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Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, 19 year old, Maya Payne has been singing since she was six and writing songs since she was 11. Her early tracks have had significant radio play in New Zealand, with her track “If Only” also becoming a regular fixture on music TV in both New Zealand and Canada.

Mayas debut EP "The Lucky Ones" has recently been released to rave reviews. The EP is available now through Bandcamp https://mayapayne.bandcamp.com/album/the-lucky-ones-ep

Going Global Music Summit 2016 is happening in Auckland this week!

Going Global provides New Zealand musicians, producers, composers, labels, promoters, industry professionals and fans an opportunity to discuss, learn and interact with like-minded peers in an environment that encourages the exchange of global ideas, techniques, information and trends.

Over the past six years the event has hosted some of the most influential music industry members in the world.

Skelter have just launched their video for the band’s debut single “Get Outta My Face”. The video was directed by Rick Harvie at Belmont Productions with funding support from NZ On Air.

View the video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuaxdjOQuzM

The 2016 International Songwriting Competition is open now to both amateur and professional songwriters. Winning ISC is a distinction that has propelled many artists to achieve greater success, including getting record and publishing deals, licensing agreements, gigs, and much more.

Over $150,000 in cash and prizes including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and much more in merchandise and services a total of 71 winners and 23 categories for you to enter.

Due to popular demand the Christchurch drum battle competition “Drum Off” returns for 2016. Players will get their chance to impress with their best drum solo with $1500 in prizes up for grabs.

The contest will be held on the 24th of August, at Churchill's Tavern.

Sign up in store at Musicworks, entry's close on the 20th of August.

Black Fox Trio have just released their second single titled “Rhythm Is Your King”. The track is available now through Spotify and Apple Music. You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HF1-fRAWOQ&feature=youtu.be