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Singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer and lynchpin of the Christchurch-based Swarm Crew, Elly's used to wearing a few different hats. The new video for her tune 'Round and Round' proves she's partial to a few costume changes too.

A hurricane of colour, beautiful Southern landscapes and choreographed mastery, the video was directed by Mark Marchand and features members of Elly's dance studios as backups.

The track, produced and co-written by Sam de Jong is a tropical banger and is getting some good love from Mai FM.

Check it out below.

Ever wanted to know more about the music industry – how it works, who to talk to, what you need, why things happen and where you should look for help?

We are planning a get together in Christchurch called Going Local 2017. It's an informal way for you to meet with some established people already working in the music industry, who can offer advice and knowledge that will help to answer some of those questions above. It is also a chance for us to get to know you and hear about your own sound and vision for the future.

Come and see an elite selection of Christchurch rock acts, strut their stuff at this exclusive showcase for New Zealand Music Month. Limited tickets so get in quick!

Date: Fri 12 May 17

Time: 08:00pm

Venue: Dark Room, 336 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch


NZ Music Managers Forum, NZ Music Commission

in association with Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS and NZ On Air present:



Industry Professionals Talk Their Passion

The Official Music Month Summit returns for 2017 with a new format and a new venue.

This year the Summit will be held at Auckland Museum in the amazing Auditorium on Saturday May 20, which is also the last weekend of the acclaimed Volume – Making Music in Aotearoa Exhibition.

Christchurch based singer/songwriter Bryony Matthews is pleased to announce the release her forthcoming debut album Little Queen, due for release on May 5th.

Matthews writes unique, considered, lyrics-focused folk-pop offerings, with her band lending an upbeat ambiance to the songs.

Entries are now open for the 2017 APRA Silver Scroll Awards, which include the APRA Silver Scroll, the Maioha Award, SOUNZ Contemporary Award, Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award and Best Original Music in a Series Award.

The eligibility dates for all awards is 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 - please read the terms and conditions carefully.


APRA have made one key change to the rules of entry this year. For those entering the Silver Scroll Award, you are now allowed to enter ONE song per artist, rather than two.