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Christchurch City Libraries
work PO Box 73045,
Christchurch 8154,
New Zealand.
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New Zealand Music Month 2010

Christchurch City Libraries celebrates New Zealand Music Month each May with free music events and competitions which promote our great music resources.

iPod TouchBorrow CDs, win prizes

Borrow three CDs during New Zealand Music Month and you'll get the fourth free. Plus you can go in the draw to win one of two great prizes:

  • A 32Gb Apple iPod Touch ($500 RRP)
  • Your choice of a 16Gb iPod nano or $300 music vouchers.

To enter simply place your completed loyalty card in a competition box at any library, or ask library staff for details. Competition entries must be received by June 30. View the full terms and conditions.


Pulzar FM

Radio station Pulzar FM will be supporting Christchurch City Libraries music month activities with promotions outside libraries, giveaways and on-air New Zealand music month quizzes. Visit the Pulzar FM website to listen live online and find out where they'll be supporting our live, local music.


Run by the Christchurch music Industry Trust, CHART a one-stop shop for people who want to make music their career. CHART have released a compilation CD for music month, and organise Chartfest, a music industry expo, on May 28 at the Christchurch Town Hall.

Radio programme

Give 'em a taste of library goes to air on Wednesdays during May on Plains FM96.9. Broadcasts include interviews and music from the collection.

Prize giveaway terms and conditions

Applies to music CDs and tapes only. Free CD Must be redeemed by 31 July 2010. One stamp per single CD or tape. Two stamps per double album or boxed set. Competition entries must be received by June 30. Available to Christchurch City Libraries members only. Free loan of single music CD or tape only. Excludes best sellers. Must gain four stamps to be eligible for iPod Touch draw.

Music at Christchurch City Libraries

We have great music resourcesCDs, tapes, LPs and DVDs as well as thousands of music scores, music magazines, and online music in the Source.

Explore our page about New Zealand music including:

About New Zealand Music Month

NZ Music Month was first celebrated in 2001. That May, only 6 per cent of album sales for the month were by New Zealand acts. Aiming to boost homegrown music, the initiative gave the media a chance to showcase local talent.

After five years of NZ Music Month, homegrown acts made up 29 per cent of albums sold, and there was similar increase in radio airplay. In the last couple of years, the month has started to become a truly national celebration, with the public encouraged to show their support through attending events, buying music and wearing the T-shirt.

NZ Music Month is a partnership between the NZ Music Commission and a number of other organisations including songwriters’ association APRA, Independent Music NZ, NZ On Air, the Radio Broadcasters Association and the Recording Industry Association of NZ.

Previous years

See what we did in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004.