International and Industry Action
Just a reminder that nominations for the Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2015 close TODAY – Monday July 6.
Unless otherwise specified,nominations are open to NZ recordings released during the eligibility period of 1 July 2014- 30 June 2015. You can view the 2015 Terms & Conditions of Entry here.
– Technical Awards & Finalists Announcement – Tuesday 13 October 2015
– Vodafone NZ Music Awards – Thursday 19 November 2015
DEUCE Radio Show comes to New Zealand
DEUCE is a UK-based company offering services to independent artists around the world, with a focus on radio plugging. DEUCE founder Rob Saunders is pleased to announce that the Deuce Radio Show is now being broadcast on 3 FM radio stations in New Zealand: Akaroa FM, M.A.D FM and FM Te Anu. Akaroa FM was set up as a tourist information radio broadcasting on low power on public frequencies some years ago. Dave Edwards designed and built the station with his partner in the venture at the time; Bob Parker, who later went on to become Mayor of Christchurch. Akaroa Radio now broadcasts content and shows from all over the world, and you can listen to the Deuce Show every Sunday at 8pm (New Zealand time) by visiting their website www.akaroaradio.co.nz
M.A.D FM broadcasts live from West Auckland as well as streaming around the world. Broadcasting content that will appeal to all ages, you can listen to the Deuce Show on M.A.D FM every Thursday from 8pm (New Zealand time) or by visiting www.madfm.co.nz. Broadcasting all over the Te Anau area on the 88.3FM frequency, FM Te Anu is a father and son radio station for the work place, playing a range of music from Easy Listening to Rock between the hours of 12.30pm to 6am. You can listen to the Deuce Show every Thursday from 3.45pm (New Zealand time) if you are in the Te Anau frequency area. More information can be found at www.fmteanau.mysite.com The Deuce Show is a weekly broadcast featuring bands and artists promoted by DEUCE and is presented by Matt Barker. At present, they have 26 radio stations worldwide broadcasting the shows including the UK, USA, Italy, Australia, Slovenia, Spain and New Zealand to name but a few; 8 of which broadcast on an FM frequency. You can listen to all of the latest Deuce Shows by visiting www.soundcloud.com/deuce-show
NZ On Air announces New Tracks for July
NewTracks is the new name for the Kiwi Hit Disc. It is NZ On Air’s digital music delivery system, developed and funded by NZ On Air to service the broadcast media with quality music from New Zealand.
Format(s): Hip Hop/RnB/Reggae/Pop/Alternative/Indie/Dance/Electronic/Rock/Metal
01 Like Michael Jackson Savage Hip Hop & RnB
02 Burn Jupiter Project & Mac Mylo featuring Lil Trigarow, M.E.Z. & TIMES x TWO Hip Hop & RnB
03 Hobby Rei Hip Hop & RnB
04 Koko Rice Rosie featuring GiantKilla Hip Hop & RnB
05 Love Will Never Go L40 Reggae & Roots
06 Love To Love You Deach Reggae & Roots
07 King and Queen Beau Monga Pop
08 Written In The Water Gin Wigmore Pop
09 Just Too Cool Lightning On Me Pop
10 Standing Out In The Crowd The Babysitters Circus Pop|
11 18 Nyssa Collins Pop
12 It’s Just a Nightmare Boy Wulf Pop
13 Accelerate Ciaran McMeeken Pop
14 Serendipity Gala Pop
15 I Dreamed A Dream Bic Runga Alt & Indie
16 Railway Lines Anthonie Tonnon Alt & Indie
17 Nothing Bunnies On Ponies Alt & Indie
18 Sacred Heart Glass Vaults Alt & Indie
19 Trust Trust Knives At Noon Alt & Indie
20 Open Road RIVE Alt & Indie
21 Better Off On Your Own She’s So Rad Alt & Indie
22 Burst of Colour Cymbol 303 & This Pale Fire Dance & Electro
23 Living The Dream Gladius & Ryan Enzed Dance & Electro
24 Wonder Woman Leonard Charles Dance & Electro
25 My Friend Fungi Rock & Metal
26 Take Your Time HUSK Rock & Metal
27 Become The Enemy Like A Storm Rock & Metal
28 Life And Death Out Cold A.D. Rock & Metal
Listen to NewTracks on Spotify…
Powertool’s Melbourne Invasion
Melbourne is about to experience an invasion of New Zealand musicians later this week, as Powertool Records are bringing three of their finest acts to Melbourne this July. From July 9th to 18th, venues across Melbourne will reverberate to an eclectic mix of New Zealand music, from the psychedelic swamp rock of Brother Love, to a unique brand of avant garde pop and “eclectotronica” courtesy of Gold Medal Famous, and the alternative pop genius of Vorn. Levitating Churches, Miniatures, Eli and Bev, Ninety Nine and Kakariko round out the Australian supports. However we must note that Levitating Churches features erstwhile ex-pat New Zealander Matt Alien (Slavetrader). Artist/musician Mia Schoen will also be doing a rare live performance, as will Matt Middleton (originally from New Zealand as well) under his legendary Crude moniker. Find the tour dates here.
New Release Fanfare
Dudley Benson – Muscles
Dudley Benson has just released the Muscles EP – a set that brings together the first single from his next album Zealandia, three remixes, and the new song “I Lost My Voice” – an electronic reworking of his 2008 song “On the Shoulders of the Earth”. The download-only EP is yours, courtesy of iTunes | Bandcamp | SoundCloud If you missed the music video, featuring bruises, fists & black gems – here it is Meanwhile, 134 donors have given $8,500 towards a goal of raising $12,000 for Benson to complete his third album, Zealandia! DONATE HERE – the campaign has 3 days left to go.
Nakita Turner Parachutes in
Parachute’s newest Artist Development alumni Nakita Turner has taken to crowd funding to record her debut EP, raising over $10,000 in three days. With her 2014 anti-bullying song ‘One Voice’ travelling the world, 16-year old Cantabrian Nakita Turner is embarking on another campaign; releasing a debut EP as an independent artist. She’s travelled a long way since she first wowed the 20,000-strong crowd at Parachute 2013’s Mainstage, and after two years as an artist in development, Nakita’s now signed to SMOKE management, working towards a batch of songs for a 2016 release, with a tour to boot. Check out the campaign on Spark My Potential, and help Nakita’s voice travel even further. Her campaign ends on July 20.
‘All That A Man Can Do’ – Tony Lee gives back with new single
Hamilton based singer/songwriter Tony Lee writes authentic salt of the earth songs with heartfelt lyrics. An artist with passion and an understanding of hooks and melodies, Tony Lee’s music has evolved over the years from being in various rock bands to focusing on a solo career. His brand new single ‘All That A Man Can Do’ is a compelling track that flows with a punk rock edge and Celtic twist. The accompanying video is a funny, poignant animation created by UK award winning animator Neil Whitman who is known for his work with Robbie Williams and Chris Rea. The video portrays an unlikely superhero with the best of intentions whose actions seem to be forever misconstrued. View ‘All That A Man Can Do’ video here. All digital sales from Lee’s single will be donated to brave 2-year old cancer patient, Mason Cowen, the son of Lee’s good friends and former flatmates. ‘All That A Man Can Do’ is now available for purchase via iTunes.
Imagine This releases compelling new music video for ‘Find A Way’
New Zealand based rapper/songwriter/producer Imagine This effortlessly bridges the boundaries between genres such as hip hop, trap, glitch, ghetto funk and house music. The sophisticated new video for his inspired latest single ‘Find A Way’ was directed by Ollie Dale of Virtually Famous. The video converges upon the blood sweat & tears of several New Zealand athletes including Jalin Möhlenbrock who is currently Nation Champion on the Uneven Bars, Tony Angelov, WMC NZ Professional Heavyweight Champion 2011 and owner operator of City Lee Gar Gym and lastly, Muaythai fighter Oscar Remihana. View ‘Find A Way’ here on YouTube. Orphan furnished the beat for ‘Find A Way’ while kiwi vocalist Gemma Copas lent her soulful voice to the track. Imagine This has climbed bestseller and popular download charts around the world with ‘Apply the Pressure’, ‘Shake It Out’ and ‘To Get Ya’ all reviewed and awarded 8/10 in Mixmag (UK) in 2013. The Imagine This EP Back From the Dead was charted by both A-Trak and Diplo before being added to the BBC Radio 1 regular playlist in 2013 and his track ‘Funk I’m Kickin’ was Number 1 on Juno Records (UK) for 3 weeks. ‘Find A Way’ is now available for download on Soundcloud.
Michael Houstoun With The Rodger Fox Big Band – Concerti
It may seem an incongruous pairing on the face of it, but Michael Houstoun and Rodger Fox have something vital in common – a passion for music, and it shows. Their first recording together, Concerti, is comprised of four substantial arrangements for jazz orchestra and concert piano, straddling two worlds in celebration of a common musical language. The combination of Michael Houstoun at the Steinway piano and Rodger Fox’s suave trombone, with special guests and his Big Band in fine form, is a rare treat for listeners. A movement of Prokofiev’s famous third Piano Concerto bristles in this arrangement by Grammy award-winning Bill Cunliffe (USA) for an 18-piece Big Band. Two other arrangements by Cunliffe, Fox’s long-time friend and masterful collaborator, will be new to listeners but not for long. David Lisik, Rodger’s colleague and a composer at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, has arranged a Mike Nock work for this album. Read more…
Reuben Bradley – Cthulhu Rising
Dark and mystical, the nightmarish tales of famed horror author H. P. Lovecraft set the tone for Reuben Bradley’s bold new album on Rattle Jazz. Cthulhu Rising employs a musical language that is markedly different to those demonstrated on Reuben’s previous Rattle Jazz releases, the Tui Award-winning Resonator (2011) and the Tui nominated Mantis: The Music of Drew Menzies (2012). Featuring two- time Grammy-nominated pianist Taylor Eigsti (USA), and equally renowned ex-pat bass player Matt Penman (NZ/USA), this new album is a treat for lovers of beautifully constructed, superbly played contemporary jazz. The compositions themselves are mostly through-composed, creating an atmosphere that puts listeners in ‘the space’ as much as in the notes. There’s a sense of fantasy and demise that Lovecraft fans will savour, and jazz fans will relish. Read more…
Phil Broadhurst Quintet – Panacea
This new album from Phil Broadhurst is the third instalment in what he loosely describes as his ‘Dedication Trilogy’. Where Delayed Reaction celebrated the life and career of Michel Petrucciani, and Flaubert’s Dance paid homage to a number of the artists who have influenced his writing and performing (from Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett to Many Katché, Elaine Elias and Tomaz Stanko), the music on Panacea springs from the often-unconscious influences that form the building blocks of a composition. Phil says that these derive not only from the wide jazz landscape explored in his radio programme “The Art of Jazz”, but also from experiences arising from playing and teaching. “These pieces are dedicated to a number of NZ jazz musicians I’ve had the pleasure of working with who have passed away in recent years like Beaver and Tony Hopkins. Panacea is a tribute to a fine exponent of jazz- fusion, the late guitarist Martin Winch. The tune is named after the band I co-led with him in the late 70s…Pukeko becomes an homage to Jimmy Rowles’ classic jazz ballad “The Peacocks”, a connection realised only after the tune was completed, while Knee Lever refers to a component of Neil Watson’s newly acquired pedal steel guitar. Japanese Shadows is adapted from a theme written for my son Cameron’s film of the same name.” Read more…
Ron Samsom And The Neutrino Funk Experience – Ace Tone
A regular sideman on numerous Rattle Jazz releases, Ron Samsom’s first album as band leader is an affectionate, no-holds-barred, pumping homage to 70s jazz funk. Ace Tone bristles with energy and attitude – on every level, this album kicks! There is confidence to burn from every one of the talented collaborators on Ace Tone, confidence that stems from years of application and understanding, but more importantly a deeply intuitive, visceral connection with the propulsive heart of hard-grooving jazz. But what makes this music truly infectious and wholly authentic is the passion and warmth at it’s core, the sheer joy of groove, and grit, and pump! Read more…
Flying Out newies
There are a few short form releases this week, including Dudley Benson’s Muscles EP (as above), a Disco Mix 12″ from Lord Echo and California’s DJ Day, and a new EP from Rob Aickin. There’s a handful of new singles too, including a new tune from an undeniable legend in the form of Bic Runga, the debut single from Yoko-Zuna featuring Team Dynamite, “Crazy” from Ed Waaka, and “B.A.D.” from Tipene. And you can now pre-order the new Marlon Williams album on LP, along with “New Gold Mountain”.
On the Live Front
Parabola West Winter Warm-Up Tour
Parabola West (Quirky Records) is the sound of Auckland singer/songwriter Amy Tucker. Enjoy an hour of originals & covers as Parabola West kicks off her Winter Warm-Up Tour. Her catchy indie-pop tunes have been featured on NZ radio, and her debut EP “Did You Hear?” is currently selling across America, UK, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Her tour started on Friday July 3 in Hamilton, and she is also visiting Mt Ruapehu, Foxton, Titahi Bay, Hastings, finishing again in Hamilton on July 9. See the tour dates here…
Here’s the AF GUIDE – upcoming events at the Audio Foundation and around NZ.
Coming up around NZ:
Monday 6 July
Vitamin S Pool Night – Wine Cellar, Auckland, 8pm
Coming up at the Audio Foundation:
Wednesday 8 July – AF Film Night: ‘David, Moffett and Ornette’ + ‘Sound??’ (Rahsaan Roland Kirk & John Cage), 8pm Read more…
Thursday 9 July – Conrad Wedde & Puck Murphy Water Shrine #1 exhibition opening, 5.30pm. Read more…
Friday 10 July – Monopoly Child Star Searchers (US), Kraus, Ducklingmonster, 8pm. Read more…
Saturday 11 July – Musical Electronics Library Fundraiser w/ Trip Pony, Ron Gallipoli, Centre Negative, Ben Holmes, 8pm. Read more…
Around the World
(Updated 7/3/15 10:30 AM PST: Facebook is negotiating to bring major labels music videos to news feeds. “Let’s hope Facebook also plans on bringing in indie labels”, says DMN.)
News recently came out that Facebook was in talks with major labels. Now Facebook’s video monetization plan is here. Facebook will split revenue from video ads with creators. The split is the same as YouTube, 55% goes to creators and 45% goes to Facebook.
Before you get all excited about your newfound revenue, realize that Facebook’s algorithm is pretty complicated. According to Fortune, ads will only be shown when Facebook mobile users watch multiple suggested videos in a row. Ads will play between videos, and the money will be split between the creators of the videos that came before and after the ad.
For example, say Company A has a 3 minute video, then an ad plays, then a one minute video from Company B plays.
Company A would get 3/4 of 55% = 41.25% of revenue. Company B would get 1/4 of 55% = 13.75% of ad revenue.
The new revenue program is starting with a few dozen partners, including Funny or Die, NBA, Fox Sports, and others.
Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more: @nine_u
Photo from Flickr by Nick Ares used with the Creative Commons License.
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