Watch the brand-new video of Sola Rosa's Both of Us, featuring Kevin Mark Trail.
SEBASTIEN BLANCFrom Beijing to Shanghai people are singing Little Apple - a song so catchy it has even won over the army and police.
British singer-songwriter James Blunt has described the song that made his name "annoying".
Justin Townes Earle talks to Vicki Anderson about his new album and the recurring role of his parents in his music.
SIMON SWEETMANI was pretty excited about the news that Nas' Illmatic 20th Anniversary Tour is coming to New Zealand in January 2015.
Royals is pulled from US radio ahead of the World Series, but fans are planning a mutiny.
In their 70s heyday, Hot Chocolate amassed 25 British Top 40 singles. Forty years on, the group play Wellington.
Bright lights were never on the cards for Alyson Eberle but the X Factor auditions may change all that.
In a recent article - 14 New Zealand Acts You Need to Know About - the notable American music publication listed 14 Kiwi artists to "track for the months and years ahead".
MIKE ALEXANDER - Sunday NewsThe former New Zealand X Factor judge has been honing her musical craft a world away.
What happens when fans are invited to private listening parties held at Taylor Swift's many homes? So. Much. Emotion.
Warren Maxwell is the creative and business force behind the Huia Festival in Masterton this Labour Weekend.
Reggie Watts' marvellous mix of music and madcap improv comedy is heading to New Zealand.
Auckland musician Andrew Spraggon's introduction to music was his Dad's yacht rock vinyl collection.
Superstardom hasn't stopped The Foo Fighters from having a simple outlook on the music biz.
I Need a Dollar soul star Aloe Blacc on why he makes music his children would like.
Festivals, says Warren Maxwell, are an ancient experience of remembering our communities.
Taylor Swift is highest new entry to singles chart this week, while U2 album is best performing new entrant on album chart.
Maybe Lorde has never seen a (baseball) diamond in the flesh, but Royals fans have.
US baseball fans are demanding Lorde fronts up for the World Series next week.
SIMON SWEETMANToday sees the release of the brand new album by Jakob, the band's first in eight years.
Last week South Park revealed Lorde is actually Stan's dad, now they dropped a song sung by yet another antipodean star.
X Factor's pre-audition tour has arrived in Christchurch, prompting some hopefuls to wait five hours for a shot at stardom.
Singer Lorde and opera-pop crossover trio Sol3 Mio lead the pack in this year's NZ Music Awards.
Aussie teen-poppers 5 Seconds of Summer have had to pull out of the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards this weekend.
SIMON SWEETMANDo you have one or two special concert tickets? Or a box full of them?
It's a fine day for a tour announcement - Billy Idol is playing three New Zealand dates in 2015.
Our inhibitions hold us back - but what if no one could see us dancing?
It's a sure sign that U2 will almost certainly never invade your music playlist again.
SIMON SWEETMAN"Inspiration is a word used by people who aren't really doing anything."
Gossip press sees more in star's NZ photos than just a cute couple in a dramatic landscape.
Jack White is cancelling his remaining tour dates in Mexico after the death of his band's keyboard player.
It was showtime for X Factor New Zealand hopefuls in Queenstown yesterday.
Punk godfather Iggy Pop thinks the way we consume music today is immoral.
Win tickets to Soulfest featuring Maxwell, D'Angelo, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Mos Def, Common, Musiq Soulchild and more.
Rodriguez Auckland performance wasn't rave-worthy, but the man is still the legend fans hoped for.
Russia's Borodin Quartet have an impressive legacy. Viola player Igor Naidin talks about why that matters.
SIMON SWEETMANDoes it have to be a band, live instrumentation? Or can a guy or girl with a laptop and a big screen mean just as much or more to you?
When a Nickelback hater launched a campaign to prevent Nickelback playing, he may have helped the band.
Lorde is excited about coming home - and visiting the South Island for the first time when she tours NZ.
Armed with 20 Mars bars, Frank Olivier took to Queen Street with a simple mission: make the people dance.
SIMON SWEETMAN - StuffI don't like the idea that Faithfull could ever be dismissed as Mick Jagger's ex.
REVIEW: He's been bringing sexy back since 2006, and last night was no exception.
Watch the new video to Auckland-born, London based songwriter Ezra Vine's latest single Braver than most.
OPINION: A fresh compilation featuring bands from Dunedin is unencumbered by the ‘curse of ambition'.
Melanie Harris is in the audience as the hills come alive with music - but she can't see her daughter perform.
Ahead of his latest NZ show, Kiwi musicians to share their favourite memories of Elton John.
There's rock and roll and there's Sting. But apparently now he's rock and roll.
SIMON SWEETMANThe problem - if anything - is there's too much of a good thing.
The French Horn may look like plumbing, but the sounds is lively and 'fun', Takeshi Ito writes.