Next Aotearoa Music Awards 2024 Scheduled For May
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by Richard Thorne
2w ago
NZ Musician With no AMA event being held in 2023, the next Aotearoa Music Awards 2024 are scheduled to take place May 30 next year, at the Viaduct Events Centre in Tāmaki Makaurau – bringing NZ Music Month to a close in style. Produced by Recorded Music NZ, the Aotearoa Music Awards are the annual showcase event for the music industry, recognising the biggest musical successes of the year and celebrating artists and music from Aotearoa. Along with the new mid-year scheduling, RMNZ have announced a considerably revised format for next year’s event with two connected ceremonies, the AMA 24 ..read more
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NewMusic Development Funding September 2023
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by Silke Hartung
2w ago
NZ Musician Fifteen funding recipients of NZ On Air Music‘s NewMusic Development funding September 2023 round have been announced. This is the 10th round of the funding initiative that provides support to producers working with new and emerging local talent on new songs and sonic development. There are eight first-time funded NewMusic Development producers, chosen from a total of 93 eligible applications for this round. Abby Wolfe Alex Corbett Alex Twidle Andrew Maclaren & Mareea Paterson Joel Tashkoff Jol Mulholland Mitch French Nathan Sowter Andrew Meyer Emily C. Browning Phodiso M ..read more
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Louisa Williams Wins 2023 Best Jazz Composition Award
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by Silke Hartung
1M ago
NZ Musician Te Whanganui-a-Tara composer Louisa Williamson has won the 2023 Best Jazz Composition Award for her instrumental Dream Within A Dream. What Dreams May Come by Louisa Williamson A regular gigging and session musician, but first time finalist, Williamson’s winning song, Dream Within A Dream, is the lead track from her debut album ‘What Dreams May Come’ released in June 2022, engineered, mixed and mastered by Mike Gibson. The evolving three sectional piece explores themes of dreaming, both when asleep or daydreaming. The composition’s intention is to bring a sense of calm and red ..read more
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SAE Auckland Launches New Songwriting Programme
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by Silke Hartung
1M ago
NZ Musician SAE Auckland has announced the launch of a new songwriting programme. Having recently received official accreditation, the new programme is set to commence in February 2024, opening up exciting opportunities for students keen on making a career in songwriting and music performance. The programme offers two pathways for students who are aspiring singer-songwriters and music performers. Students can apply to study either a Diploma in Songwriting and Musicianship or a Bachelor of Songwriting. These programmes are designed to nurture and enhance skills in melody and lyric writing, comp ..read more
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2023 APRA Silver Scroll Awards winners announced
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by Richard Thorne
2M ago
NZ Musician The several winners for the 2023 APRA Silver Scroll Awards | Kaitito Kaiaka were announced at an award ceremony at Spark Arena in Tāmaki Makaurau on October 5. APRA Silver Scroll Award | Kaitito Kaiaka Expert in a Dying Field written by Elizabeth Stokes, Jonathan Pearce, Benjamin Sinclair, Tristan Deck performed by The Beths.  APRA Maioha Award | Tohu Maioha Me Pēhea Rā written by Mohi Allen, Hēmi Kelly, Amy Boroevich, Noema Te Hau III, performed by Mohi SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha Requiem by Victoria Kelly based on poetry by Bill Manhire, Sam Hunt, Ian Wedde ..read more
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Perform At The 2024 Tussock Country Music Festival
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by Silke Hartung
2M ago
NZ Musician Expressions of interest are now being accepted for artists interested to perform at the 2024 Tussock Country Music Festival. More info and the application form can be found here. Applications close October 23, 2023. The post Perform At The 2024 Tussock Country Music Festival appeared first on NZ Musician ..read more
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2023 Stand Up Stand Out Winners Announced
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by Silke Hartung
2M ago
NZ Musician 2023 Stand Up Stand Out winners were announced at a ceremony at Auckland Town Hall on September 23. Stand Up Stand Out (SUSO) features secondary-school talent from across Tāmaki Makaurau, with 1200 students representing 25 secondary schools. 26 acts across five categories: dance, solo instrumental, group vocal, solo vocal and bands participated in the finals showcase in front of a full house. De La Salle College took home two major awards with Psalms Vaotuua taking out the solo instrumental category, while soul/RnB band Encore was judged the best of the bands. Best Original Co ..read more
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2023 Rolling Stone Aotearoa Awards
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by Silke Hartung
2M ago
NZ Musician The 2023 Rolling Stone Aotearoa Awards took place on September 20 in a ceremony at Tāmaki Makaurau venue St Matthews-In-The-City.  Winners: Icon Award: Bic Runga Best Record: Six60 Best Single: LAB – Take It Away Best New Artist: Coterie Global Award: The Beths The post 2023 Rolling Stone Aotearoa Awards appeared first on NZ Musician ..read more
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2023 APRA Professional Development Award Recipients
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by Silke Hartung
2M ago
NZ Musician The 2023 APRA Professional Development Award recipients have been announced. Byllie-jean (Lessons in piano, production and stage performance) Damian Golfinopoulos (Mentorships in pop music, electronica, composition and a research residency) Fergus Fry (Research and internships) Flo Wilson (Residencies, workshops and camps) Vicki Ormond aka Yolanda Fagan (Mentorship, classes) Each recipient receives $10,000 to contribute towards the next step of their career enhancement. The award is intended to help artists develop their songwriting skills domestically or internationally, where f ..read more
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Smokefree Rockquest 2023 Winners
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by Richard Thorne
2M ago
NZ Musician Smokefree Rockquest 2023 winners have been announced at the 2023 National Final event staged at central Auckland’s Q Theatre on September 16. SFRQ continues to break its own records with more than 750 acts having played off in regional finals from Invercargill to Whangarei. Three acts in the Solo/Duo category and seven in the Bands’ section played live on the night, along with special guest appearances from Nelson regional winners Parallel Park and established indie act Hans Pucket. Performing solo on guitar and keys 14 year-old Gisborne Boys High School student Salem Randell (Sale ..read more
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