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IMNZ Charts to June 21: Going Global dates announced

Press Release – IMNZ

I’m always surprised and delighted by the variety of artists represented by IMNZ labels and distributors. There’s a great mixture of newies coming out this week, and some interesting shows on the cards as well. Also this week, IMNZ is very excited …
Week to 21 June 2012
I’m always surprised and delighted by the variety of artists represented by IMNZ labels and distributors. There’s a great mixture of newies coming out this week, and some interesting shows on the cards as well.
Also this week, IMNZ is very excited to announce the dates for this year’s Going Global Music Summit, scheduled for September.
Week to 21 June 2012
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 2 37 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x2
2 1 2 Songs From The Inside Various /DRM
3 3 11 Dust And Dirt The Black Seeds BlackSeeds/Rhythm/DRM
4 4 8 Home Brew Home Brew /FMG
5 5 3 Electric Hawaii Opossom /Rhythm/DRM
6 7 5 ChameLEON Leon Wharekura /Ode/DRM
7 – 42 Flight Of The Conchords Flight Of The Conchords /Rhythm plat x2
8 6 4 Buzzy Left Or Right MrYoda/Border
9 9 14 Fly My Pretties IV Fly My Pretties /Border
10 12 44 I Told You I Was Freaky Flight Of The Conchords /Rhythm
11 18 150 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy’s Drop /Rhythm/DRM plat x9
12 13 46 The Horrifying Truth I Am Giant I Am Giant gold x1
13 16 11 The Best Of Conscious Roots Various MovingProduction
14 11 15 Hope And Wire The Eastern /Rhythm/DRM
15 15 30 The Rose Tint: Deluxe Edition David Dallas Dirty/DawnRaid
16 – 124 Jah Rydem 1814 /Ode/DRM gold x1
17 – 149 Kora Kora Kora/Border/DRM plat x2
18 – 83 On The Road Again Katchafire Katchafire gold x1
19 – 59 In The World Of Light Tiki Taane DirtyDub/FMG/Rhythm/DRM
20 – 7 Sione’s 2: Unfinished Business OST Various Dawn Raid

Going Global Music Summit 2012 – What you need to know before you go.
Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2012 will be happening again in Wellington and Auckland this September and the dates are listed below.
With even more international delegates attending and more live-music showcase venues involved than last year, GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2012 is going from strength to strength. The list of confirmed delegates and live venues will be announced shortly.
If you are looking to take your music overseas, come and hear from people who are working with both new and established artists on the global stage.
Thursday 6th September – WELLINGTON
Friday 7th September – AUCKLAND
Saturday 8th September – AUCKLAND

Going Global Music Summit 2012 is a 3-day showcase of new music featuring national artists, occurring in September (6th – 8th September) alongside the Going Global Music Summit industry seminars. The Summit takes place in Wellington (Sept 6th) and Auckland (Sept 7th – 8th).
Going Global Music Summit 2012 provides musicians, producers, composers, labels, promoters, industry professionals and fans a chance to perform, discuss, learn, teach, interact and argue in front of an audience of like minded peers in an environment that encourages the global exchange of ideas, techniques and trends.
In 2012 Going Global Music Summit will present an exciting schedule of live music events alongside a daytime program of panels, presentations, workshops and discussions. The focus is on new music and as such the live music showcases aim to reflect originality in contemporary live music practice.

Artist applications

If you’re an artist or band, label, promoter or collective who would like to be part of the LIVE MUSIC COMPONENT of Going Global Music Summit 2012, you can apply online now via
GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2012 is proudly brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand in partnership with the NZ Music Commission.
“…a real bonus for our local music community” – Murray Cammick, Rip It Up Nov 2011.
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 36 Forever Six60 Massive plat x1
2 2 7 Twerk Savage DawnRaid/FMG
3 9 4 Is Our Love Worth Fighting For? Tiki Taane DirtyDub/FMG/DRM
4 7 6 Hold On Annabel Fay Siren
5 4 5 It Would Be You Pieter T Kog/Rhythm/DRM
6 6 2 Tucan Kids Of 88 DrydenStreet
7 3 37 Only To Be Six60 Massive plat x1
8 5 48 Don’t Forget Your Roots Six60 Massive plat x2
9 – 16 Over The Rainbow Tiki Taane DirtyDub/FMG/DRM
10 8 27 My Baby Pieter T Kog/Rhythm/DRM gold x1

Decisions from NZ On Air’s June 2012 Making Tracks funding round
NZ On Air will fund 31 new music projects from its June MakingTracks funding round. The 31 projects were selected from a field of 129 applications.
Nineteen are $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and 12 are $6,000 grants for making a music video only. This means NZ On Air has funded 324 projects since the MakingTracks scheme was launched in July last year (from 1,216 applications).
Decisions are based on the broadcast, music and audience merits of the songs that have been submitted. An independent panel of broadcasting and music professionals makes the recommendations. The list of 31 June projects follows –
(a) Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 19 MakingTracks projects in the June round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song –
Aaradhna/Great Man
All The Colours/Second To None (In My Head)
Computers Want Me Dead/We’re Your Family
Eden Mulholland/Cry Cry Cry
Five Mile Town/Solo
Grayson Gilmore/Minus Times Infinity
Great North/Lead Me To The Light
Janine & The Mixtape/Hold Me
Massad/My Heart Won’t Let You Go
Mountaineater/Lord Of Sumo
O’Lovely/Closer To You
Pikachunes/Cinnamon Pop Dream
Rhian Sheehan/Little Sines
She’s So Rad/Sounds Of Houses
The Adults/Anniversary Day (Live)
The Peasants/Best Days
Tom Lark/All You Want Is Money
Trip Pony/Now Honey
(b) Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 12 MakingTracks projects in the June round, being funding for making a music video only –
Concord Dawn featuring Nina McSweeney/The River
Dictaphone Blues/Burning Ball From Outer Space
Fire At Will/Move
James Duncan featuring Watercolours/Anti-Radiation Fez
Jesse Sheehan/By Your Side
Lindon Puffin/Drive By
Savage featuring Spawnbreezie/Because Of You
School For Birds/10,000 Things
Sola Rosa featuring Olivier Daysoul/Promise
The DHDFDs/Babysitters Club
The Ruby Suns/Kingfisher Calling
Zowie/Nothing Else

The seven independent broadcasting and music professionals on the June MakingTracks panel were –
Rebecca Martelletti [Classic Hits; Auckland]
Sean Norling [Radio One; Dunedin]
Grant Hislop [Juice Music Television; Auckland]
Lydia Jenkin [NZ Herald; Auckland]
Emma Smith [Music 101, Radio NZ National; Wellington]
Marc Royal [Chart, Christchurch]
Simon Holloway [Beaver Studios; Auckland]
The winner of theaudience “Wild Card” Making Tracks grant will be announced on Monday 02 July when the June votes have been counted.
The next MakingTracks funding round closes at 5.00pm on Sunday 01 July. Applications can be made online at

Week to 24 June 2012
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 3 4 Is Our Love Worth Fighting For? Tiki Taane DirtyDub/FMG/DRM
2 2 18 Forever Six60 Massive plat x1
3 1 7 Hold On Annabel Fay Siren
4 4 4 It Would Be You Pieter T Kog/Rhythm/DRM
5 5 3 Put It On Me Donell Lewis feat. Rickey Okay /FMG/
6 7 3 The Answer Villainy /DRM
7 – 1 Slow Wind Swiss DawnRaid/FMG/
8 9 33 Only To Be Six60 Massive plat x1
9 6 48 Don’t Forget Your Roots Six60 Massive plat x2
10 10 3 Twerk Savage DawnRaid/FMG/

Crowd-funding website is experiencing unprecedented success, giving New Zealand’s creative community reason to celebrate.

Through PledgeMe more than $275,000 has been pledged to the arts so far this year. PledgeMe works by providing a collaborative way to help fund projects through supporters pledging to donate a set amount in return for a creative reward. It is a home-grown version of the American crowd-funding giant Kickstarter which once raised more than $1 million in a week. Guenther explains crowd-funding is for all artists, not just those who are well known.

Artists such as Lawrence Arabia, Rhys Darby and Don McGlashan have been part of PledgeMe campaigns.

On the back of the site’s 50th project success, Guenther and Borges will host a launch party in Auckland this Friday, 29 June at Khuja Lounge. “We’re going to have a blast celebrating with project creators, fans, and musos, and members of the media,” co-founder Anna Guenther says.
International and Industry Action
Following their six-date national tour around New Zealand in July, Home Brew are taking the party to Australia throughout August. Home Brew’s Tom Scott, Haz Beats and Lui Silk (along with their live band) are set to play four dates throughout August in Perth August 9th, Melbourne August 10th, Sydney August 11th and Brisbane August 12th, with support from Australian Hip Hop artist Sky’High Sky’High is one of the most compelling artists to emerge from the Australian Hip Hop scene of late. At a glance, tough as nails; raw and aggressive; but her disarming smile hints that there is much more to her than meets the eye, with Rolling Stone and Sydney Morning Herald pinpointing her as an artist to watch. The hype is already building for Home Brew across the Tasman, and the group will be showcasing tracks from their critically acclaimed double album, which will be officially released in Australia prior to the tour. And make sure you catch Home Brew’s feature tonight on TV2’s 20/20 (Thursday 28 June) at 9.30pm. Tickets for most shows available from; tickets for their Sydney show are available from

New release fanfare
Having released onto 5.25” floppy disc the first time around, it was decided to take a more “conventional” route with Ipswich’s debut studio album. No need to panic though – Baby factory, out July 20th through MUZAI Records, proves that they still are “noisy pricks.” Winners of RDU’s Roundup 2012 competition and steadily becoming a strong presence on the South Island live scene, Baby factory exudes the bratty nature of the trio, but foremost it exemplifies their mature song-writing and execution. This is a band who sound like they should of grown up during the heyday of The Gordons. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Matthew Gunn, Baby factory has been a closely developed work from the very first click track to the very final flourishes behind the mastering desk. At no point did it pass through the hands of anyone outside the three piece, allowing it to perhaps be subverted by a means not approved by Steven, Jamie and Matthew. Why chance it? It happens from time to time. Not on this occasion. What is presented is everything the band envisioned their first studio album to be (as pretentious as that sounds); from the sheep herding noises that end the sardonic “Soy Division” to the drone-ridden “Satan Plays A Sunburst Strat.” That’s not to say the album is frequented regularly with the juvenile delinquency some have come to expect from the group; moments like “Oxymoron”, “Epic Quest” and “Stoner Jam”, dare we say it, are points where the band act well above their age and show a serious side to their work.

Formed from the smoldering remnants of post punk band Tiddabades, Wellington space-rock trio Sunken Seas release their debut album Null Hour .Sunken Seas (Craig, Luke, Ryan) have undergone an incredible shift in style. Where the former band reflected more the headiness of the dance-punk era, Sunken Seas have brought their sometimes underlying broodiness to the forefront with this new venture. It’s colder and more industrial. If you’re intrigued, make sure you catch Sunken Seas on tour in July: they’re playing Wellington, Lyttelton, Port Chalmers, Whanganui, Auckland and Palmerston North.
Toni Huata releases her new album Hopukia in Wellington at Te Papa Sunday July 22nd 2012, Sounding Theatre, L2, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. With a silky Dub bass, uplifting Dance elements and Electronica vibes fused with the beauty of the Māori language, Hopukia is the fourth release from this internationally acclaimed ‘Māori Diva’. A stunning 10-track album, which includes a first time collaboration with one of NZ’s most respected electronic musicians, Paddy Free, and an encore music collaboration with acclaimed composer and percussionist Gareth Farr. Read more…

La Belle Alliance is the Dunedin duo Tessa Petersen (violin) and John Van Buskirk (piano). Funded by the University of Otago, this CD provides an interesting selection of original works written by 10 of the composers who have held a Mozart Fellowship over the 41 years since it began. Featuring, Christopher Adams, John Elmsly, Christopher Marshall, Anthony Watson, Ian McDonald, Edwin Carr, Anthony Ritchie, John Rimmer and Larry Pruden. “Impressive performances of special programme.” – Otago Daily Times, June 23rd 2012. Read more…

Christopher Blake’s Angel at Ahipara, featuring the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra strings under Kenneth Young, offers four orchestral works inspired by the elegiac Northl and photographs of Robin Morrison. “Angel at Ahipara is a handsome package with inspirational performances in a spellbinding setting, thanks to producer Wayne Laird.” – NZ Herald, June 6th 2012. Read more…

Zaine Griff (aka Glenn Mikkelson) was born and raised in Auckland new Zealand, becoming bassist in one of the later versions of the seminal rock group The Human Instinct. He later moved to England in the 1970s, where he continued with his artistic and musical career, becoming a solo artist and a cult pop figure of the 80’s – he worked with Lindsay Kemp (at the same time as Kate Bush), The Kinks, David Bowie and Hans Zimmer, and his debut 1980 album Ashes and Diamonds was produced by Tony Visconti (David Bowie). After two successful albums – Ashes and Diamonds and Figvres (1982), Griff returned to NZ in 1984. After a wait of over 25 years, Zaines‘ new and 3rd solo album’s finally here. It’s entitled Child Who Wants the Moon and it’s been compared to a time warp back to Bowie in the 80s. Read more…

On the live front

Parachute Music H.Q. is preparing for the ultimate rock n’ roll fundraiser this Friday. With 24 bands playing over 24 hours, THE NEVERENDING will see the likes of Parachute Band, Ruby Frost, Young Lyre, Lydia Cole, Luke Thompson, Nathan King, Tim Richards, Chris Cope, Edge Kingsland, Alaska and many more joining forces for one sleepless night to help us raise funds to complete Parachute Studios. THE NEVERENDING will run from 8pm this Friday to 8pm Saturday and they’ll be streaming the whole thing live from They have a huge vision for their studio – to make it a community space for artists to record and rehearse in, and donations mean this space can be made available at an affordable price. Click here to see Parachute CEO Mark de Jong give you a walkthrough of the space. Keep an eye on for more updates and the full event lineup.

FDKNS presents The 21st Anniversary Family Reunion Fundraiser this Saturday 30th June at Auckland’s Studio, hosted by Johni Sagala. Catch an amazing line up of performances by: Dj Broski, Flowz, King Kapisi, Erakah, Tyree, Jae’o, Kas The Feelstyle, Cydel, Queen Shirl’e, Anonymouz, The Hypnotics, Giantkilla, The Gift, Prometheusage, Sikeone, Dj Styla, Lacoco, Sienna, Mistee K, Frantik, Laybaq, Milqman, 805 Music, Kawai Raupapa, Benny Bronx, T.Y.E, Ghost Chips Gus, and some surprise special guests.

The Dead C and the Coolies are among the artists just announced to be playing at The Audio Foundation’s Now! Here! Festival – a three-day celebration with New Zealand / Aotearoa’s inventive and accomplished sound artists and musicians championing the experimental and avant-garde. Legendary and internationally regarded artists such as trailblazing noise-rockers The Dead C, Coolies and Bad Statistics, experimental electronic figureheads Rosy Parlane, Omit and Rachel Shearer, exponents of adventurous improvisation Jeff Henderson and Peter Stapleton, innovative guitar expansionists Greg Malcolm and Bruce Russell; and such liminal talents as Sean Kerr, Stanier Black Five and Mr Sterile Assembly – plus many more visionary NZ artists over three days and nights will provide a rare treat for adventurous listeners. Alongside the many performances will be Children’s workshops, Mongolian vocal classes, Sound Walks, Discussions, a live Cinema Event in collaboration with Film Archive and free daytime performances in the unique echo chambers of the Silo space in Wynyard Quarter. For more details visit
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And if this sounds like your cup of tea but you’re closer to Dunedin than Auckland, make sure you visit Sound Full: Sound in Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art, running at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery from 7 July – 11 November. This major exhibition draws together sixteen major artists working in Australia and New Zealand, all of whom utilise aspects of ‘sound’ in their work. In addition to the ongoing exhibition, the opening weekend of Sound Full, 7 – 8 July, will feature performances by 14 of the artists represented in the exhibition. This is an incredibly rare scenario in the New Zealand visual arts. Performing artists include Phil Dadson & Michael Morley, Droszkhi (with Brent Grayburn), Rex and Dan, Thembi Soddell, Robin Fox, Marco Fusinato, Michael Graeve and Sun Valley (David Haines, Joyce Hinterding and Michael Morley). Read more…

Around the world

Bon Iver’s self titled release took home the award for Independent Album of the Year (presented by and the Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” won Independent Video of the Year at the first ever Libera Awards, capping off A2IM’s seventh annual Indie Week with its first award show.
Funk/soul label Daptone Records and Bon Iver label Jagjaguwar split Label of the Year honors, with Daptone winning for five employees or fewer and Jagjaguwar taking home the prize for six or more employees. Glassnote Records also won an award for Best Sync Placement, which went to GIVERS‘ “Saw You First” synch during the Kindle Fire product launch.

Seymour Stein was on hand to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Beggars Group founder/CEO Martin Mills, who had flown back from the Senate hearings on Capitol Hill regarding the proposed EMI/Universal in time to accept his honor. Spotify took home the 21st Century Award, given to the service or platform most beneficial to indie labels and artists.
eMusic sponsored the Up and Comer Award, which was split into two categories, with The Dø reeling in the A2IM members’ vote, and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound winning the eMusic member vote.

Thanks to Billboard – Read more and see all the winners here.

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