IMNZ Newsletter for July 23rd – Marshall turns your phone UP TO ELEVEN

International and Industry News

Marshall unwrap the ‘loudest mobile phone on Earth’

Leading guitar amplifier manufacturer, Marshall, continues to diversify its offerings with its own recently revealed Android smartphone, the Marshall London, to join its existing lines of Bluetooth speakers and headphones. Among the phone’s features are included a faux-leather finish and a 4.7-inch, 720p display as well as a pair of front-facing speakers and dual headphone jacks. The phone is also equipped with a HIFI-grade sound card and is capable of playing lossless FLAC files. Keeping in mind their musician clientele, the phone includes two microphones and custom apps for easy recording among other features. The Marshall London is scheduled for release on August 21st.

Ninja Tune Trio to Receive This Years’ Innovator Award
Our compatriots at AIM are excited to announce that this years UK recipients of the esteemed Innovator Award are Ninja Tune founders Matt Black and Jonathan More (aka Coldcut) and label manager Peter Quicke. The Innovator Award celebrates the achievements of an artist, label or business person pushing the boundaries of independent music and Ninja Tune have been doing just that for over 25 years.A visionary label, consistently heralded as “reliably excellent”, Ninja Tune keeps a widespread focus on signing a diverse range of uncompromising artists encouraging interactive technology, embracing the audio-visual world, creating their own publishing company Just Isn’t Music and finding innovative uses of software. Other record labels under the umbrella include Big Dada, Counter Records and Werkdiscs (Actress’ label) whilst also helping Brainfeeder (Flying Lotus’ label).Co-founder Jon More said “It’s a real honour to get this award, AIM is so crucial in fighting the indie labels corner – making that collective voice heard where it counts. We started Ninja Tune with a firm belief of being 100% independent. That belief has not changed after all these years.”

 

APRA Silver Scroll Awards – 2015 Top 20 + 1981 Top 5

The Top 20 songs in line for the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll Award have been announced, featuring some of the biggest names in music alongside the new blood of New Zealand’s songwriting community.

The 2015 APRA Silver Scroll Award Top 20 are:

SONG WRITER/S PERFORMED BY
Back In To Your Life Dave Rowlands/Stephen Heard/
Andrew Moller
Clap Clap Riot + Buzz Moller
Call The Days Nadia Reid Nadia Reid
Can’t Keep Checking My Phone Ruban Nielson/Jacob Portrait Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Collarbones Thomas Stoneman/Josh Fountain Thomston
Cool It Anji Sami She’s So Rad
Dark Child Marlon Williams/Tim Moore Marlon Williams
Do You Remember Joel Little/ Jarryd James Jarryd James
Get Out Alive Mel Parsons Mel Parsons
Just In Case Allelujah Toni Randle Keegan Eyreton Hall
L.A.F. Joel Little/Georgia Nott/Caleb Nott Broods
Little Pieces Sean Donnelly SJD
Multi-Love Ruban Nielson/ Kody Nielson Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Naomi Martin Andrews Martin Andrews
Perfect Health Jolyon Mulholland Mulholland
Special Marlon Gerbes/Matiu Walters/
Priese Board
Six60
Touch Evan Sinton/Jaden Parkes/Josh Fountain MAALA
Unplugged Sean Donnelly SJD
Water Underground Anthonie Tonnon Anthonie Tonnon
Welcome Back Bill Urale/James Britt King Kapisi
Yellow Flicker Beat Ella Yelich-O’Connor/ Joel Little Lorde

2015 marks the 50th presentation of the APRA Silver Scroll Award, and as a part of the celebrations the ‘Lost Scroll’ of 1981 – the APRA Silver Scroll Award that was never awarded – will also be presented. All singles released in the 1981 eligibility period have been narrowed down to the Top 5 songs, and now, alongside the award for 2015, APRA members will also decide the winner of the 1981 APRA Silver Scroll Award.

The 1981 APRA Silver Scroll Award Top 5 are:

SONG WRITER/S PERFORMED BY
Counting The Beat Phil Judd/Wayne Stevens/Mark Hough The Swingers
No Depression In New Zealand Don McGlashan/Richard von Sturmer Blam Blam Blam
One Step Ahead Neil Finn Split Enz
See Me Go Michael O’Neill/Peter van der Fluit/Lawrence Landwer-Johan/Tony Drumm The Screaming Meemees
Tally Ho Robert Scott/David Kilgour/Hamish Kilgour The Clean

New Release Fanfare

TY-ALL-THE-WAY-ART-LOWRES

New from the IMNZ members Empire Records stable comes the brand new single from TY called All The Way featuring Pieter T and Donell Lewis. The single is available for sale this Friday 24th July. (supplied via IMNZ member, Empire Records Ltd)

Aston Rd Sessions releases a live acoustic cover of
Trinity Roots ‘Home, Land and Sea’ featuring
Warren Maxwell, Thomas Oliver & Louis Baker.

Three of Wellington’s loved male singer-songwriters formed a guitar wielding trio for ‘Pass The Gat’, a show commissioned by the Auckland Arts Festival earlier this year.  Here they perform a unique acoustic cover of the Trinity Roots song ‘Home, Land and Sea’ for Aston Rd Sessions. Watch ‘Home, Land and Sea’ here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDrvrWTCgY4

Filmed live at The Pines Chapel on Wellington’s south coast, ‘Home, Land and Sea’ is stripped back to an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar and a slide guitar, along with their three voices, showcasing the distinctive sounds each player brings to a heart-felt, harmony rich, rendition of the song. (supplied via IMNZ member, Aston Road)

Ashley Hughes releases ‘Smile’ featuring Possum Plows, and Yorel.

Ashley HughesVery smooth new track via MTC Music Services is the new Ashley Hughes track ‘Smile’ from the forthcoming EP – this track is available as free download on the MTC website. (via IMNZ member Move The Crowd)

 

REDACTION – new album by Richard Nunns and Mark Lockett

Richard Nunns Mark LockettAvailable now on digital download and limited edition made-to-order CDs and LPs (Rattle’s first ever vinyl!) – Audio clips, ordering details and much more info here: Rattle Records shop

(supplied via IMNZ member Rattle Records, a division of Victoria University Press)

On the Live Front

ANIKA MOA joined by SJD – ‘QUEEN AT THE TABLE TOUR’

Anika Moa I AM WOMAN SEE ME TOURFriday 4th September, Butter Factory – Whangarei
Thursday 10th September, Sherwood – Queenstown
Friday 11th September, The Ponderosa @ Lonestar – Timaru
Saturday 12th September, Chicks Hotel – Dunedin
Sunday 13th September, Grainstore Gallery – Oamaru
Thursday 17th September, Mussel Inn – Takaka
Friday 18th September, Allan Scott Winery – Blenheim
Saturday 19th September, Wunderbar – Lyttelton
Thursday 24th September, King St Live – Masterton
Friday 25th September, Savage Club – Whanganui
Saturday 26th September, San Fran – Wellington
Thursday 1st October, OSPA – Onewhero
Friday 2nd October, Eggsentric Café – Coromandel
Saturday 3rd October, Gravity Bar – Hamilton
Sunday  4th October,  Butlers Reef – Oakura

Tickets on sale now from www.eventfinder.co.nz (supplied via IMNZ member Homespun Music)

Flying Out and 95bFM are proud to announce The Others Way Festival

TheOthersWay-005Karangahape Road in Auckland will come alive with The Others Way Festival on September 4, with a jam-packed day of New Zealand’s best alternative music acts, performing across multiple venues. Thanks to Flying Out and 95bFM, The Others Way features a mammoth 27 local artists across six K’Rd venues for total immersion into a New Zealand music mecca. Taking inspiration from international music festivals CMJ and SXSW, fans will hit the streets and map out their own personal schedule of awesome acts, with a roster literally overflowing with cutting edge local indie, electronica, hip hop, and alt-pop. Full lineup info here: Flying Out shop (supplied via IMNZ member Flying Out)

Around the World

Facebook prepares to rival YouTube with new video tools

Further evidence confirming reports that Facebook is indeed set to take on YouTube has surfaced.

In a blog post uploaded by Facebook Product Manager Anaid Gomez-Ortigoza – who was previously Senior Product Manager at Vevo – the social media giant announced new updates for video distribution.

Facebook has enhanced its video upload system and introduced a Video Library to “give publishers more control over how their videos are organized and shared.”

Read more via The Music Network

Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week To Thursday, 16 July 2015

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Dist Certification
1 1 20 Six60 (2) Six60 Massive plat x1
2 2 4 Runaway Days The Warratahs NativeTongue/Southbound
3 1 This Place Here Yoko-Zuna Yoko-Zuna/Rhythm/DRM
4 5 53 We Rise Devilskin Devilskin/Rhythm/DRM plat x1
5 6 13 Lucky Stars Don McGlashan DonMcGlashan/Border/DRM
6 10 298 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop TheDrop/Rhythm/DRM plat x9
7 8 8 Multi-Love Unknown Mortal Orchestra Jagjaguwar/Rhythm
8 7 197 Six60 (1) Six60 Massive plat x4
9 9 84 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Bubbs/Rhythm/DRM
10 15 103 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop TheDrop/Rhythm/DRM plat x1
11 11 47 Evergreen Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
12 12 18 Citizen TrinityRoots TrinityRoots/Rhythm/DRM
13 87 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
14 8 The 9th Sam Hunt With David Kilgour And The Heavy Eights BanditKing/Rhythm/DRM
15 14 Saint John Divine SJD RoundTripMars
16 6 25 Year Collection The Warratahs TheWarratahs
17 10 Queen At The Table Anika Moa Diamond&Kowhai/Rhythm/DRM
18 16 27 Live At The Powerstation Devilskin Devilskin/Rhythm/DRM
19 7 XXEP Janine And The Mixtape LittleMixTape/Warner
20 11 Drylands Mel Parsons CapeRoad/Border/DRM

Top 10 IMNZ Singles – Week To Thursday, 16 July 2015

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Dist Certification
1 1 18 White Lines Six60 Massive plat x1
2 1 Mountains Devilskin Devilskin/Rhythm/DRM
3 2 37 Special Six60 Massive plat x2
4 3 30 So High Six60 Massive plat x1
5 4 20 Purple Six60 Massive
6 5 170 Don’t Forget Your Roots Six60 Massive plat x3
7 7 99 Only To Be Six60 Massive plat x2
8 6 110 Forever Six60 Massive plat x2
9 65 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet plat x1
10 8 20 Exhale Six60 Massive

Top 10 IMNZ Airplay – Week To Sunday, 19 July 2015

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Dist Certification
1 1 14 White Lines Six60 Massive plat x1
2 2 2 Purple Six60 Massive
3 3 27 So High Six60 Massive plat x1
4 1 Just Too Cool Lightning On Me DeadFoundFollowers/Rhythm/DRM
5 6 50 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet plat x1
6 5 37 Special Six60 Massive plat x2
7 4 9 Love To Love You Deach Empire
8 7 4 Kiss From A Ghost I Am Giant GiantSound/SonyMusic
9 2 Together Jody Direen JodyDireen/DRM
10 9 39 L.A.F. Broods DrydenStreet

Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week To Thursday, 9 July 2015

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Dist Certification
1 2 19 Six60 (2) Six60 Massive plat x1
2 3 3 Runaway Days The Warratahs NativeTongue/Southbound
3 9 50 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill/Spunk
4 2 Some Were Meant For Sea Tiny Ruins ArchHill/Spunk
5 6 52 We Rise Devilskin Devilskin/Rhythm/DRM plat x1
6 5 12 Lucky Stars Don McGlashan DonMcGlashan/Border/DRM
7 11 196 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
8 8 7 Multi-Love Unknown Mortal Orchestra Jagjaguwar/Rhythm
9 14 83 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Bubbs/Rhythm/DRM
10 7 297 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop TheDrop/Rhythm/DRM plat x9
11 4 46 Evergreen Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
12 16 17 Citizen TrinityRoots TrinityRoots/Rhythm/DRM
13 10 9 Live At The Matterhorn Fat Freddy’s Drop TheDrop/Rhythm/DRM
14 19 132 On The Road Again: Deluxe Edition Katchafire Katchafire gold x1
15 12 102 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop TheDrop/Rhythm/DRM plat x1
16 26 Live At The Powerstation Devilskin Devilskin/Rhythm/DRM
17 206 Dr Boondigga And The Big BW Fat Freddy’s Drop TheDrop/Rhythm/DRM plat x2
18 46 Dynamite! Tami Neilson TamiNeilson/Southbound
19 8 The Devil Makes Work For Idle Hands Head Like A Hole HLAH/Rhythm/DRM
20 3 The Great Cybernetic Depression Princess Chelsea Lil’Chief/Rhythm/DRM

Top 10 IMNZ Singles – Week To Thursday, 9 July 2015

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Dist Certification
1 1 17 White Lines Six60 Massive gold x1
2 3 36 Special Six60 Massive plat x2
3 2 29 So High Six60 Massive plat x1
4 5 19 Purple Six60 Massive
5 4 169 Don’t Forget Your Roots Six60 Massive plat x3
6 10 109 Forever Six60 Massive plat x2
7 7 98 Only To Be Six60 Massive plat x2
8 6 19 Exhale Six60 Massive
9 3 Love Love Love Avalanche City LTPS plat x2
10 8 26 Four Walls Broods DrydenStreet

Top 10 IMNZ Airplay – Week To Sunday, 12 July 2015

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Dist Certification
1 1 13 White Lines Six60 Massive gold x1
2 1 Purple Six60 Massive
3 2 26 So High Six60 Massive plat x1
4 3 8 Love To Love You Deach Empire
5 4 36 Special Six60 Massive plat x2
6 8 49 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet plat x1
7 3 Kiss From A Ghost I Am Giant GiantSound/SonyMusic
8 7 6 Mountain The Phoenix Foundation PhoenixFoundation
9 10 38 L.A.F. Broods DrydenStreet
10 1 Mountains Devilskin Devilskin/Rhythm/DRM

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