We are excitedly preparing the lineup of speakers that we’ll be bringing to New Zealand this September for the Going Global Music Summit. One of the highlights of the Summit is the Going Global showcase – applications are open now for performers who’d like to be considered to play in front of our international guests. We’re also very pleased to announce the new IMNZ Board for 2015/2016 – and we farewell someone who has been at IMNZ for over 12 years.
Going Global Music Summit 2015 – What you need to know before you go – Dates / Artist Applications
Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2015 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 10th 2015. With another great list of international speakers currently being booked, and continued success being reported from previous attendees, GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2015 continues to provide global business opportunities, showcases and educational awareness within the New Zealand music community.
GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2015:
Friday 4th September
Saturday 5th September
Monday 7th September – Meeting day / NZ label owners & showcasing artist reps
ABOUT GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2015:
Going Global Music Summit 2015 is a showcase of new music featuring national artists, occurring in September (4th – 7th September) alongside the Going Global Music Summit industry seminars. The Summit takes place in central Auckland.
Read the full press release here...
International and Industry Action
New Chair and Board of IMNZ revealed; and farewell to a long-serving staffer
Independent Music New Zealand, the trade association for New Zealand independent copyright holders, has revealed the new Board who will steer the organisation for the next 12 months; and also announces a new Chair to helm the ship. Matthew Davis (Flying Nun/Flying Out) will take over the duties of Chair of IMNZ from Christy Whelan (Kingsford Road Records), who steps down from the Board to prepare for some international adventures. Scott Muir (Dunedinmusic.com) returns as Deputy Chair for his sixth year at the table; he provides a steady hand and his considerable knowledge of IMNZ’s history. Also returning are the valuable talents of Rodney Hewson (Coynash Recordings: Jesse Sheehan, Anika Moa), Peter McLennan (Loopy Fruit Recordings: Hallelujah Picassos, Dub Asylum) and Craig Pearce (Triple M Management). IMNZ is also pleased to announce that Andrew Maitai (Powertool Records) makes a return to the IMNZ Board. And a very warm welcome is extended to Cushla Aston of Aston Road, who brings a wealth of experience, and is currently forging international pathways for her artists Louis Baker, Estere and Thomas Oliver. The inclusion of Board members from Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland underlines IMNZ’s commitment to provide services to independent music rights holders from every part of New Zealand. IMNZ says farewell with many thanks to Christy Whelan (Kingsford Road Records), Jan Hellriegel (Aeroplane Music Services), Ryan Kershaw (Ryan Kershaw) and Cat Tunks (Toi Toi Music), who have shared their much-appreciated knowledge and passion with IMNZ, and who are stepping down to focus on new and varied ventures. The association also says goodbye to its longest serving staff member, Renee Jones, who has been Operations Manager since 2002. After 12 years and 8 months of enthusiastically serving the New Zealand independent music sector, she is stepping in a new direction to join the team at respected talent agency Johnson and Laird. Dylan Pellett remains in his role of Business Development Manager. IMNZ is principally funded by the generous assistance of the NZ Music Commission.
IMNZ Board 2015/2016:
Davis, Matthew – Flying Nun Records/Flying Out – Auckland
Muir, Scott – Dunedinmusic.com Ltd – Dunedin
Aston, Cushla – Aston Road, Wellington
Hewson, Rodney – Coynash Recordings – Auckland
McLennan, Peter – Loopy Fruit Recordings – Auckland
Maitai, Andrew – Powertool Records, Auckland
Pearce, Craig – Triple M Management – Wellington
IMNZ on Radio NZ National
For the last 14 years Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) has defended and advocated for the rights of New Zealand’s independent musicians. Following their AGM, Business Development Manager Dylan Pellet introduces the fresh faces on IMNZ’s board and lay out how they will support New Zealand’s independent musicians over the next 12 months. Listen here…
APRA AMCOS announce golden anniversary for the APRA Silver Scroll Award!
This year the APRA Silver Scroll Award celebrates its 50th anniversary. The prestigious songwriting award was first presented in 1965, the same year that the Wellington to Auckland express was hauled by steam locomotives for the last time, seatbelts became compulsory for all new cars and New Zealand’s population of 2.6 million was guided by Prime Minister Keith Holyoake.
Since 1965 the APRA Silver Scroll Award has graced the mantle pieces of some of New Zealand’s most well-loved songwriters, including Ray Columbus, Sharon O’Neill, Dave Dobbyn, Neil Finn, Bic Runga, Ella Yelich O’Connor & Joel Little, and last year’s winners Joshua and Tami Neilson.
“For the last 50 years, the APRA Silver Scroll Award has provided a centrepiece for the New Zealand music industry. It has recognised the hard work, genius and magic of some of New Zealand’s most loved songwriters and their songs – songs that are now woven into the fabric of New Zealand life and culture. We are extremely proud to be celebrating New Zealand music for the 50th year.” says APRA AMCOS’ Anthony Healey. The 50th APRA Silver Scroll Award will be presented at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards on Thursday 17th September at Vector Arena in Auckland.
New Release Fanfare
On the Live Front
Flying Out Stock Room Series – July
Next month Flying Out kick off the inaugural Flying Out Stock Room Series. These are occasional events in their basement where we put on live music, listening parties and sometimes film and record things. Most events will be Koha/Donation entry with the money going to the bands, while the shop (80 Pitt Street, Auckland) will also be open upstairs in case you want to take a browse. Because they are private functions you will need to RSVP if you wish to attend. Here’s the calendar, with links to RSVP – hope to see you there.
– Friday July 3 – Kane Strang & Zen Mantra (solo) – 7-9 PM, Koha entry.
– Saturday July 11 – Luxe Nights sxc DJ’s + a mystery line up of local artists – 7-10PM, Koha entry (sparkling water provided at the door).
– Friday July 17 – Fuck The Paparazzi LP Release w. Career Girls, Sexxx Haus Disaster Radio, Wywy Brix– 7-10pm. RSVP here – Tuesday July 30 – New Mac DeMarco EP and Captured Tracks Listening Party – 7-9pm.
Auckland Falls under the Spell of the Cabaret
Following last year’s lauded premiere the Auckland International Cabaret Season returns to transform the Auckland Town Hall and Herald Theatre for five nights of world class cabaret from Wednesday 2 – Sunday 6 September. Seven of the hottest cabaret acts from the international and local scene offer a line-up of original, classic, and contemporary performances to create an intimate and intoxicating audience experience. Auckland Town Hall will sizzle with risqué shows from Camille O’Sullivan (IRE), Paul Capsis (AUS), Tim Finn (NZ), Yana Alana (AUS), Lady Sings the Blues (Various NZ artists) and Exposing Edith (AUS), with the season expanding into the Herald Theatre with Ronnie Burkett (CAN) and his extraordinary lifelike marionettes. With so much talent on offer, audiences are invited to enjoy multiple shows every night of the season. The season launches at the magnificent Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall, with a gala performance of Lady Sings the Blues in partnership with the Auckland Arts Festival and featuring New Zealand’s most powerful female vocalists including Ladi6, Hollie Smith, Whirimako Black, Annie Crummer, Julia Deans, Ria Hall and very special guest Camille O’Sullivan. Marking 100 years since the birth of Billie Holiday, this glamorous line-up will perform songs of exquisite heartache, longing and romance by Lady Day herself and other revered vocalists she inspired. And another local star, Tim Finn, combines forces with playwright Ken Duncum to offer up a potent journey that reflects his identity, family and sense of home. Using song, narrative, film and photographs, White Cloud will give audiences an intimate glimpse into the private world of one of our most treasured singer-songwriters. With at least three shows on offer each night the second annual Auckland International Cabaret Season invites audiences to immerse themselves in the hedonistic and artistic decadence that is the world of cabaret. Read more…
WOMAD introduces EZIpay
EZIpay is an easy and affordable way to make sure you’re at WOMAD in March. You can start paying off your ticket now with ezipay and pay just $7.58 per week. Earlybird pricing will be available in October 2015 and is not available on EZIpay. For all general ticketing enquiries, please contact Dash Tickets Customer Support on 0800 484 253 (0800 4TICKET).
Find out more here…
Rock the stage at Music in Parks 2016
Artist submissions are now open for Auckland Council’s Music in Parks 2016, once again set to attract more than 30,000 people to 25 live gigs across the Auckland region. Auckland Council is looking for established as well as up and coming artists across a range of genres, including pop, rock, jazz, country, blues, urban roots, reggae, soul, funk, classical and world/alternative, to perform live on stage in some of Auckland’s most beautiful settings. Auckland Council’s Music in Parks 2016 kicks off on 10 January and runs until mid-March. This is an opportunity for musicians from all over Aotearoa to win over some new fans and play at one of the longest-running music series in the country. Artist submissions close on 9 August. To submit an application visit: www.musicinparks.co.nz. For general enquiries call Auckland Council on (09) 301-0101.
Around the World
The 2015 Libera Award Winners!
Posted on June 26th, 2015 by A2IM
Sub Pop and Ghostly take home top label honors, Run the Jewels (Mass Appeal) and Sturgill Simpson (High Top Mountain / Thirty Tigers) Top Artist Winners; Secretly Canadian’s The War on Drugs scores Album of the Year at 4th Annual A2IM Libera Awards.
Independent label titans gathered at the Highline Ballroom in NYC this evening to celebrate a year of achievements by the Independent music community at A2IM’s fourth annual Libera Awards (“The LIBBYs”) hosted by comedian John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Year after year, the LIBBYs draw a VIP crowd of label executives from around the globe representing every genre imaginable, and this year was no different with awards and honorees showcasing the breadth and diversity of talent within the Independent label sector.
Mass Appeal’s Run the Jewels and High Top Mountain/Thirty Tiger’s Sturgill Simpson each took home two LIBBY awards; Run the Jewels nabbed “Groundbreaking Album” and “Marketing Genius,” while Sturgill Simpson took home “Breakthrough Artist” and “Heritage Album” awards. The coveted Label of the Year awards went to Ghostly International for small label (5 full-time employees or fewer) and Sub Pop for large label (6 full-time employees or more).
Alligator Records Founder/CEO and 2014 A2IM Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bruce Iglauer presented Patricia Chin, VP Records Co-Founder/CEO, with the A2IM Libera Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for her 50+ years as an indie advocate.
The 2015 Libera Awards also honored WIN chair Alison Wenham with a special “Appleseed Award” recognizing her contributions to the Independent community as an early pioneer in banding the community together.
2015 Libera Award Winners:
Hardest Working Artist of the Year (sponsored by BMI)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (Daptone)
Marketing Genius Award
Run the Jewels ‘Meow the Jewels / Tag the Jewels’ (marketing lead: Run the Jewels) (Mass Appeal)
Best Sync Usage (sponsored by Silva Screen/So Recordings)
Family of the Year “Hero” (usage: ‘Boyhood’) (Nettwerk)
Record Store Day
Creative Packaging Award (sponsored by A to Z Media)
Aphex Twin ‘Syro’ (Warp)
Groundbreaking Album of the Year (sponsored by INgrooves)
Run the Jewels ‘Run the Jewels 2′ (Mass Appeal)
Heritage Album of the Year
Sturgill Simpson ‘Metamodern Sounds in Country Music’ (High Top Mountain/Thirty Tigers)
Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Merlin)
Sturgill Simpson (High Top Mountain/Thirty Tigers)
Video of the Year (sponsored by YouTube)
FKA Twigs “Two Weeks” (Young Turks)
Video of the Year (sponsored by YouTube) – Fan Vote
Die Antwoord “Ugly Boy” (Zef Records/Kobalt Label Services)
Album of the Year (sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLP)
The War on Drugs ‘Lost In the Dream’ (Secretly Canadian)
Label of the Year (5 or Less Employees) (sponsored by The Orchard)
Label of the Year (6 or More Employees) (sponsored by ADA)
Read the full article here.
See the Billboard coverage of the Awards here…