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My Song

10/05/2021

My Song: Miranda Easten – Country Boy

A year ago (already) Miranda Easten created a Spotify playlist for NZM to go along with the NZ Music Month 2020 release of her uplifting single Only One. Once the Covid lockdown shenanigans passed, the Christchurch singer-songwriter ...

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Interviews

18/07/2017

Kaylee Bell: Building up a Country Storm

Performing with industry heavyweights and songwriting with some of Nashville’s finest has helped South Island singer/songwriter, Kaylee Bell, take a slice of Kiwi country to the world. But Bell is far from satisfied with ...

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Features

25/08/2016

So Laid Back Country China: Calmly Armed

Separately frustrated with the strictures of the different variations of country music that their respective bands had hitched their wagons to, Wellington musicians Michael Keane and Harriett Ferry found a shared desire to ...

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Interviews

04/05/2021

TS: The North Has Something To Say

Hip hop is very much tied up in the geography of where it is made. In a NZ context, we tend to think of South Auckland, Avondale, Ponsonby, Christchurch, all places that have spurned burgeoning rap scenes over the years. ...

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Mixtapes

28/04/2021

Mini Simmons’ Mixtape

Since appearing on the scene in 2017, high-energy retro blues-rock five-piece Mini Simmons have been bringing a colourful ’70s West Coast vibe to our ears and stages. Celebrating the release of their recent single Push ...

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NEWS (74)

News

17/05/2021

2021 Country Music Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2021 Country Music Awards, best song and album, have been announced. The three finalists for Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa | Best Country Music Artist for 2021 include two previous winners ...

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News

02/06/2020

2020 Country Music Award Winners

Delaney Davidson sits on top of the country's country music pile as both artist and producer with the announcement of the 2020 Country Music Award winners for album and single. Davidson and Barry Saunders have together won ...

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News

13/05/2020

2020 Country Music Award Finalists

The short list of possible winners for the paired titles of Best 2020 Country Music Artist and Country Music Song has been announced and our ladies of country once again strongly dominate the podium. The three finalists ...

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Opportunities

24/01/2020

2020 NZ Country Music Awards Up For Grabs

The 2020 NZ Country Music Awards are now open to enter for local artists who have released music in 2019. More info and the entry form for the APRA Best Country Song Award The deadline is February 19, 2020. These awards ...

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News

31/05/2019

2019 NZ Country Music Awards

It was a 'wildfire' heartwarming case of local-girl-does-good at the announcement of winners of the 2019 NZ Country Music Awards, held as part of the annual Gold Guitar Awards, in Gore on May 30. Jenny Mitchell received ...

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MUSIC (135)

Various

Twelve And A Half Country Greats

02/09/2019

Carlos Gelling

Open Door

22/04/2021

Dianne Swann

The War on Peace of Mind

16/04/2021

Yasamin Al-Tiay

Songs Over Baghdad

24/02/2021

Marlon Williams And Kacy & Clayton

Plastic Bouquet

10/12/2020

Superturtle

Wait For It

18/11/2020

Ryan Fisherman

Vibe

16/06/2020

Tidal Rave

Heart Screams

17/03/2020

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LESSONS (25)

Deep Thinking

27/07/2016

Deep Thinking: Some Country Slap Blues

In this issue we are going to take some of the techniques from last issue’s Deep Thinking column and turn them into a country slap blues 12-bar pattern. Imagine you are in a bluesy-styled band that has a bit of country ...

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Road Rules

14/10/2020

Road Rules: 5 Ways To Make The Most Of A Gig-Free Year

You could look at 2020 as a terrible time to think about your music career. Tours are cancelled and venues either shut down completely or operating precariously between open and closed depending on local Covid numbers. Musicians ...

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Accounting Down

22/01/2020

Accounting Down: 2020 IRD Revisions To Claiming Tax On Your Vehicle

2020 IRD Revisions: The Inland Revenue Department promised to make the claiming of motor vehicle usage much easier and so they came up with a range of solutions, all worse than the next and making it more complex than it’s ...

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Lessons

03/05/2019

Rob Joass’ Six Tips For A Happy Career

With over 25 years on the NZ music scene under his belt and a three-time NZ Music Awards finalist, Wellingtonian Rob Joass has experienced a thing or two. His music bio is very lengthy. He writes compulsively, tours incessantly, ...

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Lessons

31/10/2018

NZM Is 30 Years To The Good! #2 – Sound Check

The second published New Zealand Musician issue (with an orange-suited Dave Dobbyn gracing the cover in recognition of the release of his ‘Loyal’ album) was published back in October 1988 – 30 years ago! Aside from ...

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DIRECTORIES (4)

Studios

13/02/2021

Dave Rhodes Productions

Sound engineer and music producer with over 25 years recording experience. Whitianga Mob: 027 286 0418 Email: iamdaverhodes@gmail.com Fb: /daverhodesproductions/ Insta: @dave_rhodes_productions/ Overview: I run a boutique ...

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Music Video Directors

20/09/2017

Josh Wallace

Trading as: Storyworks Email: info@storyworks.co.nz Ph: 021 204 5757 Web: storyworks.co.nz Facebook: facebook.com/StoryworksNZ Instagram: instagram.com/storyworks_nz Twitter: @StoryWorks_NZ Role description: ...

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Music Video Directors

20/09/2017

Holly Wallace

Trading as: Storyworks Email: info@storyworks.co.nz Ph: 021 204 5757 Web: storyworks.co.nz Facebook: facebook.com/StoryworksNZ Instagram: instagram.com/storyworks_nz Twitter: @StoryWorks_NZ Role description: ...

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Studios

06/07/2016

Stebbing Recording Centre

108 – 114 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, Auckland 1011 Ph: (09) 376 2426 or 0800 506 116 Fax: (09) 378 1537 Email: info@stebbing.co.nz Website: www.stebbing.co.nz Fb: facebook.co.nz/stebbingrecording Overview: Stebbing ...

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EVENTS (20)

Live Reviews

03/05/2021

Live Review: Echo Children, April 22, Wine Cellar

It’s been a busy 2021 so far for The Wine Cellar on Auckland’s K’ Rd, but near the end of April, Echo Children brought a striking new character to the venue. By the end of the night the local band had compelled their ...

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Event Guide

21/07/2020

Event Guide: Live Vibes w/ The Vibes, Strangely Arousing & Otium

How about recreating that cushy, cruisey, comfy lockdown feeling one more time, but this time with live sets by full bands you can stream from the convenience of your home sofa! Bringing you the full groove online at Live ...

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Event Guide

10/06/2020

Gig Guide: Kerryn Fields, Auckland June 19

Award-winning alt-country singer/songwriter Kerryn Fields is back in the country from Melbourne to play a one-off solo show at Auckland's Wine Cellar on June 19.  Rascal by Kerryn Fields Drawing comparisons with the likes ...

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Live Reviews

16/12/2019

Review: Jeff Henderson, Audio Foundation, Dec 12, 2019

I wandered tardily down the stairs into the dank and wondrous world that is the Audio Foundation with a beer in my bag and a powerful thirst for strange experiences to see Jeff Henderson. Jeff Henderson is an experimental ...

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Live Reviews

14/02/2019

Live Review: Same Name Confusion in Wellington, Feb 8, 2019

Sharing a joint bill promoting both bands’ debut EPs, local Welly lads Same Name Confusion and Dunedin’s latest export, Lacuna, decided to bring their maiden tour of the country to the beloved confines of San Fran. With ...

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