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New Zealand Music Month — May 2014

Christchurch City Libraries celebrates NZ Music Month in May with free music events at our libraries and a competition to win great prizes, including a Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom, and two Logitech Ultimate Ears Mini Booms.

We are proud to partner with The Breeze for New Zealand Music Month 2014. Tune into The Breeze on 94.5FM.

We are also offering a 30% discount on CD loans during May.

Congratulations to our NZ Music Month winners!

The winners are:

Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom:
Sabina Erickson
Logitech Ultimate Ears Mini Boom
Christine Le Beau
Genius HS-M250s Luxury Mobile Headsets
Tyron Oldroyd
Tania Palmer
KerryAnn Murphy
Patrick McSoriley
Renee Gilfedder
Hudson Cruz

Our NZ Music Month Events

Launch party Thursday 1 May 2014

Our NZ Music Month launch event took place at New Brighton Library from 7pm. Performers included:

Marlon Williams
At just 23, Williams has been nominated for 2 NZ Music Awards and 3 APRA music awards, recently winning the 2013 NZ Country Album of the Year and APRA Country Song of the Year. As frontman for acclaimed alt-country act The Unfaithful Ways and half of an award-winning duo with Delaney Davidson, Williams has proven himself to be a prolific songwriter and touring artist.
Silencio was founded in 2004; they are a contemporary music ensemble made up of jazz and classical musicians. Their members, ever changing, are always on the lookout for new and unconventional instruments. Tom Phillpotts, the ensemble’s electronics musician, recently played a number of concerts with a laundry tub and an old cello bow. Silencio are musical pioneers, constantly discovering new sounds beyond the constraints of traditional instruments.
Nomad - AKA Aasha, Will & Cullen
This alt-folk band from Shirley Boys’ High School is made up of Aasha Mallard (banjo), Will McGillivray (acoustic guitar and kick drum) and Cullen Kiesanowski (double bass). After only a year of playing together, they were named finalists of the 2013 Smokefreerockquest. The sky is definitely the limit for these guys.

Headline performances

Win great prizes

Enter the draw to win one of nine great prizes in our New Zealand Music Month competition:

  • One Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom RRP $299
  • Two Logitech Ultimate Ears Mini Booms RRP $129 each
  • Six Genius HS-M250s - Luxury Mobile Headsets RRP $30 each

There are three ways to enter:

Logo of The Breeze Logo of Logitech Logo of Genius

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.