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Media & Music Consultant

25 plus years in Media and Music at institutions such as Radio Hauraki, Juice TV, The Rock Radio Network and Rip It Up magazine


Band Consultant & Radio Plugger

Helping artists stand out from the crowd and get noticed, from social media presence to management advice.

As the former Music Director of Classic Rock 92.5FM Bay of Plenty and The Rock Network, I know what radio programmers want to hear.

Producer & Arranger

You want to make sure your new songs have the edge to get on playlists? Bring me your demos, I’ll critique and recommend production and arrangements that could give you the edge.



An experienced public speaker, I’ve fronted crowds for FIFA, Auckland Blues Rugby and the Warriors. I’ve shared the stage with Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden and conducted live Q&As with Dave Bautista, Shane McMahon, Staind and John Adshead.



As a Radio and TV Host I’ve interviewed some of the biggest names in Sport & Music. 

I can teach you how to do the same. From deciding what your podcast is going to be about through to executing technically and delivering.



Opinion pieces, features, interviews – as a freelancer I’ve had articles commisioned by Rip It Up, Selector, Performance Car magazine and Maniacs Online.

I can also put together your press releases and additional material as required.

Radio Programmer

I was the Music Director of the biggest Rock station in New Zealand for over 8 years. I developed the most engaged music network audience in the country.



Here is what the people I’ve worked with have to say about me.

“Riccardo Ball is the most stand-up, passionate, rock’n’roll motherfucker you could be lucky enough to come across working in the NZ music industry. He works hard, knows his shit and I’d trust him to give me an honest answer when needed.”

Jon Toogood

Shihad, The Adults

“Whether as longtime RockFM music man, industry insider, or metal demon… Riccardo IS Kiwi Rock. Riccardo’s music business experience, instincts, and connections are unrivaled. He has been instrumental in helping us build our profile back home in New Zealand after basing ourselves in the US, and after many awesome years of working together we are very honored to consider him a close mate.”

Matt Brooks

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