While Lorde, SWIDT, Teeks, Devilskin and Stellar took to the stage to perform for the crowds in Spark Arena and at home on the couch, Erin McKenzie got an inside look at what it takes to bring the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards to life.
Tomorrow, Bay of Plenty music fans will get a new sound to feast their ears on as The Station goes to air on 105.4FM. Not only is it a new station, it’ll feature new music and is structured around new radio ideology. We speak to Founder Grant Hislop about where it all started, launching artists, local music and reconstructed formats.
Pandora and Uber are transforming the in-car listening experience for riders, allowing them to personalise the journey with their favourite tunes following the streaming service’s integration into the rider app.
Music plays an important role in advertising. Songs can be inspiring, mood lifting, and according to the ‘Mozart effect’ may also improve memory. Everyone remembers ‘that song from that ad’, and in some cases more than they remember the actual ad. We caught up with Franklin Rd director Jonathan Hughes about the process of securing music rights, which allows brands to pump out catchy tunes that arrest the attention of their audience.
Oreo’s new ad looks at a novel new way of using the iconic cookie: to make sweet, sweet music.
New Zealand musician Danny McCrum has lived a life immersed in music. It’s changed greatly since he first started, shaped by technology and an evolved (but not necessarily better) view on the art from society. He explores the value of music in a market where it’s infinitely available.