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Introducing Estrella

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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.

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NZMM t-shirt contest

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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 best represents local music, which will then be printed on the back of a limited edition version of the music month shirts.

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Kiwis make The Great Escape

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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.

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Folk Tui for Burkitt

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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 for the release of a live EP Lost But Alive, which is set to be supported with shows in New Zealand, Glasgow and the UK.

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A salute to Al Park

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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 ‘80s.

This album features songs Park has written over the years and as well as Luck, Williams and Davidson, it features contributions from the likes of Barry Saunders, The Eastern’s Adam McGrath and Helen Mulholland, who performed with Park in Louie and the Hotsticks in the 1980s.

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Copyright review workshops

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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.

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Lawrence Arabia completes Singles Club

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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 digitally, with the vinyl/CD release set for March 29, followed by an extensive nationwide tour with his six piece band.

The final song on the Singles Club project ‘Just Sleep (Your Shame Will Keep)’ is backed with a new video shot at Roundhead by acclaimed NZ documentary filmmaker Florian Habicht and features a string arrangement from Parks, who is best known for his work on the seminal aborted Beach Boys album Smile.

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Broods are back

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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.

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Songhub 2019 takes shape

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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 London-based Justin Parker (pictured) and three US songwriters from LA – Ilsey Juber, Nate Campany and Maize Olinger.

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Album deal for City of Souls

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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 this year.

Eli Chamravi, head of Wild Thing Records. is delighted about signing City Of Souls to the label.

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