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December/January 2021

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Industry

What Do You Call A Series Of Producers?

Music is fashion and movements within the musical landscape often come in waves that follow, or sometimes herald the arrival of the latest industry trend. The closing end of 2020 saw a flurry of initiatives ...

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FEATURES

Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Disciple Pati

Sapati Apa-Fepulea'i, aka Disciple Pati, is quickly becoming one of Tāmaki Makaurau’s newest powerhouses, and will be remembered for her outstanding performance at the streamed 2020 APRA Silver Scroll ...

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Interviews

Benee: If You Get To Meet Her

Auckland-based artist Benee, born Stella Rose Bennett, has seen a consistent swell in her career since uploading some covers to Soundcloud in 2017. In 2019 the bubbly pop sensation crossed the threshold ...

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Interviews

King Sweeties: Herbs, Spice And Everything Nice

Over a dozen or so years Auckland bassist Cass Mitchell has played with more of our favourite local artists than we’ve got space here to list, be it as a permanent band member or gun for hire on album ...

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Interviews

Maimoa: Collective Influence

Maimoa Music are arguably the most important music collective in Aotearoa - a collection of young Māori artists with a kaupapa to benefit and develop te reo Māori, consciously creating positive footprints ...

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Interviews

Amamelia: Give Her Space

Featuring in NZM as a Fresh Talent along with her Kip McGrath bandmates back in August 2016, Amelia Berry came more into her own once that band morphed into the less contentiously-named Polyester. The ...

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Review: Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb Amp

When I think of the ‘classic Fender amp sound’ I straight away think of the 1960s Twin Reverb, or maybe its little brother the Deluxe Reverb. These two hugely popular valve amplifiers, sometimes referred ...

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Interviews

Stalker: A Band Called Stalker

It’s been four years since Stalker ’s first demo release ‘Satanic Panic’ and three years since their 2017 debut album ‘Shadow of the Sword’ was released through Austrian record label Napalm ...

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Gear Reviews

Review: Duesenberg Starplayer III Guitar

Fair to say that Duesenberg is a guitar brand that’s not anything like as familiar as those American juggernauts Fender and Gibson, but by no means does it make these German guitars any less special ...

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Interviews

Paige: Turning Yellow into Gold

From the vantage point of NZMusician.co.nz, it’s sometimes easy to see when a new artist is kicking up more dust than any of their contemporaries, simply based on digital statistics. So it was three ...

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LESSONS

Road Rules

Road Rules: How To Build A Music Following On Instagram

For some of us, self-promotion can feel silly and vain but, when used strategically, social media can be a powerful way to grow your community and boost your career. Follow this guide to build your Instagram ...

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