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Another big round of music funding this month from NZ On Air for the Making Tracks programme. Over 135 artists applied with 24 successful projects funded. Among the recipients were: Annah Mac, Beastwars, Chambres, Dave Dobbyn, Don McGlashan, Ekko Park, Electric Wire Hustle, Glass Vaults, J Jonathon Bree, Joseph & Maia, Lisa Crawley, Mana Lion, Marley Sola, MEDZ, P.H.F, Sammy J, Sam Verlinden, Sons Of Zion, Tamagotchii, The Beths, Two Cartoons, Will Slugger, Yoko-Zuna & Delaney Davidson.

The nominees for the first three New Zealand Music Awards were announced today, recognising the best work of those who engineer, produce, and design the covers for local albums.

The finalists in the best producer category are Sean Donnelly for his own album Saint John Divine, Joel Little for his work on Evergreen by Broods, and Clint Murphy for his work on We Rise by Devilskin.

Award winning musician, multi instrumentalist, host of Planet Of Sound on Radio Hauraki, mentor and theatre performer. JON TOOGOOD needs no introduction.

As frontman of SHIHAD for over 25 years and the man behind the collaborative affair THE ADULTS, Jon has more NZ radio hits than any other artist in NZ music history.

Brothers Ruban Nielson and Kody Nielson have won the 2015 Apra Silver Scroll Award for the Unknown Mortal Orchestra song Multi-Love. The psychedelic pop song is the title track from UMO's latest album.


Coming up soon at Dux Live - Decknology the South Islands premiere DJ competition. This fierce battle at the decks was designed to provide all DJs and Producers experience and exposure in the live mix environment and to find the best damn DJ in the Garden City. Decknology 2015 rolls out with 4 heats followed by 2 genre bending semi-finals and then a grand final on Thursday 12th November.

Electric Avenue music festival returns to Christchurch next February and the first round of line up announcements have just been released. Thievery Corporation, The Correspondents, Boy & Bear, The Opiuo Band, The Cuban Brothers, Katchafire, and The Upbeats are all confirmed for the Waitangi Day Festival and tickets will be on sale soon!