Their Peas and Carrots won The Nukes an APRA award for best original ukulele song just six months after their first performance, and some six years later the Auckland ukulele-only trio is all-but fully professional, in the sense of making a living from their four-string craft. Combining the wit, wisdom and voices of three adept songwriters, their sophomore album surprises on many levels – not least because it is simply ukes and voices, with the odd happy handclap. NZM’s Silke Hartung spoke with Ben Collier and Dave Thiele about being ‘Lucky Ones’.
Album sales in the US hit historic lows over the last five weeks, with information and sales tracking system SoundScan recording the longest consecutive stretch in its history without scanning more than 5 million units.
New York based talent manager and independent artist consultant Ethan Schiff has published an interested post over at his blog schiffblog.com offering an alternative solution for bands keen to attract a label.
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Annual returns from the U.K. music industry grew 9% (to £3.8 billion) in 2013 according to a just-published report from UK Music, an umbrella organisation representing the collective interests of the U.K.'s commercial music industry.
A piece of music composed from bird poo on a giant piece of sheet music has received its first performance in the UK.
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