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May/June 2023

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Interviews

Mini Simmons: Foundation, Eye Shadow, Lip Gloss & Rock

The name may be slightly, if not downright mis-directional, because Mini Simmons are a big energy five-piece that readily fill the stage with their versatile and ever-developing bluesy Americana rock, ...

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FEATURES

Industry

2023 Review Of NZ On Air’s Music Funding

Formerly known as the Broadcasting Commission, NZ On Air is an autonomous Crown entity responsible for funding support for broadcasting and creative works in Aotearoa, with annual revenue of around $180M ...

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Interviews

FromThePit 2023: Des Nielsen

Celebrating five years of local music photography exhibition FromThePit, an exceptional collection of iconic contemporary live snaps was chosen to be on digital display across publicly accessible screens ...

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Interviews

FromThePit 2023: Taylor Vincent

Celebrating five years of local music photography exhibition FromThePit, an exceptional collection of iconic contemporary live snaps was chosen to be on digital display across publicly accessible screens ...

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Interviews

FromThePit 2023: Tom Grut

Celebrating five years of local music photography exhibition FromThePit, an exceptional collection of iconic contemporary live snaps was chosen to be on digital display across publicly accessible screens ...

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Interviews

FromThePit 2023: Stella Gardiner

Celebrating five years of local music photography exhibition FromThePit, an exceptional collection of iconic contemporary live snaps was chosen to be on digital display across publicly accessible screens ...

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Interviews

FromThePit 2023: Shelley Te Haara

Celebrating five years of local music photography exhibition FromThePit, an exceptional collection of iconic contemporary live snaps was chosen to be on digital display across publicly accessible screens ...

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Interviews

FromThePit 2023: Dalong Ye-Lee

Celebrating five years of local music photography exhibition FromThePit, an exceptional collection of iconic contemporary live snaps was chosen to be on digital display across publicly accessible screens ...

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FromThePit 2023: Melany Barrington

Celebrating five years of local music photography exhibition FromThePit, an exceptional collection of iconic contemporary live snaps was chosen to be on digital display across publicly accessible screens ...

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Interviews

No Comply: Bending The Hip Hop Playbook

Tic Tac Toe kicked things off for No Comply. That was the name of their debut single back in March 2020, and it's fair to say the Blackwood brothers, Ethan and Fynn, bring a strong air of play when performing ...

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Interviews

FromThePit 2023: Bevan Triebels

Celebrating five years of local music photography exhibition FromThePit, an exceptional collection of iconic contemporary live snaps was chosen to be on digital display across publicly accessible screens ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Sabreen Islam

“These six songs are like an introduction to the inner workings of my brain; they lay bare how I think, love, dream and hope.” That’s emerging Bengali-NZ artist/singer-songwriter Sabreen Islam talking ...

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Interviews

FromThePit 2023: Ryo Nishikawa

Celebrating five years of local music photography exhibition FromThePit, an exceptional collection of iconic contemporary live snaps was chosen to be on digital display across publicly accessible screens ...

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Interviews

FromThePit 2023: Lucas Perelini

Celebrating five years of local music photography exhibition FromThePit, an exceptional collection of iconic contemporary live snaps was chosen to be on digital display across publicly accessible screens ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Raymond Sunshine

Jamie Martel (drums and vox), Jordan Jackson (guitar) and John Kyle (bass), have been playing and writing music together in a bunch of different bands since their high school days. Now they're Raymond ...

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Industry

Should You Put Your Music On Streaming Platforms?

Regardless of what you think about the streaming platforms and what they have done to the economic stability of musicians – if you don't put your music where the people are then it's not going to be ...

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Interviews

Taylor Roche: Reeling In The Fans

With AI-generated art suddenly part of our daily news the viral impact of social media platforms seems to be taking a backseat for just a moment. Tāmaki Makaurau pop/RnB artist, Taylor Roche is a new ...

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Industry

Lessons From A Radio 101 Masterclass

Held in a Wellington waterfront venue on Friday 17 March, to coincide with Homegrown 2023, the NZ On Air Homegrown Masterclass Seminars 2023 is your chance to hear from a panel of experts from the music ...

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Ex-Pat Files

Ex-Pat Files: Paddy Echo

After brief stints in the UK and New York, former Tāmaki Makaurau native Paddy Leishman, aka Paddy Echo, is now based in Los Angeles, from where he released his EP 'Stay For Dinner', in January this year. ...

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Interviews

Soft Plastics: The Light And Dark Of Saturn’s Many Moons

Te Whanganui-a-Tara three-piece Soft Plastics have had a long journey to the release of their debut album 'Saturn Return'. The trio worked with producer James Goldsmith during pandemic lockdowns and various ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: Ashy at SXSW, March 13-19, 2023

The mid-February release of Ashy 's infectious new single LA Talk was neatly timed to share with her audience before she travelled to the USA as an 'official showcasing artist' at SXSW (South By SouthWest) ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Wilda

Mema Wilda ’s Spotify footprint is small, but the track titles Blue and How I Long paint a clear picture of the mood space her own music inhabits. Now that she’s adjusting from being a solo artist ...

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Interviews

Murmur Tooth: Showdown In Dingleburn

Ever lain awake at night wondering what would happen if you crossed a 'Metal girl' with a 'House guy'? Well, just in case you have, Kiwi musician Murmur Tooth relocated halfway around the world from Ōtepoti ...

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Industry

Industry: MAINZ To An End

Back in the 1990s, the tiny Greymouth-based Tai Poutini Polytechnic was offering a unique musician and audio engineering course on the South Island's West Coast. Seeing an export opportunity TPP expanded ...

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Mixtapes

Mixtape: Somebody Do Something

Ōtautahi funk beast Somebody Do Something provide the goods with their debut album 'As Rome Burns'. The band, made up of Grace Stainthorpe, Ash Perry, Marlee Rosoff, Austyn Mills, Wilson Reveley and Callum ...

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LESSONS

Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: An Exercise For Both Hands

An exercise for both hands with some sight reading thrown in! Over the last few NZM issues, we’ve been looking at building bass lines from modal scales and arpeggios (broken chords). This exercise is ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Hans Pucket – No Drama

Hans Pucket 's No Drama - an intelligent song. Intelligence comes in many forms, and with regards to music in particular, sources of musical intelligence are often hard to pin down. No Drama by Hans ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: Losing, Finding, And Having A Voice

Something profoundly shifted when I underwent tongue surgery – in the aftermath, I found my voice. The surgeon had told me on the table that the procedure (to remove a benign saliva gland stone) was ...

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MUSIC

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