New! Video EPK & Website, Because…

Our first international booking agent – My Lady Agent, Dannii Vallely – in partnership with WOMEX and funding from Creative NZ is booking European tours for five NZ based artists for 2024-2025. I am proud to share that Maggie Cocco Music is one of them. Dannii will be promoting Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths at an international booking conference in Portugal this month. To aid Dannii in this push, friends and fellow musicians Laura Yakas (NZ) and Nicole Mallory (USA) worked with me over the past couple weeks to create a video EPK (Electronic Press Kit, above) and the offical Science for Sociopaths website – click here. 

It’s important to stop and remember to celebrate these things taking shape. This morning a friend texted me, “how’s it going,” and I thought, “I’m throwing darts at an opaque industry and being hard on myself about it.” …Success is a subjective and fluid idea. Many people have congratulated me recently on my apparent ‘successes.’ It’s hard to know what exactly they’ve seen from me that stacks up to their varying definitions of success. I certainly don’t feel any more or less successful lately. Nevertheless, the idea of success drives me from the moment I wake. Saying this out loud reminds me not to take anything or myself too seriously. 

The momentum we’ve had recently with the NZ/US tour and opening for artists like Jon Toogood and Dave Dobbyn has me feeling both validated and pressured to keep it going. I wrote a song once called “Prove You Wrong” that I don’t think was particularly mature in sentiment, but there is still a bit of that desire to prove myself against the odds. As we ramp up production on Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths, motivation that doesn’t verge on madness (the bad kind) seems of increasing importance. The friends and supporters who help me walk this line make all the difference. Often those who’ll help me drive toward a finish line will be the same ones encouraging me to take a rest when needed. That’s the kind of friend I strive to be and that I’m so blessed to have in my life – thank you all 💕

While the future is unknown, even for fully recorded projects such as Like A Moth, the picture taking shape excites me! As we navigate a growth stage, the most important thing that we can do to support this work is set an intention to celebrate the milestones, taking pleasure in all that is right now. 

When your pleasure leads to a desire to connect in deeper, I hope you’ll feel encouraged to

1. Engage with a like, follow, share, or comment.

2. Encourage! Write a little note to say hi and that you’re vibing with/enjoying the music/artwork/concept/____. 

3. Support the current effort. Right now you can buy Like A Moth Limited First Edition Vinyl, Art Booklet, & CDs – available only till April 22nd…/maggie-coccos-science… Proceeds will be reinvested into stock for future shows.

4. Become/continue to be a monthly patron at – this income stream frees me up to do less “money gigs” and focus on project development. 

…and breathe. Thanks so much for being here. 

Musically yours,


Upcoming Events:


April 29th Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths at Whangatau Music Club

May 2024: Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths will be composing the music for a 48 Hour Film Competition

June 2024: We’re pitching the album and putting our team together to tackle the digital release of Like A Moth in 2024. The more people who are talking about us, the better! Do you have a lead we can follow up on? Let’s get the word out!

July 2024: Wellington Residency! Thanks to patrons Bevan & Anne, Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths will be spending July working on Wellington based projects and collaborations!

Stay tuned!  


Tony has a strong baritone and natural musicianship. He has studied piano for many years and is learning to sing like his father and grandfather before him. Tony is differently abled and has limited funds. Tony studies with Maggie Cocco Music for two hours each week. His goal is to sing with the bands at the local music clubs, but also to sing for fun and his health. Subsidizing needs for Tony are $60/week.

Like A Moth Music Videos

I’m saving up to create Music Videos for Like A Moth! I’m pleased again to be working with international one-take videographer Cadby Kong. Our first meetings have been so inspiring! At the moment we have the recording locations and concepts roughly planned out. We are applying for Creative NZ funding, and looking at a budget of $7000-$10,000 for 10 music videos which we will be recording in two days, two locations, with a team of 4-5 people. This is an ambitious approach, but with proper planning we’re feeling like it’s not only possible, but possibly brilliant and in thorough keeping the project. Stay tuned for more details! 

Finances should not be a barrier to living your best life! Maggie Cocco Music services are Pay What You Can so that persons who mightn’t otherwise be able to afford them have access to quality music education and services. Support Maggie Cocco Music in this mission by giving a one-time gift (Zelle or PayPal to or becoming a sustainer on Patreon 🤍

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