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The last Making Tracks funding round has just been completed and the grant recipients announced. The Making Tracks scheme has been a great way for NZ On Air to fund many diverse artists and songs over the last five years. The New Music funding scheme officially starts tomorrow and will aim to offer more flexible support to a range of artists.

For the past month or so Li’l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine has been hiding away in the studio recording his long awaited second album.

Li’l Chuck is eager to release these fledgling songs out into the big bad world and Blue Smoke has exclusive opportunity to hear the album live for the very first time - way before it is released!

This show will an intimate and relaxed evening featuring all the new tracks plus the old favourites.

Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2016 will be held in Auckland this September 2nd – 4th.

Performing Artist applications are now open at www.goingglobal.co.nz and will close at 12noon, Monday, August 1st 2016.

Here is the second round of artist videos from our recent BoxFresh Live! sessions # 2. Thanks to all our sponsors, artists, and supporters who have contributed to making this event such a success. We look forward to presenting BFL # 3 later this year. Stay tuned for details!

View the latest videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWHjivLXx71_QfFxl_CnQMQ

Team PledgeMe are road tripping from Invercargill to Kerikeri this winter. We’re doing this to talk shop in all the regions about how companies and organisations can raise funds to grow through equity crowdfunding and crowdlending.

Earlier this year we started CrowdfundingU, which is a six-session programme to helps companies ready themselves to raise capital through their crowds. So to kick the winter semester off we’re bringing the first of these sessions to Christchurch…

There's a catch for us to come to your town...

Band competitions, they present an interesting proposition, pitting musician against musician, creating allies and rivalries and ultimately awarding someone with a title of being the best of the best.