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IMNZ Charts to June 29

IMNZ Charts to June 29: Aus: Soundwave grows to 2 days; NZ: Raggamuffin heads to Auckland

Week to 29 June 2014

Continuing our coverage of Matariki 2014, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage has some handy information to help you spot the stars, plus a roundup of events around Aotearoa; head here to find out more. And if you're in the Waikato region, there's plenty happening here. Courtesy of the MCH, here's an image of the Pleiades (Matariki) star cluster. This is a NASA image so the actual appearance will be different. (Wikipedia image with editing from Dayne Laird).

We also have some sneak previews of summer festivals in New Zealand; and changes are announced to Soundwave in Australia.


Week To Thursday, 26 June 2014
This WeekLast WeekWeeks InTitleArtistLabel/DistributorCertification
1121Broods EPBroodsDrydenStreet
233TomokiaToni HuataOde/DRM
31141BlacklisttBlacklisttRhythm/DRMgold x1
423Doprah EPDoprahArchHill/Rhythm/DRM
5530Songs For BubbasAnika MoaRhythm/DRM
678Brightly Painted OneTiny RuinsArchHill
74142Six60Six60Massiveplat x3
81445Best So FarKatchafireKatchafire
915246Based On A True StoryFat Freddy's DropRhythm/DRMplat x9
10122What Did You Do In The Beat Era... Daddy!!!VariousOde/DRM
11653Blackbird: Deluxe EditionFat Freddy's DropRhythm/DRMplat x1
12166Tom's Lunch EPThe Phoenix FoundationPhoenixFoundation
131854DeltaShapeshifterTruetonegold x1
14-84The Horrifying TruthI Am GiantI Am Giantgold x1
16-8Back To The WellMidge MarsdenRhythm/DRM
17-175Jah Rydem1814Ode/DRMgold x1
18-212KORAKORA/Border/DRMplat x2
192056WhitioraMaisey RikaBorder/DRM
20-3Who Killed Colonel Mustard?Bored GamesFlyingNun

The June Wildcard Chart belongs to Drax Project
Wellington newcomers Drax Project have shown a taste of what’s to come for the band, by winning ’s Wildcard Funding Chart for June 2014.

The Drax boys jumped out to an early lead on the chart with their freshly recorded song ‘Real’, and held it for almost the entire month. They did have to stave off challenges from Winston Anthony, Ghetto Sunrise, and a late push from Rob Vegas and Will Singe, but in the end, Drax Project had enough support behind them to stay on top right until the end. spoke to Drax Project after their win, and they had some kind words for everybody that’s backed them so far: “It feels amazing to get such support from people, for doing what we love to do. All those people you've met over the years that help you out when you need it. Couldn't believe how much support we had from everyone. Obviously, we couldn't have done it without them! Thank you to everybody that's helped!”

For Drax Project, the win opens up a whole new world of opportunities to boost their burgeoning music career. “It's opened our horizons up massively, but not just the opportunity to make a video and to fund some more recordings but also a lot of publicity. Hopefully we can do something really creative and original with the video to get our music even further. It's pretty awesome to get some funding to put all the years of us jamming since we started playing our instruments and playing in bands into perspective. Now we have an opportunity to hopefully grow more as artists and present our art in a really polished way.”

As for the video that comes from the funding, Drax Project say they have been in discussions for a while about what they’ll make, but they promise it’ll be “Fresh, clean and... explosive?”

Huge congratulations to Drax Project for winning the June Wildcard Chart! Their undeniably catchy jam ‘Real’ is still available to check out on here. Drax Project now join the likes of Lisa Crawley and Little Oceans as winners of the Wildcard Chart and recipients of $10,000 of Making Tracks funding from NZ On Air. Those two incidentally received some more Making Tracks funding this month through the regular funding round, along with other artists Maya Payne, @peace, Weird Together and Midnight Gallery. Let’s hope this is just the beginning for Drax Project too!


Week To Thursday, 26 June 2014
This WeekLast WeekWeeks InTitleArtistLabel/DistributorCertification
1-1Mother & FatherBroodsDrydenStreet
2-1TattooJody DireenDRM
315With YouJupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen CorryLTPS
4225BridgesBroodsDrydenStreetgold x1
548Start A RevolutionDevilskinDrydenStreet
6321Never Gonna ChangeBroodsDrydenStreet
7-42Runnin'David DallasDirty/FMGplat x1
877Death Of YouI Am GiantI Am Giant
9-4Razor Wire RealityI Am GiantI Am Giant
10-34The WireDavid Dallas feat. Ruby FrostDirty/FMGgold x1


Funding Decisions for June 2014

June was a cracker round. We are constantly surprised and impressed with the quality and diversity of the tracks we receive, and it makes for a tough decision time! This also marks our 30th round, and the end of the 3rd year of Making Tracks, so thank you to all of our panel members for lending their ears and expertise to this process.

We have been busy creating our Sound Advice video series. In an effort to give an insight into what goes into making these decisions and to communicate perspectives from industry personnel.

We have begun interviewing the Making Tracks panelists following our monthly meetings. The results are short videos sharing their perspectives on a wide range of topics corresponding to Making Tracks, and what they are looking for when choosing songs for funding.

The Sound Advice series will be available on our website, and will be released weekly on on YouTube, Facebook, Google +

The results of our competition in conjunction with Red Bull Sound Select are out: The winner, Mish Waugh, was very pleased with the awesome headphones and gear bag Red Bull provided as a prize.

MakingTracks Funded Projects - June 2014
Artist - Song - Funding Type
Gareth Thomas All Eyes In The Room Recording & Video
Lightning On Me Just Too Cool Recording & Video
Lightning Bells Make Change Recording & Video
Grand Rapids Go On Recording & Video
Mzwètwo Young Stunna Recording & Video
The Sami Sisters August Song Recording & Video
Jonathan Bree Murder Recording & Video
Maya Payne Submerge Recording & Video
Racing Fango (Carnivalize) Recording & Video
Princess Chelsea Is It All Ok? Recording & Video
Shihad 2014 - Single # 3 Recording & Video
Little Oceans Northern Eyes Recording & Video
Weird Together Arcadia Africa Recording & Video
For Everyone First XV Song For Everyone Recording & Video
Lisa Crawley Stranger Video only
No North Star Video only
Opiuo Quack Fat Video only
Sola Rosa Both Of Us Video only
Bailey Wiley IXL feat. Raiza Biza Video only
Marlon Williams Strange Things Video only
Cydel I Love You Video only
Little Moon Sparklehorse Video only
@peace Matter Video only
Decortica Dihex Video only
Alexander Wildwood Bad Blood Video only
The Naked and Famous What We Want Video only
Midnight Gallery Memory Video only
Supermodel Candy Rose Video only
Sorceress Treat the Feel Video only
Imagine This Feat. Thommas Stowers Hits The Fan Video only

The June 2014 Panel
Greg Prebble [Radio Hauraki; Auckland]
Simon Wallace [Radio One; Dunedin]
Charlotte Ryan [Kiwi FM; Auckland]
Lydia Jenkin [Time Out, NZ Herald; Auckland]
Harry Lyon [MAINZ; Auckland]
Olly Harmer [The Lab; Auckland]
Jeff Newton [NZ On Air, Auckland]

July Funding Round
The July funding round closes 5pm on Tuesday 1st July. You can apply here. The July funding round brings a reduction in the time you have to use your grant. You will now have 2 months to execute your project ie return your contract and pay your deposit (was 6 months) and 6 months to complete your project (was 1 year).

Please apply for funding when you have the deposit and are ready to start your project.


Week To Sunday, 29 June 2014
This WeekLast WeekWeeks InTitleArtistLabel/DistributorCertification
116With YouJupiter Project And Jetski Safari feat. Helen CorryLTPS
2-1Mother & FatherBroodsDrydenStreet
336Start A RevolutionDevilskinDRM
4216SurvivorsSmashproof feat. Pieter TMTC
549Bob Lennon John DylanThe Phoenix FoundationPhoenixFoundation
6-34BridgesBroodsDrydenStreetgold x1
7514It's OkayDeach feat. Donell LewisEmpire
874Hold TightLadi6Question
9-5Can We Get It Together?Sola Rosa feat. Noah SleeRhythm/DRM
1086Death Of YouI Am GiantI Am Giant

International and Industry Action
VNZMA Entries Close Soon!
There are only a few days left to get your nominations in for the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2014 - nominations close at 5pm on Monday 7th July. Unless otherwise specified,nominations are open to NZ recordings released during the eligibility period of 1 July 2013- 30 June 2014. You can view the 2014 Terms & Conditions of Entry here. And here are some dates to note:
Technical Awards & Finalists Announcement -Thursday 16 October 2014
Vodafone NZ Music Awards - Thursday 21 November 2014
If you would like to submit a nomination, please contact Jessica Rice at Recorded Music New Zealand to be assigned a password to access the online forms. Entries must be submitted online. All printed forms, signed by both the Nominator and Nominee, along with any accompanying material (CDs, video etc) must be with Recorded Music NZ, signed, by 5pm on Monday 7th July, 2014.

Orchestras and Films
and team would like to pass along a friendly reminder that the APO Remix the Orchestra Scholarship "Expressions of Interest" close Friday 18 July, 3pm. Be sure to get your application in on time - you never know where it might lead you! Click here to download the application: Anonymouz also created the soundtrack for the NZ short film 'Rising Dust' by Jack Woon (a Hip Hop Dance/Drama), which is playing in the NZ International Film Festival, in the Nga Whanaunga shorts programme.
AUCKLANDSaturday 19 July, 5.00pmSKYCITY Theatre/Tuesday 22 July, 1.30pmSKYCITY Theatre
WELLINGTONSunday 3 August 1.15pmParamount Theatre/Monday 4 August, 11.00amSoundings Theatre, Te Papa.

Parachute get their blog on
Head over to their blog on parachutemusic.comto find out what they're thinking and what's on the office playlist. They're also catching up with some favourite artists for in-depth chats and hearing from some guest contributors. The boss has just put a fresh one up today. Read it here. They've also launched the Parachute Field Sessions - at Parachute 2014, they grabbed a camera and kidnapped some of the festival headliners, taking them outside for intimate, unplugged renditions of their songs. And in live news, Parachute Artist in Development Lil' Trig will be joining forces with hometown heroes Rapture Ruckus this Fridayfor their special album release party. Read all about Little Trigarow here.

Student stars
CPIT in Christchurch has published their end-of –term newsletter, and it rounds up some great student performers. Doprah feature former students; and IMNZ member Liam Ryan is the Performing Arts manager there.

On the live front
Brother Love’s Free Association are making a special voyage to Auckland this weekend for two shows, on Friday July 4 and Saturday July 5. They’ll make a raucous appearance at the Thirsty Dog on Saturday 5th with the truly mighty Seeds of Orbit, and acclaimed songwriter George Henderson and his New Existentialists; and if you're a resident of the highly rocking West Auckland region, their show at UFO on Friday July 4th with the Neo-Kalashnikovs is but a stone's throw away. The Saturday night also has special meaning for the bands, as it’s something of a tribute to their mutual friend Cameron Bain, who very recently passed away. Bain was a mainstay of the Auckland underground music scene until he moved to the UK; where he continued to make music. For his part, Marty Henderson has assembled an all-star line-up for his Free Association, including early membersPatrick ‘Duane Zarakov’ Faigan (Space Dust,Say Yes To Apes, The Axel Grinders, King Loser) and Ken E. Bear (SMAK, Ape Management), plus John Segovia (Shaft, Axel Grinders) and George D Henderson (The Puddle, Mink, The New Existentialists) all helping to create the garage psychedelic swirl of the live Brother Love experience. Facebook event page

Fly My Pretties stars announce Canterbury Winter Shows -
As famous for her hilarious on-stage banter as for her phenomenal voice, Anika Moa is to join forces with relentless indie touring artist Mel Parsons to perform 3 intimate shows in Canterbury this winter, for shows in Christchurch on July 23, Methven on July 25 and Springfield on July 26. Both artists starred in the Fly My Pretties 2013 Homeland Tour lineup; are currently working on new albums, and will be sharing songs new and old with fans. While Moa & Parsons are both currently Canterbury based, the relentless traveling nature of their jobs mean they relish the chance to perform in their home province. Recently visable on television tutoring inmates from Auckland Women's Prison in Songs From the Inside, Moa is currently touring in the North Island with X-factor finalist Benny Tipene, and is looking forward to getting back to her Canterbury roots. Moa’s highly successful children’s album ‘Songs for Bubbas’ has just been announced as a finalist for APRA Childrens’ Song & Album of the Year Awards. Two-time Tui Award finalistParsons is taking a break from the road over winter to write her 3rd studio album, after 5 months of non-stop touring taking in shows in the USA, Australia & several festivals throughout NZ and Australia. Find venues and dates.

The NZ Herald Time Out has confirmed that after seven years in Rotorua, Raggamuffin is moving to Auckland. That's not the only change in store for the reggae festival's eighth event, which will be held months earlier across two stages and on just one day: Saturday, December 13. It will be headlined by UB40 and Ice Cube, with Fiji, Etana, Gappy Ranks & P-Money, Katchafire, Aaradhna, Sammy Johnson, Brownhill, House of Shem, Chronixx and Tomorrow People all included on the bass-friendly bill. Read more... Time Out also slips some updates on Rhythm and Vines, Rhythm and Alps, Northern Bass, Cloud Festival, Laneway, Splore, Rapture, Homegrown and BW Festival. Read the updates here.

New release fanfare
Zaine Griff 'Immersed'
Zaine Grif’s new album Immersed is a collection of songs recorded between 1976 and 1983. Upon finding them recently by chance on old reel-to-reels, Zaine was surprised as he had thought them lost. All of the songs have been restored and remastered by Steve McGough at Stebbing. The 12 tracks were recorded in several different studios with different producers and contributors including Warren Cann, Clive Edwards, Chris Slade, Manfred Mann's Chris Thompson, Stevie Lange, Steve Bolton, Matt Irving, Andy Clark, Laurie Latham, members of the LPO, Reflex Band, Alan Coates, David Flett, Robert Norman, Adrian Shephard, David Wells, Simon Darlow and Hans Zimmer.

Ashei Release Debut Ep ‘Music Is Boring’ And Announce Tour
Music is boring. This is the somewhat controversial EP title from NZ rock outfit Ashei. After the success of the first single from the record, ‘Bright Eyes’, a catchy-as-hell, up-tempo and ballsy pop/rock track, the band are proud to be taking their new tunes on the road for a New Zealand and Australian tour. Finding time around their full-time day jobs, the committed 4-piece like to play as many shows as possible, landing support spots with national and international acts including The Ataris (US) and Scary Kids Scaring Kids (US), Midnight Youth (NZ) andVillainy (NZ). Ashei recorded the new record withMatt Bartlem of Loose Stones Studios in QLD after successfully achieving a $10,000USD indiegogo crowd funding campaign in mid-2013. They are also now working with Australian label Footstomp Records. Drawing on a life time of emo/pop/rock influences such as Taking BackSunday, The Starting Line, Biffy Clyro, Terminal, and Paramore, “Music is Boring” is a heartfelt but hard-hitting EP catching the attention of rock enthusiasts. Watch the video for ‘Bright Eyes’ here:

The Nomad '7'
For Daimon Schwalger, aka The Nomad, 2013 was a year best forgotten. A series of unfortunate events led a move o Te Tai Poutini, the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, to regroup and to record. There overlooking the ocean, the seventh Nomad album “7”was produced in just eight weeks in an outbreak of cathartic creativity...
proving when life gives you lemons, make beats. Featuring vocals from local reggae superstarIsrael Starr, London’s Lotek, Jamaica-directDexta Malawi, Caroline Agostini, Christina Roberts & His Majesty the King Kapisi, The Nomad’s arrangements span dub, trap, grime, and of course drum and bass. The album contains 14 diverse tracks, spanning most genres of the sub-bass spectrum. The result sounds fresh, though definitely constructed by somebody with over two decades of production experience, seven album releases, and hundreds of gigs to his name. For The Nomad, the wandering existence has been all about building strong connections with people and places. He shares the story of his journey through the creation and celebration of independent music.

Around the World
Soundwave To Be A Two-Day Festival In 2015
29 June, 2014
Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah took to Twitter this week to reveal the plans for next year's touring festival.
Maddah tweeted, via his infamousiamnotshouting account, that "SW15 will be held over 2 days in each city - Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane."

A series of tweets then followed detailing how the re-jigged event will roll out around the country in 2015. The festival will be held across two weekends in February and March, each weekend taking place simultaneously in two cities, "So half the bands play day 1. The other half play day 2. They criss-cross Saturday/Sunday in each city."

Maddah announced Adelaide and Melbourne as taking place first, on the weekend of February 21 and 22. Sydney and Brisbane will happen the following weekend, February 28 and March 1. He also tweeted some ticketing information: "The ticket price for the 2 days will be the same as last year. $185 + booking fees. These will be limited in number.
"There will also be a number of day tickets available at $120 + booking fees."

Maddah then added, "I am hoping that offering day tickets will make festival experience available to those who may not be able to afford weekend tickets. "Putting the line-up across 2 days enables us to minimise clashes; give bands longer sets, better staging, production & infrastructure." He hopes that the two-day experience "will give fans better value for money and a less stressful day." And, maintained that part of the reason for the change was to satisfy the amount of acts wanting "to play after dark... This new set-up also gives us twice the dark!"

Maddah tweeted that the line-up would initially be announced as one bill with weekend ticket sales, "Later, we'll split bands into each day & put day tix on sale." He also acknowledged the success of Stereosonic's two-day festival as influencing his decision to change, "[SFX Stereosonic] blazed the trail on this 2 day festival caper in Aus & provided advice & guidance."


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