16 June 2012 - 0 Comments
NZ Music On The Radio
The official March quarter local content figures are in. New Zealand music content on commercial radio in the 3 months to 31 March was 18.65%, fractionally up on the December 2011 quarter (18.52%). The March quarter counts Kiwi FM at 100% New Zealand music for two months and at 60% for one month, following the station's change in format. It counts two familiar stations - Radio Hauraki and George FM - for the first time. The songs that contributed most to the 18.65% in the March quarter was Six60's Only To Be, Annah Mac's Girl In Stilettos and The Babysitters Circus with their debut single, Everything's Gonna Be Alright, all supported by NZ On Air.
NZ Music Online
At the end of May, a new New Zealand music website called www.theaudience.co.nz launched. theaudience is a partnership between NZ On Air and Amplifier - New Zealand's longest established online New Zealand music site.
theaudience is a new music discovery site. It will enable new artists to build the audience for their work and generate the kind of "buzz" that will help them qualify for Making Tracks funding and go on to bigger and better things.
We see theaudience as a feeder for the Making Tracks funding scheme and a vehicle for supporting new and unreleased artists. This helps us to fulfill one of the important goals of the New Zealand music reforms to "balance support for established artists with support for new artists".
Check it out and find some great new music now.
Making More Tracks
We have now completed nine of the 10 Making Tracks funding rounds for the inaugural Making Tracks year. So far, we have taken in 1,087 applications and we have made 293 grants. Of those 293 projects, 118 or 40% are new artists or "first-timers". At the time that the Making Tracks scheme was launched last year, we said we would do a review at the end of the first year and fine-tune in the light of our experience in the field. The review will be done in two parts. Through June we will review the eligibility criteria, the applications process and the decision-making process so that we are able to fine-tune in time for the first intake of applications for the new funding year in July. Through July, once we have a complete year of grants, we will review the broadcast outcomes and impacts to check that Making Tracks is delivering the airplay results and diversity results that we are looking for.
Congratulations to NZ On Air Funded Artists
Brooke Fraser for winning the NZ On Air Radio Airplay Award at the 2012 Pacific Music Awards for her song,Betty, the most-played song by a Pacific artist in the awards qualifying year;
Adeaze for three Pacific Music Awards;
The Naked and Famous for a Gold single in the US (that's 500,000+ sales);
Home Brew for a #1 debut album in New Zealand;
and to The Babysitters Circus and Avalanche City for TMN Hot 100 radio airplay songs in Australia in the last 12 months.
NZ Music International
Bang Bang Eche
Black City Lights
Black River Drive
Bury Me Low
Clap Clap Riot
Die! Die! Die!
Five Mile Town
Heart Attack Alley
Jason Eli Feat. Imagine
Kids Of 88
Late Nyte Hype
Loui The Zu with Leroy Clampitt
MayaVanya and P Money
Myele Manzanza Feat. Rachel Fraser
N.O.X Feat. Tyson Tyler
School For Birds
Sun And The Wolf
The Black Seeds
The Disco Three
The Drab Doo Riffs
The Good Fun
Tono & The Finance Company