While Kiwi albums featured strongly in the end of the year charts New Zealanders are mainly absent in the singles category.
Teresa Bergman started writing songs when she was 9, sang in award-winning barbershop quartets from 14, and made it into the finals of 2005's New Zealand Idol at 18.
B-list drummers and rip-offs. Randall Roberts about why the new inclusions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are wrong.
Former Australian Idol winner Wes Carr says he is humbled at the response to the raw, emotional song he wrote quickly after the tragic Sydney siege.
Swedish star Tove Lo will be opening for Katy Perry in Auckland this weekend after sending a confusing message.
Soulmen, bluesmen, poets, punks and feisty rockers are among the 30th class of inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Wellington's Jonathan Abernethy was a self-confessed music department irritant at school. He's just won a major Australian opera prize and can hardly believe his good fortune.
Ian Anderson has arrived in Christchurch with his trademark flute in his backpack.
English pop singer Lily Allen has upset Christian groups by including a nativity scene in a concert performance.
The Musical Island Boys have had a success for glittering success, and now they're coming home to perform at Porirua's Festival of the Elements.
Beyonce is facing legal action from a Hungarian folk singer over allegations her vocals were illegally sampled on the superstar's Grammy-nominated Drunk In Love hit.
Young Taranaki singers and dancers have created a Kiwi version of Katy Perry's Dark Horse.
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, talks about his musical journey from busking on street corners to topping charts around the world.
Metal rocker blames poor editing for the release of the disturbing footage of Lana del Rey/
Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie and Lorde are both in the running for an Academy Award.
Two Auckland blokes watching the same movie every week and talking nonsense is spearheading a new wave of podcasts.
YouTube clip propelled Boston four-piece to fame, and New Zealand.
Lake Street Dive are one of the main attractions at Womad in New Plymouth next March - but there's plenty of other festival options this summer.
Raggamuffin's new locale in Auckland delivered, with its big acts and relaxed atmosphere.
Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices.
Punk pioneer John Lydon - aka "Johnny Rotten" - has taken aim at Mick Jagger, Simon Cowell and the Catholic Church, and admitted The Sex Pistols are too fat to reunite.
Australian duo The Veronicas are back and, not surprisingly, twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso from Brisbane are eager to talk about their new album.
Lorde's mum publishes her excitement on Instagram, saying: "Yesss! Congrats Ella - nominated for a Golden Globe for Yellow Flicker Beat."
While the 2014 talking point has been the butt, the music that's been shifting the most record sales has been made by women who have kept their clothes on.
Seekers fans who enjoyed the musical mix up with metal band offered t-shirts commemorating the occasion.
Fat Freddy's Drop might appear a purely Kiwi phenomenon, but the Wellington ensemble band has built a big European following.
Love was in the air at Auckland's Vector Arena last night thanks to soul heavyweight John Legend and one swooning, screaming, gushing audience.
They went from humble beginnings at Tawa College to winning gold at the barbershop world championships - now the Musical Island Boys are coming home.
You may not realise how many strange and wonderful things popped up until you see this recap from YouTube.
A Kiwi's been nominated for a 2015 Grammy award, although this time it's not Lorde.