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Tizard challenges colleagues in NZ music quiz

3 May 2005

Judith Tizard challenges colleagues in special fifth edition NZ music quiz


Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Judith Tizard today issued her annual music quiz to all Members of Parliament in recognition of the fifth celebration of New Zealand Music Month.

"I don’t mind whether MPs choose to answer the questions off the tops of their heads, or get stuck in and do some research. Either way, I think it’s a great way to celebrate NZ Music Month, and learn a little more about our vibrant music scene," said Judith Tizard.

Prizes will be awarded to the top five entries from MPs and include include New Zealand Music Month t-shirts and CDs by New Zealand musicians. Answers must be in to Judith Tizard’s office by 12 noon, Wednesday 11 May.

Judith Tizard said that 2005 has been an exciting year for New Zealand sounds, as the New Zealand music industry continues to go from strength to strength.

“The Labour-led government believes that the music industry offers a unique contribution to New Zealand culture, and is a valuable means of promoting New Zealand on the international stage," Judith Tizard said.

"Our investment in NZ music has produced some outstanding results - as a result of the Code of Practice, airplay of NZ music has nearly doubled since March 2002. Figures released in February this year showed that NZ music accounted for 18.6 per cent of music played on commercial radio in 2004, a huge jump from 1995 when NZ music accounted for less than two per cent of music played on commercial radio.

"The New Zealand Music Industry Commission (NZMIC) has also been working hard to create jobs using home-grown talent and take our music to the world. Government has just announced additional funding of $662,000 for the NZMIC, to enhance domestic activities and develop a programme that will help NZ music export projects break into overseas markets.

"Music month provides an opportunity for all New Zealanders to celebrate our artists, our fantastic creativity and musical achievements - something all Kiwis can be proud of. I encourage you to find out the Music Month performances in your region and head along to support your local musicians," Judith Tizard said.

Contact: Catherine Field-Dodgson, Press Secretary, (04) 471 9871, 021 579 871, HYPERLINK "mailto:catherine.field-dodgson@parliament.govt.nz" catherine.field-dodgson@parliament.govt.nz.

NZ Music Month: ww.nzmusicmonth.co.nz

Hon Judith Tizard

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage


ENDS

NZ Music Quiz Questions

MPs’ name ______________________


Did you do this quiz alone? Yes/No


They collected 'Best Group' and 'Best Rock Album' for 'You've Got to Hear the Music' at the 2004 Vodafone NZ Music Awards. Name the band?

_____________________

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Malvina Major and Jonathon Lemalu have all been previous winners of the Song Quest competition. Name the singer who won the 2005 Lexus Song Quest?

_____________________

The 2004 Play It Strange Secondary School's Songwriting Competition produced some stunning results. Name five students who had their singles recorded for the 'Play It Strange Top 20 Volume I' CD.

_____________________

Auckland-based globetrotting band The D4 have just released their second album 'Out of My Head'. The first single was released in both English and Japanese - can you name the song?

_____________________

Name the well-known musician who received the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to both Maori and Music and was the first non-American to win a major USA based songwriting contest with her song Moko, in 2004.

_____________________

The title of Pluto's recently released second album is an acronym - what is the record called?

_____________________


Name the New Zealand composer who wrote 'View from Olympus'?

_____________________

Steriogram's woolly video was nominated for 4 MTV awards and a Grammy. What is the name of the single?

_____________________

Evermore's debut album 'Dreams' has just recently achieved Gold Sales status in Australia, with over 35,000 copies sold. Where does the band come from?

_____________________

The nominees for Best Male Pacific Artist at the inaugural Pacific Music Awards this year had sold a combined 135,000 records between them. Name the nominees.

_____________________

The percentage of New Zealand music played on the radio hit an all time high last NZ Music Month – can you name the percentage?

_____________________

Name the singer who is a member of Salmonella Dub, but who has also performed with Concord Dawn and Rhombus?

_____________________

Chris Knox is a well-known artist in his own right, but he is also known for his work with bands The Enemy, Toy Love and Tall Dwarfs. Which one of these bands has recently re-issued its one-and-only album 25 years after it was first released?

_____________________

What Wellington based band contains the son of legendary political satirist Tom Scott?

_____________________

Can you name the New Zealand band that, after playing at the Resonate showcase in Auckland in March, has been invited to perform on the NME New Music Tour in May this year?

_____________________

In August this year, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is going to travel to Europe and Japan, which will be the largest international tour it has ever undertaken. During its tour to Europe, the NZSO will perform in a venue that celebrated its centenary in 1988 and is home to one of the world's greatest orchestras. Name the venue.

_____________________

Name works by two NZ composers that the NZSO will be playing on its tour to Europe and Japan later this year.

_____________________

'Positively George Street' is the title of a compilation CD by which former band from Dunedin?

_____________________

Name the New Zealand sporting celebrity who features in Dei Hamo's music video "We Gon Ride"?

_____________________


Minister for Auckland Issues question:

Hip Hop artist Savage is signed with the Auckland record label Dawn Raid Entertainment and he has just released his first debut album 'Moonshine'. What are the words tattooed on his right forearm?

_____________________

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