01 August 2012 - 0 Comments
Following the much-anticipated launch on 1 June and a hugely successful first chart month, theaudience.co.nz has continued to move from strength to strength, with new artists and tracks being added each day. Boasting an impressive 500+ artists using the site, over 400 released tracks, close to 700 unreleased tracks and more than 100,000 website visitors in just over 2 months, the website is certainly a valuable addition to the New Zealand music industry.
Appealing to a wide range of musicians, bands and New Zealand music fans the website attracts visitors from as far away as Romania and the Philippines, all with one thing in common - discovering new music. These visitors have all been streaming, sharing, downloading and voting for their favourite artists and there’s been some fierce competition this month, particularly between the top two, Marc Pritchard and Lisa Crawley.
Despite the neck-and-neck dash to the finish line, theaudience.co.nz is proud to announce that Lisa Crawley is the second recipient of the NZ On Air ‘Wild Card’ Making Tracks grant, finishing in the #1 position at midnight on 31 July. Her song ‘What Would I Give” was the most popular ‘unreleased’ track on the Focus Chart for the month of July on theaudience.co.nz, and you can listen to her winning track here: http://www.theaudience.co.nz/lisa-crawley/what-would-i-give-demo/
Lisa Crawley will be familiar to many, particularly those who are (or have recently been) involved in the live music scene in Auckland. She is a multi-instrumentalist, most notably for her unique talents on the omnichord, and is also currently a finalist for this year’s APRA Silver Scroll Awards for her track ‘Blind Eyes’.
Winning the NZ On Air ‘Wild Card’ funding means Lisa receives $10,000 towards making a video and recording her track, ‘What Would I Give’. We’re very pleased to be able to award this grant - which wouldn’t be possible without funding from NZ On Air - and the terrific support from everyone who has come on board to discover new music and be part of theaudience online community.
As with last month, announcing a winner also marks the beginning of a new chart month on The Audience. Who will be in the running for August? Head to http://www.theaudience.co.nz/ to discover new music and have your say.