This is a response to the NZ Herald declaring the fall of the New Zealand music industry. Recently the NZ Herald published a well-researched and thorough article on the state of the New Zealand music industry. The article, titled “The Rise and Fall of New Zealand’s Music Industry” harked back to the boom of the … Continue reading Why look back when we can embrace what we have?
Last month it was announced that Auckland will become a UNESCO city of music, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The Creative Cities Network was started in 2004 to promote social, economic and cultural development among cities who have identified creativity as a strategic factor and enabler for sustainable urban development. Auckland will join the … Continue reading Auckland: City of Music
Things have been quiet on the St James Theatre restoration front with initial work completed but ongoing work stalling because of issues associated with the planned apartment tower next door. I spoke to Tina Plunkett from the Save the St James campaign on 95bFM to get an update on what's happening and whether the project … Continue reading Saving the St James Theatre
Podcast Info: On this episode of anniversary albums, we take a look at the second studio album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience "Axis: Bold As Love" from 1967. This album saw Hendrix take more control of production in the studio, while he branched out more in terms of songwriting and experimentation. It is now considered one … Continue reading Anniversary Albums: Jimi Hendrix Experience “Axis: Bold As Love” (1967)
British pop sensation and my own personal namesake Sam Smith is back after a three year break with his second studio album The Thrill of It All. Smith emerged on the scene in 2014, taking the world by storm with his debut In the Lonely Hour and hit songs such as Stay with Me which won the record and song of … Continue reading Album Review: Sam Smith “The Thrill Of It All”