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Music News - NZ on Air Music Funding Decisions - March 2010

NZ on Air Music Funding Decisions - March 2010

19 March 2010 - 0 Comments

New Recordings

- Jayson Norris - 'Love Someone' (LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa)
- Over The Atlantic - 'Living In My House' (Over The Atlantic/Page One)
- Ruby Frost - 'Goodnight' (Universal Music)
- Shotgun Alley - 'Give It All Up For Rock' (Brat Agency)
- The Jury & The Saints - 'Help Me Out' (The Jury & The Saints)

Music Videos

- Anika Moa - 'Running Through The Fire' (Flightless Birds)
- Annabel Fay - 'River' (Siren Records)
- Autozamm - 'Want It, Need It' (Let The People Speak)
- Black River Drive - '15 Minutes' (Black River Records)
- Boh Runga - 'Would You Give Your Heart' (CRS Records)
- Bulletproof Feat. Tiki Taane - 'Soundtrack To Forever' (Dirty Management)
- Computers Want Me Dead - 'In Your Blood' (Isaac Prmotions)
- Concord Dawn Feat. Rikki Morris - 'Forever' (Dirty Management)
- Dane Rumble - 'Gonna Be Mine' (Rumble Music)
- Derty Sesh - 'Forever' (Move The Crowd)
- Erakah - 'Tell Me' (Illegal Musik)
- Gin Wigmore - 'Hey Ho' (Universal Music)
- Hollie Smith - 'Mamma' (Soundsmith Records)
- Ivy Lies - 'Never Enough' (Let The Pepole Speak)
- Katchafire - 'J Dubb Remix' (Katchafire Enterprises)
- Kidz In Space - 'Fear' (Move The Crowd)
- King Kapisi Feat. The Mint Chicks - 'Superhuman Emcee' (Border Music)
- Kirsten Morrell - 'Ghosts' (KMR Recordings)
- Maitreya Feat. Awa - 'Sin City' (Control Freak Music)
- Nameless Sons - 'Forgive/Forget' (Liberation Music)
- Nathan Haines Feat. Kevin Mark Trail - 'Pathway' (Haven Music)
- Neisan Mysitk - 'No. 1' (Arch Dynasty)
- Opensouls - 'Blind To See' (Dirty Management)
- Pieter T Feat. Vince Harder - 'As The World' (Handmade)
- Salmonella Dub - 'Walk Into Your Mind' (Salmonella Dub)
- Shapeshifter - 'Lifetime' (Truetone Records)
- Steriogram - '..6464' (Let The People Speak)
- The Jury & The Saints - 'Brand New' (The Jury & The Saints)
- The Naked & Famous - 'Young Blood' (Round Trip Mars)
- The Phoenix Foundation - 'Buffalo' (The Phoenix Foundation)
- The Pink Pound Experience - 'Easy Come, Easy Go' (PinkPoundExperience)
- These Four Walls - 'Love Song' (Isaac Promotions)
- Three Houses Down - 'Oh It's Good' (Solkrush)
- TK Feat. Deach - 'Mr Liar' (TK)
- TokyoStreetGang - 'She Said' (Dirty Management)
- TREi Feat. State Of Mind - 'Thunderbiscuit' (Samurai Music)
- Young Sid - 'You' (Move The Crowd)

Phase Five Changes

Last year we commissioned consultant Chris Caddick to do an independent review of our Phase Five International New Zealand music promotion programme. Part of his brief was to consult widely within the music industry. In the course of the review he interviewed 50+ industry players - major and indie labels, artists, music lawyers, touring agents, publishers and agencies.

The review will result in some refocussing and re-prioritising of our work. To start with, the 'Phase Five' generic New Zealand music promotion will disappear. We will tighten our focus on airplay outcomes overseas, and we will prioritise Australia in collaboration with local labels and their Australian partners, while maintaining our US college radio campaign.

There are a bunch of downstream changes, some of which will impact immediately, like dropping the Phase Five brand and cutting back on our sampler programme. Other changes will be phased in over the new financial year beginning 01 July 2010, like withdrawing from MIDEM and SXSW and leaving those promotions to our NZ Music Commission friends.

Topping 21%

The New Zealand music year is off to a great start. Last week, local content on commercial radio was 21.06% and the 2010 calendar year-to-date figure now stands at 21.18%, thanks primarily to Stan Walker, Gin Wigmore and Dane Rumble. NZ On Air might not be able to claim a share of Stan, but Gin and Dane have both come through NZ On Air's new artist discovery programme and both have gone on to secure NZ On Air album funding. Gin Wigmore's three-times Platinum album has delivered three huge radio hits to date and Dane Rumble's album, to be released at the end of the month, has also delivered three. Expect more from these two radio hit-making machines!

The Hits of 2009

New Zealand music content on commercial radio for the December quarter came in at 19.39% (up from 17.76% in the September quarter) and the year-end result for the 2009 calendar year was 19.86%, just under the 20% target. Over 3,500 New Zealand songs registered some airplay in 2009 but the ten most-played NZ songs on NZ radio in 2009 were:

01           All On Our Own - Midnight Youth
02           The Letter - Midnight Youth
03           Always Be Here - Dane Rumble
04           Brother - Smashproof featuring Gin Wigmore
05           Oh My - Gin Wigmore
06           Always On My Mind - Tiki Taane
07           Hey Boys & Girls - Evermore
08           My Delirium - Ladyhawke
09           Don't Know What To Do - Dane Rumble
10           My House - Kids of 88

[Source: Radioscope]

Eight of the ten are from NZ On Air-funded albums. The other two - Evermore and Ladyhawke - were funded out of Australia.

Music Video Magic

Flying Nun is synonymous with Kiwi indie music, and with autonomous DIY, bottom-of-the-world creativity. Selected by label founder Roger Shepherd: "A general style may have loosely evolved ... but it was simply due to limited budgets and correspondingly unlimited imaginations." It's a great selection including commentary from industry luminaries, links to documentaries and of course the fabulous videos themselves. Heavenly pop hits indeed. Take a look for yourself.

Thanks to www.nzonair.govt.nz for this story.

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