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IMNZ Newsletter & Charts to August 10: UK names its indie award finalists

We have plenty of new releases this week, some great new projects announced in the International and Industry section – and in Around the World, our friends at independent record label trade association AIM announce the finalists of the AIM Independent Music Awards.top20alb
Week To Thursday, 7 August 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 4 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
2 - 1 Playlist Dan Aux Rhythm/DRM
3 3 5 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
4 4 27 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
5 2 2 Clouds Are Alive Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
6 - 1 Anthology The Clean FlyingNun
7 6 9 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
8 19 34 Automatic Ladi6 Question
9 5 36 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
10 7 148 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
11 8 51 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
12 10 14 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
13 12 59 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
14 - 87 The Horrifying Truth I Am Giant I Am Giant gold x1
15 9 47 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
16 14 252 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
17 - 10 Tom’s Lunch EP The Phoenix Foundation PhoenixFoundation
18 - 56 Delta Shapeshifter Truetone gold x1
19 11 62 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM
20 15 19 Dizzy Heights Neil Finn Rhythm

Week To Thursday, 7 August 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 7 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 11 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 7 27 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
4 3 3 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
5 5 3 L.A.F. Broods DrydenStreet
6 - 1 Planet Key Darren Watson DRM
7 6 14 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
8 9 31 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
9 4 3 Run Run Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
10 - 1 Vessel Devilskin Rhythm/DRM

Week To Sunday, 10 August 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 7 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 12 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 3 3 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
4 4 3 Run Run Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
5 8 2 It’s Nothin’ Ty feat. Donell Lewis Empire
6 7 6 Bottles Sid Diamond feat. PNC And Pieter T MTC
7 10 2 Talk It Over BrownHill DawnRaid/FMG
8 5 12 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
9 6 6 Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave Dictaphone Blues BFTU/Rhythm/DRM
10 - 68 Don’t Forget Your Roots Six60 Massive plat x3

International and Industry Action

Aeroplane Music launches Songbroker to “hook you up with music”
Aeroplane Music MD Jan Hellriegel is excited about Songbroker - a new resource to help New Zealand music users find New Zealand music.  “Songbroker really does do what it says on the tin”, she says. “It hooks you up with the music you need.”  Songbroker enables production companies and content makers to tap into an extensive network of local songwriters, bands and musicians to source original music -  existing tracks or songs made to order.  “We are not a production library as such nor are we a traditional production music company. Rather, Songbroker combines the best elements of both. Give us the brief and we will get you the right music for your production, whatever the budget.”  At the smaller budget end, Songbroker can source original local music for customers who might otherwise opt for an off-the-shelf library track from an overseas supplier. For bigger jobs, Songbroker may brief several songwriters who will each come back with an original composition to fit the brief. No fee is charged unless a track is used.  “Some of our writers are household names – some not so much. They’re all really good! If clients have a particular artist in mind, Songbroker will happily make the introduction. “We can get you anything or anyone you need”, says Hellriegel. As well as the new Songbroker service, Aeroplane provides music supervision, publicity and project management services and looks after the catalogues of Warner Music NZ, Arch Hill and Flying Nun.
http://www.aeroplanemusic.co.nz/songbroker

twitter.com/songbroker

‘Women in Electronic Music’ workshop – November
Tali (Natalia Sheppard)
 in association with Sheppard Artist Development,  Massey University College of Creative Arts and Crash Palace Creative Arts, is directing a workshop in November – ‘Women in Electronic Music’. This one day intensive course seeks to engage young women in the skills of DJing, MCing, engineering and mixing, production, and managing yourself and your brand. If this workshop is successful, Tali plans, with the support of Massey University, to take it to Wellington, and Christchurch in the new year, with the possibility of extending it abroad also.
Cost: $100 for the day. (Can’t afford this fee but really want to go or know someone who would really benefit from this course? Nominate yourself, or your friend – thanks to Crash Palace Creative Arts they have some free places available!)
Where:
Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland.
November the 29th
9 a.m – 5.30 p.m
Tutors:
*DJ and Mixing Skills: Aroha Harawira (George FM)
*Production: Huia Hamon 
*Engineering and Sound: Amber Radcore.
*Microphone technique and the art of lyricism: Tali
*Business and building your brand: Ninakaye Taanetinorau
For all enquiries and to enrol for this course email:
sheppardartistdevelopment@gmail.com

On the live front

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Be Mine Tonight Album Release Tour
Music-comedy powerhouse The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra are thrilled to announce their long-anticipated debut album Be Mine Tonight, due for release Friday 7th November. And to celebrate, they’re taking their instant party on the road around New Zealand for the Be Mine Tonight Album Release Tour! Kicking off in Dunedin on November 8th the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra will pay tribute to the best of Kiwi music with audiences up and down the country, finishing up in the band’s hometown of Wellington where they will play two very special nights at the James Cabaret on 5th and 6th December. Making great Kiwi songs even more singalongable, Be Mine Tonight is a winning collection of many of our nation’s best-loved tunes reinterpreted in the band’s unique ukulele style.  It features special guests including Lisa Tomlins (fresh off a world tour with Neil Finn), Hawaiian ukulele artist Pi’ikea Clark and Canadian ukulele star James Hill. Shortland Street actress Amanda Billing also features on the album and will be joining the band for every performance on their national tour. Last year, the band wowed crowds at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and sold out the prestigious Union Chapel in London, with UK critics raving: “These guys and girls sing as well as they play – and they play like a dream” and “The party hit of this year’s Fringe” (STV Scotland); “Great chemistry, genuine warmth; the show climaxes to rapturous applause” (Festival Journal). In the coming months the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra will be touring China, Japan and the USA, but of course their largest and favouritest tour of all will be the ‘home game’, their Be Mine Tonight Album Release Tour. Book now to hear live on stage the songs that will become your essential summer soundtrack. For a limited time Be Mine Tonight is available on PledgeMe as a pre-order where exclusive rewards will be available from Thursday 14th August.
Official website: www.ukulele.co.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheWIUO

Devilskin are to play sold out dates at Altitude Bar Hamilton and the Auckland Powerstation, before wrapping up their 20 date tour the following week with sold out dates in Reporoa and two dates in Mt Maunganui Saturday 23rd Sunday 24th August. Devilskin then take a breather for a week before heading to Australia to showcase at Big Sound in Brisbane and then playing dates in Sydney and two in Melbourne.

Die! Die! Die!‘s new album SWIM is an 11 track opus formed from the wall‐sweat of Europe’s best clubs, scratched off the tour van floor and from down the back of the couch‐surfed accom. Produced by the band and Chris Townend (Portishead, D12, Violent Femmes) from The Lab in Auckland to Lightship 95 in London, SWIM’s sparse geographical consummation is as expansive as their definition of punk and pop music. Driven by an obstinate need to create and perform music Die!Die!Die! unapologetically slap SWIM in your lap ten years since their very first shows. Die! Die! Die! announce they are “doin’ it for the kids” by ramming in two free performances throughout their SWIM tour. First one was the tour kick off as the band shook the walls of JB Hi Fi Queen St Auckland on Friday 15th August. The second will be in Dunedin at Portil Records, Harvest Court Mall in the city centre at 4.00pm Friday 29th August, where there’s room to squish in at least 300 kids!!
Website: www.diediedie.co.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/diediedieband
Twitter: DIE! DIE! DIE!@diediedieband

The Doubtful Sounds: ‘A Stone’s Throw From Happiness’
The difficult second album from The Doubtful Sounds is due out this month – on August 22, and will be supported by a North Island tour in the last week of August, and a South Island tour in October. Doubters of the quality of The Doubtful Sounds can get to know the band by visiting the album’s first single, the double A-side of Throwing Stones’/‘Unrequited Love’ - a little bit noisy, a little bit rough and 2/3rds pop guitars. Second single Painting By Numbers’ is a solid nod to the Sounds’ Nun-esque pop guitar roots.  The tour commences this Friday August 22 at 4 Thames St, Ohakune; check out the tour dates here.

Paekakariki’s Kanikani crew present supergroup Bongmaster in the intimate confines of St Peter’s Hall. Interstellar jam guaranteed.
Bongmaster are:
Aaron Tokona (Ahoribuzz)
Dallas, Mu
 and Iain (Fat Freddy’s Drop)
Andreas Lepper (Wellington Batucada)
Maaka McGregor (Wai)
Warren Maxwell (Little Bushman/Trinity Roots)

With very special guest DJs: Koa (Roots Foundation/Rhombus) and Small (Kanikani)
http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/40504/Bongmaster.utr

Celebrating the top NZ dance track ‘With You’, the Jupiter Project are taking on their first New Zealand tour. A packed DJ set will see the band play all of their favourite tunes and singles.  Check out all the tour details here. And to celebrate the ‘With You’ tour Jupiter Project will be taking over ZM every Saturday night from 8pm to give you a taste of the tour.

New release fanfare

Sid Diamond’s new single, ‘King Or Queen’ featuring Mikey Mayz, was released on Friday, and is the first single to feature from his forthcoming album ‘Diamond District’.
http://www.siddiamond.com/#king-or-queen

Kapiti-based songwriter Stefan Wolf has released his first full-length album in a decade and a half.  “Brandnew Life” is a twelve-track album consisting entirely of ballads. “Ballads are my favourite form of song,” says Stefan.  “Music fills many roles in life, including supporting people through good and bad times. Often, music is like medicine – sometimes a song almost becomes some kind of friend.  But amongst all the songs you love, there will be no closer friend – and no better drug – than your favourite ballad.” “Brandnew Life” is Stefan’s fourth solo album and his first long player since 1999’s “Sailor”.  “I have long thought about putting out some albums that contain either all ballads, or all rock, so I’m really pleased to have got this first collection together.”  “Brandnew Life” contains five new songs and seven remastered versions of songs that were released as part of Stefan’s trilogy of EPs released between 2008 and 2012. “Brandnew Life” is available through most digital music providers including iTunes and Spotify.  CDs can be purchased on line through CDBaby.com or at Slowboat Records in Wellington. You can watch the video for the title track here.
About Stefan Wolf
German-born, Stefan has lived in New Zealand since 1984 and released a debut single “I could hit the ceiling” on Flying Nun in 1986. He has played and recorded music as a solo artist and as a member of bands including The Madding Crowd, The Justin Payne Orchestra, The Last Resort and, more recently, Moumou TimersStefan Wolf’s Facebook page

Who would have thought that from under Auckland’s Crystal Palace would come the sounds of The Orient? Not I, but after labouring away with the help of Jol MolhollandMatthias Jordan’s (PlutoNightchoir) debut solo EP The Sound Of Asia proves us all wrong. Described by UTR as; “encompassing 1980s electro-pop and tones of the digital orient, the mood is by Jordan layering the sounds of an electronically-generated Japanese koto through the songs”It’s available here on MP3 + FLAC.

Children of the Neo-Soul movement The Boom Cat are making waves worldwide after the release of The Introduction.
 The vocal seduction of Keshia Paulse, smooth guitar skills of Karlos Saunders-Tunks (guitar) and solid styles of bassist Isaac Etimani are the power force behind this three piece fusion of liquid honey to the ears, pulling key elements of their musical chemistry from Hip Hop, Jazz, reggae, and funk.
 With a word of mouth whisper over the world wide web The Boom Cat discovery through independent music sources all over the world continues to rise, including next best to shine. 
Find out more here.’Whole World’s Watching‘ is the first single from Moana and the Tribe’s fifth studio album RIMA (due for release September 26). Co-written and produced by Moana Maniapoto and Paddy Free (Pitch Black, Nga Tae, Moana & the Tribe), ‘Whole World’s Watching’ is a groove packed celebration of people power. “One Saturday, I watched a girlfriend with a car full of kids she’d picked up from sports day, drive off with a boot of hand-painted signs to the beach for an anti seabed mining protest. She was juggling mother business while trying to make a difference. This song celebrates ordinary people who put their hand up or speak out because they feel passionate about our land, our people and our future. It’s a happy song. And it’s a reminder to bullies that there are cameras everywhere. We can see what you are up to.” explains Moana.

 ‘Whole World’s Watching’ incorporates the popular ditty Run Rabbit/Oma Rapeti, which first took off during WW2. It also shows of the dab dubster style that marks Paddy Free out as a musician/producer in demand.

 The song was first played live at Womad NZ in March.Auckland folk/pop songwriter Mahoney Harris is delighted to announce the release of her new single ‘We Didn’t Feel Alone’. ‘We Didn’t Feel Alone’ is a hypnotic eastern-influenced track depicting the afterglow of a music performance. Sparse electric guitars envelop a mystical drumbeat while Harris’s ethereal harmonies hover above.
 
The single was recorded and produced byTom Healy (Paquin, Tiny Ruins, Popstrangers), mastered by Olly Harmer and is a precursor to Mahoney’s debut album, due out September 19th.
 
Healy contributes a delicate lead guitar to the single while percussionistWayne Bell invokes an ancient heartbeat.
 
‘We Didn’t Feel Alone’ is now available on iTunes,Amplifier and Bandcamp.

https://www.facebook.com/mahoneyjaneharris

Ghost Wave have whipped up a few cameras and produced a video for their latest offering Who’s Doin’ The Talkin. Aided by Carl Naus (florist, visual wizard and all round nice guy), Who’s Doin’ The Talkin’ submerges the viewer into an echoing haze of visual feedback that spans the spectrum of colour as we know it.

Around the World

UK independent record label association AIM (Association of Independent Music) are delighted to announce the nominees for the fourth annual AIM Independent Music Awards 2014.  Revealed at an exclusive launch at Red Bull Studios in London, hosted by XFM’s Danielle Perry and 1Xtra’s DJ Target, the list highlights the diversity and creative excellence of independent music in 2014.  The winners will be revealved at the AIM Awards ceremony on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at The Brewery, London. For more details about the AIM Awards click here.

BEST SMALL LABEL
sponsored by Disc Manufacturing Services
Hyperdub
Kissability
Marshall Teller Records
National Anthem
Sonic Cathedral

BEST LIVE ACT
in association with Songkick
Bonobo
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Five Finger Death Punch
London Grammar
Sophie Ellis-Bextor

BEST ‘DIFFICULT’ SECOND ALBUM
in association with XFM
Anna Calvi – One Breath
Ben Watt – Hendra
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
The Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell
Withered Hand – New Gods

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL
in association with AIF and DIY
ArcTanGent
Barn on the Farm
Greenbelt
In The Woods
LeeFest

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
in association with Jack Daniel’s
Bonobo
Femme
Gabby Young & Other Animals
Ghetts
PINS

INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
sponsored by 7digital
Courtney Barnett
Future Islands
London Grammar
Sohn
Young Fathers

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR
sponsored by Spotify
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
FKA Twigs – Water Me
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)
London Grammar – Strong
Sampha – Too Much
Twin Atlantic – Heart and Soul

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR
sponsored by Vevo
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – You Will See Me
FKA Twigs – Water Me
James – Moving On
Liars – Mess On A Mission
Royal Canoe – Birthday

INDIE CHAMPION AWARD
sponsored by CI
Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio
Camilla Pia, BBC 6Music
Charles Caldas, Merlin
John Doran, The Quietus
Tim Palmer & Clemence Godard, Bird on the Wire

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR
in association with Amazon Music
Cabaret Voltaire – Collected Works 1983 – 1985
Nightmares on Wax - N.O.W.Is The Time
Small Faces – Here Comes The Nice – Immediate Years Box Set 1967 – 1969
The Twilight Sad: Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters (Expanded Edition)
Various – Purple Snow – Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
sponsored by MixRadio
Actress – Ghettoville
Arctic Monkeys – AM
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
Fred V & Grafix – Recognise
Gruff Rhys – American Interior
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
London Grammar – If You Wait
Mogwai – Rave Tapes
Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
Within Temptation – Hydra

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR
sponsored by Believe Digital
Because Music
Domino
Fearless Records
Hospital Records
Ninja Tune
Secretly Group

Three of 2014′s winner have already been decided by out esteemed panel of judges:

PIONEER AWARD
sponsored by The Orchard
Martin Mills - Beggars Group

INNOVATOR AWARD
Steve Goodman AKA Kode9 - Hyperdub

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC
sponsored by eMusic
Recipient to be announced soon

Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week To Thursday, 7 August 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 4 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
2 - 1 Playlist Dan Aux Rhythm/DRM
3 3 5 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
4 4 27 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
5 2 2 Clouds Are Alive Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
6 - 1 Anthology The Clean FlyingNun
7 6 9 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
8 19 34 Automatic Ladi6 Question
9 5 36 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
10 7 148 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
11 8 51 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
12 10 14 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
13 12 59 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
14 - 87 The Horrifying Truth I Am Giant I Am Giant gold x1
15 9 47 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
16 14 252 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
17 - 10 Tom’s Lunch EP The Phoenix Foundation PhoenixFoundation
18 - 56 Delta Shapeshifter Truetone gold x1
19 11 62 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM
20 15 19 Dizzy Heights Neil Finn Rhythm

Top 10 IMNZ Singles – Week To Thursday, 7 August 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 7 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 11 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 7 27 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
4 3 3 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
5 5 3 L.A.F. Broods DrydenStreet
6 - 1 Planet Key Darren Watson DRM
7 6 14 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
8 9 31 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
9 4 3 Run Run Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
10 - 1 Vessel Devilskin Rhythm/DRM

Top 10 Airplay – Week To Sunday, 10 August 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 7 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 12 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 3 3 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
4 4 3 Run Run Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
5 8 2 It’s Nothin’ Ty feat. Donell Lewis Empire
6 7 6 Bottles Sid Diamond feat. PNC And Pieter T MTC
7 10 2 Talk It Over BrownHill DawnRaid/FMG
8 5 12 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
9 6 6 Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave Dictaphone Blues BFTU/Rhythm/DRM
10 - 68 Don’t Forget Your Roots Six60 Massive plat x3

IMNZ Newsletter & Charts to August 3: New crop of Going Global 2014 speakers announced

Today is the last day for artists to apply to play at the Going Global Music Summit showcases.

This week we also announce more international and local speakers who’ll be sharing their knowledge and insider tips at theGoing Global Music Summit 2014. The music industry is a bit of a maze to navigate if you’re trying to make it globally, so it’s a great opportunity to get some insight from people who are working on an international level.

We’d also like to introduce 6 new members to the ever-expanding IMNZ family. Big welcomes to Crescendo Management(Ha The Unclear), Redmore Books (Jeremy Redmore), One Shot Wonder (Stefan Wolf), Jam Jar Management (Anna van Riel), Ashei, and Flying Out. They’re also a good representation of clever label names and band names!

And we have a bumper crop of charts this week; from the past 2 weeks.

Week To Thursday, 24 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 2 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
2 2 3 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
3 4 25 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
4 3 3 Collisions EP Lizzie Marvelly Rhythm/DRM
5 5 7 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
6 6 34 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
7 12 12 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
8 13 49 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
9 8 146 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
10 11 57 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
11 14 250 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
12 9 45 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
13 10 4 The Codes PNC Rhythm/DRM
14 - 22 Hope And Wire The Eastern RoughPeel/Rhythm
15 16 86 The Horrifying Truth I Am Giant I Am Giant gold x1
16 - 4 Doprah EP Doprah ArchHill/Rhythm/DRM
17 - 9 Tom’s Lunch EP The Phoenix Foundation PhoenixFoundation
18 20 60 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM
19 - 17 Dizzy Heights Neil Finn Rhythm
20 - 22 Red Grey Blue Mel Parsons CapeRoad/Border/DRM
Week To Thursday, 31 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 3 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
2 - 1 Clouds Are Alive Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
3 2 4 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
4 3 26 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
5 6 35 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
6 5 8 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
7 9 147 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
8 8 50 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
9 12 46 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
10 7 13 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
11 18 61 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM
12 10 58 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
13 13 5 The Codes PNC Rhythm/DRM
14 11 251 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
15 19 18 Dizzy Heights Neil Finn Rhythm
16 - 75 Treble And Reverb: Deluxe Edition Aaradhna DawnRaid/FMG
17 - 3 What Did You Do In The Beat Era… Daddy!!! Various Ode/DRM
18 - 126 On The Road Again: Deluxe Edition Katchafire Katchafire gold x1
19 - 33 Automatic Ladi6 Question
20 20 23 Red Grey Blue Mel Parsons CapeRoad/Border/DRM


Announcing More Speakers Appearing at Going Global 2014
GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO.
Only a few more days to get your artist applications in at www.goingglobal.co.nz - close-off is Monday 11th August.

If you are looking to take your music overseas, come and hear from people who are working with both new and established artists on the global stage. The GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 is proud to announce more of our exceptional international and local guests.
Rev. Moose – Vice President of Business Development, The Syndicate (USA)
Nick O’Byrne – Artist Manager, Look Out Kid / Executive Programmer, BIGSOUND (AUST)
Stephen King – Partner, Media Arts Lawyers (AUST)
Eveline van der Steen – Owner, Manifest Inc. (NL)
Paul McLaney – General Manager, Mushroom Music Publishing (NZ)
Natalie Dodds – Senior Publicist, Secret Service Public Relations (AUST)
Cary Caldwell – Senior Logistics Planner, SXSW (USA) / Secret Solstice (Iceland) & The Great Escape (UK)
Damian Vaughan – Chief Executive Officer, Recorded Music NZ (NZ)
Jaime Gough – General Manager, Native Tongue Music Publishing (AUST)

They will join the previously announced speakers:
Martin Elbourne – Booker, Glastonbury Festival / The Great Escape & co-founder of WOMAD (UK); Michelle Fantus – A&R Director, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (USA)
; Lars Brandle – Journalist, Billboard Magazine (AUST)
; Tor Hansen – Co-owner, Redeye Distribution / YepRoc Records (USA); Henry Compton – Client & Retail Marketing Director, The Orchard (AUST)
More local speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 at Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road, Auckland Friday 5th September – LABEL focus
Saturday 6th September – ARTIST focus
Monday 8th September – Meeting day / IMNZ member labels & artist reps

REGISTRATION: Register at www.goingglobal.co.nz , thanks to nztix.co.nz
. Discounted registrations are available to members of the IMNZ, Recorded Music NZ and MMF organisations.

All live music showcases are R18 only.

ABOUT GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014:
Going Global Music Summit 2014 provides musicians, producers, composers, labels, promoters, industry professionals and fans a chance to perform, discuss, learn, teach, and interact in front of an audience of like-minded peers in an environment that encourages the global exchange of ideas, techniques and trends. In 2014 Going Global Music Summit will present an exciting schedule of live music events alongside a daytime program of panels, presentations, workshops and discussions. The focus is on new music and as such the live music showcases aim to reflect originality in contemporary live music practice.

GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 is proudly brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand in partnership with the NZ Music Commission and is supported by NZ On Air and a Recorded Music NZ Music Grant.
www.goingglobal.co.nz

Week To Thursday, 24 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 5 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 9 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 - 1 L.A.F. Broods DrydenStreet
4 3 25 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
5 4 12 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
6 6 2 It’s Nothin’ Ty feat. Donell Lewis Empire
7 - 1 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
8 7 2 Little Pills Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
9 8 29 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
10 - 1 Run Run Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
Week To Thursday, 31 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 6 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 10 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 7 2 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
4 10 2 Run Run Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
5 3 2 L.A.F. Broods DrydenStreet
6 5 13 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
7 4 26 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
8 8 3 Little Pills Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
9 9 30 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
10 - 1 This Love Dave Dobbyn And The Orpheus Choir Of Wellington DobWorld/Rhythm/DRM

The 20 Siver Scroll contenders are unveiled
APRA AMCOS has announced the Top 20 songs in line for the country’s most prestigious songwriting accolade, the APRA Silver Scroll Award.

The Top 20 songs were selected by a judging panel of APRA writer members, and now it’s over to the 10,000 strong New Zealand APRA membership to decide the winner. Member voting is open from Thursday 7 August – Sunday 31 August viawww.apraamcos.co.nz.

The award will be presented at the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards held at Wellington’s TSB Arena on Thursday 30 October.

Alongside the Silver Scroll, awards presented will include the APRA Maioha and SOUNZ Contemporary Awards, the local and international Most Performed Works awards, as well as two new awards – the APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award and the APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award. The night will also include an induction into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.

The Top 20 songs are:
10,000 Things - School for Birds (Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper/Sean Sturm)
Back On My Feet - Louis Baker (Louis Baker)
Bob Lennon John Dylan - The Phoenix Foundation (Samuel Scott/Lukaz Buda/Thomas Wedde/William Ricketts/Thomas Callwood/Christopher O’Connor)
Bridges - Broods (Joel Little/Georgia Nott/Caleb Nott)
Celeste - Ezra Vine (Joseph Faris)
Cry If You Want To - Mulholland (Jolyon Mulholland)
Duckies Lament - Jonathan Bree (Jonathan Bree)
Glare - Sheep, Dog & Wolf (Daniel McBride)
Good Keen Man - Lake South (Brendan McKenna)
Gravity - @Peace (Tom Scott/Lui Tuiasau/Brandon Haru/Christopher James/Hayden Dick)
Her Heart Breaks Like a Wave - Dictaphone Blues (Edward Castelow)
I’m The Man That Will Find You - Connan Mockasin (Connan Hosford)
Levels - She’s So Rad (Jeremy Toy)
Make You Mine - Anna Coddington (Anna Coddington)
Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens - Tiny Ruins (Hollie Fullbrook/Alexander Freer/Cass Mitchell)
Runnin - David Dallas (David Dallas/Aaron Iusitini/Jordan Iusitini/King Britt/Tim Motzer/Gertrude Morgan)
Simplicity - Mark Vanilau (Mark Vanilau)
Speakers Blown - Sid Diamond (Sidney Diamond/Isaiah Libeau)
Sunshine On The Water - Tama Waipara (Tama Waipara/Mateheke Waititi)
Walk (Back To Your Arms) - Tami Neilson (Tami Neilson/Joshua Neilson)
http://www.apraamcos.co.nz/

Top 10 IMNZ Airplay – Week To Sunday, 27 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 5 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 10 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 - 1 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
4 3 10 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
5 4 4 Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave Dictaphone Blues BFTU/Rhythm/DRM
6 - 1 Quicksand Black River Drive Rhythm/DRM
7 - 1 Run Run Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
8 - 5 Hold Tight Ladi6 Question
9 - 4 Bottles Sid Diamond feat. PNC And Pieter T MTC
10 5 18 It’s Okay Deach feat. Donell Lewis Empire
Week To Sunday, 3 August 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 6 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 11 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 3 2 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
4 7 2 Run Run Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
5 4 11 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
6 5 5 Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave Dictaphone Blues BFTU/Rhythm/DRM
7 9 5 Bottles Sid Diamond feat. PNC And Pieter T MTC
8 - 1 It’s Nothin’ Ty feat. Donell Lewis Empire
9 - 1 Beast Aldous Harding Southbound
10 - 1 Talk It Over BrownHill DawnRaid/FMG

International and Industry Action

One of the big nights of the year for the New Zealand music industry will be broadcast live later this year, with the funding support of NZ On Air. The Vodafone NZ Music Awards will screen in October live-to-air for two hours on FOUR .

Thomas Oliver covers James Blake ‘I Am Sold’ (live) – Aston Rd Sessions
Watch what happens when Thomas Oliver covers electronic artist James Blake’s song with a Weissenborn lap-slide guitar and a loop pedal. Delicate falsetto vocals soar above layered drum beats played on the body of the Weissenborn, creating a unique rendition of this song and showcasing Oliver’s multi-dimensional talents as a vocalist and guitar player.
Watch Thomas Oliver – James Blake cover ‘I Am Sold’ here:
http://youtu.be/a_y5eLUuQko
Thomas is currently in the UK and Europe performing a series of shows.

Music Talks #10
Music Talks #10 sees Ryan Kershaw interview Harry Lyon, a member of iconic New Zealand band Hello Sailor and Dean of the Music And Audio Institute of New Zealand. In this interview Harry talks about MAINZ, and what MAINZ can do for aspiring musicians, as well as his perceptions of the NZ Industry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCWRruiyetc

On the live front

A special finale performance in the ‘Dylanesque – Always Beginning’ Tour.
Bob Dylan and rugby. Cambridge UK and Cambridge NZ. River’s Edge connects them all. New Zealand’s number 1 Dylan Fan, Chris Rivers, is playing a special finale to round off the ‘Always Beginning’ tour (a hat tip to Dylan’s ‘Never Ending Tour’), in his hometown of Cambridge. As well as being a tribute to Bob Dylan, it also showcases his ‘thesis’ on Bob Dylan – the album ‘Cambridge Town’, written in Cambridge UK, and brought to life in Cambridge NZ. This special theatrical night also showcases a new song Rivers has written about Hamilton during the 1981 rugby springbok tour, to welcome Bob Dylan to the city. It debuted in Hamilton last week, and playing it just down the road in Cambridge makes a lot of sense. One of the highlights of the “Dylanesque” tour has been the duo of Rivers and Mimi transforming into Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, reworking their songs with passion and respect.
Tickets are available from Cambridge Paper Plus or riversedge2003@yahoo.co.nz
Saturday 16 August – The Gaslight Theatre Cambridge – early Rivers & Dylan folk, Mimi and Rivers, River’s Edge Band.

Off the Radar
Off the Radar festival is returning for its second year, and will run over Waitangi weekend in Wellsford, north of Auckland. Tickets are available now.
https://www.otr-festival.co.nz/

New release fanfare

Introducing The Service Depot Sessions
Push back the clothes racks and make room for The Service Depot Sessions live streaming from the store window on new digital portal Transmitworld Pop Up TV. Bringing the party on Friday 8th August 2014 is The Bone$, a high energy swampfunk Capital collective comprising players from A Hori Buzz, Little Bushman and Chocolate Box. The perfect band to kick off the first in a six pack series of local music, fashion, design and art installation from The Service Depot fashion boutique on Wakefield St. The Service Depot Sessions is the official launch of the Transmitworld Pop Up TV.
www.transmitworld.tv

International Observer ‘Touched
As a collection of International Observer’s remixes, ‘Touched’ collates over 15 years of studio trickery into a single disc, picking up some old favorites, a few hard to find obscurities and a handful of unreleased gems along the way. International Observer’s Tom Bailey has had an illustrious career: as well as being in pop trio The Thompson Twins and ambient/dance duo, Babble, he has contributed his keyboard skills to Foreigner, Grace Jones and Debbie Harry, and created the Indian fusion group Holiwater Band. This collection reflects that musical history, going from platinum selling pop acts like Bic Runga and Stellar* to the underground electronica of Pitch Black and Warp Technique, from modern reggae stars The Black Seeds to globetrotting beatsmiths Bombay Dub Orchestra and Minimal Compact. It even includes a remix of his son Jackson’s acclaimed Tapes project (championed by Thom Yorke amongst others). Indicating the many years he spent here, more than half of the tracks originate in New Zealand, and some have never previously been available outside of those shores. Listen to ‘Touched‘ here.

The Datsuns revel in 1970s cult film super-villains for new album, ‘Deep Sleep‘. The Datsuns announce the forthcoming release of their new album ‘Deep Sleep‘ on Friday October 3 and share first track, ‘Caught in The Silver’ on their website www.thedatsuns.com
www.thedatsuns.com

Cavell releases his new single today called ‘Promise’, with a couple of remixes available too.Listen on iTunes here.

The best of Kiwi kids music free to download
Tired of hearing the Frozen soundtrack on repeat? Now you can listen to the best of New Zealand’s children music from 2014 for free. For the month of August you can download ‘Music Box 2014′  which celebrates the winners of the 2014 Children’s Music Awards. It’s a great collection of upbeat, sing a long tunes that includes artists such as Anika Moa, Levity Beet and Poppetstars. What a great way to introduce a kiwi sing-a-long into those car journeys. Click here to download
Via OhBaby.co.nz

In Stock: The Clean – Anthology 4xlp
Tal-ly Ho! The Clean’s 4xLP reissue ofAnthology is now in store, so you can empty your wallets safe in the knowledge that it will be delivered ASAP. Speaking of delivering, the FO team have spent the last week sending out the pre-orders, so if you’re stuck for things to do over the weekend by all means set up shop by your letterbox and spend the next couple of days camping/waiting for your box set to arrive. Remember, the seminal trio are performing live across the US over the next couple of weeks so if you are in the area head along.

Out now: Robert Scott ‘The Green House’ 
While people still debate if the Dunedin Sound is actually a thing, Robert Scott just gets on with the job, as shown with his latest release The Green House out on Flying Nun Records. Following a successful pre-order campaign the CDs have just arrived in and the album is also available to download. For those who pre-ordered The Green House vinyl, the lacquer’s been cut and it’s on the way to the pressing plant. You can still grab a copy on LP + CD hereand if you need some more convincing check out the 4.5 star review this week in the NZ Herald.

Around the World

Pandora Signs First Direct Label Deal With Merlin
via Billboard.com

The deal will allow artists and labels a deeper look at Pandora’s data on fans — and have some financial benefits, too.

Pandora has established a partnership with independent rights group Merlin that marks the Internet radio company’s first direct deal with record labels. Rather than pay statutory rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board, Pandora will pay rates negotiated with Merlin. In addition, the deal opens a line of communication between Pandora and labels that will help introduce Merlin’s music to listeners.

The U.S.-only deal will provide more than 20,000 labels and distributors with greater access to Pandora data and listeners. In an interview with Billboard, Merlin CEO Charles Caldas calls the deal “a huge opportunity to provide our members previously unavailable and unparalleled access” to Pandora’s 77 million monthly users.

Caldas added the partnership will financially benefit Merlin’s artists and labels. Although no financial details were made available, he suggested the terms are no worse than the statutory rates previously received. “We wouldn’t do any deal where there was any risk we were going to get paid less.”

Pandora will continue to pay artists’ royalties through SoundExchange even though the direct deal will operate outside the statutory licensing framework. As a result, artists such as The NationalArmin van Buuren and Bon Iver will continue to have visibility into royalties generated from Pandora through their quarterly statements.

Although music streaming services have a preternatural incentive to reduce royalty costs, Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews said money wasn’t the company’s main motivation for pursuing the partnership. “We don’t expect the deal to have a major impact on costs,” he says. Royalties are Pandora’s single largest expense, accounting for $111 million, or 50.9 percent of revenue, in the first six months of year.

Instead, McAndrews believes better relationships with Merlin’s artists and labels will help create a better listening experience. “We see artists as a critical component in our world and we see listeners as important players in our world,” says McAndrews. “If we can enhance the experience for both that’s a positive.”

The chance for better perception within the music industry could have also spurred Pandora to seek the partnership. Two years ago, the company was vilified by some artists for its support of legislation that would have reduced per-stream statutory royalties. Now, Pandora has directly negotiated royalty terms and has opened a new communication channel with artist and labels that represent about 10 percent of the U.S. music market.

The non-financial aspects of the deal should also provide value to both parties. First, Pandora will tap into the expertise of Merlin artists and labels to improve its ability to pick songs for listeners. That doesn’t mean Pandora’s Music Genome Project will be superseded by Merlin’s input, says McAndrews. “No song is going to show up on Pandora that wouldn’t have shown up anyway. It just might show up sooner and, if they like it, more frequently.” He also says the recent hire of former Columbia exec Lars Murray as VP of Industry Relations will help create the conduit between Pandora and labels.

Another benefit to Merlin is data. Merlin artists and labels will have access to metadata and insights related to the listening activity of Pandora users. Such data could be used to help route a tour through certain markets and understand the attitudes of listeners about songs.
Merlin artists will also be given the ability to directly engage their fans on the Pandora platform. Pandora is not yet releasing details on this aspect of the partnership. However, there is a precedent here: Pandora Presents, a concert series that uses listener data to generate invitations. In other words, listening data helps connect artists with their biggest fans in a given market.

(Photo of Bon Iver)

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Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week To Thursday, 31 July 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 3 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
2 - 1 Clouds Are Alive Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
3 2 4 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
4 3 26 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
5 6 35 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
6 5 8 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
7 9 147 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
8 8 50 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
9 12 46 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
10 7 13 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
11 18 61 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM
12 10 58 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
13 13 5 The Codes PNC Rhythm/DRM
14 11 251 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
15 19 18 Dizzy Heights Neil Finn Rhythm
16 - 75 Treble And Reverb: Deluxe Edition Aaradhna DawnRaid/FMG
17 - 3 What Did You Do In The Beat Era… Daddy!!! Various Ode/DRM
18 - 126 On The Road Again: Deluxe Edition Katchafire Katchafire gold x1
19 - 33 Automatic Ladi6 Question
20 20 23 Red Grey Blue Mel Parsons CapeRoad/Border/DRM

Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week To Thursday, 24 July 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 2 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
2 2 3 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
3 4 25 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
4 3 3 Collisions EP Lizzie Marvelly Rhythm/DRM
5 5 7 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
6 6 34 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
7 12 12 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
8 13 49 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
9 8 146 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
10 11 57 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
11 14 250 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
12 9 45 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
13 10 4 The Codes PNC Rhythm/DRM
14 - 22 Hope And Wire The Eastern RoughPeel/Rhythm
15 16 86 The Horrifying Truth I Am Giant I Am Giant gold x1
16 - 4 Doprah EP Doprah ArchHill/Rhythm/DRM
17 - 9 Tom’s Lunch EP The Phoenix Foundation PhoenixFoundation
18 20 60 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM
19 - 17 Dizzy Heights Neil Finn Rhythm
20 - 22 Red Grey Blue Mel Parsons CapeRoad/Border/DRM

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