The cover of this issue of NZ Musician brings together four independent and individually talented songwriter/performers, each with recent or imminent album releases. First up is Hollie Fullbrook, much better known as Tiny Ruins. With just one album and a fill-in EP under her belt, Tiny Ruins has already achieved unheard of international recognition for an independent Kiwi indie folk act. Two things are true about Tiny Ruins’ gigs, when she plays here in NZ at least: they are very likely to sell out, and you will be able to hear a pin drop as the audience goes almost eerily quiet, listening intently to every lyric. Silke Hartung booked a spot in Hollie’s busy schedule, ahead of the release of her sophomore album ‘Brightly Painted One’ in early May, and her impending European tour, for part of which she’ll be supporting Neil Finn.
We've invited some folk known for their keen-eyed music industry observations to comment on events and trends in the biz, both here at home and abroad.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic will stage mini concerts on its new domestic airline Little Red from September.
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.
Damon Krukowski of American rock band Galaxie 500 breaks down the meager royalties currently being paid out to bands by streaming services and explains what the music business' headlong quest for capital means for artists today. The following is a short e