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IMNZ Charts: Week to 29 July 2012

IMNZ Charts: Week to 29 July 2012

We have some big announcements this week, including the Going Global venues and delegates - we're really pleased to be able to take the event to Wellington. Also read on for the APRA Silver Scroll top 5 finalists, and the latest NZ On Air Making Tracks funding decisions.

And massive congratulations to Taryn Bredeveldt, who has won the double pass to the La De Da festival this New Year's Eve. I think you'll have an awesome time!

You can keep up to date with other music industry moves and shakes on the IMNZ Facebook page too.

Week to 29 July 2012
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 3 13 Home Brew Home Brew /FMG/Universal
2 1 3 The Sparrow Lawrence Arabia /Rhythm/DRM
3 2 42 Six60 Six60 Massive plat x2
4 4 7 Songs From The Inside Various /DRM
5 - 1 Hopukia Toni Huata /DRM
6 - 1 Strangers Again Collapsing Cities PastelPistol/Rhythm
7 6 16 Dust And Dirt The Black Seeds BlackSeeds/Rhythm/DRM
8 15 155 Based On A True Story Fat Freddy's Drop /Rhythm/DRM plat x9
9 8 3 Harmony Die! Die! Die! /Rhythm/DRM
10 9 11 Me And Moon Lydia Cole /Rhythm
11 12 152 Kora Kora /Border/DRM plat x2
12 7 19 Fly My Pretties IV Fly My Pretties /Border
13 10 4 Mayhem And Miracles Savage DawnRaid/FMG/
14 - 1 Our New Life Above The Ground Avalanche City LTPS
15 - 1 Island Vibration House Of Shem /FMG/
16 - 19 The Best Poly Fonk Ardijah PolyFonk/Border/DRM
17 19 15 The Best Of Conscious Roots Various MovingProduction
18 17 38 Covers Album 1814 /Ode/DRM
19 - 46 Flight Of The Conchords Flight Of The Conchords /Rhythm plat x2
20 11 49 I Told You I Was Freaky Flight Of The Conchords /Rhythm

Going Global Music Summit 2012 - What you need to know before you go.
Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2012 will include CHRISTCHURCH as well as repeat visits to Wellington and Auckland this September - the dates are listed below. The Christchurch leg of the Going Global Music Summit is proudly supported by CHART, RDU98.5fm, CPIT, Dux Live and CJ's Musicworks Christchurch.
If you are looking to take your music overseas, come and hear from people who are working with both new and established artists on the global stage.
GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2012 - Announcing The Delegates:
Greg Vegas (International Rescue Artist Development / Cooperative Music, USA)
Peter Jesperson (Newwest Records, USA)
Brooke Black (Big Hassle, USA)
Lisa Hresko (CMJ, USA)
Cary Caldwell (Great Escape UK, SXSW USA)
Andrew Dubber (author 'Music in the Digital Age', UK)
Nick O'Byrne (Australian Independent Records Labels Association (AIR), Australia)
Rene Chambers (Spotify, Aust/NZ) note, Wgtn 6th / Akld 7th ONLY
Graham "Asho" Ashton (Footstomp / Bigsound, Australia) note, Wgtn/Akld ONLY
Delegate bios & photos are available at

Venue Locations / Dates:
Thursday 6th September - WELLINGTON
Seminars: CQ Conference Centre, 213-223 Cuba St, Cuba Rooms 3-5 (free entry)
Showcases: Ten artists, two venues
Mighty Mighty, 104 Cuba St (free entry)
San Francisco Bath House, 171 Cuba St (free entry)

Friday 7th September - AUCKLAND
Seminars: IMNZ members only, not open to public
Saturday 8th September - AUCKLAND
Seminars: The Langham Hotel, 83 Symonds St, Hauraki Room (free entry)
Showcases: Ten artists, two stages
Galatos Upstairs, 17 Galatos St, Newton (free entry)
Galatos Downstairs, 17 Galatos St, Newton (free entry)

Monday 10th September - CHRISTCHURCH
Seminars: CPIT, 60 Madras St, Imagitech Theatre (free entry)
Showcase: Five artists, one venue
Dux Live, 363 Lincoln Rd (free entry)

If you’re an artist or band who would like to be part of the live music component of the Summit apply via the link below:
Artist applications close this Friday August 3rd at 5pm.
Going Global Music Summit is a multi-day event with music industry seminars, featuring international speakers, alongside showcases featuring new music from national artists.
The Summit takes place in Wellington (Sept 6th), Auckland (Sept 7th - 8th) and Christchurch (Sept 10th). It provides musicians, producers, composers, labels, promoters, industry professionals and fans a chance to perform, discuss, learn, teach, interact and argue in front of an audience of like minded peers in an environment that encourages the global exchange of ideas, techniques and trends.
GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2012 is proudly brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand in partnership with the NZ Music Commission and proudly supported by CHART, Mighty Mighty, 98.5RDU, Dux Live, CPIT, CJ's Musicworks Christchurch and the British Council.
"a real bonus for our local music community" Murray Cammick, Rip It Up Nov 2011.

This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 2 41 Forever Six60 Massive plat x1
2 1 11 Hold On Annabel Fay Siren
3 4 4 Slow Wind Swiss DawnRaid/FMG/
4 3 9 Is Our Love Worth Fighting For? Tiki Taane DirtyDub/FMG/DRM
5 7 53 Don't Forget Your Roots Six60 Massive plat x2
6 - 2 Slow It Down Deach feat. Jae'O Empire
7 6 42 Only To Be Six60 Massive plat x1
8 - 1 Beast Mode PNC Dirty/FMG/
9 10 3 Put It On Me Donell Lewis feat. Rickey Okay /FMG/DRM
10 8 10 It Would Be You Pieter T Kog/Rhythm/DRM

theaudience July Winner Announced
In July continued to move from strength to strength, with 500 artists using the site, over 400 released tracks, close to 700 unreleased tracks and more than 100,000 website visitors in just over 2 months, the website is a valuable addition to the New Zealand music industry.
Appealing to a wide range of musicians, bands and New Zealand music fans the website attracts visitors from as far away as Romania and the Philippines, all with one thing in common - discovering new music. These visitors have all been streaming, sharing, downloading and voting for their favourite artists and there's been some fierce competition this month, particularly between the top two, Marc Pritchard and Lisa Crawley.
Despite the neck-and-neck dash to the finish line, is proud to announce that Lisa Crawley is the second recipient of the NZ On Air 'Wild Card' Making Tracks grant, finishing in the #1 position at midnight on 31 July. Her song 'What Would I Give' was the most popular 'unreleased' track on the Focus Chart for the month of July on, and you can listen to her winning track here:
Lisa Crawley will be familiar to many, particularly those who are (or have recently been) involved in the live music scene in Auckland. She is a multi-instrumentalist, most notably for her unique talents on the omnichord, and is also currently a finalist for this year's APRA Silver Scroll Awards for her track 'Blind Eyes'.
Winning the NZ On Air 'Wild Card' funding means Lisa receives $10,000 towards making a video and recording her track, 'What Would I Give'. We're very pleased to be able to award this grant - which wouldn't be possible without funding from NZ On Air - and the terrific support from everyone who has come on board to discover new music and be part of theaudience online community.
As with last month, announcing a winner also marks the beginning of a new chart month on Who will be in the running for August? Head to to discover new music and have your say.

Week to 22 July 2012
This Week Last Week Weeks In Title Artist Label/Distributor Certification
1 1 9 Is Our Love Worth Fighting For? Tiki Taane DirtyDub/FMG/DRM
2 3 6 Slow Wind Swiss DawnRaid/FMG/
3 2 9 It Would Be You Pieter T Kog/Rhythm/DRM
4 - 1 Sunset Avalanche City LTPS
5 4 3 Slow It Down Deach feat. Jae'O Empire
6 6 12 Hold On Annabel Fay Siren
7 5 8 Put It On Me Donell Lewis feat. Rickey Okay /FMG/DRM
8 8 8 The Answer Villainy /DRM
9 10 53 Don't Forget Your Roots Six60 Massive plat x2
10 7 23 Forever Six60 Massive plat x1

International and Industry Action

A shortlist of 20 in the running for this year's APRA Silver Scroll award for best New Zealand song of the past year has been whittled down to just five finalists. They are:
* Getaway Tonight: the psychedelic pop trip by Opossom, the post-Mint Chicks solo vehicle of Kody Nielson.
* Hibernate: the fragile lovelorn ballad by singer-songwriter Lydia Cole from her debut.
* Girl in Stilettos: the chart-topping pop song by Annah Mac.
* Everything to Me: sultry electronic R&B track by Lips written by keyboardist Stephanie Brown.
* State Houses By the River: the timeless folk rock tale by Adam McGrath of Lyttelton band The Eastern.
The songs are voted on by the 8000-strong membership of APRA, the organisation which represents the interests of local songwriters. The awards will be given out at a ceremony at the Auckland Town Hall on September 13 (and streamed live here on, click here to add to your calander), where various local acts will cover the five Silver Scroll finalists' songs and the Sounz and Maioha Award winners, under the guest musical directorship of Jon Toogood. And another influential local songwriter - or group of songwriters - will also be honoured by being the 2012 APRA inductee into the New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame, following in the footsteps of the organisation's past inductees Hello Sailor, The Fourmyula, Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns, the Topp Twins, and Jordan Luck. Read more...
Decisions from NZ On Air’s July 2012 Making Tracks funding round have been announced, with 24 new music projects to be funded from a field of 103 applications. Twelve are $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and 12 are $6,000 grants for making a music video only. This means NZ On Air has funded 345 projects since the Making Tracks scheme was launched in July last year (from 1,319 applications). Decisions are based on the broadcast, music and audience merits of the songs that have been submitted. An independent panel of broadcasting and music professionals makes the recommendations. The list of 24 projects for July can be found here:
The winner of theaudience Wild Card Making Tracks grant for July is announced above, and the next MakingTracks funding round closes at 5.00pm on Wednesday 01 August. Applications can be made online at
Bands wanting to play January's Parachute Festival have just three days left to apply. The annual festival, which will celebrate its 23rd year in 2013 is seeking submissions from musicians wanting to join the summer lineup, which includes confirmed headliners Switchfoot and Newsboys. Bands can apply through Sonicbids and have until this Sunday to do so. The full line-up for Parachute 2013 will be announced Wednesday 12th September. Tickets to the festival are now on sale.
Frequency Media Group is pleased to congratulate the following artists on their recent achievements:
Hot new Reggae signing SWISS has been going from strength to strength in the short time he s been on the scene in New Zealand, and his EP Mr Slow Wind debuted in the Top 40 US iTunes Reggae chart and the Top 10 NZ PopiTunes chart a mere two days after its release. His debut single 'Slow Wind' was the most requested track at NZ Urban radio, and new single 'Blue Bayou' is hot on its heels, seeing SWISS literally mobbed by new fans at each of his live performances.
Home Brew has successfully completed (and survived) a SOLD OUT six-date New Zealand Tour around the country. Fans have come out in droves down the line to see Home Brew perform tracks from their critically acclaimed double album, which debuted at #1. Home Brew now has a short break before taking their live show to Australian fans throughout early August.
Concord Dawn has had over a staggering 10,000 downloads of his new album Air Chrysalis which was released for FREE only a month ago. Off the back of his recent NZ tour, Concord Dawn is also set to hit Australia performing his new album live on a six-date tour later this month.
And David Dallas fans are in for a treat in August when he's set to reveal an exciting new project. He'll be performing at the Casio CENTRAL store launch after party on Thursday 2 August at Fort St Union before heading off on a three-month tour of the United States with US artists Aer and Yonas starting in September. David s new album Falling Into Place is also set for NZ release in November.
On top of these exciting achievements, FMG is set to reveal an exciting new project from Aaradhna in mid-August starting with her first single 'Wake Up'. The original Polynesian princess has completely shaken up her look and sound, and delivered an outstanding new album - in a style she calls retro/metro - set for release later this year. It's her most honest and exceptional album to date - definitely worth the wait.

New release fanfare

New Way Home is releasing their self-produced and self-recorded full length album Mirrors on August 10. Featuring musicians from Blindspott to Sommerset, New Way Home has always been its own beast with such varied backgrounds. Being handpicked by the likes of Slipknot, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend, and Machine Head to play in front of large stadium crowds is testament to their originality, appeal and musicianship. A rough demo was released on the internet for the song 'Chrysalis' just before album recording began. It won song of the month on and received an 8/10 from a Roadrunner Records A&R scout on The demo also abruptly went to #1 on both the metal, and alternative metal charts at and stayed there for nearly a month out of over 120,000 songs in the worldwide charts. The final album version has just recently had over 1300 views in the first week since it's release on youtube. You can watch 'Chrysalis' here. The band are working hard to promote the album, embarking on a nationwide tour with The Heavy Metal Ninjas (starting tonight - August 2 - in Christchurch) and a mini tour with English heavyweights Architects (September 21 and 22).

Mid 2010, Nick Roberts, head of the music dept at Kaiapara College, came into Red Room Studio's with a demo CD simply marked with a Sharpie pen 'KJ's'. Nick handed the disk to Triple A Producer Te Matera, and said 'you need to listen to this'! To cut a long story short, The KJ's (Kaiapara Jammers), good friends and ex school mates, create a blend of rock, with dubby undertones, that has that 'NZ sound', whilst still remaining individual, capturing the angst and joy of being in your late teenags/early twenties, freedom with the complexities of youth. The music is made for driving in Summer with all of the windows wound down and the roof open. The band have been gigging relentlessly throughout the North Island and have just secured a number of slots for festivals over the summer. Kaipara Jammers are an act with a great live following who are starting to make a name for themselves ahead of what will be a breakout summer. http://www.aaarecordscom/kaipara-jammers/

Rumour and obsession have kept the legend alive. But 35 years later, the myth is reborn. The 70's synth prog classic, Immram's The Voyage of the Corvus Corrone returns; re-mastered, re-packaged and re-imagined. Escape Artists Recordings are proud to announce the re-release of this most mysterious of albums. Escape Artists Recordings was in the process of setting up when Paul McLaney was contacted by a founding member of the outfit, and mutual friend of electronic composer Rhian Sheehan. Paul and his Escape Artists co-founders agreed Immram would be the perfect flagship release for their new label, embodying as it does the themes of imagination and mystery they were keen for the new label to explore. Given the mysterious origins of the project next to nothing is known of its creation other than its electronic aesthetic and use of late 70's synthesizers. Escape Artist co-founder Module (Jeramiah Ross) has remixed the re-release. Lovingly reproduced in a 12" x12" book format Immram includes the remixed CD and a rather amazing 57-page book with outstanding illustrations detailing the myth and legends surrounding The Voyage of Corvus Corrone.

On the live front
On August 24th Iva Lamkum releases her debut album Black Eagle. A songs-as-storybook collection of half a decade's day-to-day experiences, Black Eagle consists of a series of deeply personal, yet universally relatable meditations on family, hard-work, internal conflict, the loved and the loveless. Drawing stylistically on elements of roots reggae, folk, rock, funk, indie and beyond, the album repositions Iva, an artist oft viewed under a neo soul light, within a borderless musical world. To celebrate the release of the album, Iva is embarking on her first national tour, kicking off the tour in Iva's hometown Wellington with a massive album release party at San Fransisco Bathhouse on Friday August 24. For this special gig only, many of the artists who appeared on the album will be performing on stage with Iva and her full band: guests such as Aaradhna, Bella Kalolo, Stephanie Paris, Winnie Baxter and Lisa Tomlins. As well as if that wasn't enough, the line up also includes DJ Ayesha, Kemara Fuimaono, Jean Pompey and DJ Don Luchito. The tour then travels to Auckland, Raglan, Leigh, Christchurch and Dunedin.


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