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Music Educators seminar

Navigating the NZ music business - A student & music educators roadshow.

Join us to hear how the organisations that support NZ music work with emerging and established recording artists and songwriters. This is a practical “how to” guide on when and how to access the services they offer and how they can help musicians grow their music careers.

After what seems like an eternity, iconic New Zealand Roots group TrinityRoots are hitting the South Island for 2 shows only before heading back into the studio to finish off their much anticipated 3rd Full Length studio album. After a 5 year hiatus, the group reformed in 2010 due to a visceral 'karanga' from fans & festivals alike.

Kamandi

Red Bull Sound Select, an artist development program that delivers the best in new music, announces Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA. This month-long series will showcase 60 must-see artists from around the globe representing a variety of genres at 30 different venues throughout Los Angeles, every night this November.

Minuit Final Fling Nov 2014

It's been 11 years since the release of Minuit's debut album, The 88.

@Peace album release tour poster

@peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony, the debut album from @peace, to be released on deluxe double LP through HHV.DE in Europe and through Rhythm Method in New Zealand

MAINZ Open night Weds 15 October

MAINZ Christchurch are holding their open night on Wednesday 15 October at their Christchurch campus on High Street.

If you've ever considered a career in the music industry, come and check out our facilities, talk to tutors about our great Audio, Live Sound and Djing and Electronic Music Production programmes.

Black Keys

The Black Keys return to New Zealand off the back of their successful 8th full-length album Turn Blue. As part of the Turn Blue World Tour, the band will perform in Christchurch and Auckland in April 2015.

Buskers Fest 2015

The SCIRT World Buskers Festival 2015 will have a new leader at the helm with the appointment of festival director, Glen Pickering.

Shapeshifter NZ tour with The Upbeats

This September New Zealand will shake when two of the mightiest powers in New Zealand dance music combine for an EP and national tour.

CW Stoneking NZ tour poster

Recorded in Castlemaine, Victoria Goin' Boogaloo is the first album from Australian based Stoneking in six years and follows up his hugely successful Jungle Blues - a release that saw him break Europe with a series of sold-out shows and led to appearances at all the major festivals as well as tv and radio spots for the likes of Later With Jools Holland and jazz star Jamie Cullum's BBC r

Rockshop Bandquest finals

They may be young but they know how to rock – this year’s Canterbury contestants took the stage over the weekend in this year’s regional final of Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students.

Anvil

In 2009 a Documentary called The Story of Anvil was released to the world. In this you discover all that was known about, or rather forgotten about band called ANVIL.

Sola Rosa

Sola Rosa are thrilled to announce the release date of their sixth LP ‘Magnetics’ - due out on September 26th via Rhythmethod.

To celebrate Sola Rosa will hit the road, taking their fusion of hip-hop, jazz, reggae, latin, neo-soul and funk across New Zealand for three-dates in October and November.

Mulholland

One of New Zealand’s most talented composer, musician, sound engineer and “visionary” MULHOLLAND will release his sophomore album Stop And Start Again, this coming Friday 5th September 2014.

Lawrence Arabia

After hours of listening, extensive discussion and tough decision making we have the 21  projects receiving funding from our August 2014 round. Thank you to the 134 applicants who submitted their songs this round and thank you to our wonderful panelists for giving your time and expertise to them.

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