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Introducing Estrella

2018 Smokefreerockquest winner Estella Romagnoli has dropped her debut single ‘Break The Silence’. The 17-year-old singer-songwriter from Nelson – who performs simply as Estrella – was the winner in the solo/duo category and her first record was recorded at Roundhead Studios with producer Rodney Fisher. Keep Reading

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NZMM t-shirt contest

The hunt is on again for a unique piece of artwork to grace a limited edition NZ Music Month t-shirt. Following on from last year’s successful competition, the NZ Music Commission is calling on creative’s to submit designs for this year’s shirts. The commission is looking for designers to come up with an image that… Keep Reading

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Kiwis make The Great Escape

Four New Zealand acts have been confirmed for this year’s The Great Escape. The UK festival – which attracts more than 3500 music professionals– runs from May 8-11 in Brighton and is an important showcase event for NZ artists. Keep Reading

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Folk Tui for Burkitt

The Frank Burkitt Band has won this year’s Best Folk Artist Tui. The Scottish-born singer-songwriter’s four piece was honoured at the Auckland Folk Festival for their third album Raconteur, which was released back in March last year. The Frank Burkitt Band – Burkitt, Kara Filbey, Cameron Burnell and James Geluk – is now gearing up… Keep Reading

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A salute to Al Park

Marlon Williams, Jordan Luck and Delaney Davidson are among those paying tribute to Christchurch music identity Al Park out next month. Better Already  – The Songs Of Al Park is released on February 15 via ALP Records/Southbound and is affectionate tribute to Park, who has been a fixture on the Lyttleton music scene since the… Keep Reading

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Copyright review workshops

Places are still available for a series of public workshops being held by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise for the upcoming review of the Copyright Act. One of the Auckland events is now fully subscribed but a second workshop is still open, as are the ones in Wellington and Christchurch. Keep Reading

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Lawrence Arabia completes Singles Club

Lawrence Arabia has completed his innovative new album Singles Club with the final song ‘Just Sleep (Your Shame Will Keep)’ boasting a collaboration with cult US composer Van Dyke Parks. For his new long player, the singer-songwriter James Milne released a song a month over a 12 month period. All 12 singles are now available… Keep Reading

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Broods are back

Broods will return to New Zealand for two shows in March to support the release of their third album Don’t Feed The Pop Monster. The Los Angeles based electronic pop duo of siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott will play all age shows at Christchurch Town Hall on  March 22 and the Auckland Town Hall on March 24. Keep Reading

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Songhub 2019 takes shape

Hitmakers from the UK and the US will host the first Songhub of the year in Auckland. Applications are now open for the APRA AMCOS initiative which is in its third year and will be held once again at Roundhead Studio March 4-9 Curated by leading producer Greg Haver, the three international guest songwriters are… Keep Reading

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Album deal for City of Souls

Prog rockers City Of Souls have signed a deal with Australian label Wild Things Records. The six-piece Auckland bred outfit – who also recently struck a management deal with Tom Larkin at VVV Management –have also just released a new single ‘Wolf’, which provides a first taste of their highly anticipated debut album due later… Keep Reading

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