Filter: Genre: Keywords Sort By:

NZ Music Month

Online


NZ Music Month kicks off on Friday, May 1st and the theme for this year is simple: Support local. Stream local. Follow local. Buy local.

 

This May marks the twentieth NZ Music Month, and while a big month of live events and retrospection was planned, the world has changed a lot in the past month – so NZ Music Month 2020 is set to look a little different to usual. While we are in our homes, there are still plenty of ways Kiwis can support local music, the people who create it, and the people who make it possible.

 

NZ Music Month’s Rodney Fisher commented: "So much has changed in the past few weeks and this May will be unlike any NZ Music Month we’ve seen before.  However, one thing that has absolutely not changed is the fantastic music being made by artists right across Aotearoa.  May is the perfect time to support your favourite New Zealand acts, and make some new local music discoveries.” 

 

NZ Music Month’s Rodney Fisher commented: "So much has changed in the past few weeks and this May will be unlike any NZ Music Month we’ve seen before.  However, one thing that has absolutely not changed is the fantastic music being made by artists right across Aotearoa.  May is the perfect time to support your favourite New Zealand acts, and make some new local music discoveries.” 

 

Initiatives planned for NZ Music Month 2020 range from digitally streamed events, radio specials, online seminars and hui. Below is a snapshot of what’s lined-up, with lots more detail to follow:

 

- The NZ Music Commission have partnered with E NOHO to deliver a live stream from various regions this May to showcase emerging talent and new discoveries. The weekly stream will be hosted by musician Ed Waaka and will feature three acts per show, every Friday at 8pm during May via E NOHO and NZ Music Month’s Facebook pages. E NOHO is a live stream music show created in response to COVID-19 to help promote mental wellbeing and connection through music and storytelling.

 

- Online seminars and hui will continue during May, with lots of great advice on building a music career and profile when musicians can’t go on tour. This includes Independent Music NZ’s Going Local seminars and the annual NZ Music MonthSummit, presented in conjunction with the NZ Music Manager’s Forum.

 

- A host of NZ Music specials are planned with various radio stations across the country, which we are looking forward to highlighting over the month.

 

- Holiday Records are running a campaign during the first half of NZ Music Month to choose the first 7” pressed in NZ since 1987.

 

- Many events that were in the calendar for May will go ahead online, including the Nook & Cranny Festival in Dunedin and Raglan Roast, which will now be a weekly show, streamed from a coffee shop each Saturday night. There is going to be a bumper crop of online events to enjoy from the comfort of your home, and the NZ Music Month Facebook Event page will have all of the details as they come to hand.

 

More information will be released in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, we encourage Kiwis to engage with the extensive catalogue of fantastic local music available to buy, listen to and support right now.

 

Some of the activities scheduled for this year that are unable to happen will hopefully be part of the celebration in 2021 – an art exhibition, an all age regional tour, seminars and a symposium. Think of it as a 21st of sorts, without the yard-glass.NZ Music Month is run by the NZ Music Commission, with support from APRA AMCOS, Independent Music NZ, the Music Managers Forum, NZ On Air and Recorded Music NZ.  The purpose of NZ Music Month to celebrate music from New Zealand, and the people who make it.

 

NZ Music Month 2020. Support local. Stream local. Follow local. Buy local.


Contact info:

+64 376 0115

info@nzmusic.org.nz

www.nzmusicmonth.co.nz/

https://www.facebook.com/nzmusicmonth/

https://instagram.com/nzmusicmonth

2020 Annual Short Story Award

NZ Writers College Competition

Andy Santos

Andy Santos is a jazz guitarist in Wharekaho/Simpson's Beach

Art & Faith Retreat

Mt Paku, Tairua: 14th to 16th Aug, 5pm to 2pm
14 Aug 2020

Art at Home

A guide to help you stay creative from the couch

Artnet News

10 Things Not to Miss in the Virtual Art World

Audible

Hundreds of titles completely free during coronavirus crisis

Austen Found

Penny Ashton and Lori Dungey, aka Miss Patchybottom and Miss Gingerbottom, have prepared some videos to keep you all tittering in your manor houses.

Boosted Live

Launching 24th April, Boosted Live is a place where you can live stream your creative mahi and be fairly remunerated for it.
24 Apr 2020

Bounce Back from COVID-19

Go-to information for artists, arts groups and organisations

Brendan Dooley Kids Magician

Brendan Dooley - five short magic workshops.

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 1

Featuring Lance & Ava Strong (from Crimson Coast), Howard Saunders, Alan & Julia Rhodes and exclusive new release by Lets Go Descarrego!
23rd April 2020, 5:30pm

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 2

Featuring Gemma Louden, Pete Delete and Andy Santos
30th April 2020, 5:30pm

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 3

Featuring Let's Go Descarrego!, Fabian Roberts, Yvette Audain & Deborah Hide-Bayne.
7th May 2020, 5:30pm

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 4

Featuring Soul Sax Plus, Sharyn Morcom, Jerry Thoma and Sarah Morcom.
14th May 2020, 5:30pm

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 5

Featuring RELAPSE Band, Katarina Lee & Retrowhiti.
21st May 2020, 5:30pm

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 6

Featuring Chance Taiaroa Wiari Haddon, Stewart Pedley and Vegas Brown.
28th May 2020, 5:30pm

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 7

Featuring metal/rock guitarist Scott Burst, R&B/Pop Singer/Songwriter Anita Prime and Thespian/Poet Shannon Nicolson
4th June 2020, 5:30pm

Bubble Bites Series Launch

Bubble Bites - a series of short performance by artists from The Coromandel

Central to the Soul

A gentle story of Central Otago, the touring artists, the halls and heroes, that host them.

Creative NZ Emergency Response Funding

Funding available from Creative NZ during the COVID-19 pandemic
14 Apr 2020 - 30 Jun 2020

Dancing Alone Together

A central resource for the digital dance world

Dave Rhodes Productions

Dave Rhodes is a sound engineer and music producer in Whitianga

En Pointe Dance Studio

Lisa Gifford is a dancer and runs En Pointe Dance Studio in Whitianga

Fabian Roberts

Fabian Roberts is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter in Whitianga

Gerald (Jerry) Thoma

Jerry Thoma is a rock, folk, country musician in Hahei

Google Arts & Culture

Find the best arts related stories and content curated by experts

Harcourts Foundation Grants

Funding available for the promotion and fostering of art and culture in New Zealand
4 May 2020

Howard Saunders

Howard Saunders is a poet in Hotwater Beach

Katarina Lee

Katarina Lee is a childrens and young teen author in Kaimarama, Whitianga

Lawrence Arabia, Single

Eggsentric Cafe, Flaxmill Bay: 7pm
17 Oct 2020

Lets Go Descarrego!

Let's Go Descarrego! are an acoustic folk punk duo in Whitianga

Live at The Londons'!

Online performances by Andrew and Kirsten London

Masterclass Round-Up

Some of the great musical master classes on YouTube

Offbeat Theatre Company

Offbeat Theatre Company is a community repertory group based in Whitianga.

Pete Delete

Pete Delete is a poet and artist in Whenuakite

Peter Lawrence

Peter Lawrence AKA The Rockin Realtor is a musician from Whitianga

Quarantine Made Musical

Streamable Classical Concerts & Films To Brighten Your Day

RELAPSE Band

RELAPSE Band is a musical theatre/originals/dance group in Kuaotunu

Resources for Event Creators

Resource hub for COVID-19 (Ccoronavirus) information and best practices for event creators

Retrowhiti

Retrowhiti are a pop/rock/folk/reggae duo in Whitianga

Sarah Morcom

Sarah Morcom is an indie pop singer/songwriter from Purangi/Cooks Beach

Social Distancing Festival

A site for celebrating art from all over the world

Soul Sax Plus

Soul Sax Plus is a jazz/soul/blues/reggae/Latin influenced duo from near Coroglen

Sounz Concerts

Your virtual New Zealand Music concert hall!

Stewart Pedley

Stewart Pedley is a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer in Whitianga

The Arts Foundation Future Fund

The Arts Foundation is bringing together a new fund to provide an extra leg-up for artists who front up and show New Zealanders their work on Boosted.

The Sofa Singers

A free & weekly online singing event

Vodafone Lounge Jams

Vodafone and Live Nation are bringing the music right into your lounge!

White Chapel Jak

The Coroglen Tavern: 7pm
24 Oct 2020

Yvette Audain

Yvette Audain is a musician, composer & tutor on the Coromandel Peninsula

ZOOM Effective Remote Working

Best practices for moving your in-person events to virtual ones