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04/05/2021

Building Blocks: Scheduling Creativity

Over the years my Building Blocks contributions to New Zealand Musician have focused mainly on sharing band management tips ...

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16/02/2021

Deep Thinking: Black And White Boy… On Bass

As we’ve spent the last few issues doing some tricky stuff more suited to solo bass performances, I thought that this issue’s ...

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26/01/2021

How To Play Facebook’s Algorithm For Your Benefit

In the interest of better promoting your music, let's learn how to trick the mighty algorithm together today! The screenshot ...

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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 ...

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Boatshed Daydreams: DIY Marketing In Late 2020

Have you heard about a Wellington folk band called Boatshed Daydreams before? Neither had we until very recently. Late last ...

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07/10/2020

X-Factory: The Beths – I’m Not Getting Excited

Occasionally, like once in a blue moon, when the conditions are just right, and the stars align for a nanosecond, maybe the ...

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02/09/2020

X-Factory: Silver Scroll Finalists 2020

It almost seems ritualistic now. I see the email announcing the five finalists for this year’s APRA Silver Scroll Award ...

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19/08/2020

Road Rules: Ten Ways To Become A Better Musician At Home

A complete guide for improving your ear, memory, technique, and music reading at home, right now. Use your practice time ...

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