In a genre dominated by male artists 18-year-old reggae-roots artist Majic Paora has been logging one success after the other both here and overseas. Not only has she been able to work as independent musician for two years in NZ, she has also played with many of the biggest names in reggae internationally. In 2012 she got to record a song at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. For her reggae is an entire way of life, one that deals with issues of inequality and disparity. Recently signed by German record label Oneness, her debut album is due out in November. Huia Hamon caught up with Majic at the Waiata Maori Music Awards in Hastings.
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.
In this issue: NZ On Air, Majic, Broods, Miho Wada, Sola Rosa, Little Bark, Eb & Sparrow, Jesse Sheehan, Von Voin Strum, Terror Of The Deep, Freddy Fudd Pucker, The Prophet Motive, French For Rabbits, Hallelujah Picassos
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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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