When Filipe Manu started school in New Zealand he spoke more Tongan than he did English. Now he's one of our best opera singers.
Amy Winehouse's father will hold a concert to raise money for her foundation, in honour of the fifth anniversary of her death.
Is this the end of One Direction? Fans not sure what to think after Liam Payne announces new project.
Maori Music Month will be launched in August.
I'm currently on holiday – but as blogging and column-ing is in the homework-for-life category of freelance writing I'm still turning up here to give you a few words on the required days.
Police team up with local hip hop artist to put brake on car chases.
REVIEW: Christchurch crowd not keen to let Flume and his lightshow go
REVIEW: The Cure bring all the old hits - and a few misses - to their show at Vector Arena.
The internet has murdered Taylor Swift. Or says an Australian graffiti artist.
The singer writes unflattering things about her exes all the time... so is calling out Kanye fair?
They've been gone for three years, but now a new My Chemical Romance clip is teasing... something...
Kanye West's protege Travis Scott, is heading to our shores this October.
APRA have announced their Silver Scroll picks for the year. Any of your favourites in here?
Engelbert Humperdinck, the man behind Ten Guitars, will play six cities.
Organisers announce the festival will be back for round two next year.
OPINION: Quintessential gloom-pop trio makes hearts break and toes tap.
Scott Bradlee takes songs like Royals, Creep and Barbie Girl and produces remarkable retro cover versions - to great (like, 500m youtube views) success
After founding one of "the most intense and original" bands in New Zealand, Robin Gauld is now a professor of business.
Queen are the latest in a long list of musicians who don't want Republicans using their classic tunes.
Governor-General presents medals in an emotional ceremony honouring wartime entertainers.
They say you should never talk to your heroes, but as Brian Wilson pushes a reissue of Pet Sounds, Grant Smithies had to give it a go.
There are times when the old band gets back together and you really wish it hadn't happened. There are other times when it's like they never stopped – a new album arriving after a five or ten year gap and the members that had split acrimoniously are all back in step with one another, the sound of the band untroubled, differences patched.
Brazil football great sings and raps with a children's choir in an Olympic song special.
One Hamiltonian and three Aucklanders are in the running for the country's top song prize.
Peter Grattan is on a mission - to honour the pioneers of new Zealand Music. He speaks to Mike Alexander.
Talented twins Starce and Brooke Oneill say they "never thought" they could become artists in their own right.
Michael J Fox joined the Britcore band on stage at a New Jersey concert where they paid tribute to the 80s classic that made him famous.
The Sunday Star-Times weekly wrap of new music.
Advertising bollards are to be installed around Blenheim to help promote regional events.
Drake reclaimed the top spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart on Monday for a 10th week.