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  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.

This Saturday April 16, is Record Store Day, a chance to celebrate your local record store. Record Store Day is a world-wide initiative, aimed at putting the spotlight on music, and presenting opportunities to discover and experience new music. Hundreds of stores are participating from around the globe, with many providing the option to purchase rare and unique recordings released specifically for this occasion.

Adam McGrath from The Eastern is playing a solo show this Friday night at Blue Smoke.

Pans flash, wonders hit once, the good looking get old and the lifers just keep on. That's Adam McGrath's story anyway and he's sticking to it. He especially sticks to it when the dollars run low and his knees start aching and he's wondering exactly which town he is exactly in again.

He keeps the wolves from his mental doors by acknowledging the long game, the long game across the long miles and through the long years; the long game he can't seem to stop playing.

Since 1999, The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival has provided Christchurch with a world-class music festival. An annual event, which aims to profile, support and present New Zealand artists alongside international musicians. For full programme information on this years festival head to

Tom Larkin

CHART is pleased to present a very unique opportunity to the Christchurch music community, as part of our “Volume 2016” music campaign.  Introducing- “A Survival Guide for the Modern Music Industry” with Tom Larkin. Come and experience a highly informative evening with one of our country’s most prolific musicians. Don’t miss this chance to get up close and personal with one of the best minds in New Zealand music today.

RoundUp is Back for 2016!

CHART is pleased to reveal the launch of “Volume”, a collaboration of music industry based events that we will be hosting throughout the month of May. Stay tuned to our website for announcements and updates.

Returning in 2016 with the most powerful final act in an exceptional trilogy, Beastwars unleash The Death of All Things on April 22nd. Do not miss the New Zealand tour - these will be the band’s only New Zealand shows of 2016.

In 2011, Beastwars released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut and in doing so transformed the country's metal landscape. Two years on they returned with 2013's Blood Becomes Fire a psychedelic blast which landed straight at #2 in the New Zealand music charts.

RDU present their next Live-To-Air instalment at the Museum this Saturday as part of their exhibition, Alternative Radio: RDU98.5FM since 1976. Bryony Matthews will perform her signature folk pop rhythms live on the stage in the Special Exhibitions Hall from midday.

BIGSOUND - the southern hemisphere’s biggest new music festival and music industry conference - has fired the starting gun for its 15th Anniversary year. BIGSOUND 2016 will take place September 7 - 9.  A limited number of specially discounted early bird tickets are now available, as is access to the artist registration process. So begins a journey for the thousands of Australian bands vying for the rare chance to showcase their wares in front of an international music industry audience.

Presenting Shihad. 3 Gigs. 1 Day.

iHeartRadio, Radio Hauraki and 2degrees are proud to launch New Zealand Music Month with iconic New Zealand rock band Shihad playing three FREE exclusive gigs in three different cities in one day.

On Sunday 1st May, you could catch a lunchtime show at The Bedford in Christchurch, or the following gig that afternoon at Meow in Wellington. Aucklanders can then catch Shihad at The Powerstation in the evening.

You can't buy tickets to these shows! To be in the draw for a FREE double pass ENTER HERE!


In order to ensure timely payment of any royalties due, please make sure all recordings released throughout 2015 are registered within your Direct-To-Artist registration by April 30th 2016. It's also important that your contact, payment details and recording information on existing registrations is also up to date.

 To do this please login using your registered email address and password via the Recorded Music NZ website artist login page.

This Thursday at the Darkroom will be their first tag team, dual stage band event, featuring head to head battles between Psych Emergency, Pavement Saw, Mosquitones, and Brian Tamaki & The Kool Aid Kids. Free entry.

NZ On Air have just announced the Making Tracks funding outcomes for March 2016. There were 126 applications out of which 23 projects will receive funding. Congratulations to Christchurch artists Nakita, and Skelter and also to ex-pats Pacific Heights and Yumi Zouma.

RDU will be broadcasting live from the Museum this Saturday, as part of their 40th anniversary exhibition. You can catch Candice Milner live on stage at midday in the Special Exhibitions Hall.

Entries are now open for the In Tune 2016 song writing competition.

The winner of this competition will win $500 cash plus a $200 Musicworks voucher. There are also three runner-up prizes of $100 Musicworks vouchers.

Entry is free and open to all Year 12 and 13 students attending high school in Canterbury, and our own Music Arts students. Entries close 1 May 2016.

If your song is chosen as one of the 10 finalists, you'll be invited to perform it at the awards show in our Music Arts auditorium on 15 May where the winner will be announced.

A new opportunity is now available, for the commissioning and presentation of art music compositions.

In recognition of the limited opportunities for art music composers to have their works performed, APRA AMCOS has initiated the Art Music Fund.

A total pool of AU$100,000 per annum is on offer to provide funding for composers to create commissioned work that is complemented by an exploitation program – designed to maximise the life of the work.

The Music Managers Forum (MMF) with support from Recorded Music NZ and the NZ Music Commission are proud to present a Back to Basic seminar in Christchurch for those who are new to management and wish to learn about the fundamentals of the music industry.

The Back to Basics seminar will focus on all the useful information new managers need to know including contracts, setting up your band’s business, how to put together a strategic plan, marketing and promotion, collating a press pack, as well as advice on how to plan an album release and putting together a tour.

Avalanche City have just announced their upcoming 'The Little Fire' Tour. They will be here in Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal Saturday 28 May. Tickets will be on sale Monday March 21st.

UK legends Buzzcocks return to New Zealand shores for a series of concerts in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch – as part of their 40th anniversary world tour.

The Christchurch show is on this Friday night at the Foundry Bar at Canterbury University.

Buzzcocks trademark mix of hi-energy guitars and pop smarts resulted in some of the greatest songs of the punk-era: Ever Fallen in Love, What Do I Get, Love You More, timeless tracks that resonate over and over with younger generations.

Grammy-Award winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are set to return to New Zealand this July with a show in Christchurch at Horncastle Arena. More than three years after releasing their Grammy-winning debut album The Heist - featuring worldwide smash hits ‘Thrift Shop’ and ‘Same Love’ - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back with their official sophomore LP, titled This Unruly Mess I've Made, released globally February 26.

My Ticketek Pre-sale starts at 1pm tomorrow.


1 Drop Nation are taking their unique blend of funk, rock, and soul flavoured sounds to Kaikoura this month. The show will be held at The Adelphi Hotel and tickets are available now through Cosmic and also from the venue. This is going to be a massive night with special guest DJ Hadlee in support.

The Canterbury Folk Music Festival is an annual event, held for the wider Canterbury Communities and designed to facilitate a family orientated music festival promoting relaxation, music, education and the arts. There are Concerts and Workshops to suit all genres of music and all age groups. A supervised Children's Programme and Teen activities also run throughout the duration of the festival.

On Nov 27th, 2015, BeatBox rehearsal space in central Christchurch launched a series of filmed recording sessions called BoxFresh Live! in conjunction with SuchCrowd, Rick Harvie from Belmont Productions, and Ben Delaney from The Sitting Room.

Some useful information and advice on offer here, on how to license your music to film and television. There is a free ebook available to download by registering at the following website:

GKBF have just announced their music line-up for this year’s event. Kiwi rock legend Jordan Luck will be performing a set of Exponents hits with his full live band. Plus following on from his 2015 solo tour, Shihad’s Jon Toogood will be performing a solo set of Shihad tracks and other favourite tunes. Six time NZ Music Award Winners, The Phoenix Foundation return to Christchurch with their blend of richly detailed pop music, along with multi- platinum artist Hollie Smith. Local songstress Amiria Grenell rounds out the festival line-up.

It’s been a busy few months for Soulsystem, with festival appearances up and down the country, live studio gigs and the release of a brand new single titled “Believe”. The bands new track is collaboration with Tiki Taane and is available to purchase now on Itunes.

You can also view some of their recent studio sessions here: