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

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

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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

Top 10 IMNZ Airplay – Week To Sunday, 13 July 2014

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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

IMNZ Newsletter & Charts to July 6: New IMNZ Board & WIN Launches Fair Digital Deals Declaration For Artists

Apologies for the delay this week…we have an important announcement we wanted to get out to you regarding an international independents’ initiative.  Also, we had our Annual General Meeting last week; it was a good gathering of indie label folk, all busily working on providing you with excellent New Zealand music. Our new Board was elected, and it’s a great bunch – read on for the goss on who’s helming us this year.

Week To Thursday, 3 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 22 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
2 - 1 The Codes PNC Rhythm/DRM
3 6 9 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
4 2 4 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
5 5 31 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
6 3 42 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
7 - 1 Volume 1: Box Set The Bats FlyingNun
8 - 1 Compiletely Bats The Bats FlyingNun
9 - 1 The Law Of Things The Bats FlyingNun
10 11 54 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
11 7 143 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x3
12 - 25 Low And Behold, High And Beyond Sola Rosa Rhythm/DRM
13 - 1 Backpack Travels Buckshot And P-Money Dirty/DawnRaid
14 9 247 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
15 12 7 Tom’s Lunch EP The Phoenix Foundation PhoenixFoundation
16 19 57 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM
17 - 75 Light Years Kora Rhythm/DRM gold x1
18 8 46 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
19 - 76 Home Brew Home Brew FMG gold x1
20 17 176 Jah Rydem 1814 Ode/DRM gold x1


Experienced Players join the IMNZ Board
Independent Music New Zealand, the trade association for New Zealand independent record labels, last week elected the new Board which will helm the organisation for the next 12 months; and there is a great range of experience amongst the team.

There are five new additions to the Board: Matthew Davis (Flying Nun Records/Flying Out), Rodney Hewson (Coynash Recordings: Jesse Sheehan, Anika Moa), Peter McLennan (Loopy Fruit Recordings: Hallelujah Picassos, Dub Asylum), Craig Pearce (The Phoenix Foundation/The Black Seeds) and Catherine Tunks (ToiToi Music: BlackSandDiva, The Boom Cat/Dave Alley).

They join incumbent Board members: Chair Christy Whelan (Kingsford Road Records), Deputy Chair Scott Muir (Dunedinmusic.com), Jan Hellriegel (Aeroplane Music Services), and Ryan Kershaw (Ryan Kershaw).

Chair Christy Whelan says, “The make-up of the 2014/15 Board reflects a cross-section of IMNZ’s membership, and I have no doubt that IMNZ and its members will flourish under the guidance of this new and experienced, yet dynamic, Board”.

Stepping down from the Board this year are previous Chair, and one of the founders of IMNZ, Ben Howe (Arch Hill Recordings/Flying Nun),Arani Cuthbert (Diva Productions: The Topp Twins), Ninakaye Taanetinorau (Tikidub: Tiki Taane) and Dean ‘Dino’ Lawton (The Music Agency). IMNZ is very grateful for their contributions; the organisation thrives on the experience and energy brought to it by working with music professionals who are passionate about the independent sector. All retiring Board members will remain members of IMNZ.

IMNZ Board 2014/2015:

Chair
Whelan, Christy – Kingsford Road Records – Auckland

Deputy Chair
Muir, Scott - Dunedinmusic.com Ltd  – Dunedin

IMNZ Board
Davis, Matthew - Flying Nun Records – Auckland
Hellriegel, Jan - Aeroplane Music Services – Auckland
Hewson, Rodney - Coynash Recordings – Auckland
Kershaw, Ryan – Ryan Kershaw – Auckland
McLennan, Peter – Loopy Fruit Recordings – Auckland
Pearce, Craig – The Black Seeds/The Phoenix Foundation – Wellington
Tunks, Catherine (Cat) – ToiToi Music – Auckland

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Week To Thursday, 3 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 2 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
2 3 6 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
3 - 1 Standing On The Sun (And I Like The View) I Am Giant I Am Giant
4 4 26 Bridges Broods DrydenStreet gold x1
5 5 9 Start A Revolution Devilskin DRM
6 8 8 Death Of You I Am Giant I Am Giant
7 6 22 Never Gonna Change Broods DrydenStreet
8 9 5 Razor Wire Reality I Am Giant I Am Giant
9 7 43 Runnin’ David Dallas Dirty/FMG/ plat x1
10 - 3 Minefield I Am Giant I Am Giant


WIN LAUNCHES FAIR DIGITAL DEALS DECLARATION FOR ARTISTS – IMNZ ENDORSED

Worldwide Declaration Signing Day Scheduled for 16th July 

“The big print giveth and the small print taketh away. ”  -  Tom Waits

London, July 15th 2014 – The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the organisation that represents the interests of the global independent music community, has announced a major new initiative, ‘The Fair Digital Deals Declaration,’ which will be launched with a Worldwide Declaration Signing Day on July 16th. @winformusic

The Fair Digital Deals Declaration is a statement of commitment made by independent record labels to treat their artists fairly in agreements relating to digital exploitation of artists’ work in recorded music agreements with third parties.

The campaign can be followed on Twitter from the @winformusic account throughout the day where updates from trade associations and labels across the world, including photos and Declaration signing news, will be added using the hashtag #fairdigitaldeal4artists.

In today’s music industry, new digital services launch regularly, and existing services continue to launch new features. In recent years a pattern has emerged whereby large rights owners can secure huge lump sum payments, typically for equity, access, administration, ‘breakage’ and other non-attributable charges.  The artist community has understandably expressed growing concern about the apparent disparity between the value of the overall deal to the rights holder versus the per-stream rate which is often the only revenue shared with the artist.  As it is the artist whose work creates all such revenues, the WIN community has determined to adopt a clear stance for the artist community.

The WIN Declaration makes it clear that signatory companies will share the benefits of dealing with digital services fairly and clearly with artists. This is to amplify our commitment to fairness and transparency, and to ensuring a sustainable economic relationship between the independent recorded music industry and the artists it partners with tobring their music to market.

There are 5 key points to the declaration as follows:

·      We will ensure that artists’ share of download and streaming revenues is clearly explained in recording agreements and royalty statements in reasonable summary form.

·      We will account to artists a good-faith pro-rata share of any revenues and other compensation from digital servicesthat stem from the monetisation of recordings but are not attributed to specific recordings or performances. 

·      We will encourage better standards of information from digital services on the usage and monetisation of music.

·      We will support artists who choose to oppose, including publicly, unauthorized uses of their music. 

·      We will support the collective position of the global independent record company sector as outlined in the Global Independent Manifesto.

Any label signing up to this declaration will also commit to communicating to their artists that they have signed the Declaration. They will agree to attach a signed copy of the Declaration to their artists’ royalty statements at the next royalty payment run to demonstrate their support for the initiative.

In addition WIN will coordinate a Worldwide Declaration Signing Day on July 16th with independent music trade associations around the world announcing their individual member labels’ support through local and international media channels.

Alison Wenham, Chairman of WIN said, “A healthy commercial relationship based on mutual trust and partnership between artists and labels is critical to the long term financial health of our industry. We believe that this new initiative, which seeks to put in place simple, fair and transparent guidelines for labels dealing with third partydigital partners is a template for best practice. 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.”

The group who developed the Declaration consisted of Emmanuel de Buretel/Because, Martin Mills/Beggars, Alison Wenham/WIN, Justin West/Secret City, Darius Van Arman/Secretly Group, Florian Von Hoyer/Altofonte, Doug D’Arcy/Faith and Hope, all members of the WIN Council.

Martin Mills, Group Chairman of the Beggars Group said: “ 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”.

Darius Van Arman, co-founder of the Secretly Group said: Dead Oceans / Jagjaguwar / Numero Group / Secretly Canadian, added: “The bedrock of trust between artists and labels is artists receiving a fair share of the revenue that is earned fromtheir work, where labels convey financial terms transparently and comprehensibly to artists. This is how the independents prefer to do business. 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.”
Justin West, President of Secret City Records commented: “No constructive businessrelationship is sustainable without fairness and transparency. The more that we all reinforce those principles, the stronger an industry we will be.”
Emmanuel de Buretel, Founder of Because Group said: “The dematerialization of music distribution has opened and simplified the access of music to consumers, but deals with digital platforms have seriously complicated reporting between the artists and the labels. The only way to create a long lasting relationship between artists and labels is to apply total transparency with regards to our deals with the distribution platforms and that is what this Declaration promises from us.”

Christy Whelan, Chairperson of Independent Music NZ said: “We at IMNZ are proud to support this initiative and demonstrate our commitment to fairness and transparency when dealing with the complex issue of Artists’ digital rights.”

Our special thanks to Tom Waits for permission to use his quote.

Week To Sunday, 6 July 2014
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 7 With You Jupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen Corry LTPS
2 2 2 Mother & Father Broods DrydenStreet
3 5 10 Bob Lennon John Dylan The Phoenix Foundation PhoenixFoundation
4 3 7 Start A Revolution Devilskin DRM
5 4 17 Survivors Smashproof feat. Pieter T MTC
6 - 1 100 Cups PNC Rhythm/DRM
7 7 15 It’s Okay Deach feat. Donell Lewis Empire
8 - 1 Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave Dictaphone Blues Rhythm/DRM
9 - 2 Bottles Sid Diamond feat. PNC And Pieter T MTC
10 - 1 Lazy Boy Robert Scott feat. Tiny Ruins FlyingNun

International and Industry Action

Entries for the 7th year of the Māori Music Awards 2014 are now open. 
Click here to find out more about eligibility.
The Mandate of the Waiata Māori Music Awards is to produce and maintain a music competition that is open to all Māori music industry professionals i.e. all composers and artists. Their aim is to have all entries secretly judged in a non-biased way by active members of the Māori music industry and audited by a chartered accountant. Their vision is to produce a gala awards ceremony that will focus on the diversity and excellence of Māori Music in Aotearoa (New Zealand) featuring performances by current, or past finalists, and winners. And the Mission of the Waiata Māori Music Awards is to acknowledge and honour the keepers, teachers, promoters, creators and performers of Māori music; to continue to develop and promote the diversity of all Māori music; to showcase and celebrate the excellence of Māori music; to recognise the unique vision of Māori composers and musicians; and to enrich this rich cultural voice. Facebook page.

Be good to help Jonny be good
A group of Kiwi musicians are raising their sticks to get one of their own back behind the skins, with the impetus of Parachute Music. Jonothan Wilson is the original little drummer boy. Dude’s been killing the skins since he was tall enough to pound a snare. And he’s good. Real good. In fact, if you’re a Kiwi muso, he’s the guy you call for a beat. But here’s the bummer. A few months ago, Jono and his beautiful wife were in a pretty bad crash. Our guy was pretty badly injured. He spent weeks in a coma with severe brain trauma. Although he’s awake now, he’s got a long recovery – and expensive – ahead of him.  So they’ve made Jono a little mixtape, full of exclusive gems and material written by a community of musicians that he’s played with over the years. Clap Clap RiotAvalanche CityGreat NorthJesse SheehanLydia ColeNathan King and heaps more – they’ve all come to the party, donating a bunch of never-heard-before tracks, b-sides and musical tributes to the man himself. So there you have it. Nine artists and one extended musical ‘Get Well Soon’ card. Get some great tunes. Give generously. And help Jonny be good.
www.jonnybegood.co.nz

Janine & The Mixtape  will be opening for R&B/Soul artists DALEY (UK) in Washington DC & NYC before headlining a couple of her own shows in NYC & LA. Here are her US dates.

Following Aussie producer Joel Fletcher’s triple platinum remix of Savage’s already worldwide smash hit ‘Swing’, Savage has has inked a deal with Ministry of Sound. Diverging into dance, the founding member of the Deceptikonz will record a new EP with Ministry of Sound, due for release in 2014. Making his mark across the Tasman, Savage has also recently played a number of shows across Australia, from a series of headline shows to festivals including Pacha Festival, Rhythm n Rhyme and Breath of Life. Savage & Joel Fletcher’s ‘Swing’ also hit #1 on the ARIA Australian Artist Singles charts, #2 on the singles charts and broke the Top 10 in the NZ artist singles charts.After a breakthrough international placement in hit US comedy Knocked Up, the original single was also certified platinum in the USA in November 2008 and currently stands at over 2 million singles sold. Read more…

Aaradhna has signed a production deal with legendary US label Truth & Soul for her new record, following her critically acclaimed album ‘Treble & Reverb’ being certified gold.   Working with the team who became household names producing and writing with huge acts such as Amy Winehouse, Adele and Aloe Blacc, the new partnership propels our own soulful singer further into the international spotlight as she works alongside some of music’s greatest producers on her follow up album. Leaving for the USA to get straight into the studio, fans won’t have to wait long to hear the new tunes, with her next album set for a 2014 release. Read more…

Two guys, two guitars, crazy good vocals and a blend of soul, roots and rock - Tiki Taane and Jayson Norris play London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on July 30. Venue website:www.mamacolive.com/hoxton/
Upcoming highlights from www.spacific.net:
16/07 Ezra Vine // Elektrowerkz, EC1V 1NQ // 7-11 // £8
22/07 The Veils // Village Underground, EC2A 3PQ // 7-11 // £13.50
24/07 The Chills // The Dome, NW5 1HL // 7-11 // £13.50
Find out more via Songkick.

On the live front

FuZen Entertainment is proud to announce the first selection of top international and local artists to take to the stages at this year’s Northern Bass New Years Festival. To ring in 2015, the Northern Bass team has once again chosen a truly global mix  of talented international and local artists.  So appearing at Northern Bass 14/15 are….drum roll…* Noisia * Andy C * Fat Freddys Drop * Pharoahe Monch * Doc Scott * Dj Vadim * Om Unit * Mad Professor * The Upbeats * Concord Dawn * Optimus Gryme * Dylan C * Aroha * Eavesdrop * Estére * Deep Fried Dub* Diaz Grimm * Ctfd * Scizzorhands * Beat Mafia * Knights Of The Dub Table*
NORTHERN BASS 2014/15
DEC 30th & DEC 31st
Worsfold Farm, Settlement Road, Mangawhai
Tickets are on-sale now from Real Groovy Records, Conch Records and iTicket:  http://www.iticket.co.nz/go-to/northern-bass-2014


New release fanfare

Bringing her bedroom studio in to the Blue Barn recording studio, Estère and her musical companion Lola (mpc) dressed appropriately for her Aston Road Session session and turned her live set in to what was a pop up Pyjama Party of the Electric Blue Witch Hop kind, performing Patchwork Soldier, the third track off her self-released debut album.
Watch Aston Rd Sessions – Estère ‘Patchwork Soldier’here: http://youtu.be/-6xl7H0v5VI
In April 2014 Estère released her debut self-titled album as a free download via Bandcamp.  The album gained praise from International Blogs such as AfroPunk as well as receiving 2000 downloads within the first month of the release. Fans of Estère applied for the opportunity to be part of an intimate and exclusive audience of only fifty at a secret location that was revealed on the day of the show. The venue was Blue Barn Studios in Newtown and offered fans the unique experience of watching a performance in a working studio environment. Preceeding the show, fans were treated to an open discussion between Estère and journalist Martyn Pepperell. Further sessions will be revealed in coming weeks with performances by Louis Baker, Thomas Oliver and more from Estère.
www.youtube.com/astonroad

After two years on the road, touring throughout New Zealand in high summers and deep winters, Luckless is releasing their sophomore album ‘Vindication Blues’.  The ever-evolving project of songwriter Ivy Rossiter, displacement and disillusion feature prominently throughout Vindication Blues; heartbreak, and a move from the grey city of Auckland to the portside, quake-stricken town of Lyttelton, provided Rossiter with inspiration aplenty. For the ‘Vindication Blues’ tour, Rossiter and returning drummer,Logan Compain are joined by Rob Collins on bass (Dictaphone Blues, Heavy Jones Trio) and Ben Eldridge on guitar (Warlords Of Atlantis, Heavy Jones Trio). Listen to ‘Vindication Blues’ here.

Devilskin formed in June 2010 in Hamilton New Zealand and features the spectacular
Jennie Skulander on lead vocals. With a gift for melody, Jennie’s voice sweeps from
whisper to roar. On their debut album ‘We Rise’, Devilskin also prove that the art of rock song-writing is back. Check out the album here.

Jordan Reyne now resides in the UK, but she keeps her homeland close to heart – and in her song ‘Dear John’, a “woman of a certain age” gives New Zealand Prime Minister John Key a piece of her mind. Proving that no protest goes unnoticed, Reyne was surprised to discover that her political statement was banned from YouTube when the video was first released. Thankfully it’s back again! The song is from her EP ‘Crone’, which is part of a trilogy of EPs called “Maiden, Mother, Crone“: ‘Dear John’ is a story where a politician is invited to a feast by an old woman, yet the other guests are mysteriously absent. As he begins to eat lustily, the location and form of the guests is revealed; serving as a critique about New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, and his “eat the poor” style politics, and the impact that people who don’t recognise their own privilege have on the lives of others. Reyne “crowdsourced” the virtual actors in her song – inviting friends and fans to send their own message to the Prime Minister via an item of food. The participants, while unable to physically present in the video, are there in a ghostly presence.
Watch ‘Dear John’ here. 
Listen to the Crone EP here.


Around the World

Festival Wristbands Help Attendees Avoid Missed Connections…

Friday, July 4, 2014
by
Nina Ulloa
From Digital Music News

EDM festival Tomorrowland takes place in Belgium over two upcoming weekends in July. The lineup features heavy hitters such as Eric Prydz, Nervo, Skrillex, and Paul Oakenfold.
As I said earlier this year, festival wristbands are becoming more technologically advanced. Festivals such as CounterPoint and Lollapalooza are investing in RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, in hopes of improving the festival experience. Tomorrowland is following their lead.
Tomorrowland does have an interesting take on tech-powered wristbands. Not only will the wristbands store attendee information for entry, they also have a social purpose.
Tomorrowland hopes their patrons will use wristbands to find new friends. Festival attendees can link their wristband to their Facebook account. Then, when they meet someone in the crowd, both people can press a heart shaped button on their wristbands. A daily email will be sent to those who participate, it will contain the contact info of the new festival friends.

Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u

Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week To Thursday, 3 July 2014

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This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 22 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet
2 - 1 The Codes PNC Rhythm/DRM
3 6 9 Brightly Painted One Tiny Ruins ArchHill
4 2 4 Tomokia Toni Huata Ode/DRM
5 5 31 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM
6 3 42 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM gold x1
7 - 1 Volume 1: Box Set The Bats FlyingNun
8 - 1 Compiletely Bats The Bats FlyingNun
9 - 1 The Law Of Things The Bats FlyingNun
10 11 54 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1
11 7 143 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x3
12 - 25 Low And Behold, High And Beyond Sola Rosa Rhythm/DRM
13 - 1 Backpack Travels Buckshot And P-Money Dirty/DawnRaid
14 9 247 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x9
15 12 7 Tom’s Lunch EP The Phoenix Foundation PhoenixFoundation
16 19 57 Whitiora Maisey Rika Border/DRM
17 - 75 Light Years Kora Rhythm/DRM gold x1
18 8 46 Best So Far Katchafire Katchafire
19 - 76 Home Brew Home Brew FMG gold x1
20 17 176 Jah Rydem 1814 Ode/DRM gold x1

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