Samoan born Michael Levin Sesega (Levi) is set to release his debut single, Mirror Man, on 22nd March 2019. Produced by Greg Haver and recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland, Mirror Man is a unique, exquisitely crafted and genre-spanning track. With a classical twist on folk music, a hint of country & western and building to an almost indie rock vibe, this track has extremely broad appeal.
Together SIT and MAINZ are pleased to be offering, as part of their support of the Pacific Music Awards, a new scholarship to Pasifika students interested in studying music, audio production/engineering at either our Auckland (MAINZ) or Invercargill (SIT) campuses within the school of Music and Audio Production.
The Pacific Music Awards celebrates its 15th year, an important milestone for the awards, the Pacific music community and music industry. The inaugural Pacific Music Awards were held on 11 March 2005, as part of the opening night event for the Pasifika Festival, at Western Springs Stadium. The 2019 Pacific Music Awards, will be held on Thursday 23 May. The Trust are excited about planning the 2019 awards, celebrating the 2019 finalists and award recipients, while also honouring the 15 year anniversary.
The third album from New Zealand Indie act Mundi The Pale Blue Dot is named after the pale blue dot image of Earth that Carl Sagan requested from Voyager 1 as it was leaving our solar system on the 14th of February 1990. The Pale Blue Dot explores humans’ interactions with nature, which has always been a source of inspiration for Mundi’s composer, Tamara Smith, who grew up in the South Island’s rural East Coast.
Ever wondered how music is created and captured on a vinyl record? With the renaissance for affection of the vinyl record in mind, a unique event is giving music enthusiasts the chance to see great original Kiwi songs played, recorded – and that work cut on a vinyl record – in three hours. Auckland musician, songwriter, producer and now vinyl-cutter Jesse Wilde, is staging Journey to My Vinyl Destination, on Saturday, March 16.
Independent Music NZ (IMNZ) is very pleased to announce that the finalists for the Taite Music Prize 2019 have been confirmed. The MMF (NZ) would like to congratulate all the finalists, including our MMF artists Avantdale Bowling Club, Mel Parsons, Julia Deans. Alien Weaponry, Tami Neilson, and Marlon Williams.
The NZ Music Managers Forum in conjunction with the Wellington and New Plymouth Creative Communities Scheme and Recorded Music NZ have joined forces for an essential seminar for Wellington and New Plymouth based musicians, managers, self managed artists and anyone interested in the NZ Music Industry.
Theia’s new song ‘Not Your Princess’ (out today) is a sassy declaration of independence. ‘Not Your Princess’ shines a bright light on Theia’s song-writing prowess and her knack for pairing hard-hitting and honest one-liners, with sweet and sour melodies that ebb and flow against a gritty soundscape of epic bass and crisp 808s.
The Music Commission is proud to announce its support of the MusicHelps Wellbeing Service: a free of charge mental health and wellbeing counseling service for music people throughout Aotearoa. The MusicHelps Wellbeing Service provides online, on the phone and in-person counselling support tailored to members of the music community around New Zealand – this includes artists, managers, roadies, crew, record label staff and anyone who has contributed to the making of live or recorded music.