the world.
Supported and driven by Tiki’s whanau (family), the driving force behind Tikidub lies with Tiki and his big sisters Maureen and Ninakaye. With both the girls being huge fans of their brother’s music since they can remember, they enjoy applying their energetic passion for his music to the cause.
The second eldest child, Ninakaye resides in Hamilton with her partner and 2 children and began management of Tiki and Tikidub in early 2007. Bringing a wealth of experience from her extensive background within the Hauora (Maori Public Health), Film & Television, Event Management and Fitness industries to the Tikidub table, Ninakaye holds Certificates in Tu Taua, Maori Leadership (AMO) and Small Business Management. Ninakaye acts as Trustee for the Tiki Taane Trust as well as the Wahanui Inuwai Taane Te Puna O Te Ora Whanau Trust and is a licensed ZUMBA© instructor.
The oldest of the siblings, Maurz was the Store Manager of the award-winning Christchurch Vault store for 17 years until the devastating earthquake of 22nd February 2011 destroyed the store. She has now opened a new design store with her business partner called HAPA, located within the innovative ReStart container city in the Christchurch CBD. She was a Board Member for the Christchurch Central City Business Association and an Executive Board Member for Tainui ki Otautahi Charitable Trust and Discovery 1 School. Having been involved in the design/exhibition retail field for a career that spans over two decades, Maurz brings her exclusive knowledge of marketing, branding and innovation to Tikidub Productions.
Tikidub Productions also works closely alongside others in order to make things happen, one of those being Aotearoa NZ record label Dirty Dub. Managed by Ingrid Round (also Artist Manager of Opensouls, PNC, Concord Dawn, 48 May, State of Mind and Bulletproof), Dirty Dub is Tiki’s collaboration with P Money and Callum August, both of Dirty Records. With the label established initially for the purpose of releasing Tiki’s debut LPs, Ingrid has been very busy ensuring that Tiki’s music reaches as many eyes and ears as possible via radio and TV promotion and airplay at times with the expert help of publicist Lisa Paris of The Label. Combined with the added expertise of Auckland based distributor Peter Baker and his company Rhythmethod, quite clearly, Tiki’s music is in some seriously capable hands!
In terms of Australian releases, Tiki is signed to Shock for distribution and has worked alongside Beatbroker for publicity and Niche Productions for tour production.
At Tikidub, our vision is to create an holistically independent and healthy music business that can support other artists towards their own autonomy and positive wellbeing, thus transforming the world music industry as a whole. We see our music taking on a reputation as having a distinctively profound effect on people worldwide. For these reasons, our music will travel far and wide, exploding into both mainstream and underground circles, infiltrating media, homes and hearts across the planet.
Tikidub Productions takes a proactive approach to our business by realizing our own potential to determine our destiny. As a whanau (family) business, we believe that to do right by our whanau is to do right by our business and so we look to our closest sources of trust for guidance wherever possible. More often than not, the decisions we make stem from a place of reinforcing our values, strengthening our identity and creating a safe legacy for the future.
When it comes to our music, we believe we inspire positive change in peoples’ lives through creating profound music that stirs the soul and uplifts the spirit. The music and music products we create are so honest and articulate, they can illuminate even the most hidden of issues - motivating people worldwide to seek out answers to their own questions, consequently enhancing their lives.
At Tikidub Productions Ltd, it is our company philosophy and core values to honour the past, present and future by;
- Channeling and revitalizing the energy of our visionary ancestors
- Performing to our inherent positive potential in all that we do
- Looking forward in order to continuously support the evolution of Aotearoa NZ’s music and arts
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