Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Music media: The song remains the same -- but different

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  • peter mclennan,

    "Home Brew’s inability to meet funding critera suggest that, frankly, the criteria were wrong" - um, didn't Homebrew get funding under the old NZOA system back in March and June this year, prior to Making Tracks launch?

    AK Central • Since Nov 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to peter mclennan,

    “Home Brew’s inability to meet funding critera suggest that, frankly, the criteria were wrong” – um, didn’t Homebrew get funding under the old NZOA system back in March and June this year, prior to Making Tracks launch?

    Duh. I completely forgot that. Have amended.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • peter mclennan,

    Cheers. No denying they got that funding after making their own videos tho... bands who rely on official funding to motivate themselves are losers.... DIY FTW

    AK Central • Since Nov 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Volume is online as well

    Are you sure? Nzherald.co.nz's Entertainment page looks the same as ever and doesn't seem to mention "Volume" anywhere, nor any of the print Volume's cover stories. Confused.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to 3410,

    Are you sure? Nzherald.co.nz’s Entertainment page looks the same as ever and doesn’t seem to mention “Volume” anywhere, nor any of the print Volume’s cover stories.

    I know. It looks like the content is online, just not clearly marked as to origin. A bit odd.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    odd its not distributed in the paper alongside all the other entertainment, housing, sport, housing, housing, and housing supplements

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    It looks like the content is online

    I think "not yet" might be the answer. Found last week's edition, but not the current one.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to bob daktari,

    Supplemental as anything...

    ...alongside all the other entertainment, housing, sport, housing, housing, and housing supplements

    I saw the Weekend Herald print and insert extravaganza for the first time this past weekend - talk about over-kill and over-supply, not impressed with it particularly, the type and layout in the Canvas and other weekend magazine thing was clunky and dated I thought and the rest of the inserts were of absolutely no interest...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to bob daktari,

    odd its not distributed in the paper alongside all the other entertainment, housing, sport, housing, housing, and housing supplements

    Did you look under the rugby supplement? No, not that one, the other one. No, the other other one.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to 3410,

    I think “not yet” might be the answer. Found last week’s edition, but not the current one.

    Good going! Also, www.volumemagazine.co.nz redirects to a Facebook page.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    And in other news the 'Talking Heads' feature in the second issue of Volume, out today, is myself and Tom Scott in conversation.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    www.volumemagazine.co.nz redirects to a Facebook page.

    and http://volume.co.nz/ returns "Directory listing denied"

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Rogan Polkinghorne,

    A-town • Since Nov 2006 • 105 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Patrick,

    That first issue of Volume is really depressing reading - MORE bands that aren't coming to Christchurch, but are only doing Wellington and Auckland.

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 261 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall, in reply to Dave Patrick,

    Let alone coming to Dunedin. I don't expect the big names to come here, but it'd be nice if some of the smaller / cult o/seas acts did.
    Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna, etc) has a whole six days between Wellington and Auckland gigs, but there's no South Island show ? Very, very poor organisation. He'd easily get as many people in Dunedin as he would in either Auckland or Wellington.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    BBC Radio 1 presenter Jen Long – in New Zealand for the Going Global Music Summit – tells us that radio still matters as the “gatekeeper” in an era where there is more music to be had than ever.

    And therein lies the fail. There are no more "gatekeepers" in the old sense of being an exclusive source. What radio needs to be is a curator, a recommender, a trusted reviewer. And even then it may be too late.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2933 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to nzlemming,

    And therein lies the fail. There are no more “gatekeepers” in the old sense of being an exclusive source. What radio needs to be is a curator, a recommender, a trusted reviewer. And even then it may be too late.

    I don't think all those words are incompatible. Jen goes and and finds good music in the same places that other fans do, but she also gets sent stuff -- a lot of stuff -- directly.

    There's also an upload page on the Radio 1 website that automatically allocates tracks to the different regional presenters based on the postcode given by the uploader. Nifty.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

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