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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

https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/5137

NZ Music Managers Forum, NZ Music Commission

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

THE 2017 OFFICIAL MUSIC MONTH SUMMIT

‘FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC’

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.

CHANGES:

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.

The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival is one of the longest- running music festivals in the country.

Canterbury University TuneSoc presents the Battle of the Bands 2017 coming up on the 20th of May, Band entries close 7th of May. Check out the event page and get involved!

https://www.facebook.com/events/421024864944810/?notif_t=plan_user_joine...

Make a booking now!

www.beatbox.nz

CHART, BeatBox Studios and a team of our very awesome friends, have been working hard on this project for the past few months now. We are finally pleased to unveil; www.soundsgood.guide. A brand new Gig Guide just for Christchurch music. Sign up now and get your next gig listed!

Looking for a career boost? Our Professional Development Awards are back!

The APRA Professional Development Awards (PDAs) are presented biennially by APRA AMCOS to the ‘shining lights’ within our songwriting industry, aimed at helping songwriters who demonstrate outstanding talent to reach their full potential.

The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band.

Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love.

The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and folk will be staggered by what they are able achieve with it. Great song writing, musicianship and 3-part harmony combine to create a truly memorable, entertaining experience.

Li'l Chuck the One Man Skiffle Machine returns with Utility Blues

Utility Blues is Li'l Chuck's follow up to the highly acclaimed 2013 release Blues In Full Swing. 



After a lengthy closure while site works have been completed at the Boxed Quarter precinct, we are very excited to announce the official re-launch of BeatBox Studios. We will be hosting an open day on Saturday April 1st between 10am-2pm and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be live music demos and refreshments available.

This will also be the soft launch of another exciting project that CHART has been working on. We will be unveiling www.soundsgood.guide, a comprehensive gig guide dedicated to Christchurch.

Don’t miss this very special festival – our guest lineup offers virtuosity, originality, hilarity and authenticity. Spread thickly over 4 days and 3 nights. And of course sessions of all styles any time of night or day. All in the beautiful setting of the Waipara Adventure Centre, North Canterbury.

Discover more about the artists at http://canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz/guest-artists-2/

This two day creative workshop is designed for song writers, composers and creatives from the Christchurch region who are interested in, or would like to explore further, the possibilities of Taonga Puoro (Traditional Māori Instruments) within their own practice. This is the first of a series of workshops in 2017, that will be held around the country, with the intention to develop the playing and use of taonga puoro throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand and beyond.
Workshops will include:

Emerging with a new line up and an explosive new sound, MERRIN incorporates the goodness of high energy rock with soul and passion. With the release of their raunchy new single “Mr.Dominant”, Merrin are excited to be taking their “Rock under Construction” tour to The Club Tavern Christchurch with support from local artists EgoValve and Cinderella Rocketship.

The first round of funding for 2017 has just been announced for NZ On Air New Single Funding. Congrats to local rock band recipients Decades who received single and video funding for their track “Get Me Home”.

Set times have just been announced for Electric Avenue festival. Make sure you check out some of the awesome bands we have performing on the CHART Stage. Tickets are almost sold out!

APRA have just announced their SONGHUBS program for 2017, full details below:

“Our week long SONGHUBS program is on the horizon, due to kick off in three weeks, and once again we will also be hosting evening seminars which will provide an opportunity for all our members to come and hear our international guests speak about their songwriting and careers.

This year we're lucky to have three very impressive songwriter guest speakers:

With the intention of creating a unique musical experience Radius Kink House are hosting their second Radius Kink House Concert on the 23rd February 2017 with two incredible music acts Duo Wendy and Mike a latin-jazz ensemble headlining the event, with support from Connor Hartley-Hall a gifted guitarist complementing the headline act with his original Spanish feel. Christchurch’s very own, fantastic, Stand Up Comedian Jack Ansett will be serving as MC and performing a short routine on the night.

Starting on Tuesday the 28th of February, Carlton will be hosting Open Mic Nights, operating from 6pm til 9:30pm every week.

The New Zealand Music Managers Forum is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2017 MMF Music Managers Awards!

The MMF Music Managers Awards have become one of the most important events in the New Zealand music industry calendar. Held annually, the awards celebrate the behind the scenes work of the music managers who oversee some of our most acclaimed artist’s careers, both at home and internationally.

The following categories are now open for nomination:

 

Due to construction work being completed on site BeatBox will be temporarily closed. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to having everyone back making music again soon!

GROOVEFEST V, NZs Annual Riff Worship Event Saturday 28th January 2017

The Embankment 181 Ferry Rd – Christchurch

Tickets available from https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/event/show/5011

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/838598912949933/

Stonehurst

Armed In Advance

Quinn The Human

Skelter

Smokin' Voodoo

Enfire

EARLY BIRD 1 TICKET SALES END TONIGHT AT 11PM!

Early Bird 1 tickets are just $99.90 (+ booking fee), but they are only available until 11pm tonight, so hit Dash Tickets now before the price goes up!

https://www.dashtickets.co.nz/event/p257mj934

DON'T MISS OUT ON A GREAT DEAL TO THE BIGGEST MUSIC EVENT OF THE SUMMER!

30 ACTS/ 3 STAGES/ 12 EPIC HOURS

 

The first official Live House Concert # 1 after 10 years of hosting live music concerts from Cashmere Road. Gary Hendrikse has provided a wonderful opportunity through Radius Kink Music to discover and support local musicians in Christchurch. There are three amazing acts for you on the 22nd December 2016 and we start our first act at 6.00pm. There will be a 10-15 minute intermission to set up our next act. The concert will finish at 10.00pm some refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks for your own enjoyment.

Here is the lineup:

There's a great opportunity for keen music producers coming to Auckland very soon: the New Zealand Music Producer Series, and APRA are excited to announce that we have a scholarship available to enable one talented individual to attend.

Hosted by producer Greg Haver and supported by NZ On Air, Recorded Music New Zealand, and APRA AMCOS, the event is bringing two internationally renowned producers and engineers to Auckland, to give a series of masterclasses at Roundhead Studios from January 16 - 20.

Flamboyant English hard-rockers The Darkness have announced their first ever New Zealand tour – with shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in April 2017 – and they will be joined by Kiwi legends Push Push, reforming after 24 years!

Relive the classics from The Darkness’ outstanding debut album, Permission To Land (2003) right through to their most recent album, Last Of Our Kind. Expect gems like “I Believe In A Thing Called Love“, “Growing On Me“, “Love Is Only A Feeling“, “One Way Ticket” and many more.

Pieces Of Molly make a long overdue return to the local rock scene this weekend at Churchills Live. The band have been through some line-up changes in recent times and are now ready to unleash their full throttle rock n roll show. Joining the band in support will be Smokin’ Voodoo and Enfire and entry is free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/714755835340573/?active_tab=discussion

Blue Smoke & The Brewery present; TEN GOOD ROUNDS

Celebrating one whole decade of THE EASTERN

Featuring performances from;

THE EASTERN - THE WARRATAHS - MANOS DEL CHANGO (aka Delaney Davidson & Nicole Garcia) - LINDON PUFFIN - REB FOUNTAIN - EB & SPARROW - Al Park - Ben Brown - Lil 'Chuck - Emma Cameron - The Roaring Days - & more..

THIS WILL BE AN OUTDOOR CONCERT IN THE TANNERY PARKING LOT

Entry is $20 + a non perishable food item.
Children under 13 are free.

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