International and Industry News
‘Independent music now is a growing force in the global market': Alison Wenham’s MBW Blog
Recently AIM and WIN CEO Alison Wenham released a blog on Music Business Worldwide highlighting the power shift with the music industry and the independents increasing share of the market. The article also calls attention to the growing power of the collective global independent sector. ‘The independents, and artists who choose not to work with the majors, can now achieve worldwide reach and engagement with music fans’ says Wenham. ‘Independents and artists are natural allies – indeed, they are often the same people.’
Read the full blog post via AIM, here.
Making Tracks funding decisions for July 2015 – via NZ On Air
MakingTracks Funded Projects – July 2015
New Release Fanfare
You Barbarians release ‘Limits Of Control’ single
‘Limits of Control’ is a frenetic rock track with an explosive drumbeat, driving bass and heaving layered guitars pulled together by the distinctive voice of Wellington native Dave Currie. “Musically, this is a love letter to Monster -era REM. I tried a rocking yet blasé delivery à la Michael Stipe, which fits well with the lyrical content,” says Currie. The You Barbarians E.P. Helioshiva is due out on August 21st with pre orders now available from iTunes and Bandcamp. (supplied via IMNZ member Aeroplane Music Services)
Jean Paul Sartre Experience experience the reissue treatment
Flying Nun Records are now offering pre-orders for a 3xLP box set compiling the entire Jean Paul Sartre Experience catalogue!
Put together by Fire Records in conjunction with Flying Nun – I Like Rain – The Story of The Jean Paul Sartre Experience contains the band’s collected studio recordings, plus an extensive and entertaining oral history culled from hours of interviews with the members. Fully re-mastered and re-packaged in a box set with aching care, it’s set for release in August, and they have pre-orders available now for both the vinyl set and triple CD release. (supplied via IMNZ member Flying Nun Records)
Ha The Unclear release 3rd single video & NZ tour dates
Initially released as the third single from debut album Bacterium, Look at Your Motor Go, ‘Growing Mould‘ has enjoyed success on bNets and alt radio and was voted a ‘jizzer’ in an ANZAC face off on Hauraki Breakfast. Now the song has been given richly textured video treatment through the work of director Mardo El-Noor and funding from NZ On Air. (supplied via IMNZ member Crescendo Management)
Kirsten Te Rito – ‘Āiotanga’
“Āiotanga” is the sophomore te reo Māori album release from award winning singer-songwriter, Kirsten Te Rito. The 11 track album features a flood of catchy tunes and ear worms – from the bubbly title track “He Āiotanga” to the provocative “Te Rāwhiti” and the downbeat ‘Aotearoa”. Kirsten is based in Wellington and is from Rongomaiwahine and Ngāti Kahungunu iwi. (supplied via IMNZ member, Ode Records)
Get Out Alive – Mel Parsons
Anna van Riel – Cooking Up A Song
Quirky Music is proud to announce award winning Australian/New Zealand grassroots singer songwriter and leading good-living mum, Anna van Riel is back with a wholesome serving of delicious melodies in her new interactive children’s album Cooking Up A Song out now. Babies, primary aged children and adults alike are being delighted by this ukulele playing Mama’s cheeky humour and catchy tunes all the while highlighting sustainable and healthy living benefits to children and grown ups everywhere. (supplied via IMNZ member, Anna van Riel)
Holly Arrowsmith – For The Weary Traveller
Reminiscent of Americana folk greats Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, Arrowsmith’s captivating, earthy voice, will reach into the heart of humanity, and take you on a journey through life’s joys and struggles. Her debut album For The Weary Traveller is out now and is a collection of unique beautifully crafted songs with tastefully restrained instrumentation…timeless. For The Weary Traveller is available for free for one week only at Noise Trade and for purchase on iTunes now and later in the year as a limited vinyl edition. (supplied via IMNZ member Aeroplane Music Services)
On the Live Front
The Others Way Festival – tickets on sale now
Last week we announced our new festival in partnership with 95bFM – The Others Way. This week we can announce that tickets are on sale now!
What is it? One night – Sept 4 – 6 venues across Karanaghape Road in Auckland, 27 acts – including the likes of Garageland, The Bats, Aldous Harding, Tiny Ruins, Glass Vaults, Princess Chelsea, plus so much more – in there words, a whole lot of fun.
Tickets are $44.50 or $34.50 with your bCard and are available here, in our store (80 Pitt Street, Auckland) and UndertheRadar. Full lineup info here: Flying Out shop (supplied via IMNZ member Flying Out)
Ha The Unclear – NZ tour dates
The Perc Cafe (acoustic show), Dunedin – Fri 18th Sept
Chick’s Hotel, Dunedin – Sat 19th Sept
San Fran, Wellington – Fri 25th Sept
Great Job, Palmerston North – Sat 26th Sept
Whammy Bar, Auckland – Sat 31st Oct
The Warratahs – live in Auckland this week!
Friday, August 7th – Tuning Fork, Auckland – tickets available now here
Around the World
INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (ISC) ANNOUNCES 2015 JUDGES
Lorde, Tom Waits, Kesha, Boyz II Men, Moby, Pat Metheny, Sara Evans, Bastille, Avicii, Daddy Yankee, Casting Crowns and Many More To Judge ISC. Called “the songwriting competition to take note of” by the prestigious New York Times,” the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) today announced its esteemed panel of judges for the 2015 competition. The panel includes many iconic, high-profile recording artists, as well as Presidents and CEOs from Atlantic, Epic, Elektra, Sony Music Latin, Warner Bros., Tommy Boy, Wind-Up, Alligator, Concord Music Group, and more.
Designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting, ISC offers the opportunity for songwriters to have their music heard by some of the most influential decision-makers in the industry.
ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and $30,000 in merchandise and services. In addition to prizes, winners gain recognition, press, kudos, and more career opportunities. Open to both amateur and professional songwriters, ISC offers 22 categories to enter, representing all genres of popular music. More information on entering ISC can be found at http://www.songwritingcompetition.com.