In keeping with the sentiment and spirit of Valentine’s Day - New Zealand singer-songwriter Kendall Elise today reveals her new single, ‘Valentine Street’.
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.
stupid rich kid’s debut EP “Stop Me From Thinking” is out now. Based in Auckland, stupid rich kid has released a handful of singles over 2018 that were recorded, produced and mixed independently. Stop Me From Thinking is “a prelude of sentimentality” - a mini project/entree to build up hype for his debut album (title yet to be announced) which is due out mid-2019.
‘Big data’ is already becoming a problem in the music industry. The sheer amount of data collection and analysis opportunities that we do have puts emerging entrepreneurs in line with some of the most sophisticated companies in the world. So the team over at the MMF (UK) are helping artist managers understand some of this big data in its latest report: The Fan Data Guide.