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Singer crowd funding album

Arrowtown singer-songwriter Holly Arrowsmith is crowd funding her latest album.

TUI Award-winning queen of folk Holly Arrowsmith turns to crowdfunding for her second album due out later this year.

Waikato to world stage

Diaz Grimm said America feels like home to him now.

Kiwi rapper mixing with man who helped superstars Eminem and 50 Cent.

Lorde dominates world, Billboard

Lorde performs on day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Lorde is the first New Zealander to top the Hot 200 Album Chart.

NZ band to shine on world stage gallery

Ross Gerritsen and Steve Miles before the National Brass Band rehearsal at Saint Kentigern College.

East Auckland music teachers Ross Gerritsen and Steve Miles will compete abroad as part of the 2017 National Brass Band of New Zealand in July.

Barry Gibb has a blasto at Glasto

Barry Gibb drew one of the biggest crowds of the weekend in the Legends slot that has featured Dolly Parton and Kenny ...

Move over Lorde, the real star of Glastonbury was Bee Gees legend, Barry Gibb.

Ed Sheeran's unlikely angel revealed

Ed Sheeran spent six weeks at Jamie Foxx's house, the film star has revealed on the latest episode of The Graham Norton Show.

How the star of Ray helped define the shape of Ed's career.

Old rocker's new music

Kiwi music and acting legend Andy Anderson has recorded a new album in Palmerston North with input from local musicians.

Former star of stage, screen and the recording studio, Andy Anderson is back, after two heart attacks.

Glastonbury's unlikely headline act

UK opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn isn't the first person you'd associate with the famed Glastonbury music ...

UK Labour leader enters festival stage to a rock star welcome as crowd chants his name.

Foo Fighters return to Glastonbury

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters back on state at Glastonbury.

Band makes a triumphant return to festival two years after they were forced to pull out because of frontman Dave Grohl's broken leg.

Alice Cooper: still on the road

Alice Cooper on his last visit to Australia, in Melbourne in 2015.

Age 69, and after four decades, his touring schedule hasn't let up yet.

Brain orgasm, anyone?

Aiming to give you that blissful shiver: Wellington's Glass Vaults

The Wellington band who reckon they've mastered a trick that makes your brain 'detonate'.

The Miltones – Tabak to the future

The Miltones are touring their self-titled debut album.  First stop was Hamilton on June 23.  The tour winds up in ...

The Miltones' front woman Milly Tabak is looking forward to meeting people and sharing stories as the band tourS the country with their self-titled debut album.

Lorde slays Glastonbury video

Lorde's "Green Light" was the pick of her first Glastonbury set.

Ella Yelich O'Connor's debut at premier British music festival described as "one for the history books".

Katie Price's I Got You is no joke

Katie Price attempts to sing her way into our hearts, and unfortunately our ears too.

Why do celebrities think they can sing? Katie Price knows why. Because she thinks she can.

Taylor Swift's streaming success

Taylor Swift is bringing in the money.

After checking her latest bank balance, Taylor Swift might be regretting her lengthy tiff with Spotify.

Listening Post: Katy Perry/Kevin Morby/Alt J/Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVee

Katy Perry performs during her 4-day tour Katy Perry - Witness World Wide in Los Angeles, California earlier this month.

Our weekly wrap of new music includes Katy Perry and a collaboration from two members of Fleetwood Mac.

Ed Sheeran's sweet Kiwi request

Ed Sheeran's rider proves he is one easy customer.

British pop star Ed Sheeran's rider has been leaked. An a Kiwi favourite is on the list.

Nelson songbird flies home again

Nelson-born songwriter Sharon O'Neill is returning home for two shows at the Boathouse in September.

One of Nelson's most successful musical exports is coming home for two September shows.

Queen add second Kiwi date

Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor) and Adam Lambert have announced a second Auckland concert.

Mark the calendar. It's now of whole weekend of Queen and Adam Lambert in mid-February.

Lorde tired, but ready for Glastonbury

Lorde posted this selfie ahead of her Glastonbury show.

Kiwi singer to play one of world's most famous festivals on Saturday - if she can get over her jetlag.

Spotify trials new music feature

Spotify is trialing a new feature on its free service

Spotify listeners using its free service might have some unknown songs pop up on their playlists as the company trials a new feature.

UK popstars top charts for Grenfell

Robbie Williams arrives at Sarm music studio to record a charity single for the Grenfell Tower victims.

Bridge Over Troubled Water, recorded by more than 50 stars for the survivors the tower fire, went straight to number 1.

Christchurch band wins new fans

Christchurch band Nomad have been performing together for several years.

Former school mates encounter each other when band visits youth unit.

Cornell's daughter: You are my idol

Cornell's daughter shared a childhood snap of her and her Dad for Father's Day.

In an emotional message, Chris Cornell's daughter has spoken about the passing of her father and idol.

Music's perpetual students

The Kronos Quartet – John Sherba, Sunny Yang, Hank Dutt and David Harrington – are happy to explore any musical corner.

Meet the long-running "classical" group who don't see divisions, they see only new lessons to learn and styles to absorb.

Why Lorde has colonised TSwift's world

With Melodrama,  Lorde just moved into Taylor Swift's neighbourhood and painted the whole place blue.

OPINION: Songcraft this sensory and sophisticated rarely comes pouring out of a head as young as Lorde.

Sir Paul just for one night in NZ

Sir Paul McCartney will do a one-off show in Auckland.

Get in quick for the tickets, the former Beatles' legend will perform for just one show in Auckland this December.

Glee star transitions his gender

Former Glee star Charice is now Jake Zyrus

Charice, who shot to stardom in the role of Sunshine Corazo, reveals his new male identity.

Cornell's final video released video

Chris Cornell was found dead in May.

Filmed shortly before he died, singer Chris Cornell's music video coincides with the celebration of World Refugee Day.

Is this the death of the album?

Aaradhna performing at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2016.

Single tracks are the way of the future. So "Best Album" awards have to go.

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