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Newsletter Issue #390: 15 Jul 2012

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Merchants of Flow

Along with the rebuilding of inner city Christchurch, the music scene has also been on the up and the Merchants are riding a wave of reggae revival in the Canterbury region.

Having established a solid fan base in Christchurch our next step is to take our music to the wider New Zealand, no mean feat considering the task of managing the eight members!

Before we set off on tour we have a single, or two, in the mix to be produced and released with a music video accompany it if possible. The actual song to be recorded is yet to be decided, though we have had a number of requests for recording!

Having had a taste of being a part of events such as The Raggamuffin Roadtrip, we would love nothing more than to continue being a part these events. So the best thing we can do is to keep on keeping on, ensuring our sound grows and we continue to give the people positive vibrations.

Coming up in the immediate future is the chance for the Merchants to share the stage with Katchafire who will be in full swing of their nationwide tour. Opportunities such as these are not to be taken lightly so we'll be going hard at practices making sure we uphold the mana of Otautahi reggae and consolidate our position as one the up-and-coming Kiwi reggae bands who should be on everyone's watchlist!

The Merchants of Flow are Kp (vocals, guitar), Tihi (vocals, keyboards), Lenny (vocals), Marcus (lead vocals), Tahu (alto saxophone), C (bass), James (tenor saxophone) and H (drums).

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NZ Music News

APRA Silver Scroll Awards Top 20 Announced

Leading up to the major night of the year for the songwriters of New Zealand, APRA are excited to announce the stellar list of songs that have made the Top 20 for the 47th APRA Silver Scroll Award:


Song Title


Writer/Composer(s) & Publisher


Performed By

Girl In Stilettos Anna Macdonald Annah Mac
Everything Is Beautiful and New Bic Runga (Mushroom Music obo B K Bric Music Limited/Chrysalis Music) Bic Runga
The Origin Of Slaves Nick Gaffaney/Aaron Tokona (Mushroom Music) Cairo Knife Fight
Fatal Flaw Louis McDonald/Adam Quigley/Levi Heeringa Five Mile Town
Hold On Josh Fountain (Woodcut Productions Limited) Get Well Soon
Never Be Without You Ben King (Native Tongue Music Publishing) Grand Rapids
Lead Me To The Light Hayden Donnell (Friday Music Publishing/Frequency Media Group) Great North
Datura Tom Scott/Hayden Dick (Friday Music Publishing/Frequency Media Group) Home Brew Crew
Hopeful Dreamer Jess Chambers (Native Tongue Music Publishing) Jess Chambers
By Your Side Jesse Sheehan Jesse Sheehan
When It's All Too Much Lauren Mitchell LA Mitchell
Outta Reach Lindon McCormack (Native Tongue Music Publishing) Lindon Puffin
Everything To Me Stephanie Brown (Friday Music Publishing/Frequency Media Group) Lips
Blind Eyes Lisa Crawley (Centrifuge Music Publishing (Administered by PeerMusic Pty Ltd) Lisa Crawley
Hibernate Lydia Cole Lydia Cole
Getaway Tonight Kody Nielson (Mushroom Music) Opossum
Water To Ice Jane de Jong (Universal Music Publishing/Stirling Music Ltd) Ruby Frost
Forever Matiu Walters/Marlon Gerbes Six60
Anniversary Day Jon Toogood/Julia Deans (Native Tongue Music Publishing) The Adults
State Houses By The River Adam McGrath (Native Tongue Music Publishing) The Eastern

Full Article

National Country Music Awards - Hamilton 2012

The 2012 National Country Music Awards (NCMA) will see the cream of New Zealand country music strumming their way to Hamilton’s Founders Theatre on Saturday 11 August.

NCMAis the most prestigious event on NZ’s country music calendar and will feature performances from Kiwi country music legends Tom Sharplin, Jenny Blackadder, Joy Adams, Australian guest artist Andrew Redford plus new stars and 2012 Horizon Nominees Kylie Price, Matt McNeilly, Jody Direen.

The 2012 NZ Country Music Nominees are

Female Artists of the Year – Kylie Austin, Aly Cook, Katie Thompson

Male Artists of the Year - Craig Adams, Eddie Low, Trevor Stevens

Music Group/Duo of the Year - Kylie Austin & Trevor Stevens, The Coalrangers, The Heartleys

NZ Horizon Award*- Kylie Price, Jody Direen, Matt McNeilly

*The NZ Horizon Award winner will have the added distinction of performing at the Global Artist Showcase (part of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville).

Full Article

Satellite Media and The Edge at Number One

Satellite Media has developed the mobile app for The Edge, which is currently sitting at number one in the Apple App Store only one day after its release.

‘The Edge – Turn it Up App’ is a free download available from the Apple App Store now, and available on Google Play for Android from July 23.

Partnering with MediaWorks and NZ on Air, Satellite Media developed the app to allow The Edge listeners to enjoy the full Edge experience wherever they are.

“The Edge new mobile app is everything our listeners want, but right at their fingertips”, says Emily Hancox, The Edge Marketing Manager.

Full Article

Warner Music NZ Is Proud To Announce The Signing of Janine And The Mixtape

Janine and the Mixtape
has gained critical acclaim in New Zealand after the release of her successful debut single, ‘Bullets’. And now the 22-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, has been signed to Warner Music New Zealand with her debut EP to be released in August.

Combining 90’s hip-hop beats, R’n’B vocals and intricate synths with soul-baring lyrics; Janine’s sound focuses on her voice, the beat, and lyrical honesty - which is at the heart of every track.

Having spent her whole life devoted to music, Janine (who used to sneak into bars from the age of 14 to play open-mic nights) completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Auckland in 2010 and also went on to win the University’s singer/songwriter of the year award later that year.

Full Article

New Releases, Tour and Gig Announcements

Regina Spektor returns to NZ to wow us once again!

Burning Love NZ Show

Weezer To Tour New Zealand For The First Time In Sixteen Years

Concord Dawn Announces Special Guests

Jamie McDell playing FREE all age shows at Amazon stores!

The Postures - North Island Tour August 2012

Nightchoir ‘See The First Star’ Album Release and Tour

A Day On The Green NZ Announcement

Owl City Returns To New Zealand In November

New Look and Line-up - Feast Gisborne

Rhythm And Vines Second Annual ‘Soundcheck’ Event

Geoff Ong Implications’ Music Video and Single Release

Other NZ Music News
Gig and Tour News
Artist News


Muzic.net.nz News

New Artists

The following musicians have been added to the muzic.net.nz website during the last fortnight:

Both Sides of the Line Merchants Of Flow
Snap Crackle Pop The AGM
Riqi Harawira 1 Drop Nation
Sunken Seas King Cannons
Cool Cult Janine and the Mixtape


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Reviews and Tomorrow People Interview

Check out our latest reviews at the links below:

Gatherer - So Be It Album Review

Ladyhawke - Anxiety Album Review

Concord Dawn - Air Chrysalis Album Review

Emma interviewed Tomorrow People for the site. You can read Emma's interview here.

You can check out every single interview and review in our Articles Page.

Tour Features

Every feature we have ever had on the site can be viewed here


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