Interview: Volume South – celebrating South Auckland’s music scene

After the success of Volume at Auckland Museum last year a sister exhibition celebrating the music of South Auckland is happening at MIT. Volume South celebrates the great music that has come out of suburbs such as Otara and Mangere and explores the cultural impact of the South Auckland music scene. I spoke to the … Continue reading Interview: Volume South – celebrating South Auckland’s music scene

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95bFM Top 10: Valentine’s Day Special

I filled in on the 95bFM Top 10 this week and decided to do a Valentine's Day special show which I called Love Song Before Midnight. The show featured the bFM top 10 tracks of the week, some new tracks, and some specially chosen love songs by me. Podcast Link: 95bFM Top 10 Tracks Played: Childish … Continue reading 95bFM Top 10: Valentine’s Day Special

Lorde and Israel: Rethinking the relationship between music and politics

In December it was announced that New Zealand pop singer Lorde would not carry through with planned concerts in Israel. This led to some interesting discussion on social media about the relationship between music and politics and whether musicians should just shut up and not get involved in politics. I filed this report on the … Continue reading Lorde and Israel: Rethinking the relationship between music and politics

Nowhere Bros Podcast: A 2017 New Zealand Music Summit

On this second Nowhere Bros podcast of 2017, the 13th Floor's Kate Powell and The Label's Anna Loveys join Sam Smith to discuss the current state of New Zealand music. We review NZ Music Month, assess the rising stars of New Zealand music and explore the implications of changes made to the local charts. Podcast … Continue reading Nowhere Bros Podcast: A 2017 New Zealand Music Summit