Music. It sets the mood, establishes style, and heightens interest. It adds quality to products, highlights urgency, stimulates drama and excitement.

Music is vital to communication success.

For nearly 20 years at Woodcut Productions, we've been working with music to make all these things happen. And more.

We’ve encouraged local artists with our successful labels Move The Crowd Records and Empire Records. Our portfolio of work includes 'Brother' the longest running New Zealand produced No. 1 Hit by Smashproof that also featured Gin Wigmore. It held the top spot on the New Zealand charts for a remarkable 11 consecutive weeks and beat a 21-year-old record. Woodcut's awards, so far, include four ‘Tuis', two Double Platinum singles and a Gold album.

We are an established and proven participant in the New Zealand music scene. We've helped documentaries come alive, added atmosphere and heightened interest in TV commercials and contributed to the success of a number of television programmes.

Music is our business. Unforgettable music we create for our clients on time and on budget.

About Us

Who are we?
Juse is our creative and engineering head. As well as releasing his own critically acclaimed album he’s worked with Che Fu, Murray Grindley, Renee Geyer, (Brit Award winner) Plan B, Daniel Merriweather, Savage, Smashproof, Tyree and Sid Diamond (formerly Young Sid). He has composed music for the Black Grace Dance Company and movies like 'Siones Wedding'.

Aaron Christie looks after the business side of Woodcut and has a unique background in marketing, licensing and production management both for audio and video. Aaron is supported by Hayden, who is not only a more than capable sound engineer, but also contributes a solid business background.

In the studio you will meet Tom, our in-house engineer and producer. He is a talent who always makes a significant contribution to the quality of a Woodcut production.

Our facilities
We are located on the city fringe in Eden Terrace in Auckland. Unpretentious on the outside, but inside our studio is packed with cutting edge technology. While our technology is up-to-the-minute it is our attitude as 'facilitators' that sets us apart. We have both the attitude and the technology necessary to create great music for our clients.

Our library Click here
Over the last 20 years, we've developed a relationship with musicians and artists all around New Zealand. New Zealand is an amazing 'do it yourself' music world. While artists like Lorde, Crowded House and Fat Freddy's Drop are successfully positioning New Zealand music in the world scene, the availability of ever advancing sound technology has enabled hundreds of other Kiwi musicians to pursue their interest in creating great music. The result is that there are literally hundreds of talented music enthusiasts all around New Zealand creating a vast spectrum of musical genres. We've been collecting a huge variety of original music from this diverse range of sources and it is now available on our library website. What sets us apart is not just our 'beats of the city streets', but also our amazing range of traditional Maori and Polynesian styles.

The Woodcut library is an easy and cost efficient way to find the music your project requires.

The Woodcut library [www.woodcutmusic.co.nz] is available to you on line with fees, licenses and APRA approvals included in one easy package. It is a simple to use site and there is no joining fee. It gives you entry into a world-class collection of original New Zealand commercially usable music.


Work to brief Original Compositions

Woodcut can supply original songs and music specifically tailored to a client brief. In addition to our on-staff talent we also have a network of experienced singers, songwriters and engineers to call on if required.
We also provide mixing and mastering services for local artists who are seeking the final polish that professional help will provide.

Music Supervision & Licensing

With experience and contacts across all facets of the local music industry, we provide a range of music consulting services particularly in regard to licensing.

Library Production Music

Woodcut represents a number of New Zealand artists, and can supply non-exclusive licenses of a whole range of musical styles to enhance any production. We supply Television Companies, Broadcasters, Video Production Companies, Agencies and Post Production facilities with the coolest New Zealand made production music around. Contact Aaron to discuss. Click here to visit our Production Music site.

Sound Design & Audio Post Production

Woodcut provides complete sound production and audio post services for TV, film, animation and on-line advertising. We run Quick Time off Pro-Tools and have a rapidly growing effects library in addition to our diverse library of production music.


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Postal address: PO Box 68-885, Newton, Auckland 1145, New Zealand