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21/07/2020

Music Venue Infrastructure Fund Open

Local music venues can now apply to the NZ Music Commission for the NZ Music Venue Infrastructure Fund. The contribution ...

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02/06/2020

$175M Economic Boost For Arts Sector

A new $175 million economic boost package to support the arts and creative sector recover from the blow of Covid-19 was announced ...

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14/11/2018

Auckland Council Launches Auckland City of Music Strategy

Auckland was granted status as a UNESCO City of Music in January this year and the Auckland Council has today launched its ...

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05/09/2018

Lights Go Down On Rotorua’s Rogue Stage

On June 10 this year Bernie Griffen and the Thin Men were the last act to perform on Rotorua’s Rogue Stage, a “live music ...

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14/06/2017

Building Blocks: Stage Trek Ep 6 – Club Gigs

This column has covered club gigs several times in the past, but here I want to focus on three important points that fit ...

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16/04/2017

Does Auckland Need An Entertainment District?

Following noise control shutting down the Kings Arms Tavern, a group of interested parties within the NZ music industry has ...

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29/06/2016

Building Blocks: All-Ages & School Gigs – Stage Trek 3

Starting this ‘Stage Trek’ series last issue, I gave a few general pointers on how to hunt down places for your band ...

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07/06/2016

Farewell To Lucha Lounge’s Karyn Cullington

News of the death of Auckland's Lucha Lounge co-owner and active local music supporter Karyn Cullington has been followed ...

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18/05/2016

Building Blocks: Venues – Stage Trek 1

Mid-July 1982. For a 20th birthday gig, it had been a disheartening night. My band had just finished playing the classy, ...

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