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Sam RB’s song Stand Tall song chosen as official anthem for the NZ Olympic Team

April 18, 2012 – 4:36 pm |

March 18, 2012
Standing tall alongside Sam RB
The Mental Health Foundation congratulates Sam RB on having her song Stand Tall made into the official anthem of the New Zealand Olympic team.
Sam is a former Like …

Nelson all-girl Johnny Cash invited to major US festival

April 13, 2012 – 2:56 pm |

Nelson Media
The world’s first and only all-girl Johnny Cash band, Nelson based The Johnnys, are off to California to the fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival in Ventura in June.
Vocalist and lead guitarist Suzi Fray …

The Lowdown helps Wellington band enter NZ music scene

April 3, 2012 – 4:42 pm |

29 March 2012
The Lowdown helps Wellington band enter NZ music scene
As young musicians around the country prepare for the 2012 Smokefreerockquest starting this May, Wellington band The Velvet Regime are releasing their first single …

Auckland Gospel Choir hits Auckland City!

February 19, 2012 – 3:11 pm |

Press Release
Media contact: Simon Matāfai – E: simonmatafai@gmail.com M: +64 21 059 2924
Thursday 16th February, 2012.
This mass choir is for all singers who love Gospel music. Free to …

Shapeshifter headline New Zealand’s biggest orientation music festival

January 24, 2012 – 1:32 pm |

After an awesome summer tour, Shapeshifter will be finishing on a high by headlining New Zealand’s biggest orientation music festival. Unitec presents Lipton Ice Tea Sounds in the Sun on Saturday 3rd March 2012.
Shapeshifter tops …

Everythings Gonna Be Alright!

January 16, 2012 – 1:10 pm | 2 Comments

The Babysitters Circus (TBC) is a four piece New Zealand Electronica/Bass and Funk/Groove freak show that was born when the quartet began throwing sounds and ideas together while babysitting for a friend.
It soon became apparent …

RubberBand’s ‘Unique Sound’ Wins Over Judges at Smokefree Pacifica Beats

September 25, 2011 – 9:55 am |

Auckland band RubberBand is the winner of this year’s Smokefree Pacifica Beats–the biggest youth competition for original, contemporary music that reflects New Zealand’s unique cultural identity.
The six top bands played off in Manukau City on …

DoC Announce Winners of Remix the sounds of New Zealand – Featuring Native Birds

July 13, 2011 – 4:17 pm |

New Zealand Department of Conservation
Announcing the winner of our New Zealand Music Month competition: Remix the sounds of New Zealand
‘Bird call’ is the winner in our remix the sounds of New Zealand competition. Shayne …

Littletunes Studio

November 24, 2010 – 9:01 pm |

I’ve got a mate who is a gifted musican. He has set up Littletunes which is a great concept. Take a group of young people for a couple of days, get them playing instruments, writing …

University Students Create Campaign to Make Young People Listen

September 17, 2010 – 7:58 pm |

16th September 2010
University students create campaign to make young people listen
Students at AUT University in Auckland collaborate with technicians and the National Foundation for the Deaf (NFD) to introduce a giant model Ear and iPod …

Audio to Visual – NZ Musicians Help Kiwi Youth

August 25, 2010 – 2:46 pm | 3 Comments

Youthline Press Release
From audio to visual – NZ musicians help Kiwi youth

Hollie Smith, Julia Deans and Riki Gooch have more than just Kiwi music in common.
Along with 13 other local musicians, they’re switching mediums to …

Kiwi Music Fans Get to be the Judge – Voting Underway for the 2010 Juice TV Awards!

May 6, 2010 – 5:05 pm |

New Zealand music lovers will get to have their say on just who’s best with voting for the 2010 Juice TV Awards now underway at Juicetv.com.
The Awards celebrate and acknowledge the best music videos New …

Help Levity’s Kiwi Beets Make It Big on the World-Stage With Your Vote

March 5, 2010 – 6:34 pm |

Introducing Levity Beet.  He’s a New Zealand children’s song writer and one of his songs has made it into the finals of an international song-writing competition.  His is the only Kiwi tune to make it …

Herbs set to reunite for Raggamuffin music festival

October 27, 2009 – 8:52 am |

NZ Herald
Promoters have announced the four New Zealand acts to perform at January’s Raggamuffin concert in Rotorua.
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Samoa Relief Variety Concert—Nelson

October 22, 2009 – 8:59 am |

This looks brilliant and well worth supporting.  When I heard about the Tsunami I wanted to make something like this happen in Nelson – where I live.  It’ll be an amazing, heart warming night.  Where …

Auckland gets new music festival

October 20, 2009 – 9:10 am |

NZ Herald
10:34AM Tuesday Oct 20, 2009
By Scott Kara
Britomart Square will play host to its first music festival in February.
The day-long Laneway Festival on February 1 will be headlined by British post-punk band Echo …

Free U2 Concert on You Tube

October 20, 2009 – 9:06 am |

So for us, the selected few (as well as Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, France, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain and the United States) well ok, that’s more than a …

U2 concert to stream live on YouTube

October 20, 2009 – 9:00 am |

NZ Herald
New Zealand is one of 16 countries that will get access to a live stream of a U2 concert on YouTube.
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Visionic – Cover for Music DVD

October 4, 2009 – 9:21 am |

I like tunes and moving pix…  Fun things in a serious world.  Laughter, joy, love and freindship are the things I value most.

For more information about Visionic, the music DVD or to purchase the …

Wild Youth – David Coffey – The Insurgents

June 18, 2009 – 1:42 pm |

Published in Happyzine Winter 2008
Nineteen year old David Coffey plays drums in the Christchurch based band ‘The Insurgents’. He shares his advice about making your dreams into a reality and making the most of being …

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