IMNZ Newsletter & Charts to July 20: Going Global Music Summit announced

We are very pleased this week to announce the dates for the Going Global Music Summit 2014 - it’s running from September 5 – 8, and applications are now open to artists who wish to showcase in front of our hand-picked international guests. Read on for more information.

Week To Thursday, 17 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 - 1 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
2 1 2 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
3 2 2 Collisions EP Lizzie Marvelly Rhythm/DRM
4 3 24 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
5 5 6 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
6 6 33 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
7 - 1 Some Were Meant For Sea Tiny Ruins ArchHill/Spunk
8 10 145 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x3
9 8 44 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
10 4 3 The Codes PNC Rhythm/DRM
11 11 56 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
12 7 11 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
13 12 48 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
14 13 249 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
15 - 9 Back To The Well Midge Marsden Rhythm/DRM
16 - 85 The Horrifying Truth I Am Giant I Am Giant gold x1
17 18 77 Light Years Kora Rhythm/DRM gold x1
18 - 77 Home Brew Home Brew FMG gold x1
19 19 2 Taku Mei Ao: Maori Songs For Children Nga Pihi Ode/DRM
20 20 59 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM

Going Global Music Summit announces dates and Artist Applications

Going Global Music Summit 2014 - What you need to know before you go.
Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 will be held in Auckland this September - the dates are listed below.
Performing Artist Applications are now open at www.goingglobal.co.nz and will close Monday, August 11th 2014.

With another great list of international speakers currently being booked, and continued success being reported from previous attendees, GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 continues to provide global business opportunities, showcases and educational awareness within the New Zealand music community.

GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014
Friday 5th September – LABEL focus
Saturday 6th September – ARTIST focus
Monday 8th September – Meeting day / NZ label owners & artist reps

ABOUT GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014:
Going Global Music Summit 2014 is a showcase of new music featuring national artists, occurring 5th – 8th September alongside the Going Global Music Summit industry seminars.  The Summit takes place in central Auckland.

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.

If you’re an artist or band, label, promoter or collective who would like to be part of the LIVE MUSIC COMPONENT of Going Global Music Summit 2014, you can apply online now via www.goingglobal.co.nz

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 Recorded Music NZ.

TESTIMONIALS:
The Going Global showcase opened up some really positive things for us. Thank you. It was crucial for us to have this platform to play to international ears & has really helped us since.” – Hollie Fullbrook – TINY RUINS – 2013 showcasing artist.

“…a fun and collaborative atmosphere.” – Jon McIldowie, Festival Republic (UK)

“…a real bonus for our local music community” – Murray Cammick, Rip It Up (NZ)

“Going Global was a top-notch experience, from both a professional and personal standpoint. The other delegates were absolutely spectacular, offering not just a substantive look into various facets of the industry, but also the opportunity to forge business relationships and friendships I’ll carry throughout the rest of my life. The conference was extremely well-organized, right down to the evening showcases, which were a perfect representation of the wide range of exceptional talent coming out of this beautiful, energetic, and creative country. In fact, I’m now working with two artists who performed during last year’s showcases - Mel Parsons and Tom Lark!” – Shawnté Salabert, VP Creative – Sugaroo! Music & Licensing for Film, TV and Advertising (USA)

Week To Thursday, 17 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 4 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 8 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 5 24 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
4 4 11 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
5 - 1 Bird In The Thyme Tiny Ruins ArchHill
6 - 1 It’s Nothin’ Tyree feat. Donell Lewis Empire
7 - 1 Little Pills Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
8 3 28 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
9 - 1 Never See The Light Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
10 - 1 Fade Devilskin Rhythm/DRM

Week To Sunday, 20 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 4 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 9 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 3 9 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
4 4 3 Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave Dictaphone Blues BFTU/Rhythm/DRM
5 6 17 It’s Okay Deach feat. Donell Lewis Empire
6 7 8 Death Of You I Am Giant I Am Giant
7 - 2 100 Cups PNC Rhythm/DRM
8 10 19 Survivors Smashproof feat. Pieter T MTC
9 - 1 I Will Find You Nomad feat. Dave Dobbyn DRM
10 - 1 When You Asked Her To Stay Luckless Border/DRM

International and Industry Action

Winners of the NZ Cildren’s Music Awards announced on What Now
APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ proudly announce the winners in the New Zealand Children’s Music Awards. The awards were presented live on TV2’s What Now by Jason Kerrison, a first for the show.
The winners for the 2014 Children’s Music Awards are:
Recorded Music NZ Best Children’s Music Album (NZ Music Awards Tui)
Anika Moa Songs For Bubbas
APRA Best Children’s Music Song of the Year
Anika Moa Colours are Beautiful
What Now Best Children’s Music Video
Dragons Under My Bed video by Aimee Herd (performed & written by Kath Bee)

The Children’s Music Awards for Song, Video and Album are increasingly garnering public interest, with entries from some of our children’s longtime favourites alongside artists better known on mainstream radio airwaves. In celebration of this year’s awards APRA will be giving away a promotional album of the top entries, with more information being announced very soon.

‘How To Make Your Living From Music In New Zealand’. 
A free seminar/workshop for musicians is being held on Sunday August 17th, at 10 am on ‘How To Make Your Living From Music In New Zealand’. Run by IMNZ board member Ryan Kershaw, it features guest speaker Marshall Smith from the Sound Room and the Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand. In the two hour session, attendees will set new goals for themselves, and work on turning obstacles around. There will be opportunities to have their personal questions addressed and there will be time to meet other like-minded attendees.
Come away feeling strong, refreshed and ready to take the next step with your music. Ryan also presents us with the regular – and very insightful – ‘Music Talks’ series.
Make Your Living From Music In New Zealand workshop, Sunday 17th August, 10am, Parnell Room – Jubilee Building, Parnell, Auckland
http://www.ryankershawmusic.com/

On the live front

Head Like A Hole – free show
iHeartRadio and Radio Hauraki are presenting a free Head Like A Hole show in Auckland at the beginning of next month. Radio Hauraki’s Content Director, David Ridler, says this will be a rock spectacle not to be missed. In 2011 the band released their fifth studio album (their first in 14 years) and they are planning to release another album later this year. Attendees to the gig will have the chance to hear some of these new songs for the first time live, along with all the head banging hits from their previous albums. Anyone who wants to score themselves a double pass to the show, simply needs to head to www.iHeartRadio.co.nz before midnight on Thursday 24th July (today), and register to go in the draw for tickets. Show date: Friday 1st August – Auckland – Kings Arms. Thanks to Cheese on Toast.

Neil Finn ‘Dizzy Heights’ NZ Tour
Brent Eccles Entertainment is thrilled to announce a tour by one of New Zealand’s favourite performers and songwriters - Neil Finn. Neil will be accompanied by his latest six piece ensemble. The new band (including wife Sharon, Aistair Deverick of the Ruby Suns, Jessee Sheehan, Andrew Everding, Lisa Tomlins of Rhombus, and Finn) will perform new material from Finn’s critically acclaimed album “Dizzy Heights” as well as a swag of songs from his vast retrospective catalogue, including Crowded House, Split Enz, Finn Brothers and his own solo works. The recent four month “Dizzy Heights” world tour has seen Neil performing for over two hours a night. The shows have received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The 2014 world tour has played shows in Australia, The United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Dubai and Amsterdam so far, and these limited local dates are a continuation of that full production. Joining Neil as his special guest, opening these special shows, will be Bic Runga, who’s been awarded many music accolades since her first top ten hit “Drive” released back in 1996. Bic is currently working on her as yet unnamed fifth album.  These will be her first New Zealand shows since 2011′s The Acoustic Church tour. http://neilfinn.com/2014/07/dizzy-heights-nz-tour/

A welcome to Dylan, a salute to Mandela, and a historic Hamilton event marked this Friday
Garden Place will be the venue for a one-off historical performance this Friday. New Zealand’s biggest Dylan fan, Chris Rivers,  will perform a new song he’s written about Hamilton during the 1981 rugby springbok tour, to welcome Bob Dylan to the city. On 25 July, 2014, 33 years to the day, Rivers wants to acknowledge the Hamilton, 1981 tour protesters.   Five thousand protesters left from Garden Place to make their way to Rugby Park where a violent and terrifying ordeal awaited them. The 350 protesters who made it into the centre of the rugby field were surrounded by 25,000 angry rugby fans, who threw missiles at them and were yelling “We want rugby” and “kill, kill, kill”.  The protesters chanted back “the whole world is watching” as the footage was broadcast to South Africa.  Rivers’ song is called ‘The Whole World Is Watching’.  This chant is still used today in demonstrations, and was first used in 1968 by Vietnam War protesters outside the Chicago Hilton Hotel.  The origin of the words aren’t certain but many believe they come from the lyrics of the Bob Dylan song “When the Ship Comes In” from the 1964 album, ‘The Times They Are A Changin’. Friday July 25 – Rivers will perform ‘The Whole World is Watching’ at Garden Place, at 12.30 pm.
The River’s Edge Band are also performing at Auckland’s Dog’s Bollix on Saturday August 2. Read more…

New release fanfare

Dave Dobbyn releases tribute to Pike River 29
A live recording of  ‘This Love’, Dave Dobbyn’s moving tribute to the Pike River 29, is released this Friday July 25. The first performance of the piece, featuring the Orpheus Choir of Wellington and Wellington Young Voices, was recorded by Radio NZ Concert at a concert attended by members of the miners’ bereaved families. Before writing the song Dobbyn spent time in Greymouth with the families of the miners.  He felt their overwhelming grief. “I was very moved by their strength of community upon such a heavy loss of life.  It spoke of a shared deeper love that survives in hope”.  The song was commissioned by the Orpheus Choir with choral arrangement by conductor Mark Dorrell.   Also performing are Mark Vanilau (piano), Jo Barus (bass), Ross Burge (drums), and Chris Clark (cornet). Read more…

Dan Aux album debut
Resident George FM ‘Selectah’ DJ Dan Aux will drop his debut album Playlist on 1 August, before embarking on a nationwide tour of the country.  Including tracks with P-MoneyState of Mind and Fire & Ice, alongside a plethora of exciting features such as Raiza BizaTali,RandaImagine This & Gemma CopasEd WaakaAllday & Steven A. Clark, the album bumps between the bright stars, the break throughs and the brand news.  A teaser to his debut, Dan Aux dropped his first single ‘All Day’ last year, and has since been blessing the airwaves with follow up singles ‘Clockwork’, ‘Kelly Bundy’ and now ‘Get Ya Ass Up’, all the whilst working on perfecting his debut solo project.  In celebration of the album, Dan Aux will kick off his nationwide tour with a release party at Auckland’s Studio on Friday 1st August, which will also feature performances from P-Money, State of Mind, Randa & Cymbol 303 plus special guests. Playlist will be available for pre-order from iTunes in the week leading up to the release, and available for purchase in-stores and online from 1 August. Tickets for his Auckland Album Release Party are available now from dashtickets.co.nz.

New Mulholland single
New Zealand composer, musician, sound engineer and “visionary” Jol Mulholland - aka Mulholland - is set to release his sophomore album Stop And Start Again, which will be released Friday 5th September 2014 and is very proudly distributed in New Zealand by Rhythmethod and DRM.  The second single to be taken from the album is the optimistic guitar anthem “Loneliness For Free”, which is available to purchase from iTunes Friday 25th July.  The album features 11 melodic and assured tracks and includes the first single, the alt hit “Cry If You Want To” .

Ladi6’s Automatic to be released on vinyl
Produced by Parks (New Zealand) and legendary Hip Hop producer Waajeed (USA), Automatic was recorded at the renowned Studio A recording studio in Detroit, Michigan with Grammy Award Winning engineer Todd Fairall (Common, Mary J Blige) and mastered by Tom Coyne from Sterling Sound (D’Angelo, Beyonce, Adele). Now this critically acclaimed album is due for release on 12” vinyl pressed on 180gsm, through Wellington-based Rough Peel Music, available from August 1. Ladi6 has just completed a European tour including performing at Glastonbury and is currently on her debut USA tour. She returns to New Zealand for her nationwide tour beginning on 1 August, with support from Team Dynamite - who shot their Kung Fu-themed NZ On Air funded video for “Coconut Lime feat. Che Fu” over the weekend with film director Eddy Fifield. The video will be released late July, 2014 before heading out on a nationwide tour with Ladi6 in August. Find New Zealand tour dates.

Around the World

the church, Seekae, Voyager Among 40+ Acts Added to BIGSOUND Live

Get your BIGSOUND Live tix now!

The BIGSOUND juggernaut continues to roll as another 40+ artists are added to the Live lineup for the two-night festival of new music; including 3 New Zealand artists. Running the nights of September 10 – 11, BIGSOUND Live engulfs Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, taking in 140 hot new artists across 14 live venues.

The new lineup announcement welcomes the churchSeekaeVoyager Nicholas AlbrookThe FunkoarsPierce BrothersHayden JamesArt of Sleeping and Canada’s July Talk to the fold. They add to an already breathtaking list that includes the likes of Gold Fields,DMA’s, Holy Holy, BAD//DREEMS, Client Liaison, KINGSWOOD and REMI.

New Zealand artists performing will be Eden Mulholland, Males and Jesse Sheehan. 

BIGSOUND Live complements the three-day BIGSOUND conference program (September 10-12), which features speakers Neil Finnthe church, and Bluesfest’s Peter Noble, among many more just announced.
“It will be an honour and a privilege to host artists from France, Canada, New Zealand, the USA, and almost every state and territory of Australia in Fortitude Valley this September,” said Executive Programmer Nick O’Byrne.

“It’s no exaggeration to say that over two nights we’ll be showcasing some of the most exciting rock, hip hop, punk, metal, dance, pop, folk, roots andcountry music in the world. We reckon the quality of music and the incredible festival environment will firmly establish BIGSOUND as one of the most dynamic taste-making events in the international calendar. What makes it even more exciting is the unprecedented influx of music industry leaders who can’t wait to see and hear what we have to offer.”

The 2014 BIGSOUND Live program expands its footprint to include a grand total of 14 venues, including The Zoo, The Brightside and its outdoor stage, The Rev, Ric’s, Alhambra, Coniston Lane, Oh Hello, Black Bear Lodge and Press Club. The program also undertakes an exciting expansion north of Fortitude Valley’s Brunswick St Mall, to take in venues The Elephant, Crow Bar, The New Globe Theatre, and The Underdog.

The event once again welcomes the triple j Unearthed stage, with two acts still to be selected (visitwww.triplejunearthed.com for details), as well as a new inthemix electronic music stage. Full BIGSOUND event laminates will provide priority access to all venues over the two nights as well as to the BIGSOUND parties and conference events, while BIGSOUND Live passes give punters wrist-band access to the live shows for one of the best value tickets in the country.

BIGSOUND Live tickets are available for $69+bf from Oztix www.oztix.com.au, while those looking for the full BIGSOUND experience, including conference and party entry, have just a couple more weeks to grab special rate tickets from www.bigsound.org.au.

Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week To Thursday, 17 July 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 - 1 We Rise Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
2 1 2 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
3 2 2 Collisions EP Lizzie Marvelly Rhythm/DRM
4 3 24 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
5 5 6 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
6 6 33 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
7 - 1 Some Were Meant For Sea Tiny Ruins ArchHill/Spunk
8 10 145 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x3
9 8 44 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
10 4 3 The Codes PNC Rhythm/DRM
11 11 56 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
12 7 11 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
13 12 48 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
14 13 249 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
15 - 9 Back To The Well Midge Marsden Rhythm/DRM
16 - 85 The Horrifying Truth I Am Giant I Am Giant gold x1
17 18 77 Light Years Kora Rhythm/DRM gold x1
18 - 77 Home Brew Home Brew FMG gold x1
19 19 2 Taku Mei Ao: Maori Songs For Children Nga Pihi Ode/DRM
20 20 59 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM

Top 10 IMNZ Singles – Week To Thursday, 17 July 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 4 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 8 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 5 24 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
4 4 11 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
5 - 1 Bird In The Thyme Tiny Ruins ArchHill
6 - 1 It’s Nothin’ Tyree feat. Donell Lewis Empire
7 - 1 Little Pills Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
8 3 28 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
9 - 1 Never See The Light Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
10 - 1 Fade Devilskin Rhythm/DRM

Top 10 IMNZ Airplay – Week To Sunday, 20 July 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 4 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 9 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 3 9 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
4 4 3 Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave Dictaphone Blues BFTU/Rhythm/DRM
5 6 17 It’s Okay Deach feat. Donell Lewis Empire
6 7 8 Death Of You I Am Giant I Am Giant
7 - 2 100 Cups PNC Rhythm/DRM
8 10 19 Survivors Smashproof feat. Pieter T MTC
9 - 1 I Will Find You Nomad feat. Dave Dobbyn DRM
10 - 1 When You Asked Her To Stay Luckless Border/DRM

Going Global Music Summit 2014 – Dates / Artist Applications

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Press Release – Dates / Artist Applications

Going Global Music Summit 2014 – What you need to know before you go.

Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 will be held in Auckland this September – the dates are listed below.

Performing Artist applications are now open at www.goingglobal.co.nz and will close Monday, August 11th 2014.

With another great list of international speakers currently being booked, and continued success being reported from previous attendees, GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 continues to provide global business opportunities, showcases and educational awareness within the New Zealand music community.

GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014

Friday 5th September – LABEL focus

Saturday 6th September – ARTIST focus

Monday 8th September – Meeting day / NZ label owners & artist reps

ABOUT GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014:

Going Global Music Summit 2014 is a showcase of new music featuring national artists, occurring in September (5th – 8th September) alongside the Going Global Music Summit industry seminars. The Summit takes place in central Auckland.

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.

If you’re an artist or band, label, promoter or collective who would like to be part of the LIVE MUSIC COMPONENT of Going Global Music Summit 2014, you can apply online now via www.goingglobal.co.nz

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 Recorded Music NZ.

TESTIMONIALS:

“The Going Global showcase opened up some really positive things for us. Thank you. It was crucial for us to have this platform to play to international ears & has really helped us since.” – Hollie Fullbrook (TINY RUINS – 2013 showcasing artist)

“…a fun and collaborative atmosphere.” – Jon McIldowie, Festival Republic (UK)

“…a real bonus for our local music community” – Murray Cammick, Rip It Up (NZ)

“Going Global was a top-notch experience, from both a professional and personal standpoint. The other delegates were absolutely spectacular, offering not just a substantive look into various facets of the industry, but also the opportunity to forge business relationships and friendships I’ll carry throughout the rest of my life. The conference was extremely well-organized, right down to the evening showcases, which were a perfect representation of the wide range of exceptional talent coming out of this beautiful, energetic, and creative country. In fact, I’m now working with two artists who performed during last year’s showcases – Mel Parsons and Tom Lark!” – Shawnté Salabert, VP Creative – Sugaroo! Music & Licensing for Film, TV and Advertising (USA)

IMNZ Newsletter & Charts to July 13: Over 900 labels sign the Fair Digital Deals Declaration

Over 900 music companies from all around the world have so far signed the ‘ Fair Digital Deals Declaration’ which was launched last Wednesday July 16 – we are thrilled with this huge groundswell of unity from within the independent music sector worldwide; and New Zealand labels have been an integral part of this movement. To read the Declaration, and see who has signed, head to the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) website. And in our round the World section, you can read an internationally published articles from Billboard about the impact of the Declaration.
Here are the New Zealand labels who have signed so far:

NEW ZEALAND Aeroplane Music Services Arch Hill Recordings Blind Date Records Cape Road Recordings Dunedinmusic.com Fat Freddy’s Drop (The Drop Ltd) Fishrider Records Flying Nun Records Kingsford Road Records Let The People Speak Loopy Fruit Neptunz Quabax Wax Rattle Records Round Trip Mars Ryan Kershaw Ltd Tikidub Productions Ltd Torch Music Triple A Records (Allgood Absolute Alternative) – See more at: http://winformusic.org/fair-digital-deals-signatories/#sthash.shlJebyx.dpuf

NEW ZEALAND
Aeroplane Music Services
Arch Hill Recordings
Blind Date Records
Cape Road Recordings
Dunedinmusic.com
Fat Freddy’s Drop (The Drop Ltd)
Fishrider Records
Flying Nun Records
Kingsford Road Records
Let The People Speak
Loopy Fruit
Neptunz
Quabax Wax
Rattle Records
Round Trip Mars
Ryan Kershaw Ltd
Tikidub Productions Ltd
Torch Music
Triple A Records (Allgood Absolute Alternative)

Week To Thursday, 10 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 - 1 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
2 - 1 Collisions EP Lizzie Marvelly Rhythm/DRM
3 1 23 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
4 2 2 The Codes PNC Rhythm/DRM
5 4 5 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
6 5 32 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
7 3 10 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
8 6 43 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
9 - 1 PGT/GRR Louie Knuxx DRM
10 11 144 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x3
11 10 55 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
12 18 47 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
13 14 248 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
14 - 55 Delta Shapeshifter Truetone gold x1
15 - 14 Dynamite! Tami Neilson Southbound
16 20 177 Jah Rydem 1814 Ode/DRM gold x1
17 15 8 Tom’s Lunch EP The Phoenix Foundation PhoenixFoundation
18 17 76 Light Years Kora Rhythm/DRM gold x1
19 - 1 Taku Mei Ao: Maori Songs For Children Nga Pihi Ode/DRM
20 16 58 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM

Week To Thursday, 10 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 3 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 2 7 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 4 27 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
4 5 10 Start A Revolution Devilskin DRM
5 7 23 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
6 6 9 Death Of You I Am Giant I Am Giant
7 9 44 Runnin’ David Dallas Dirty/FMG plat x1
8 - 1 Baddest P-Money And Gappy Ranks FMG
9 - 35 The Wire David Dallas feat. Ruby Frost Dirty/FMG gold x1
10 - 49 In Colour Shapeshifter Truetone plat x1


Creative Industries add $3.5 billion to NZ’s GDP & WeCreate.org.nz formed to Champion the Creative Sector

IMNZ are proud members of the Copyright Council and their newly-minted initiative to champion NZ’s creative sectors -http://www.wecreate.org.nz/

As part of this, a new report shows that books, music, television and film sectors of New Zealand’s creative industries annually contribute more than $3.5 billion to the local economy.

By comparison, these components of the creative industries are similar in size to the forestry sector, double the size of the printing sector, and half the size of sheep, beef cattle and grain farming.

The four creative sectors also support the full-time employment of up to 15,000 authors, publishers, musicians, actors and writers directly. The figure rises to more than 30,000 once other suppliers and associated businesses within the industries are counted.

The figures come from a report prepared by PwC for WeCreate.org.nz on the impacts of music, book publishing and film and television. The report summarises the findings of individual studies conducted by each sector and is based on the latest industry data available for each[2].

WeCreate.org.nz officially launches today (10 July) and is an alliance of 20 members of the creative industries in New Zealand formed to represent, champion and foster the sector.

Sectors represented include television, film, books, music, games, photography and visual arts. Foundation members include Recorded Music NZ, Copyright Licensing NZ, The NZ Screen Association, the Publishers Association of NZ (PANZ), the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA), the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Artists Alliance.

Figures from the PwC report reveal:

  • Book publishing provides a total 5,160 full time equivalent jobs (2,940 direct) and has a total impact on GDP of $382 million ($160 million direct)[6].
  • The music industry provides a total 4,077 full time equivalent jobs (1,670 direct) and has a total impact on GDP of $452 million ($205 million direct)[7].
  • Film and television provides a total 21,315 full time equivalent jobs (10,284 direct) and has a total impact on GDP of $2,781 million ($1,282 million direct)[8]. The sector delivers a total impact of $1,376 million in terms of labour income.

To read the full report outlining the Economic contribution of the New Zealand music industry, 2012 and 2013, vist theWeCreate site here.

PWC report [PDF 618.47 KB]
http://www.thebigidea.co.nz/news/industry-news/2014/jul/142806-creative-industries-add-35-billion-to-nzs-gdp

Week To Sunday, 13 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 2 3 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 1 8 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 4 8 Start A Revolution Devilskin Rhythm/DRM
4 8 2 Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave Dictaphone Blues Rhythm/DRM
5 3 11 Bob Lennon John Dylan The Phoenix Foundation PhoenixFoundation
6 7 16 It’s Okay Deach feat. Donell Lewis Empire
7 - 7 Death Of You I Am Giant I Am Giant
8 9 3 Bottles Sid Diamond feat. PNC And Pieter T MTC
9 - 1 Transmission I Am Giant I Am Giant
10 5 18 Survivors Smashproof feat. Pieter T MTC

International and Industry Action

Artist applications open now for the Going Global Music Summit
If you’re an artist or band, label, promoter or collective who would like to be part of the LIVE MUSIC COMPONENT of Going Global Music Summit, you can apply now via the link below.
ABOUT GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT:
Going Global Music Summit is a showcase of new music featuring national artists, occurring in September along with the Going Global Music Summit industry seminars. The Summit takes place in Auckland, September 5 – 8th.
Going Global Music Summit 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 and discussions. The focus is on new music and as such live music showcases aim to reflect diversity and originality in contemporary live music practice.
http://www.goingglobal.co.nz/

#8 of Ryan Kershaw’s Music Talks series is here: he interviews freelance event manager Anna Fawcett, who has helped behind the scenes at the Laneway Festival and Creative House, and is now in Europe heavily involved with the massive Edinburgh Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW_fLLjty54

Beatnik Publishing have launched a crowd-funding campaign to help publish a book of the visual works of Chris Knox 1965-2014 to be titled “Grafix Knox: The Graphic Art of Chris Knox“. You can watch the promo clip here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNuz5HpDW1Q
Head on over to the Fundnation site to read more about the project and consider pledging something.
(Thanks to Cheese on Toast).

APRA presents Songwriter Speaks with King Kapisi
King Kapisi
 is a force to be reckoned with. He is a stalwart of the NZ music scene and is extremely well respected as a songwriter and performer. As an independent music artist, he manages his career and essentially does it all. He is constantly writing, producing, performing, and working on music as well as his other ventures, which include managing events and hosting a radio and TV show.

 He has represented Kiwi music on an international scale, performing at various festivals and events around the world. As a songwriter, King Kapisinotably won the Silver Scroll Award in 1999 for “Reverse Resistance” and through his own releases and collaborations; he has a huge catalogue of music. At this session King Kapisiwill talk about song writing, share his song writing process, as well as a stories behind some of his songs and music. Given his wealth of experience and knowledge he will have a lot to discuss and share on the night. 

Tuesday 5 August
 – APRA AMCOS office, Auckland, 
6-8pm
- Free. For more information and to RSVP click here

Chills off to Europe for tour in the sun
Timothy Brown, Otago Daily Times) Martin Phillipps is ditching Dunedin’s nights of chill blue and heading to the sunshine of Europe. For the first time in almost two decades, cult Dunedin band The Chills is touring the UK and Europe. ”I think it was ’96 that we last toured [Europe] properly, so it’s been a long time,” frontman Phillipps told the Otago Daily Times yesterday. Phillips and his band mates – bassist James Dickson, drummer Todd Knudson, violinist Erica Sally and keyboardist Oli Wilson – left New Zealand this morning for a nine-date tour in support of the band’s new album Silver Bullets, which is scheduled to be released next year. Phillipps would remain in London and mix the album after the tour finished. The tour begins on July 23 in Leeds and concludes on August 2 with a show played as part of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Read the full story…

On the live front

RHYTHM AND ALPS 2014 LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT
It won’t be too long until summer is here andRhythm and Alps will hit the Cardrona Valley once again with an exciting and diverse line up of international and local artists, sure to give festival goers an unforgettable New Year’s experience. Last year the festival sold out and with a capacity of only 10,000 tickets this year’s festival is selling fast and is expected to sell out. UK chart toppers Bastille were announced last month as the first in the list of artists playing, and now the rest of the lineup is revealed.
Bastille/Shapeshifter
Zane Lowe/ Chet Faker/Just Blaze
London Elektricity & MC Wrec
DC Breaks/MØ/Mr Carmack
Mad Professor/Addison Groove
The Cuban Brothers/ State of Mind
Ayah Marar/Meta and the Cornerstones
Little May/Team Dynamite/Doprah/Sorceress
Kamandi/Haz Beats/Longwalkshortdock
The Nomad/Kev Fresh/Uone/Timmus
Drax Project/Play DJ’s
Deep Fried Dub/Ribera
More information on artists can be found atwww.rhythmandalps.co.nz

Ticket Information

Golden Curtain will play their first ever Auckland show at The Wine Cellar on Saturday August 2nd, joined by The Roulettes and newcomers Fazerdaze.  Golden Curtain are based in Napier – but they have quite the ‘Cosmocolitan’ history (the name of their label).They all come from great bands - Andrew McKenzie (Grand Prix), Andrew Gladstone (Garageland) and Brad Gamble (A Twin Moon). In fact, bassist Brad Gamble was named by US music blog Caught in the Carousel as one of the current “Eight Bass Players You Should Know About” – in the company of the bassists from Sierra, Elephant Stone, Peter Hook and the Light, Northern Arms, Camera Obscura, Lee Ranaldo and the Dust, andPalms. 
http://caughtinthecarousel.com/eight-bass-players-know/ You’ll have heard The Roulettes (Outrageous Fortune, Kiwi FM, bNets… and The Rock). Formed by dynamic duo Ben Grant and Justin McLean in the ‘00s, they are now backed by the relaxed muscle of Mark Queenin on drums, returning with a short sharp album of killer tunes. Fazerdaze are a new local sensation, picked by Charlotte Ryanof Kiwi FM as most likely to succeed – new to the scene but fast becoming an indie fixture. See the event details here.

10 New Zealand music acts are teaming up with Kim Dotcom to bring a nationwide tour of the Party Party, with the aim of inspiring people getting out to vote in New Zealand’s upcoming election. Kim Dotcom loves to throw a party and has been waiting for this opportunity since unfortunate circumstances lead to the cancellation of his Party Party at Vector Arena earlier this year. Acts partying are Sons of Zion, State of Mind (with MC Woody), Optimus Gryme, Kamandi, PNC, L.A.B (Laughton & Brad Kora), Kamandi, Tommy IllBeat Moband Team Dynamite, with host Kim Dotcom.
For tickets and more information:
Auckland – July 23, The Studio
Christchurch – July 24, The Foundry
Wellington – July 25, James Cabaret
Dunedin – July 26, Sammy’s

New release fanfare

Toddler Time: Songs For Boys
A hand-picked selection of fun songs for pre-schoolers. With a variety of instruments, singers and musical styles, ‘Songs for Boys‘ is enjoyable listening for all the family! The Toddler Time series is a collection of quality albums for kids at affordable prices. Proudly made in New Zealand by Universal Children’s Audio. Tracklisting: 1. Puff the Magic Dragon / 2. This Old Man / 3. Morningtown Ride / 4. Down By the Station / 5. Clickety Clack / 6. Twinkle Little Motor Car / 7. The Wheel Song / 8. Aeroplane Song / 9. Hip Hop Black Sheep / 10. Grand Old Duke of York / 11. The Wheels on the Bus / 12. Back Up Dance / 13. Old King Cole / 14. Traffic Lights / 15. Tricky the Clown / 16. Little Boy Blue / 17. Sleepwalking John / 18. Brave Willie Winkie / 19. Dance to Your Daddy / 20. Lavender’s Blue Lullaby
Toddler Time: Songs For Girls
Tracklisting: 1. Big Sister / 2. The Library Song / 3. Fairies in Our Garden / 4. Two Little Love Hearts / 5. Pretty Little Ponies / 6. Ride-a-cock Horse / 7. Polly Put the Kettle On / 8. I Am Granny’s Teapot / 9. I Love Little Pussy / 10. Lavenders Purple 11. Mary Mary in the Garden / 12. Golden Sun Blue Sky / 13. Little Miss Muffet / 14. Mary Had A Little Lamb / 15. Little Bo Peep 16. Grandma’s Glasses / 17. Ring-o-Roses / 18. Music Box / 19. Rock-a-bye Baby / 20. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

PMONEY & GAPPY RANKS ‘THE BADDEST’ EP
An international collaboration of prolific proportions, one of New Zealand’s most iconic producers, P‐Money, has joined forces with beacon of British reggae, Gappy Ranks, to release The Baddest EP. The unlikely pair were introduced following Gappy Ranks‘ performance at local reggae festival Raggamuffin. That email intro by a mutual friend culminated in the long distance production of the first single off the EP of the same name, ‘The Baddest’ ‐ entirely over the web. The dynamic duo finally met for the first time on set for a video shoot for the track ‐ a video which dropped via a premiere on Large Up. Filmed in Melbourne and directed by Tim McCartney, the Japanese‐police‐car‐featured, fire‐friendly flick, with even friendlier dancers, lives up to the title track’s name. It’s badass. It’s also a track that pricked the ears of some prominent supporters, including legendary DJ Max Glazer, Bobby Konders of New York radio station’s Hot 97 and Jillionaire of Major Lazer, with the heat the single received prompting the full‐ blown collaboration. Read more…

MISLED CONVOY ‘TICKLING THE DRAGON’S TAIL
Misled Convoy is ambient sound dripping in dub, from Mike Hodgson (Pitch Black). The album drifts effortlessly between strands of electronic music, with the cinematic ambience, quivering basslines, and moments reminiscent of early ‘Futureproof’ tracks.  For ‘No Ganja required’, Mike collaborated with Greece’s Vlastur, twisting his Ganja Man’ original into an intricately crafted deep space skank, which comes to land on the sparse and haunting soundscape of Pity to destroy something so beautiful’. Read more…

The Attic Singles Club: Anthonie Tonnon
The Attic is excited to present the seventh instalment of The Attic Singles Club featuring Dunedin-raised raconteur Anthonie Tonnon. Breaking Singles Club tradition, the A-side ‘Multiple Lives‘ was neither recorded in The Attic nor in the country but instead performed live in Seattle. This bare-bones rendition originally from Tonnon’s former band’s album Up Here For Dancing would be his last song in the land of the free before his visa expired.  For the B-side, before his American tour and during his break-neck NZ summer tour, Tonnon returned home with Seattle based touring partner Shenandoah Davis in tow to record a haunting cover of the Jarvis Cocker-penned Charlotte Gainsbourg track ‘The Operation’.  ‘Multiple Lives (live)’ was recorded by Gary Mula at Columbia City Theatre, Seattle on May 31st 2014. ‘The Operation (feat. Shenandoah Davis)’ was recorded byAdrian Ng in The Attic, Dunedin on February 3rd 2014. Both tracks are delivered to your ears for free and at the end of the year the collection will be compiled into one physical release. Previous single club releases: www.theatticrattle.bandcamp.com

Around the World

Global Indie Sector Unites To Launch ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’ 
From Billboard.com
Over 700 indie labels (UPDATE: now over 900) have given their backing to a major new initiative promoting fair and transparent accounting to artists and music companies in respect of digital revenues.

Representatives of Domino, Cooking Vinyl, Epitaph, Because Music, Glassnote, Mushroom Group, Nettwerk, Ninja Tune, Secretly Canadian, Saddle Creek, Sub Pop, Tommy Boy, XL Recordings and the Beggars Group, representing 4AD, Matador and Rough Trade, are among the 700-plus signatories of the ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’ – a firm commitment from the global independent community to treat artists fairly in relation to the digital exploitation of recorded works with third parties.

The ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’ initiative has been coordinated by the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) and will be officially launched tomorrow (Wednesday, July 16) with a ‘Worldwide Declaration Signing Day. The campaign can be followed at the @winformusic Twitter account where updates from trade associations and participating labels from across the world will be added using the hashtag #fairdigitaldeal4artists.
Included within the ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration’ are five key points that signatories agree to abide by. They are:

1. Ensure that artists’ share of download and streaming revenues is clearly explained in recording agreements and royalty statements in reasonable summary form.
2. Account to artists a good-faith pro-rata share of any revenues and other compensation from digital services that stem from the monetization of recordings but are not attributed to specific recordings or performances.
3. Encourage better standards of information from digital services on the usage and monetization of music.
4. Support artists who choose to oppose, including publicly, unauthorized uses of their music.
5. Support the collective position of the global independent record company sector.
Out of those five points, the promise to deliver a “good-faith pro-rata share of any revenues from digital services… not attributed to specific recordings” is particularly significant as it stands in direct opposition to the existing standard practice of large rights holders and some major labels receiving favorable deals with digital services, which include guaranteed payment amounts or an equity share in the company.

Since these ‘hidden income’ payments are not attributable to the use of individual recordings they are not passed onto the artists or independent labels that they distribute. The WIN declaration makes it clear that, going forward, signatory companies will “share the benefits of dealing with digital services fairly and clearly with artists.”

Alongside the ‘Fair Digital Deals Declaration,’ WIN has also put forward a ‘Global Independent Manifesto made up of ten points, one of which states that independents “deserve equal market access and parity of terms with Universal, Sony and Warner, and an independent copyright should be valued and remunerated at the same level as a major company copyright.”
The manifesto also calls for transparency in the digital music market and that any music used by third party operators be subject to fairly negotiated licensing terms.
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“We oppose further consolidation in the recorded music, publishing and radio sectors since this is bad for independent music companies, their artists and fans,” the ten point pledge additionally states.

“Why wouldn’t we treat artists fairly? It seems so obvious that we shouldn’t have to say it, but let’s say it, loud and proud,” commented Martin Mills, Group Chairman of the Beggars Group, in a statement to launch the declaration.

“We believe that this new initiative, which seeks to put in place simple, fair and transparent guidelines for labels dealing with third party digital partners is a template for best practice,” added WIN chairman Alison Wenham.

“We invite companies – majors and indies – to join the hundreds of companies who have already signed and put a stop to the practise of diverting revenues from the artists without whom we would not have a business,” Wenham went on to state.

“The bedrock of trust between artists and labels is artists receiving a fair share of the revenue that is earned from their work, where labels convey financial terms transparently and comprehensibly to artists,” added Darius Van Arman, co-founder of the Secretly Group. “Our signing of the Labels’ Fair Digital Deals Declaration demonstrates our commitment to this ideal and is an invitation to all industry participants to make the same commitment.”
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/indies/6157651/global-indie-sector-unites-to-launch-fair-digital-deals-declaration

Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week To Thursday, 10 July 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 - 1 Science & Survival I Am Giant I Am Giant
2 - 1 Collisions EP Lizzie Marvelly Rhythm/DRM
3 1 23 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
4 2 2 The Codes PNC Rhythm/DRM
5 4 5 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
6 5 32 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
7 3 10 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
8 6 43 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
9 - 1 PGT/GRR Louie Knuxx DRM
10 11 144 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x3
11 10 55 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
12 18 47 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
13 14 248 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
14 - 55 Delta Shapeshifter Truetone gold x1
15 - 14 Dynamite! Tami Neilson Southbound
16 20 177 Jah Rydem 1814 Ode/DRM gold x1
17 15 8 Tom’s Lunch EP The Phoenix Foundation PhoenixFoundation
18 17 76 Light Years Kora Rhythm/DRM gold x1
19 - 1 Taku Mei Ao: Maori Songs For Children Nga Pihi Ode/DRM
20 16 58 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM

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