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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Following the successful launch of the Red Bull Sound Select Block Party in June this year, curators Young, Gifted and Broke are proud to welcome a new artist to their portfolio, as well as a show in a new city for their fans.


THE SKATALITES are heralding their return to Australiasia with the celebration of their 50th anniversary.


Cult post-rock outfit Jakob are awakening from a long slumber to break an eight-year silence with a nationwide tour this October, bringing their formidably beautiful and long-awaited new record Sines (out 17 October on Shoot The Freak, NZ) to the stage.

Going global Music Summit 2014

THE GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 is just over two weeks away now and we are very excited to announce the artists who will be performing!

Our local music scene is constantly evolving and it gives us great pleasure to announce the nineteen talented artists who will be presenting at Going Global 2014 – more details below.

Decknology 2014

RDU98.5FM Decknology is 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 2014 rolls out a series of heats then a number of genre bending semi finals.

Rockshop Bandquest 2014

They’re tuning up and practicing their songs in towns from North Shore to Stewart Island, as over 160 young school bands line up for this year’s Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students.

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.

Lorde NZ tour

LORDE - New Zealand's #1 award winning artist is finally coming home! In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland.

No Broadcast

No Broadcast are a three-piece alternative post rock group hailing from Christchurch NZ. Their music contains atmospheric, ambient and drone qualities which result in 'filmic' textures, reminiscent of HDU, Jakob and Kerretta. After a name change and much touring of NZ they are heading out on tour celebrating the release of their defining self-titled debut album in 2014.

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CONTROL: The Business of Music Management. New trans-Tasman edition of successful business programme now calling for applications from Australia & New Zealand

Bob Dylan

The long celebrated legacy of Bob Dylan, will be once again lauded this winter with his  welcomed return to Australasia. Upon the celebration of this legend’s 73rd birthday, Chugg Entertainment can now confirm that Bob Dylan and his band will be coming back to Australia and New Zealand for a month-long tour.


NZ Rock Band VILLAINY announce THE AMMUNITION TOUR 2014 presented by The Rock.

Following winning the 2013 Vodafone NZ Music Award for Rock Album of Year for their debut album Mode. Set. Clear, The Ammunition Tour will see the band reconnect with their loyal fan base in a series of intimate gigs.

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Music-comedy powerhouse The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra are thrilled to announce their long-anticipated debut album Be Mine Tonight, due for release Friday 7th November.

And to celebrate, they’re taking their instant party on the road around New Zealand for the Be Mine Tonight Album Release Tour!

Justin Townes Earle

American troubadour Justin Townes Earle AND band will perform Christchurch and Wellington shows in October. The Christchurch show will be of significant importance as his last show in the Garden City scheduled for March 2011 was to be a sold out performance at Al’s Bar. Unfortunately the earthquakes suffered by the city caused the cancellation of that engagement.