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Debut single from Sophie Mashlan

“It was a pretty amazing experience,” says Sophie Mashlan of recording her debut single with award-winning producer Ben Edwards. “I was so absorbed in the music for those weeks and Ben is just incredible.” ‘Let You Down’ is the debut single from the 19-year-old singer-songwriter and is the first track to be shared from her… Keep Reading

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Avalanche City returns with Prayed For Love

A bitter legal dispute with a former manager is the subject of the new single from Avalanche City – aka Dave Baxter – ‘Prayed For Love’. The track is the first single from the singer-songwriter’s third studio album My Babylon, which is due in February. ‘Prayed For Love’ finds Baxter opening up on his 2016… Keep Reading

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Debut EP from Written By Wolves

Auckland hard rockers Written By Wolves have just dropped their debut EP Prologue, along with their latest single ‘Promise Me’. The five track record includes their earlier singles ‘Oxygen’, ‘Timebombs and Hurricanes’ and ‘Starlight’, plus other new song ‘Affirmation’. Prologue was mixed by Thomas Oliver at BigPop Studios in Auckland, with Rich Bryan and the band… Keep Reading

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Charity single for Nauru kids

Don McGlashan and Luke Buda have teamed up for a charity single for refugee children still detained on Nauru. ‘Children Don’t Belong In Jail’ aims to showcase the issues the kids face and is released in association with the trans-Tasman advocacy group Mums 4 Refugees. Buda says the release of this song shows how deeply… Keep Reading

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Six60 win big at NZ music awards

Chart-toppers Six60 were the big winners at this year’s Vodafone NZ Music Awards, although international breakout artists Marlon Williams and Drax Project also enjoyed success at last night’s event at Spark Arena in Auckland. The five piece, who have dominated the 2018 charts with their third self-titled EP and became the first homegrown act to… Keep Reading

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Mark Roach on UNESCO goals

Auckland’s UNESCO City of Music strategy contains some big ambitions – but for Recorded Music NZ’s special projects manager Mark Roach it’s also about getting the little things right. Yesterday (November 13), Auckland Council unveiled its first strategy document for the United Nations programme, which includes such things as strengthening the music ecosytem, developing incubator… Keep Reading

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Auckland outlines UNESCO City Of Music vision

Bolstering Auckland music ecosystem – including grassroots venues – are among the key goals identified in the vision for Auckland’s newly-minted status as a UNESCO City off Music. The council today (November 13) unveiled its first strategy document for the United Nations cultural programme, which recognized creativity as a major factor in the urban development… Keep Reading

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Davis takes on new role

Matthew Davis has been promoted to general manager of Flying Nun Records. Davis, who was previously label manager, will take over the day to day operations of the iconic record company, succeeding Ben Howe, who remains a director and will act as a strategic adviser for the business. He will also continue overseeing Flying Out,… Keep Reading

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Eventbrite unveils new live music ticketing solution

Eventbrite has launched a new ticketing solution designed specifically for independent music venues, promoters and festivals. According to the US-based global ticketing and event technology platform Eventbrite Music, will help the concert business to streamline their business operation and help distribute their tickets to widest possible audience. The launch follows on from Eventbrite’s acquisitions of… Keep Reading

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Real Dancing for Racing

Racing are hitting the road to promote their just released debut album Real Dancing. Recorded at Roundhead Studios and The Lab, the highly anticipated release from the Auckland rockers was produced by Dave Eringa (The Who, Manic Street Preachers). Keep Reading

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