Since recording his first album in 2012 artist Andre Manella, or Sonic Delusion as he is know to his global fan base, has witnessed many changes take place with in the music industry. The convenience of streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify, Youtube and social media have undoubtably made music more accessible to fans, and given artists a much larger radius to promote their music and talent.
MusicHelps and the New Zealand Music Managers Forum present MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING SEMINARS in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin. Health and wellbeing are fundamental to music-making at all levels, but also across all areas of the industry – management, production, crew. And many in the music industry in New Zealand do not feel equipped or trained when it comes to wellbeing issues.
It’s no secret that Kaylee Bell is a huge fan of Keith Urban, who’s stage she shared on his 2014Light The Fuse and 2016 ripCORD World Tours. Kaylee now issues the ultimate tribute with her new single Keith, which releases today, along with the accompanying live-performance video taken from her new year's Top Paddock festival set.
In 2018, the three teenaged members of Alien Weaponry achieved a lifelong dream: performing at the world’s biggest metal music festival, Germany’s Wacken Open Air. Rū Ana Te Whenua: Alien Weaponry Shake Europe follows their journey.
Stretch has a passion in his performance that sets shows alight. From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses, his songs are a bittersweet blend of folk, soul, country and rock’n’roll. Having sold out concerts at Church Road Winery and Hawke's Bay Arts Festival, performed stunning sets at The Powerstation and Tuning Fork, opened for the likes of Damien Rice and Jeff Tweedy; Stretch can be counted as one of New Zealand's finest and most captivating musical talents.
After the success of its second programme in Auckland this January, Girls Rock! Aotearoa is excited to announce the launch of Girls Rock! Pōneke in 2019. Girls Rock! is a week-long holiday programme where female, trans, and gender-non-conforming young people can build confidence and make great music. Girls Rock! Pōneke will take place 8-13 July 2019 at Massey University’s Wellington campus. Applications to participate in Girls Rock! Pōneke will open in March.
New Zealand’s only female reggae trio NRG Rising have released an emotionally kaupapa driven single entitled I Cry a track from their album released in 2018 Say Yes To Life. The deeply moving music video that accompanies the release dives directly into the impact of domestic violence on families in particular the children.