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NZ On Air’s support for new music is changing to recognise the fast changing nature of audience behaviour, and to better connect audiences with local music.

For the last five years NZ On Air has supported music through the Making Tracks funding scheme, which has allowed artists to apply for funding for recording singles and music videos. The New Music schemes, to be in place from 1 July, create two different paths to funding and allow more flexibility.

Songwriters around the world are invited to enter the 2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition.

This prestigious international contest offers a first prize of A$50,000, second prize of A$10,000 and third prize of A$5,000. Previous prize winners include Kimbra, Gotye and The Preatures.

Apply here: http://apraamcos.com.au/vandayoungsongcomp/

Ma Bell & Guests present an evening of acoustic urban folk & country blues, funky jazz & burlesque mingled with elements of vaudevillian and music hall theatre to encourage a little bodacious frivolity. Ma Bells guests include Miss Bonita Danger Doll, James Wilkinson & Jon Maxim Hooker, The Blues Mamas and Radius. This is a BYO cabaret style seated event. Bookings Recommended.

Soulsystem are currently on tour of the South Island to celebrate the release of their latest single Fly High. You can catch them this Saturday night at the Hilltop Tavern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4h9Udlqp8A

https://www.facebook.com/thehilltopbankspeninsula/

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. 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.

The finalists for RoundUp 2016 have been announced, Idris, Smokin' Voodoo, Dead Rats, St Peter's Thursday, and Emily & Georgie have all made it to the grand finale at The Darkroom on Saturday 11th June.

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Musicworks Weekend Warriors is New Zealand's most exciting music programme aimed at getting enthusiastic musicians into performing in bands and living the dream. 

There's nothing like turning up the volume and playing in a band! As part of the Weekend Warriors Band Programme we'll provide you with weekly rehearsals with; P.A., drums, and amplifiers all ready to go. You will be in a band with other Warriors of a similar level and musical interests. Along with this a professional tutor will assist you to bring it all together over a period of eight weeks.

Dubbed at the ‘Wurst” festival ever, this show is a fundraising initiative for a good cause with all the proceeds going to Canteen. The event has a great line up and a broad mix of style with; Blues Professor, Themeta, August Fields, and Terror Tapes all performing.

BoxFresh Live! Session 2 is done and dusted. Last Saturday night was a sell out at Sawtooth Studios, with an exceptional line up of Christchurch artists on display. We look forward to presenting the completed video from the event in the coming weeks for all to view. Thanks to all our sponsors, the awesome production team and August Fields, Decades, & Skelter for making it such a success. 

NZ Musician magazine is celebrating NZ Music Month with a Boosted.org.nz crowd funding campaign to help fund the design of an entirely new website platform. NZM editor Richard Thorne describes it as the 27-year old magazine’s most important re-invention yet – developing an exciting future online presence – in combination with a readily accessible archive of the local music industry’s recent past.

The MMF Music Managers Awards celebrates the very best of those New Zealand music managers who support their artists every step of the way. The awards have become one of this country's most respected music industry events.

House of Mountain have just released their brand new video for the bands debut single “Kiwi Hit.” The song is a satirical look at the lives of local, lazy, rock musicians trying to find their break in the industry.

You can view the video here: https://www.facebook.com/houseofmountain/timeline

The track is also available to purchase from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/kiwi-hit-single/id1064104491

Randy Hansen, guitar virtuoso and one of the few guitarists in the world to be recognised by the Hendrix family is coming to New Zealand in May for four shows in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Hamilton. 

RoundUp 2016 heats are set to begin this Wednesday night at the Darkroom. The legendary Christchurch Live Band is underway once again, with 4 competitive heats across May. Only 1 band from each heat will proceed to the Final, to be joined for the first time by a wild card, the grand Champion of the UC Battle of the Bands competition!
 

 

The APRA Silver Scroll Awards honour the craft of writing songs, and the people that write them. The winner of the APRA Silver Scroll Award receives a $5000 cash prize, and takes the coveted APRA Silver Scroll Award trophy into their care for eleven months. The APRA Silver Scroll Award is New Zealand’s only peer-voted music award, with the winner being decided by APRA’s nationwide membership of songwriters and composers.

Entries are now open for the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards, including entries for:

We have another informative music seminar coming up this month, with special guests David Ridler & Jeff Newton from NZ On Air, and Dean Cameron from Recorded Music NZ. Topics will include; recording & video funding, media plugging and music licensing. Very limited space available so please rsvp marcroyal@gmail.com to register to attend.

Electronica/Dance

An upcoming fundraising concert for Muscular Dystrophy Association Of New Zealand Canterbury Branch (MDAC) is a lot more than just a fundraiser. Rage Against The Dying Light 2016 is a fundraising concert and a chance for Jason Beardsley to remember his best friend Kevin Jefcoate, who changed Jason’s life before tragically losing his own in a car accident in 2015.

We have a special deal on now for New Zealand Music Month, all our rooms are available to hire for only $25 an hour. If you haven't been to BeatBox yet now would be a good time to pay us a visit! For bookings and enquiries go to www.beatbox.nz.

We have a special deal on now for New Zealand Music Month, all our rooms are available to hire for only $25 an hour. If you haven't been to BeatBox yet now would be a good time to pay us a visit! For bookings and enquiries go to www.beatbox.nz.

The NZ Music Month Summit is an intimate series of master classes where delegates can get up close and personal with music industry agencies and find out first-hand how to make money from their music, what funding is available, and hear tips and pointers on how to present the best application for success.

This free event will include experienced music industry specialists from NZ On Air, NZ Music Commission, Recorded Music NZ, Creative New Zealand and APRA.

Make sure you start NZ Music Month off the right way. Dunedin's Kane Strang will be bringing the tousled charm of his off-kilter indie-rock songs to the Gallery for the evening. Support from Violet French, Candice Milner and Jack Montgomery.

http://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/events/launch-of-nz-music-month-kan...

 

 

NZ Music Month Launch: Kane Strang

Sunday, 1 May 2016. 7pm

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Silicon has beaten out some tough competition to win the prestigious, Taite Music Prize for 2016.

Frontman and former Mint Chicks star Kody Nielson also receives $10,000 cash, free recording time at Red Bull Studios.

In 2012, Nielson was awarded the Taite Music Prize alongside his brother Ruban as Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO) for their self-titled album.

Other recent winners include Lorde and Lawrence Arabia.

Following on from the resounding success of our recent BoxFresh Live! event we have decided to do it all again! Expect another unique concert experience, with a brand new line up and location. We have a really limited capacity for these shows so if you would like to be part of the studio audience get in quick. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/. Thanks to all our sponsors and supporters for making this event possible.

BoxFresh Live Event Poster

Following on from the resounding success of our recent BoxFresh Live! event, we have decided to do it all again! Expect another unique concert experience, with a brand new line up and location. We have a really limited capacity for these shows so if you would like to be part of the studio audience get in quick. 

Tickets are on sale at now at :http://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/

Thanks to all our sponsors and supporters for making this event possible.

Local DJ Jam Sessions are being hosted every fortnight at Churchills Live Music Venue. If you are an up an coming DJ and want to showcase your set, then head to https://www.facebook.com/LJSChch/?fref=ts  for more information or contact Tim Hobbs on (027) 2878006.

Feastock is coming to the Darkroom this Friday, featuring a collection of rock acts from around the country and as far as Australia. Predominantly a Dunedin music festival, Feastock is hosting a side show here in Christchurch, highlighting some of the top acts from this year’s event including our very own No Broadcast.

Full line up is:

Swervedriver return to New Zealand in June in a doubleheader with Fur Patrol. Nineties UK shoe gaze legends Swervedriver return to NZ with old friends Fur Patrol Fur Patrol will open for the tour whilst celebrating their 20th anniversary.

Catch them in Christchurch at Churchills on Friday 17th June.

Live from Canterbury Museum RDU celebrate 'folk-noir' with three acts who have embraced the alternative side of the genre.

Delaney Davidson brings with him Joe McCallum, a seasoned professional and Scottish marching drum 'saboteur' who, together with the Spanish tinge of Nicole Izobel Garcia, completes the three-piece Manos Del Chango.

Lawrence Arabia joins the line-up as a solo performer, on the cusp of his next album release. He will play material from the upcoming record as well as beloved songs from his back catalogue.

The New Zealand Music Managers Forum in association with NZ Music Commission, Recorded Music NZ and OneMusic are proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 Music Managers Awards.

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