A rare and magical thing arrived in NZM’s post recently – a new release album not only with artful CD packaging, but a two-act theatrical performance disc and a companion book filled with contemporary Victorian-style illustrations. More to the point, all elements combine to create a thoroughly engrossing experience, a charming window to another ‘unsung’ time in our history, the soul-breaking pioneer days of 1820 - 1893. Enter Rachel Dawick the folk singer and songwriter behind concept album/musical ‘The Boundary Riders’. Briar Lawry asked after the motivation for such an evident labour of love.
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.
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.
Courtesy of our fellow Kiwi music enthusiasts at www.amplifier.co.nz
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