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Ex Pat Files: Jordan Reyne
t’s been a decade since NZM last featured Jordan Reyne (or her alter-ego persona Dr Kevorkian), and for the last six years she has been performing around Europe – mainly Germany, U.K., Poland and the Netherlands. Bandcamp reveals she has released two albums of her dark-celtic-folk since leaving NZ, as well as three EPs. Currently based in London, she has recently released ‘Crone’, the first of a trilogy of pagan archetype-focused EPs. Jordan describes her time in Europe as a really wonderful experience, the live audiences receptive and great festivals for all tastes and fringe flavours of music. Interestingly it is in the more obscure world of online concerts, indeed the even more obscure virtual reality world Second Life, that she has been finding enthusiastic audiences.




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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.
A goodbye to Peter Gutteridge
Silke: A goodbye to Peter Gutteridge
Gigs on a plane
NZM Newswire: Gigs on a plane
Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic will stage mini concerts on its new domestic airline Little Red from September.
US album sales hit historic lows
NZM Newswire: US album sales hit historic lows
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.
Ignore Labels If You Want To Get Signed
Mr Observation: Ignore Labels If You Want To Get Signed
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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Aug/Sept 2014
Aug/Sept 2014
In this issue:
Kimbra, Will Wood, Robert Scott, The Nukes, Louie Knuxx, Shihad, Beach Pigs, Libeau, Seth Frightening, The Nomad, Lizzie Marvelly, Jordan Reyne, Myele Manzanza
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The Beautiful Beast Project comes to Auckland
The Beautiful Beast Project comes to Auckland
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A Goodbye to Peter Gutteridge
A Goodbye to Peter Gutteridge
Dunedin icon Peter Gutteridge has passed away over night. more...
At The Last Minuit
At The Last Minuit
After 16 years on our stages and stereos Nelson trio Minuit are calling it quits. more...
OneMusic among 2014 Innovator Award Finalists
OneMusic among 2014 Innovator Award Finalists
OneMusic, the music licensing organisation merging APRA and PPNZ has been included in... more...
Torrential Exposure
Torrential Exposure
From Smokefree Pacifica Beats to The Pirate Bay home page more...
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A 31-year-old man in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky was arrested last week after he posted lyrics from the band Exodus on his Facebook wall last week
It doesn't matter if it's a satirical song like Planet Key or a limerick, the Electoral Commission isn't about to make exception to rules on political advertising and programmes.
An American deathcore band have found themselves in hot water with their fans after they declared that their lead singer was missing and possibly abducted.
The National Football League (NFL) is seeking US$15.1 million in fines from singer/rapper M.I.A after she pulled the middle finger during a performance at Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.
According to a review released by online music service, Spotify, only 80% of the 20 million songs on its site have been listened to at least once, leaving a total of 4 million songs unheard.
A Canadian musician is using crowdfunding to help buy back the rights to her music.
According to a study by researchers at the University of South Brittany in France, women are 31% more likely to give their phone number to a man carrying a guitar.
A two year degree in heavy metal has been labeled a “waste of time” by a British education campaign.
The Naked And Famous have released their latest musical offering in the form of an April Fools prank titled, Living Like Kings, Acting Like Queens.
TVNZ current affairs show Seven Sharp has come under fire from the Women's Refuge after a story on violence against women featured the song Smack My Bitch Up as a backing track.
Personal Fest an Argentinean music festival has made an attempt to liven up the festival bathroom experience by introducing a range of port-a-loos that play music when they're occupied.
Ken West, founder of the Big Day Out, has accused metal band Slipknot of giving him SARS during a flight out of New Zealand.
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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