IMNZ Newsletter & Charts to March 8: Could the ‘Blurred Lines’ case be overturned?

We have quite a mixed bag of news for you this week. The new music is coming thick and fast, with new songs and albums for people of all ages out now. And speaking of Thicke – a US lawyer gives his opinion on the Blurred Lines case. Recorded Music New Zealand provides some interesting insights into New Zealanders’ music buying patterns; one of the […]

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Big news! The finalists for the Taite Music Prize 2015 are…

The Taite Music Prize: unveiling the finalists Independent Music NZ is very pleased to announce that the finalists for the Taite Music Prize 2015 have now been confirmed. Named after the late Dylan Taite, one of the country’s most highly respected music journalists, this will be the sixth year for the award. The Taite Music Prize’s purpose is to recognise outstanding creativity for an entire collection of music […]

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IMNZ Newsletter & Charts to October 12: Which are the most influential blogs?

Blogs are a big part of music discovery these days, and the folk at Digital Music News have weighed up which are some of the most influential in Around the World. Closer to home, the finalists in the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards have been announced, along with this year’s Legacy award recipients being announced, and the technical  award winners unveiled. Week To Thursday, […]

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IMNZ Newsletter & Charts to October 5: Ashei picked for international competition

White rabbits! Our friends across the Tasman, AIR (the Australian Independent Record Labels Association) have just celebrated the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards, and as we can testify from previous experience, they know how to put on a good night. Recent visitor to our shores, Courtney Barnett, was one of the night’s winners – head to Around the World to see who else was a winner […]

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Top 20 IMNZ Albums To 20 March 2014

This Week Last Week Weeks In Artist Label/Distributor Certification 1 – 1 @Peace And The Plutonian Noise Symphony @Peace Rhythm/DRM 2 1 7 Broods EP Broods DrydenStreet 3 4 16 Songs For Bubbas Anika Moa Rhythm/DRM 4 3 128 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x3 5 7 39 Blackbird: Deluxe Edition Fat Freddy’s Drop Rhythm/DRM plat x1 6 5 27 Blacklistt Blacklistt Rhythm/DRM 7 6 6 […]

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Top 20 IMNZ Albums to 28 March

This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification 1 – 1 Shadow Light Tahuna Breaks /Rhythm/DRM 2 13 7 Girl Songs @Peace /FMG 3 – 1 Stories From Elsewhere Rhian Sheehan /Border 4 1 77 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x3 5 2 20 Treble And Reverb Aaradhna DawnRaid/FMG 6 3 22 Light Years Kora /Rhythm/DRM gold x1 7 7 48 Home Brew Home […]

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IMNZ Newsletter & Charts to March 10: Introducing the Taite Music Prize finalists

We have a huge array of lovely new releases this week, with some other goodies in the pipeline. You can also read about a bit of a Harlem Shake hiccup. And this week we start taking a look at the excellent  albums which comprise the finalists in the Taite Music Prize 2013.  Week To Thursday, 7 March 2013 This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist […]

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Top 20 IMNZ Albums to 21 February 2013

This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification 1 1 2 Girl Songs @Peace /FMG 2 2 15 Treble And Reverb Aaradhna DawnRaid/FMG 3 3 72 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x3 4 6 159 Dr Boondigga And The Big BW Fat Freddy’s Drop /Rhythm/DRM plat x2 5 5 17 Light Years Kora /Rhythm/DRM gold x1 6 7 3 II Unknown Mortal Orchestra /Rhythm […]

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The Taite Music Prize: announcing the finalists

The finalists for the Taite Music Prize 2013 have now been confirmed. Named after the late Dylan Taite, one of the country’s most highly respected music journalists, this will be the fourth year for the award. The Taite Music Prize’s purpose is to recognise outstanding creativity for an entire collection of music contained on one album. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, […]

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Top 20 IMNZ Albums – Week to 14 February 2013

This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification 1 – 1 Girl Songs @Peace /FMG 2 2 14 Treble And Reverb Aaradhna DawnRaid/FMG 3 1 71 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x3 4 19 7 Last Night You Saw This Band Minuit Minuit 5 5 16 Light Years Kora /Rhythm/DRM gold x1 6 3 158 Dr Boondigga And The Big BW Fat Freddy’s Drop […]

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