New Zealand Music Month Quiz Issued To MPs Today
29 April 2002
Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Judith Tizard put her annual New Zealand music quiz to all Members of Parliament today in recognition of New Zealand Music Month which starts on Wednesday, 1 May.
“Once again, I'll be testing them on their knowledge of the local music scene with a twenty-question New Zealand Music Quiz. This year every MP who returns the quiz by Wednesday 15 May, no matter how many questions they answer, will get an album of New Zealand music just for trying.
“Music industry experts from the New Zealand Music Industry Commission, New Zealand On Air, Creative New Zealand and APRA helped me with a broad range of questions. We’ll also find out about each MP’s favourite New Zealand song.”
The New Zealand Music Industry Commission, set up with funding from the government’s cultural recovery package, coordinates New Zealand Music Month with the support of New Zealand on Air, APRA, RIANZ and the Radio Broadcasters' Association.
"The Music Industry Commission has been doing excellent work for New Zealand music on top of coordinating New Zealand Music Month. In January it led a successful delegation to Midem, the world’s largest music industry expo, and it has recently completed a fantastic Pacific Island Music Handbook that will be of great use to young musicians in developing their careers.
“Meanwhile New Zealand On Air continues to help New Zealand musicians achieve airplay and international attention through its ‘Phase Four’ scheme, and the Radio Broadcasters’ Association’s Code of Accelerated Growth for New Zealand music will see more of our own songs on commercial radio.
“Commercial radio, the b.net radio network, television, record stores and venues have plenty of events planned, so it won’t be hard to be aware of New Zealand music during the month. Last year we had a record seven New Zealand albums reach Number One. It’s an exciting time to be celebrating New Zealand music and everybody benefits from the ongoing effects of the month.”
Judith Tizard’s New Zealand Music Month Quiz
1. Which major New Zealand rock band has
recently changed its name to Pacifier?
New Zealand record label turned 21 this year?
3. New Zealand's first electronica musician set up a
studio in Wellington within 1km of the Beehive in the 1960s.
He died last year and in June Concert FM will feature a
major documentary series on his life. Who was he?
4. Name the 1969 Fourmyula song about a popular
5. What is your favourite
New Zealand song of all time?
Each song gets 1 point
6. Andy Lynch of Zed is the son of one half of a
major New Zealand pop duo from the 1960s. Name the singer
and the duo.
7. What does a New Zealand
On Air “plugger” do?
8. What is the current
occupation of Joe Williams, who was the songwriter and lead
vocalist for reggae group Aotearoa?
Runga had two songs on the soundtrack for major Hollywood
film American Pie. Another New Zealand singer-songwriter has
followed in her footsteps, making it to the soundtrack of
the film America’s Sweethearts with the song Falling In Love
Again. Who is she?
10. Like Fur Patrol’s Lydia
the year before, once again a New Zealand band has a current
hit with a song named after a girl. Who do goodshirt sing
11. What is the highest-selling
compilation of New Zealand songs ever?
Name the Tongan-born steel guitar legend who has recorded
over 50 albums, written over 200 songs and recently released
the album Our Serenade.
University recently awarded honorary doctorates to three
musicians – two are brothers and the third is a renowned
Maori musician. Who are they?
14. What pop
bands do you associate with the New Zealand musician who has
also composed for orchestras, choirs, brass and pipe bands,
From Scratch, theatrical group The Front Lawn, and the
soundtracks to the film An Angel at my Table, the television
series Street Legal and the NZ Festival 2002 production The
1 point for each band
15. Name the
organisation that coordinates New Zealand Music Month with
the support of the New Zealand music, radio and retail
16. What is the name of the New
Zealand DJ who is currently ranked as number three in the
17. Who is the biggest selling
female New Zealand popular musician of all time?
18. The new book – An Ordinary Joker -– and
accompanying CD profile the life and songs of the man who
wrote popular New Zealand folk songs including Taumarunui
(on the main trunk line) and Down the hall on a Saturday
night. Who was he?
19. Name the New Zealand
opera singer whose self-titled debut album sold 45,000
copies in its first month of release in New Zealand.
20. The MP for Auckland Central Question:
This musician named his album Vine Street Stories after his St Mary’s Bay home…