Web Directory > NZ > Arts and Literature > Music
- ABRSM : [Web site]
New Zealand site of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Intended for use by music teachers and students. Provides support materials, including music for sale. Covers syllabi, examinations, a calendar of courses and events, and a forum.
- Acoustic Routes : promoting Wellington folk music
Provides information about the club (also known as Wellington Folk Centre) and its activities, folk events in Wellington and other folk clubs.
- Adam Chamber Music Festival
Information about Nelson's biennial Adam Chamber Music Festival. Includes the festival programme and booking information.
- Age of Discovery : early music on historic instruments
About the Auckland organisation which champions period instrument performances of early music in New Zealand. Includes details of concerts and recordings.
Listings of New Zealand independent music under the headings: albums, artists, tracks, videos, genres and labels. Short samples may be played on the site; tracks and CDs may be purchased online.
- Andrew Morriss : welcome to refractive music
Site of folk musician Andrew Morriss. Includes audio, discography, biography, tuition information, upcoming performances and press.
Antiform is a breakbeat/drum and bass band. The site provides audio and video clips and information about the band's music and upcoming performances.
- Aprap : New Zealand newsletter / Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd
New Zealand newsletter of Australasian Performing Right Association, an association covers issues of interests of composers, authors and publishers of music in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Issues available in full-text.
- Arch Hill Recordings : record label and music store
Site of New Zealand independent record label and music store provides information about its artists, including news and tour dates. It lists recordings available for purchase, monthly newsletter for subscribers and music clips.
In addition to information about rock band Ardijah, the site includes sound and video clips and images.
- Atoll : classical, historical & contemporary music
Online music store of Atoll, an independent record label. It mainly focuses on classical and organ music by New Zealand musicians and composers.
- Auckland Brass Bands Association
Information about the association; calendar of events; news; list of bands in the area and rules and forms.
- Auckland Chamber Orchestra : [web site]
Provides concert details for the 2003 season onwards, and profiles the musical director.
- Auckland Symphony Orchestra
Information about the Auckland Symphony Orchestra (ASO), past and upcoming concerts, and reviews.
- Auckland Town Hall Organ
Site of the Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust promoting the restoration and rebuilding of the New Zealand's largest pipe organ. Includes a history, information on sponsers and trustees, as well as news and events.
- Audience : [Web site]
A platform for New Zealand music and news. Artists can post tracks in the categories of alt/indie, blues/country/folk, children's, dance/electronic, hip hop, inspirational, jazz, Māori/Te reo, metal, pop, rnb/soul/funk, rock, roots/reggae/dub, singer/songwriter, and world. Viewers can vote for their favourite track, and share playlists. Includes artist profiles and user comments. A partnership between Amplifier and NZ On Air.
- Audiofoundation.org.nz : a networking, database and resource hub for innovative audio culture in NZ
Supports innovative practices focused on sound art. Includes index of artists, texts, audio clips and images relating to sound art and culture.
- Australasian Computer Music Association
Information about the ACMA, including events and conferences and the online newsletter Chroma.
- Australia & New Zealand music research
A register of music-related theses completed or currently in progress in Australia or New Zealand since 1917. Created by Jamie Love and Stephanie J. Rock.
- Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers
Information about the Association, and about bell ringing, both in general, and specifically in Australia and New Zealand. A directory of bell towers is included.
- Baroque Voices : vocal ensemble
Wellington group specialising in pre-Classical music. Site has a discography of their recordings; list of past concerts and performers with programme notes for downloading; concert schedule; reviews; details of performance fees; photo achive and details about Pepe Becker the director. Samples of music available for listening.
- Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival
About the upcoming festival including programme and venues, also features background stories on musicians and bands, newsletters,and information on the jazz and blues scene. Includes information about accomodation and the bay area.
News items and gig listing for the dance scene.
- Black Seeds
Music clips, gigs listings and news from the Wellington, New Zealand based 8-piece band, the Black Seeds who play a blend of reggae, dub, funk and soul.
- Blues and views New Zealand
Information about the blues music scene in New Zealand, including albums for sale, artist profiles, audioclips and studio tips. Includes tour reports by musician Nigel Spiers.
- Blues news
Provides information about New Zealand and overseas blues artists including a portal for sites of New Zealand musicians. Includes news items and reviews, including an extensive archive.
- Brass Bands' Association of New Zealand
Contains information about the Association; calendar of events; contests and regulations; NZ National Band, National Youth Brass; local brass bands throughout the country. It lists CDs available for purchase and has a classified advertisement section.
- Breaks Co-op : [web site]
Provides blogs and news about the musicians, tours and gigs for the band Breaks Co-op. Includes lyrics for latest album and photo gallery. Group members: Hamish Clark, Andy Lovegrove, Zane Lowe.
- BW Camping Festival
Introduces the BW Camping Festival, an annual camping/music event in Gisborne. Details about the camping facilities, music lineup, and other activities, and sound and video clips from previous festivals.
Database of choral sets and orchestral parts held by New Zealand choirs, orchestras and libraries. All items in Cadence can be hired or borrowed from the organisation that has it.
- Centre for New Zealand Music : SOUNZ
The trust promotes and provides the music of New Zealand composers and supports the creation, performance, publication and broadcasting of this music. Site has current music news and events, search facility for New Zealand music and resources to buy or borrow with samples of scores (pdf) and audio and video clips.
- Ceol Aneas : nurturing Irish music in New Zealand
Information about Ceol Aneas, an annual Irish traditional music festival held each year in Nelson, New Zealand.
- Chamber Music New Zealand
The site provides information on chamber music performances by New Zealand musicians and international artists visiting New Zealand. It includes a calendar of events, biographical information on the artists, and details of the annual secondary schools music contest.
- Cheese on toast : all that's good about music
Guide to New Zealand and overseas popular music from A. Tidball. Includes photographs; CD reviews; news; video clips and gig guide.
Site exploring the work of musicologist Jeni Little and Nigel Brookes his software, images, history, and science. Includes learning guides introducing new and traditional New Zealand and Pacific music.
- Christchurch Civic Music Council
Includes a calendar of music concerts in Christchurch, information about music scholarhips and music competitions.
- Christchurch Folk Music Club Inc.
Information about the Club and its programme.
- Christchurch School of Music Inc
Classes and facilities at the Christchurch School of Music. Includes audio downloads of CSM concerts.
- Christchurch Symphony Orchestra 2008
Includes information about series of concerts programmed for the year, performing musicians, concert schedules and subscription to concerts.
- City of Dunedin Choir : a choir of note
News and information about the choir. Includes a brief history of the choir, reviews, details of upcoming concerts, photographs, and a blog with video clips of choral performances.
- Clap Clap Riot
Site of the New Zealand alternative rock music group. Has details of their shows, video clips and latest releases.
- Club Bizarre
Club Bizarre is a defunct music distribution and event promotion label. Includes information about New Zealand's alternative, experimental, avant garde and dark-end art rock music. The site also includes the history of the label and past events, profiles of DJs and archived copies of Deadlines, the label's magazine.
- Coast timeless music
Gives online accesss to local FM radio stations throughout New Zealand. Provides programmes, competitions, and news. Features 'classic hits' from the 20th century for the 'Baby boomer' audience.
- Comunn na Piobaireachd NZ : Piobaireachd & piping related news from the Antipodes
CNP (N.Z.) also known as the Piobaireachd Society of New Zealand, was formed to foster and encourage the study and playing of pibroch or bagpipes in New Zealand. The site features a blog, news, events, details of competitions, set tunes, and indexes of tunes in the Two Bobs series and Donald MacLeod Tutorial series on CD.
- Concord Dawn
Information about drum'n'bass band Concord Dawn, including audio and video clips from the album Chaos by design, biography, and images of the band.
- Creative Sounds Society Inc.
Creative Sounds is a non-profit voluntary organisation based in Palmerston North. It is dedicated to the enhancement of local artistic talent and to the encouragement of musical, artistic and performance activities from high school bands to choral groups to metal bands to singer/ songwriters.
- Dalewool Auckland Brass
Information about the Dalewool Auckland Brass band, including history; members; youth band details; events; news and articles and newletter.
- David Hamilton : New Zealand composer, choral conductor and music educator
Includes biographical details, lists of compositions (including performance details), and audio clips.
- Dawn Raid Entertainment
Information about independent record label Dawn Raid Entertainment. Includes details about Auckland-based music artists, new music releases, photos of music events and articles about the New Zealand music industry.
- Dawn Raid music : Dawn Raid Music's channel
Music videos and footage from the hip hop and rhythm and blues music label Dawn Road Entertainment emphasizing work from Pasifika artists.
- Discography of New Zealand popular music 1958-1987
Audio recordings by New Zealand rock, jazz, folk, blues and bluegrass musicians published between 1958 and 1987. It includes LPs, EPs and cassettes, but not singles or CDs. The discography was originally published in 1989 by the New Zealand Library Association under the title: Sound recordings of New Zealand popular music.
- Discover = Te Kohinga Taonga
A database of resources selected for use by New Zealand schools. Access to over 2,500 multimedia items available mostly from the National Library of New Zealand collections supporting the visual arts & music disciplines.
- Dogs of society
Blog by rock musician, Ahnand Unka, also known as Arney Bear. The blog covers lesser known, mainly New Zealand, rock bands.
Site of the Auckland band Easy, who play dub, funk, rock and hiphop. Includes a gig guide and sound clips.
Radio New Zealand National documentary about the New Zealand pop band, Split Enz. 10 part series (each episode 50 min.) covers the history of the band from their beginnings in 1972, to their final concerts in 1984. Available either as an audio link or podcast, includes image gallery.
- Eva Prowse : the official website of Wellington NZ singer-songwriter Eva Prowse
Site of Wellington-based singer-songwriter Eva Prowse; includes her profile, discography, audio and video clips, and list of shows.
Lists current and upcoming entertainment events in New Zealand. Features music, theatre, films, sports, lifestyle shows, and exhibitions.
- Fat Freddys Drop
Site of Wellington dub/reggae band Fat Freddys Drop. Chiefly video files of the band's performances.
- Fat Freddys Drop
Information about Wellington dub/reggae band Fat Freddys Drop, including tours, news, video clips, reviews, and images of the band.
- Flavour of New Zealand : NZ popular culture 1960 onward
Steve Kohler's site has facts and information about New Zealand popular culture since 1960. Includes the NZ music charts, lists of local television programmes, and brief news items from 1960 onwards.
- Flying Nun
Site features news and update information on the record company, ordering and buying facilities, music catalogues, band profiles and tours. Links to some audio tracks.
- Gathering : the Gathering archives
Archive of the Gathering dance parties, including personal narratives, photos, videos and other information about the events.
- Gilbert & Sullivan down under
Information on and history of Gilbert and Sullivan productions with a special emphasis on those produced in Australasia including first night reviews.
- Groove guide
Information about upcoming gigs, tours, and music events in New Zealand. Includes reviews and photographs. An adjunct to the music magazine: Groove guide.
- Gtaranaki : New Zealand International Guitar Festival
International guitar music festival to be held in Taranaki. Website features ticketing information, details about the festival, including who's playing and when, and information about guitar seminars, workshops and masterclasses.
- Guitar Association of New Zealand : GANZ
Information about the Association, guitars and gear. Provides a directory of teachers, an electronic newsletter, and links to resources, including guitar magazines.
- Handbell Society of Australasia
The site provides general information on handbells, the history of handbells in Australia, bells available for loan, recordings of a computerised handbell simulator, and an events calendar for the Society.
- He ara pūoro = A pathway of song
Richard Nunns plays traditional Māori instruments and explains their history, voices and functions.
New Zealand hip hop scene with news, discussion list, gig guide, information on musicians & music.
- Hobnail Boots
Site of the Wellington fork band. Includes the band's bio, playlist and upcoming events schedule. Their albums, DVDs and MP3 files are purchasable from the site.
- HRL Morrison Music Trust
The trust supports New Zealand Musicians of international calibre. Catalogue of Trust Records established by the Trust as well as profiles of artists and composers.
- Hymns we sing at St Peter's in the Forest, Bombay, N.Z.
The site features recordings of hymns and tunes sung at the Church and the readings and hymns to be sung at the next service. There are links to other church music sites.
- Independent Music New Zealand : IMNZ
Information about IMNZ, which represents New Zealand independent recording labels and distributors. Includes the Indi top 20 and directory of retailers.
- Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand
Includes information about teacher training courses and the IRMT Diploma. Also provides a database of music teachers.
- International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (New Zealand) Inc.
IAML(NZ)Inc is an association of New Zealand music libraries and music librarians. Its members meet annually and maintain contact through its journal, Crescendo. The web site includes a history of IAML in New Zealand and describes important music collections. It also advises how to get hold of music scores and recordings in New Zealand.
- John Edward Rowles
Site of the New Zealand singer/songwriter includes information about his career, concerts, blog, online store, biographical information, and photo gallery and video clips.
- Kapiti Live Music Club
Information about the Club and its activities, including news, events calendar, photo gallery and membership information.
- Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation
Foundation set up by the New Zealand opera singer to provide financial and career support for young New Zealand singers and musicians. Site has information about the organisation; the recipients of grants; news and newsletters.
- Kiwi hits
NZ On Air website featuring music and video clips, funding information and news. Includes catalogue of Kiwi hit discs-promotional CDs compiling the most current, broadcast-ready songs from New Zealand musicians.
- KiwiFolk : folk and acoustic music in New Zealand / operated by Mike Moroney
New Zealand folk and acoustic music information including tours, festivals, books, trading of musical instruments, musicians, a directory of clubs, and links to other folk music sites.
- Klezmer Rebs
About the Wellington-based band, who perform traditional and contemporary klezmer music sung in Yiddish and English. Includes music samples, photo gallery and reviews.
- Kog Studio
Kog Studios provides music and sound effects for use in film, advertising and TV. It offers a range of services such as recording, mixing and mastering. Site has information on equipments availabe, samples of advertising campaigns it involved and staff profiles.
- Liam Finn
Profiles New Zealand musician Liam Finn and his music. Includes video clips and tour schedule of Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A. and Canada.
Auckland based performance poetry troupe who combine spoken word, music, performance, visual art and elements of theatre. Site has information about shows, news images and links to their presence on other sites.
- LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa
LOOP is a New Zealand recording label for new ways of thinking in music and motion graphics with releases in CD, DVD and vinyl formats. Includes online shop,downloadable music,audio tracks and newletter.
- Māori Music Industry Coalition
MMIC provides support network for Māori artists and establishes policy for promoting the Māori music industry. Includes information on music awards, news, and events, and profiles of musicians.
- Matthew Leese
Profiles baritone and director, Matthew Leese. Lists his past performances and his up and coming engagements. Includes ensembles with which he has an association. Specialises in early music, art song and opera.
- Metro live
Metro magazine site contains entertainment and recreational news for Auckland.
- Middle C : classical music reviews, Wellington, New Zealand
Articles, editorials, news and reviews of classical music and arts events in Wellington. Includes comments on some items, and searchable tags.
Website of Māori singer-songwriter Moana Maniapoto, and leader of the band Moana and the Tribe. Includes biography, background information on the band, music, projects, tour dates, photo gallery, news and audio clips
- Monkey Records
Site of an independent record label dedicated to releasing and promoting innovative New Zealand music. Includes top tracks and albums, gigs, artists, releases, audio and video clips.
- Mountain mardi gras : Ohakune, New Zealand, Saturday, 16 June 2007
Music festival with performances from, PNC, 48May, Kora and Concord Dawn.
- Mukuna : Auckland gig guide
Promotes and provides information on upcoming music events in the Auckland region. Includes maps.
- Music + Audio Institute of New Zealand
A division of Tai Poutini Polytechnic, MAINZ offers programmes in Audio Engineering, Contemporary Music Performance, and Special Event Production.
- Music / Nelson School of Music
Site provides information about the School, news, tuition and events. Includes online booking option and seating plans.
- Music in Parks : January-March, citywide
Details of the programme run each year by the Auckland City Council featuring concerts showcasing Auckland musical talent. Video clips of some artists, information about events and maps showing how to reach each venue.
- Musical Theatre New Zealand
Umbrella organisation for groups associated with Musical Theatre. The web site provides information about the organisation and the library of scores, which are available for hire. It includes a directory of member societies and links to little theatres, operatic clubs and societies.
Contains the electronic version of the New Zealand Music Services Directory, a directory of people and services active in the New Zealand music industry.
Information about New Zealand music and musicians across a range of genres. Includes charts, concert details, discussion forum and downloads.
- National Jazz Festival, Tauranga
Provides information about the annual festival including news, programme information, details about a youth jazz competition and a list of sponsors.
- Native Tongue Music Publishing Ltd
The Native Tongue site includes music clips, and news and information about New Zealand and Australian popular music.
- NBR New Zealand Opera
Information about the company; current and past productions; education programmes; the Emerging Artist programme, and news items.
Site of Auckland, New Zealand band Nesian Mystik, which merges Polynesian culture with rythme and blues, hip hop and reggae. Includes downloads, song lyrics, video clips, signup for newsletter, information about tours and online shop.
- New Zealand Accordion Association Inc. : the New Zealand member of the Confederation Internationale des Accordionistes, IMC, UNESCO
About the association. Also provides information about examinations and competitions with details of past champions.
- New Zealand Association of Barbershop Singers Inc.
In addition to information about NZABS, the web site includes an events calendar, tag of the month, a youth section, online publications, and sound, video and images files.
- New Zealand Association of Organists, Inc. : ORGANZ
The website details forthcoming concerts throughout New Zealand, resources and music available from the Association. Includes a history of the Association and a description of previous congresses.
- New Zealand Country Music Association Inc. : (established 1971)
NZCMA is a collective of clubs, organisations and individuals who support and promote country music. Includes list of affiliated clubs; country music award; events and notices.
- New Zealand folk song
Provides a song list, Māori songs, sea shanties, New Zealand Celtic songs, a list of recordings, directories of folk clubs and folk artists, and information about concert tours and festivals.
- New Zealand Music Commission = Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa
NZMC aims to grow the New Zealand music business, both at home and overseas. Site includes information about support available for musicians and music related business; venues directory; seminars and education programs and a gig guide.
- New Zealand Music Foundation : [Web site]
Provides information about the New Zealand Music Foundation, their activities and includes downloadable grant application forms for individuals and groups.
- New Zealand music of the 60's, 70's and a bit of 80's
Directory of groups and singers from the period with information on some.
- New Zealand musician
The current issue of New Zealand musician and back issues to 1999 are available in full text. The following directories are also available: Buy NZ Made; music industry training courses; brands and distributors; and studios and labels. The site also includes indexes to gear reviews and to articles about artists.
- New Zealand outdoor music festivals
Calendar of outdoor music festivals in New Zealand. Includes information about each festival; a guide for first-time festival attendees and photographs.
- New Zealand Pacific Beat Street
A magazine show produced for TV3 and fronted by four hot presenters delivering stories on New Zealand's latest issues, music, sports, fashion, technology, with a distinctly Pacific flavour.
- New Zealand School of Music
Information about the establishment of the NZSM, including press releases, academic programmes, and a calendar of musical performances.
- New Zealand Society for Music Therapy
Music therapy is the planned use of music to assist the healing and personal growth of people with identified emotional, intellectual, physical or social needs. Site provides information on where to find therapists plus training, grant and conference information for members. Links to other music therapy sites.
- New Zealand Symphony Orchestra : NZSO = Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa
Information includes educational programmes, musicians and upcoming events. Contains media releases and concert reviews.
- New Zealand Youth Choir ; Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
Site of the New Zealand Youth Choir and Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, which both come under the direction and management of Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand. Includes information about choir members, events, alumni, publications, and recordings, as well as information about Choirs Aotearoa NZ. Archived instances of site list the repertoire of the current Youth Choir and the current and alumni members of the choirs. Include biographical information about artistic director and board of trustees. Their CDs and concert tickets can be purchased from the website.
- New Zealand's national anthems
The national anthem. Full text of 'God save the Queen' and 'God defend New Zealand' (in English and Māori), links to audio recordings as well as the history of and protocol for using the anthems.
- NZDubstep.com : [web site]
Website posts information on upcoming dubstep music events, radio shows, mixes and artists. Includes photos, media articles, a discussion forum, and archived posts.
- Nzmp3.co.nz electronic resource : the kiwi music experience
The goal of this site is to provide a wide range of music from independent New Zealand artists in mp3 format. It contains a list of free mp3s, an artist list and free mp3 players.
Includes information about the NZTrio piano trio: their profiles; past and upcoming performance schedules; reviews; repertoire; recordings; collaborations; and photos.
- Obscure : dance music in New Zealand
Site promoting underground dance and electronic music in New Zealand. Includes up-coming events, news of past events, dj information, and music clips. Viewers can post their own events, profiles and stories.
- Opera Factory : performance, opportunity, education, training
Opera Factory is a training ground for singers. The website is about the organisation and its goals. Includes information on current and past productions and the Opera Factory newsletter.
- Papaiti Records
New Zealand record label. Site has free music downloads of popular music and news about bands and artists.
- Parachute Music
Charitable trust which promotes Christian music. Includes information about Parachute Records; Parachute Studios; Parachute Band and the Parachute music festival. Also has downloads of music and other worship resources; online shop and details of intership program.
- Pat Hannah : singer songwriter
Site of New Zealand country musician, Pat Hannah. Includes information about her music, sample tracks, media, photographs and album sales.
- Phonographic Performances NZ : PPNZ : music licenses for businesses
Information about PPNZ's work to license the broadcasting and performance of sound and video recordings, and to distributing income back to the rights owners. Includes details about how to obtain broadcast licenses, public performance licenses, copyright clearances, and about the Recording Artist & Producer (RAP) Fund.
- Pipe organ in the Christchurch Town Hall, New Zealand
Website of the Rieger pipe organ in the Christchurch Town Hall. Includes information about the specifications of the pipe organ, sound files and videos of organ music played by Martin Setchell, events and CDs and DVDs for purchase.
- Piping & Dancing Association of New Zealand Inc : (PDANZ)
PDANZ promotes piping and Highland dancing in New Zealand. Includes competition details and results.
- Promethean Editions
Publishes music of a small number of significant New Zealand and Australian composers. Provides biographical and critical information. Online ordering.
- Punk as : New Zealand punk, ska and hardcore
Information on the New Zealand punk scene and culture, with gig guide, news, album reviews, and a chat forum.
News and information about radio and local music in New Zealand, including ratings and popular music charts.
- Raggamuffin Festival
Describes the annual Ragamuffin reggae music festival. Includes news, performer lineup, visitor information about the venue and Rotorua, and information about previous festivals.
- Re-inventing sheep : the definitive guide to New Zealand's alternative, experimental, avant garde, dark-end, art rock, weirdo pop, noise music
A history of New Zealand bands, including some individual musicians, active in the alternative and experimental genres. Includes both former and current bands.
- Recorded Music NZ
Website of the industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. Offers services previously available through RIANZ (The Recording Industry Association of NZ) and PPNZ Music Licensing (Phonographic Performances NZ). RIANZ site for major and independent record producers, distributors and recording artists. Site includes the official New Zealand music chart and information about copyright, licensing, and the Recording Artists and Producers Fund (RAP).
Business news, information and links mostly relating to the Auckland region. Includes a virtual tour of major Auckland streets, information about local history, upcoming events, an online art gallery, and a gig guide.
- Rockshop Bandquest : [web site]
Site of a band competition for students up to and including year 8. Includes background, how to enter, prizes, past winners, video file and photo gallery.
- Royal Dunedin Male Choir
Site includes choir history, news, information about concerts, and a selection of audio clips as well as a gallery of choir photos since 1891.
- Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands Assn. Inc.
RNZPBA site includes details of affiliated New Zealand bands; tutorial material to help bands and individuals (includes audio); contest details and calendar of events.
- Saxman Andrew Dixon
Website of saxophone player Andrew Dixon. Site includes information about his bands the Nairobi Trio and Lazy Boyz, his recordings, performances, as well as saxophone history and tips, sound clips, practice tracks to download, and an online shop.
- School of Music, University of Canterbury
Founded in 1891 the School teaches all aspects of music, from ethnomusicology to performance. Information on courses, staff, facilities, research, publications, school ensembles, concerts and events and links to music resources.
News and information about Shapeshifter. Includes links to message board, contact and links, photos and videos, music and tour dates.
- Smokefree Rock Quest
Information about the competition, including: background, how to enter, results, heats information, past winners, FAQs and downloads.
- Southern Amp 08
The website of the third edition of this festival includes news, information about artists, tickets, venue, and photo a gallery.
- Southern Sinfonia
Site of Dunedin's professional orchestra. Includes their concert schedules and information about their history, players and staff, and educational programmes.
- Spacific.net : culture from Aotearoa, NZ
A multimedia collective which promotes creative culture, especially music, from New Zealand. Hosting New Zealand music events in Europe. Site includes events past and future, photo gallery, news and information about artists, djs, CD reviews and labels and an online store.
- St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra : SMCO
History and information about the orchestra, news and events calendar, biographies of players and conductors.
One of New Zealand's contemporary chamber ensembles, made up for players from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and other freelance Wellington performers. Includes concerts, biographies of players, programmes, reviews and audio downloads.
- Sweet Adelines New Zealand : Region 35
Information about the New Zealand branch of the organisation of women singers of barbershop harmony.
- Te Matatini : whāia e koe te iti kahurangi : inspiring Māori performance art
The Te Matatini Society promotes Māori performing arts. The site includes information about the forthcoming biennial National Kapa Haka Festival, the Māori Music Awards including performer profiles, and a news section. The rules of the organisation are available online.
- Temple : music industry specialists
New Zealand bands and music site. Includes New Zealand wide open mic/jam nights listing; musicians career development toolkits; past issues of the Temple music industry ifo updates newsletter; information about the former Auckland Temple music venue and Karen q Temple.
- Tune me in : MENZA's online home
MENZA site has information about the society and its branches in the regions. Also includes news, events calendar, publications and membership information.
- TurkbyTone Rekkids
Promotes the recordings of pop rock musician, Bing Turkby and his ensemble. Contains a list of recordings available for purchase as compact discs, with selected tracks in MP3 format. Includes reviews, a blog by Bing Turkby and some biographical information, primarily about his musical career.
Trio plays a style of music with organ/saxophone/drums which originated in America in the 1960s. Site provides gigs, news, albums, videos and photo gallery.
- Uncle Monkey
Website for the indie-rock 3 piece band from Wellington. Gives history of the group, details of gigs, albums, videos, a discography and access to sound tracks and lyrics, along with photos.
- Unearth : independent New Zealand music stuff
A guide to some of the independent music currently being made and released in New Zealand. Includes N.Z. labels and artists, overseas labels releasing music by N.Z. artists, overseas distributors selling N.Z. music, mailing lists and other N.Z. music resources.
- Unit Productions
Production house founded by New Zealand DJ/house producer Olly Brunton. Includes discographies, and information on current and recent events. Features audio downloads.
- Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club Brass Band
About UHCCBB including history, events and concerts, information on members and how to join.
- Uwe Grodd : conductor & flautist
Uwe Grodd's website contains bographical details along with a discography, a list of his performances, reviews and publications.
- Velox Brothers
Site of swing jazz/blues combo based in Wellington, N.Z., including: band history and biography, photo gallery, gig guide and sound clips.
- Virgin EMI New Zealand
This site provides information about New Zealand and featured international artists, clips from their releases, video clips and tour dates.
- Vodafone NZ Music Awards
Information about the annual RIANZ music awards, including finalists and winners, with audioclips.
An independent zine dedicated to drawing attention to lesser known bands from New Zealand and other parts of the world.
- Wellington Bluegrass Society : [Web site]
Information about the WBS, including upcoming gigs, photographs, a record of past events, services for bluegrass instruments, and bluegrass tuition.
- Wellington Folk Festival, New Zealand
Information about the annual WFF. Includes details of the current festival and registration form, programme, guests and tutors with photo gallery and information about guest and tutors at past festivals.
- Wellington International Jazz Festival
Information about the 2006. Includes photos, ticket outlets and venues.
- Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra
Introduces orchestra members. Presents upcoming gigs, news, events, photos and video clips of performances. Includes information on learning the "uke".
- Wellington Jazz Club
Site has live music schedule, Wellington jazz news and gigs, information about bands and performers, jazz club photos and video clips.
- Wellington Youth Orchestra
The WYO site includes information about the orchestra, its sponsors, and previous and forthcoming concerts.
Website containing news and information about the annual world music festival, including event schedules and artist biographies. Contains videos and PDF documents.
- Wotzon.com : Wellington's events, locations and services
Entertainment and recreational news for Wellington.
- Young Singers In Harmony : official New Zealand website
YSIH website. Provides resources for studying and performing barbershop harmony in school music programmes and as a co-curricular activity. Includes results and photos of past national and regional competitions.
- Zealand Gold Guitar Awards & the Gore Country Music Club Inc.
The Gore Country Music Club has hosted the Gold Guitar Awards since 1974. Site provides entry information for the Gold Guitar, NZ Country Music and MLT Songwriting awards, and lists current winners. Includes upcoming events, news and a history of the Gold Guitar Awards.