IMNZ Newsletter & Charts to September 14: Silver Scroll Top 5 announced

It’s been a really big week – and I’m not just talking about the NZ election, the Fiji election and the Scottish decision – although they’re all quite a big deal.

In the world of NZ music, we’ve also had the Silver Scroll finalists announcements, the winners of the Waiata Maori Music Awards announced, a really cool music seminar in Christchurch, and…well there’s quite a lot more besides.

Week To Thursday, 11 September 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 3 Evergreen Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 9 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
3 3 21 Everything Is Ka Pai Various Pure/DRM
4 - 1 Eb And Sparrow Eb And Sparrow Southbound
5 - 1 Made In Georgia EP Cooper’s Run Quirky/DRM
6 - 1 The Road Out Liam Kennedy-Clark Quirky/DRM
7 6 10 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
8 7 14 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
9 - 1 Love Can Prevail Electric Wire Hustle Rhythm/DRM
10 5 32 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
11 9 153 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
12 - 1 USB Little Bark FlyingOut
13 13 64 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
14 8 41 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
15 - 10 Kiwiana Goes Pop Vol. 2 Various Ode/DRM
16 11 257 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
17 19 25 Red Grey Blue Mel Parsons CapeRoad/Border/DRM
18 14 61 Delta Shapeshifter Truetone gold x1
19 - 1 Stop And Start Again Mulholland Rhythm/DRM
20 16 21 Dizzy Heights Neil Finn Rhythm

NAVIGATING THE NZ MUSIC BUSINESS
A student & music educators roadshow
Join us to hear how the organisations that support NZ music work with emerging
and established recording artists and songwriters. This is a practical “how to”
guide on when and how to access the services they offer and how they can help
musicians grow their music careers.

Friday 26th September 2014, 2:45pm – 4:45pm
CPIT Auditorium
The MusicArts Building
Cnr High and Madras Streets, Christchurch
RSVP to jacque@recordedmusic.co.nz or call 0800 88 77 69

Week To Thursday, 11 September 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 - 1 Take Us Back Titanium LTPS
2 1 12 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
3 5 2 Take These Shots Savage DRM
4 3 36 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
5 2 16 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
6 4 3 Bloodstream Shapeshifter And The Upbeats Universal
7 7 32 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
8 6 5 Vessel Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
9 - 2 King Or Queen Sid Diamond feat. Mikey Mayz MTC
10 9 17 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM


The Waiata Māori Music Awards
 seeks to develop, encourage and honour the achievements of outstanding traditional and contemporary musical compositions and performances annually.
This is the most prestigious music awards ever to acknowledge our Māori composers.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 The Waiata Māori Music Awards.
Best Traditonal Album: Manea
Best Pop Album: Pao - Te Manu
Best Urban, Hip Hop/RnB: Manea
Best Urban Roots Album: Sons of Zion – Universal Love
Best Male Solo: Rob Ruha
Best Female Solo: Maika
Best Song: Rob Ruha - Tiki Tapu
Best Songwriter: Rob Ruha
Best Video: Superman - Sons of Zion featuring . T.People, Director: Shae Stirling
Radio Airplay song of the year by a Maori Artist in Te Reo Maori: Kirsten Te Rito - Oranga
Radio Airplay song of the year by a Maori Artist: Stan Walker - Bulletproof
Emerging Artists: L40

Iconic Awards
Keeper of Traditions: Napi Waaka
Music Industry: Rangi Parker
Music Composers (Historical) Paraire Tomoana
The awards were held on Friday, 12 September 2014 at the Hastings Sports Centre in Hastings.
Read more…

Week To Sunday, 14 September 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 12 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 10 2 One Day Alone Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
3 2 17 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
4 3 3 King Or Queen Sid Diamond feat. Mikey Mayz MTC
5 4 7 It’s Nothin’ Ty feat. Donell Lewis Empire
6 5 3 Take These Shots Savage DRM
7 6 8 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
8 - 1 Take Us Back Titanium LTPS
9 7 4 Transmission I Am Giant I Am Giant
10 - 1 Bloodstream Shapeshifter And The Upbeats Truetone

International and Industry Action

Have you released a great Folk or Jazz album?

Nominations are now open for Best Folk Album 2015 and Best Jazz Album 2015. Entry for these awards is open to recordings released between 1 October 2013 and 30 September 2014.

Entries must be submitted to Recorded Music NZ before 5pm on Wednesday 15 October.

To view the full Terms & Conditions of entry for Best Jazz Album please follow the link to the nominations site here. To view the full Terms & Conditions of entry for Best Folk Album please follow the link to the nominations site here.

When you are ready to make a nomination, please contact Sarah Leota by email to obtain a password to access the online forms.

Apply here.

2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards – The Finalists
APRA AMCOS announced today the finalists for the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards, including finalists for Māori music, contemporary composition, screen music, as well as the coveted APRA Silver Scroll Award.
The top five songs in line for the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Award are:
Back on My Feet, written and performed by Louis Baker.
Bob Lennon John Dylan, written by Samuel Scott, Lukasz Buda, Conrad Wedde, William Ricketts, Thomas Callwood and Christopher O’Connor, performed by The Phoenix Foundation (Native Tongue Music Publishing).
Bridges, written by Georgia Nott*, Joel Little^ and Caleb Nott*, performed by Broods (*Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia obo Sony/ATV Allegro, ^EMI Music Publishing Australia, ^EMI Music Publishing Australia).
Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens, written by Hollie Fullbrook, Alexander Freer and Cass Mitchell, performed by Tiny Ruins.
Walk (Back To Your Arms), written by Tami Neilson and Joshua Neilson, performed by Tami Neilson.

Also announced today are the finalists for the APRA Maioha and SOUNZ Contemporary awards, as well as the finalists for two new awards – APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film and the APRA Best Original Music in a Series.
The finalists for the 2014 APRA Maioha Award, celebrating excellence in Māori Music are:
Kati Ra, written by Maraea Davies, performed by RJ Kerswell.
Kei Muri Pea, written by Kororia Taumaunu, Amomai Pihama and Matt Sadgrove, performed by Manea.
Tiki Tapu, written and performed by Rob Ruha.

The finalists for the 2014 SOUNZ Contemporary Award, celebrating excellence in contemporary composition are:
Aquae Sulis - for orchestra of winds, strings, harp and percussion, composed by Leonie Holmes.
Inner Phases - for Chinese instrument ensemble and string quartet, composed by Michael Norris.
Macropsia - for orchestra, composed by Celeste Oram.

The finalists for the 2014 APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film Award are:
Beyond the Edge, written / composed by David Long (Native Tongue Publishing).
Field Punishment No. 1, written / composed by Victoria Kelly.
Romeo & Juliet: A Love Song, written / composed by Michael O’Neill and Peter Van Der Fluit.

The finalists for the 2014 APRA Best Original Music in a Series Award are:
Girl Vs. Boy (Season 2), written / composed by Tom Mcleod.
Harry, written / composed by Karl Steven (Native Tongue Music Publishing).
Wiki the Kiwi (Season 1), written by Andrew McDowall.
All awards will be presented at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards, along with the Most Performed Works awards and a very special induction into the NZ Music Hall of Fame.

The Silver Scroll Awards will be held at Wellington’s TSB Arena on Thursday 30thOctober. The awards will be streamed live on NZ Herald Online bought to you by Yealands Family Wines.
The 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards are kindly supported by Wellington City Council, Yealands Family Wines and Budweiser.
http://www.apraamcos.co.nz/

On the live front

Electric Wire Hustle album release parties
The New Zealand R&B, soul and electronica duo Electric Wire Hustle are set to perform two dates this October in support of their sophomore album Love Can Prevail. They play Wellington on October 11 and Auckland October 18, with The PeacekeepersTeam Dynamite (Ak) and DJLordEcho (WGTN)Tickets at Event Ticketing (AKL & WGTN shows) & Ticketmaster (AKL show) 
The brand new 10-track LP was released independently in New Zealand through EWH’s own label Every Waking Hour and worldwide via The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s label Okayplayer in collaboration with UK imprint Somethinksounds. Demand for their live show has seen EWH perform in 14 countries, including recent performances at The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, with Kimbra in Los Angeles (May 2014), and at renowned L.A. nights Low End Theory & Funkmosphere, as well as appearing at festivals such as Glastonbury, Dour, Sonar, Sziget, SXSW, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide and New York’s CMJ. Upping the ante, EWH are currently touring the U.S.A in support of the album with stops in Miami, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, before bringing it all home! The live show promises to see the genre-smashing Kiwi duo delving into the boundless pool of left-field r&b and otherworldly influence. electricwirehustle.com

New release fanfare

Tiki Taane “Fallen Angels”
Tiki Taane has released his new song ‘Falling Angels’ in collaboration with World Vision, with all proceeds going to World Vision’s work rehabilitating former child soldiers as part of next month’s Live Below The Line challenge. Tiki will also be ‘living below the line’ for aid agency World Vision, consuming only $2.25 worth of food and beverages for five days to highlight the everyday struggle of the 1.2 billion people worldwide who live in extreme poverty.

Tiki’s interest in the fight for global equity is deeply rooted in his Maori heritage. The proceeds that Tiki raises will fund World Vision’s life-changing work in Gulu, Uganda, where a centre has been founded to rehabilitate former child soldiers abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army back into their community. The harrowing crimes that the LRA commit against the children they abduct are some of the worst on the planet. One of their most shocking practices is the way they force captives to become perpetrators of violent acts – often against those they love.

World Vision are providing that support in Gulu by distributing basic necessities such as clothing and bedding, facilitating psychological rehabilitation, arranging access to medical treatment, working with partner agencies to hold vocational and skills training sessions, and helping vulnerable families improve their economic wellbeing by adopting technology that will lead to increased food production. ‘Falling Angels’ can be downloaded via ITunes here: (insert link for song). You can sign up or support World Vision’s Live Below The Line campaign here:https://www.livebelowtheline.com/nz/partner/worldvision

Louie Baker just wants to thank you
Louie Baker’s limited edition 7”single “Just Want To Thank You” was recorded in the Red Bull Studios in Auckland, celebrating Louis’ time spent at the New York City edition of the Academy last year.  “When writing this song, I was musing on two ideas, the first was about how thankful I am to have such support in my life, and also how we as humans are pushed and pulled. How do we deal with mass media manipulation? Separatism and disconnectedness? Do we let these things govern us?” Says Baker. The track is co-produced with New Zealand-born, Brisbane based soul-singer and producer Jordan Rakei who features on BV’s and keys.  “It’s basically a big boom bap, soul-style track with heavy drums, synths, bass, guitars, and stacks of vocal layers,” comments Baker.  Following this is the acoustic version of “Just Want To Thank You”, performed by Louis solo.
7” Release show: San Fran, Wellington on Sat 20th  September
 https://www.facebook.com/LouisJBaker

Around the World

Australian publishing company Native Tongue have secured the publishing rights to Prince’s entire back catalogue under a new deal with NPG Publishing.
Established by the funk icon, NPG’s catalogue includes Prince’s entire back catalogue and music from hisupcoming album(s). The company was established earlier this year, marking the first time in two decades that the superstar’s publishing rights have been independently managed.
Under the deal Native Tongue – who are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year – will control the catalogue in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. It includes songs like KissCream and U Got The Look.
“It truly is an honour to represent such an iconic and musically amazing catalogue,” said Native Tongue General Manager Jamie Gough. “Prince has been a musical pioneer his entire career and to have his personal publishing company choose Native Tongue during such an exciting period is a real privilege.”
As well as having local writers like Clairy Browne, Jon Toogood, The Amity Affliction and Wagons Native Tongue’s international roster includes music from Elvis Presely, Daft Punk, Lorde, Diplo, Tom Waits, Rodgers & Hammerstein and others.
http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2014/09/17/prince-signs-his-publishing-rights-to-native-tongue/

Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week To Thursday, 11 September 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 3 Evergreen Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 9 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
3 3 21 Everything Is Ka Pai Various Pure/DRM
4 - 1 Eb And Sparrow Eb And Sparrow Southbound
5 - 1 Made In Georgia EP Cooper’s Run Quirky/DRM
6 - 1 The Road Out Liam Kennedy-Clark Quirky/DRM
7 6 10 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
8 7 14 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
9 - 1 Love Can Prevail Electric Wire Hustle Rhythm/DRM
10 5 32 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
11 9 153 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
12 - 1 USB Little Bark FlyingOut
13 13 64 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
14 8 41 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
15 - 10 Kiwiana Goes Pop Vol. 2 Various Ode/DRM
16 11 257 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
17 19 25 Red Grey Blue Mel Parsons CapeRoad/Border/DRM
18 14 61 Delta Shapeshifter Truetone gold x1
19 - 1 Stop And Start Again Mulholland Rhythm/DRM
20 16 21 Dizzy Heights Neil Finn Rhythm

Top 10 IMNZ Singles – Week To Thursday, 11 September 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 - 1 Take Us Back Titanium LTPS
2 1 12 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
3 5 2 Take These Shots Savage DRM
4 3 36 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
5 2 16 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
6 4 3 Bloodstream Shapeshifter And The Upbeats Universal
7 7 32 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
8 6 5 Vessel Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
9 - 2 King Or Queen Sid Diamond feat. Mikey Mayz MTC
10 9 17 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM

Top 10 IMNZ Airplay – Week To Sunday, 14 September 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 12 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 10 2 One Day Alone Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
3 2 17 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
4 3 3 King Or Queen Sid Diamond feat. Mikey Mayz MTC
5 4 7 It’s Nothin’ Ty feat. Donell Lewis Empire
6 5 3 Take These Shots Savage DRM
7 6 8 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
8 - 1 Take Us Back Titanium LTPS
9 7 4 Transmission I Am Giant I Am Giant
10 - 1 Bloodstream Shapeshifter And The Upbeats Truetone

IMNZ Newsletter & Charts to September 7: Going Global wraps up

Going Global has wrapped up for another year – and it was a goodie! Thanks so much to all our amazing speakers – what a great bunch – and everyone who came along. To get a taste of what was going on, here are a couple of clips courtesy of NZ Entertainment Podcasts - they talk to local country star and Going Global attendee Katie Thompson (#‎KatieThompson‬), and guest speaker Eveline van der Steen. Plus a Top Five highlights from one of our guest speakers, Cary Caldwell (part of the team who works on Austin’s wolrd famous SXSW Festival, and Brighton, UK’s, Great Escape).We also have a selection if photos of the artists who showcased at the Going Global Music Summit. Thanks to all the artists, you were fantastic, and thanks to Alexander Hallag who shot the pictures – you can see more of his work at www.themusicistalking.com 

So…this week’s newsletter delivers a bumper 2 week’s worth of charts, and a supersized news roundup!

      
Ha The Unclear; and She’s So Rad

Week To Thursday, 28 August 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 - 1 Evergreen Broods DrydenStreet
2 1 7 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
3 3 30 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
4 6 8 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
5 4 19 Everything Is Ka Pai Various Pure/DRM
6 7 12 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
7 8 151 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
8 9 39 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
9 10 62 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
10 19 255 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
11 17 54 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
12 13 59 Delta Shapeshifter Truetone gold x1
13 5 2 The Green House Robert Scott FlyingNun
14 11 5 Clouds Are Alive Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
15 - 8 Stone And Wood Phil Doublet Quirky/DRM
16 16 37 Automatic Ladi6 Question
17 15 65 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM
18 - 188 Dr Boondigga And The Big BW Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x2
19 14 17 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
20 2 2 S W I M Die! Die! Die! Rhythm
Week To Thursday, 4 September 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 2 Evergreen Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 8 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
3 5 20 Everything Is Ka Pai Various Pure/DRM
4 20 3 S W I M Die! Die! Die! Rhythm/DRM
5 3 31 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
6 4 9 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
7 6 13 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
8 8 40 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
9 7 152 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
10 11 55 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
11 10 256 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
12 13 3 The Green House Robert Scott FlyingNun
13 9 63 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
14 12 60 Delta Shapeshifter Truetone gold x1
15 19 18 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
16 - 20 Dizzy Heights Neil Finn Rhythm
17 - 9 Over My Shoulder Mel Parsons CapeRoad/Border/DRM
18 14 6 Clouds Are Alive Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
19 - 24 Red Grey Blue Mel Parsons CapeRoad/Border/DRM
20 - 127 On The Road Again: Deluxe Edition Katchafire Katchafire gold x1

   

Race Banyon; and Anthonie Tonnon

   
Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes; and Jupiter Project

Week To Thursday, 28 August 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 10 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 7 34 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
3 3 14 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
4 5 30 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
5 - 1 Bloodstream Shapeshifter And The Upbeats Truetone
6 2 2 Four Walls Broods DrydenStreet
7 10 3 Vessel Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
8 9 5 It’s Nothin’ Ty feat. Donell Lewis Empire
9 - 1 Haiku TrinityRoots Rhythm/DRM
10 - 1 King Or Queen Sid Diamond feat. Mikey Mayz MTC
Week To Thursday, 4 September 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 11 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 3 15 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 2 35 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
4 5 2 Bloodstream Shapeshifter And The Upbeats Truetone
5 - 1 Take These Shots Savage DRM
6 7 4 Vessel Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
7 4 31 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
8 8 6 It’s Nothin’ Ty feat. Donell Lewis Empire
9 - 16 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
10 - 6 Little Pills Devilskin Rhythm/DRM

   
Dictaphone Blues; and Arthur Ahbez

   
Little Bark; and Kaitlin Riegel

Week To Sunday, 31 August 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 10 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 15 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 3 5 It’s Nothin’ Ty feat. Donell Lewis Empire
4 4 6 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
5 - 1 Take These Shots Savage DRM
6 - 1 King Or Queen Sid Diamond feat. Mikey Mayz MTC
7 5 8 Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave Dictaphone Blues BFTU/Rhythm/DRM
8 - 2 Transmission I Am Giant I Am Giant
9 7 5 Talk It Over BrownHill DawnRaid/FMG
10 8 9 Bottles Sid Diamond feat. PNC And Pieter T MTC
Week To Sunday, 7 September 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 11 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet/Universal
2 2 16 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS/Warner
3 6 2 King Or Queen Sid Diamond feat. Mikey Mayz MTC/Warner
4 3 6 It’s Nothin’ Ty feat. Donell Lewis Empire/Warner
5 5 2 Take These Shots Savage SavageEntertainment/DRM
6 4 7 Bad Philosophy Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks/Warner
7 8 3 Transmission I Am Giant GiantSound/SonyMusic
8 - 2 Vessel Devilskin Devilskin/Rhythm/DRM
9 9 6 Talk It Over BrownHill DawnRaid/FMG/Universal
10 - 1 One Day Alone Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks/Warner

International and Industry Action

Au revoir Minuit
It’s been 11 years since the release of Minuit’s debut album, The 88.   Released on record label Tardus, the album went gold. To celebrate and say “cheers” Minuit are doing a handful of shows – then they’re out. Yes, the kiwi band with the french name, are calling last drinks. Partway through recording their second album The Guards Themselves, singer Ruth Carr was diagnosed with cancer. She finished recording all the tracks the day before undergoing major surgery. With a new lease of life, Minuit toured far flung venues from St Petersburg to the Czech Republic; storming The Crystal Method’s DJ night in Los Angeles; playing the hotel where Tarantino wrote Pulp Fiction in Amsterdam; and headlining the Hanoi Festival in Vietnam. A slew of European remix vinyls released on Dollhouse Records had them invited to record a 30-minute live set for Annie Nightingale’s BBC Radio 1 show in the legendary Maida Vale Studios. Describing their third albumFind Me Before I Die A Lonely Death dot com, Rolling Stone magazine pointed out: “despite an album title as dark as midnight, Minuit’s music is often as joyful as a fat kid with cake.” From September onwards, the band’s back catalogue will be discounted online and in stores and you can ransack the virtual racks at their online merch store. Mini-garage sales will pop up at the shows with whatever’s left over, T-shirts, badges, stickers, vinyl, posters, books, possibly a backdrop or two, the knitted Minuit tour banner, Tom Tom’s plasticene props from the Sum of Us stopmotion video… Everything must go!
MINUIT: The Final Fling: find the November dates here
For more tour info check minuit.co.nz

Anika Moa and other NZ artists in London
London readers - Spacific.net tells us that Anika Moa is playing Bush Hall on October 30. As well as releasing four solo records, Anika has recorded an album for children, ‘Songs for Bubbas’, and collaborated with many artists including SJD, Bic Runga, Dimmer, Julia Deans and, more recently, Boh Runga and Hollie Smith for the ‘Anika, Boh and Hollie’ project. This year, she is working on the recording of her fifth studio album, honing her already considerable Twitter skills and returning to London to play her first solo show here in 8 years. She did a great set at Going Global; if you haven’t seen her live before, she combines captivating pop songs with an irreverent sense of humour. And she is currently auditioning for a support act – watch this video for more infomation. Advance tickets are £12.50 + b/f from Music GlueSanza or Ticketweb.Jayson Norris plus special guests have just been confirmed for December 11 at Bedroom Bar. Also coming up in London are Kerretta, Liam Finn, MELIC, Ekko Park and Fat Freddy’s Drop.http://www.songkick.com/users/spacific.net/calendar

Manage: CONTROL
It is with great pleasure that the Music Managers Forum NZ welcome Terry McBride as an adviser to CONTROL, a dynamic five-stage programme designed to assist music managers from Australia and New Zealand to grow their businesses, to be held near Sydney from 23-26 November 2014. It’s the sister programme to IMNZ’s RELEASE, which ran this year.  Terry McBride is the current CEO and one of three founders of the Nettwerk Music Group, the umbrella company for Canada’s largest independent record label – Nettwerk Records, Nettwerk Management, Nettwerk Producer Management, Nettwerk One Publishing and Artwerks. The influential organisation has offices in Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg and London, and since its inception, has released over 600 albums and sold over 160 million albums worldwide with artists: Avril Lavigne, Coldplay, Dido, Fun, Wanting, Passenger and Sarah McLachlan. He is a two-time recipient of the Pollstar Industry Award for Personal Manager of the Year for his work with Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne and Coldplay and has received the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, for his contributions to the Canadian music industry.  Terry joins six music and business advisers over the CONTROL programme, including Paul McKessar (Manager of Brooke Fraser, The Naked and Famous, Lydia Cole, Breaks Co-op) and Correne Wilkie (Manager of The Cat Empire, Jackson Jackson, Harry James Angus), who will work with participants on their leadership skills and business models. “CONTROL is really a business development retreat,” said Denise Foley – Chair, AMIN.  “The process challenges participants, but in a constructive way. Alumni report that it not only changes their businesses for the better, but their lives as well.” CONTROL application forms and guidelines are available from the AMIN, AAM and MMF NZ websites (www.amin.org.au ; www.mmf.co.nzwww.aam.org.au).  For your application to be considered you must be a member of MMF NZ. Applications close 29 September 2014. The programme is presented by the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), and supported by Australian Association (AAM) and the Music Managers Forum of New Zealand (MMF NZ). Funding has been provided by the Australian Government and the New Zealand Music Commission.

On the live front

Moana & the Tribe: Live debut of ‘Rima’
From ‘Whole World’s Watching’ to ‘Upokohue,’ to ‘House of Strife’ (featuring guest artist Don McGlashan), Moana & the Tribe will be playing their entire album for the first time. They would love you to join them for this special occasion st Galatos Live on Sunday September 28. RIMA is the 5th album from Moana and was co-written and produced by Paddy Free (Pitch Black, Nga Tae, Moana & the Tribe). Just back from Scotland, Moana & the Tribe is a band itching to show off their new Dub-soul-Haka grooves repertoire live. Described by the NZ Herald as a ‘main stage standout’ at Womad NZ, drummer Micky Ututaonga in collusion with dubster Paddy Free help deliver a more energetic yet sometimes brooding pulse under the voices of Moana and her sister Trina. And with the unique combination of live haka, it’s little wonder this kaupapa-driven, NZ roots style has taken Moana & the Tribe all around the world. Before and after her band plays, Moana will introduce two young acts she’s keeping her eye on, young reggae band Ihi and soloist T.K. The new album RIMA will be in stores and online on the 26th of September.Pre-sale tickets are available here.

Shapeshifter/Upbeats/MC Tiki venue changes
Due to exuberant fan demand the upcoming SHAPESHIFTER (DJ SET), THE UPBEATS with MC TIKInational tour announces sell out shows plus additional dates and venue changes. Bassheads take heed! A new date and venue has been announced for the DUNEDINshow, now Thursday 25th September at 10 Bar (tickets already purchased for the previous Dunedin show are valid for 10 BAR). As result of the CHRISTCHURCH date SELLING OUT, a second performance has been added – Friday 26th September at The Bedford @ CPIT and theAUCKLAND, Powerstation show has officially SOLD OUT!
Tickets on sale now at WWW.SHAPESHIFTER.CO.NZ

Pop Punk Covers Night! Auckland
The Story So Far…the promoters have a Simple Plan: to get cool Auckland bands covering the genre of their misspent youth. Remember socials? The 1 metre rule, the poo-dags, the Dickies, the acne? Wake up before September ends – relive the anxiety with pop-punk classics (and some new stuff too). Featuring Forever The Sickest Kids: Black Science, Jules & Vince, Mice On Stilts, Miss June and Randa. 27 September (not 48 May), at the end of a Green Day.  All ages – Sum of you may be 41, and that’s ok too. But if you bring in alcohol you will receive a Yellowcard. It’ll be Springing Off at 8pm, Taking Back Sunday with an early night – out by 11.30pm (in time for curfew). You may participate in a game of Kisschasy to find your Chemical Romance. It’s gonna be A Day To Remember… No Doubt about it. Find out more…

Laneway dates announced
Just in case you missed the news, ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL is set to return to Auckland’s Silo Park in January 2015. The festival returns to Auckland’s waterfront location on Monday January 26th, 2015 – being Auckland Anniversary Day. The full line-up will be revealed on Thursday 2 October at 11am NZ Time. The Laneway dates are here, including the Australian and Singapore dates.
www.lanewayfestival.com

Fat Freddy’s Drop at Rotorua Lakefront Concert 2 January 2015
Rotorua kicks off 2015 with a collection of world-class artists in a very special Lakefront concert on Friday 2nd January with Fat Freddy’s Drop, Meta & The Cornerstones and Hipstamatics. More info here.

New release fanfare

Hallelujah Picassos ‘Cracked Salvation’
The Hallelujah Picassos’ new song ‘Cracked Salvation’ is being debuted on Cheese on Toast., taken off the new 4-song digital EP Bullet That Breaks The Key, out Sept 12, 2014. This song is based on one of their early numbers, Crack Dub (off their debut album Hateman In Love), reversioned by the band as Cracked Salvation, a warm, mellow, dubby number.
Check it out here…

Mulholland ‘Stop And Start Again‘ 
Composer,  musician, sound engineer and “visionary” Mulholland  realeased his sophomore album Stop And Start Again, on Friday September 5. The album is penned and performed by Jol, with extra drum duties taken care of by Alastair Deverick (boycrush/Lawrence Arabia) and features 11 melodic and assured tracks including the first single, the alt hit “Cry If You Want To”, plus second single, the optimistic guitar anthem “Loneliness For Free”, which can currently be heard across New Zealand’s airwaves. To celebrate the release Mulholland is taking the show on the road this October with the help of live band Mike Hall (bass/vox), Matthias Jordan (keys/vox) (Pluto/Night Choir/Matthias Jordan) and Scott Mason on drums (Gasoline Cowboy).

Oakley Grenell ‘The Deep’
Out in the garden shed, it’s that project that every kiwi guy quietly tinkers away on. A couple of hours each evening, and in the weekend, and then some time later that guy emerges from the shed with his refurbished classic car or superbly crafted carpentry project. This project is just like that except the tinkering is with an album and the shed is a studio and the guy is Oakley Grenell emerging with his 11th album The Deep. For twelve years, Grenell’s been steadily releasing projects under his own Central Records and heading up bands that include The Otautahi Allstars, Departure Lounge, The Eskimo Squad and his former production monikerOG. Now simply known as Oakley Grenell, The Deep combines Oakley’s production with live instrumentation. He takes up guitar duties alongside some of his favourite Christchurch instrumentalists including brother Redford Grenell on drums – recorded at the family farm in Whitecliffs – and guest keys from NZ’s own maestro expatMark de Clive-Lowe. Featured guests include vocalists Mark Vanilau, Iva Lamkum, Lisa Tomlins, MCs KPz & Stauny (Sunshine Soundsystem), JDouble aka JDubs, Raiza Biza, Charmed 1, Cazeaux O.S.L.O, John Robinson Ohmega Watts (U.S.A). The Deep album was mixed by The Nomad and mastered in LA byDave Cooley (J Dilla / Stones Throw).http://www.oakleygrenell.com/

Whistlejacket ‘Year of the Horse’ 
Celebrating the year of the horse and the simultaneous release of their debut EP fittingly titled, well, ‘Year Of The Horse’ of course, Auckland four-piece Whistlejacket play Nectar in Kingsland on September 11th for the EP release party. Already gaining traction on commercial radio and music television from the EP’s first two singles She Likes Pop Art and We Get This Feeling , Whistlejacket mix electro pop and contemporary indie dance that culminates in an explosion that they call modern day musical pop art. Whistlejacket formed in 2012, a group of four old friends who have played in bands such as 5 Star Fallout, Rubicon and with writing/performance credits with the likes of The Exponents, Opshop and Nesian Mystic. Whistlejacket were aptly named after the famous George Stubbspainting and feature Adam Stevenson’s own white Stationbred horse in the video clip for We Get This Feeling. They are known for an upbeat, good-times live show and dapper imagery with their custom made Whistlejacket suit jackets complete with pocket emblem.Hear them here. 

The Datsuns ‘Bad Taste’ 
The Datsuns pull back the curtain on their new video forBAD TASTE; conceived and produced by claymation wizard Greg Page of Auckland’s Fish N Clips studios.BAD TASTE is three minutes of swaggering fuzz set against a glitter shuffle to be released as a Download on September 12 and Puke Green Vinyl 7” will be released in October. It is the first official single taken from THE DATSUNS forthcoming new album ‘DEEP SLEEP’.
Preorder deep sleep at thedatsuns.com

Grand Rapid ‘Wreck and Ruin’ 
Ben King is pleased to announce the new Grand Rapidssingle Wreck & Ruin, out now. Wreck & Ruin is a beautifully melancholic but uplifting offering from this accomplished songwriter. The video, directed by Si Moore was made from manipulated late 1940’s footage from a Greyhound promotional film.

 

View Grand Rapids’ Wreck & Ruin video here.

Wreck & Ruin is now available for purchase on Bandcamp, and oniTunes from September 5th.

New: Bilders
Bill Direen has always had an ever revolving cast of members for the Bilders, so it’s apt that the new 7″ release from the group was recorded around the world with a numerous people stepping in and helping out. Taking influence from John Cale and Canthe utopians R just out boozin contributes three tracks to the bands formidable career that is hurtling towards their third decade. Flying Out have limited stock of the release so do not dilly dally.

Reissue: Peter Jefferies
Following on the re-issue of his solo debut The Last Great Challenge In A Dull WorldPeter Jefferies 1994 sophomore effort Electricity is finally getting the the revisit it deserves. Full of Jeffereies earthy baritone, Electricity’s 2xLPs weave between piano, guitar, cello and analog tape machine noise, pulling in listeners to the deep pastoral life of his music. But what bonus material? Well, alongside Electricity will sit four bonus tracks from 1992′s Swerve EP and let’s not forget that the album Straitjacket Fits Shayne Carter, Plagal Grind’s Robbie Muir and The Dead C’s Bruce Russell.

Around the World

Neil Finn Talks Advice & Anecdotes At BIGSOUND
Renowned New Zealand-bred (but Aussie-adored) entertainer Neil Finn has opened Brisbane’s BIGSOUND conference with a keynote Q&A in which he recounted a variety of tales, from his childhood growing up in remote Te Awamutu, on the North Island, and singing at family events with his brother, to joining breakout Kiwi band Split Enz and his advice to budding songwriters.

“Don’t slavishly learn other peoples’ songs note for note,” Finn told the packed Judith Wright Centre audience.

“Immerse yourself in creativity,” he continued, alluding to the fact that as an aspiring musician himself, he was spurred on by his ears more than any theoretical imperative, finding competitive motivation in watching his elder brother, Tim, learn songs on the piano that the young Neil then decided he, too, would learn how to navigate the ebony-and-ivories.

Over the course of the chat, Finn spent time discussing his parents — his mother was a devout Catholic with a party-hardy streak; his father used to offer ratings and reviews for his sons’ albums — his friendly rivalry with Tim (who he acknowledged was an almost suspiciously encouraging elder sibling throughout their childhood), and his late arrival into Split Enz, as well as his transition from being “the new guy” shoved way down in the mix to being responsible for penning some of the iconic group’s most renowned songs.

“I was incredibly fortunate to have [Split Enz] come into my life at the age of 13,” Finn reflected, noting that his musical aspirations were given tangible form the first time he saw Tim on stage with the band.

The hour’s over before we know it, with barely any time to adequately cover the back nine of his distinguished career — he’d be a welcome sight again next year, if we’re honest.
We’ll have footage of Neil Finn’s whole keynote address available online tomorrow — be sure to check back to watch all he had to say.
http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2014/09/10/neil-finn-talks-advice-and-anecdotes-at-bigsound/

2014 BIGSOUND keynote speaker Neil Finn advises young songwriters to be original and questions the relevance TV talent shows.
http://themusic.com.au/video/all/2014/09/10/themusic-at-bigsound-interview-with-neil-finn/

Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week To Thursday, 4 September 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 2 Evergreen Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 8 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
3 5 20 Everything Is Ka Pai Various Pure/DRM
4 20 3 S W I M Die! Die! Die! Rhythm/DRM
5 3 31 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
6 4 9 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
7 6 13 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
8 8 40 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
9 7 152 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
10 11 55 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
11 10 256 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
12 13 3 The Green House Robert Scott FlyingNun
13 9 63 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
14 12 60 Delta Shapeshifter Truetone gold x1
15 19 18 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
16 - 20 Dizzy Heights Neil Finn Rhythm
17 - 9 Over My Shoulder Mel Parsons CapeRoad/Border/DRM
18 14 6 Clouds Are Alive Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
19 - 24 Red Grey Blue Mel Parsons CapeRoad/Border/DRM
20 - 127 On The Road Again: Deluxe Edition Katchafire Katchafire gold x1

Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week To Thursday, 28 August 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 - 1 Evergreen Broods DrydenStreet
2 1 7 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM gold x1
3 3 30 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
4 6 8 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
5 4 19 Everything Is Ka Pai Various Pure/DRM
6 7 12 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
7 8 151 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x4
8 9 39 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
9 10 62 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
10 19 255 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
11 17 54 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
12 13 59 Delta Shapeshifter Truetone gold x1
13 5 2 The Green House Robert Scott FlyingNun
14 11 5 Clouds Are Alive Jeremy Redmore RedmoreBooks
15 - 8 Stone And Wood Phil Doublet Quirky/DRM
16 16 37 Automatic Ladi6 Question
17 15 65 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM
18 - 188 Dr Boondigga And The Big BW Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x2
19 14 17 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
20 2 2 S W I M Die! Die! Die! Rhythm

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