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Electric Avenue hits Hagley Park with a massive lineup of international, national and local acts across 3 stages. Returning for the fourth time, join us at Electric Avenue 2018 for a massive 12 hours of music featuring: Dizzee Rascal!, Primal Scream, Chronixx, TOO MANY ZOOZ, State of Mind, Black Milk, Confidence Man, L.A.B, MY BABY, Theia + more... catch them all in Hagley Park, Satuday 24 February. More acts to be announced soon…. Get tickets now -http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/event/zxd4hn815
Delaney Davidson in carnival mode – AOTNZ ‘Magic Lightbox’ tour Oct/ Nov 2017 Remember the slide show of the returned traveller? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living room? See these old-time images combined with evocative music in Delaney Davidson’s homage to lost ways of storytelling. Blending live music and film, Arts Laureate Delaney gives us a glimpse of a forgotten time - dusty highways, old Europe, the ‘new world’ of the USA and New Zealand as you’ve never seen it before…..
APRA AMCOS announces a bumper year for songwriters thanks to streaming and export revenue. Total royalties payable to songwriters, publishers and affiliated societies (net distributable revenue) $335.9m, 17.7 per cent year on year growth. Streaming royalties $62.2m, 127 per cent year on year growth. Royalties earned overseas $43.5m, 13.6 per cent year on year growth. Video on Demand royalties $14.1m, 69.9 per cent year on year growth. Live music royalties $20.4m, 15.9 per cent year on year growth.
A FREE interactive workshop for Dj's & Promoters. 
 Meet & learn from local industry leaders, venue managers, booking agents and entertainment professionals. Gain real world local & international industry insight from practicing entertainment professionals. Review business basics for entertainment environments, tips & tricks for communication, understanding & utilising contracts, keeping paper trails, invoicing and financial management. What works, what are the professionals doing. What are your requirements to the IRD? What are your tax obligations as an entertainment service provider?
The Going Global Music Summit provides musicians, producers, composers, labels, promoters, industry professionals and fans a chance to perform, discuss, learn, teach, and interact in front of an audience of like-minded peers in an environment that encourages the global exchange of ideas, techniques and trends. Full speaker list and event info available here @ http://www.goingglobal.co.nz/

The APRA Silver Scroll top 20 finalists have just been announced. Plenty of talented Christchurch ex-pats are featured including Bic Runga, Nadia Reid, Lawrence Arabia, and Aldous Harding.

Widely considered the most prestigious accolade in New Zealand Music, this award recognises outstanding achievement in the craft of Songwriting. The overall winner will be announced at the awards in Dunedin on September 28th.