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WIN a Double Pass + Meet & Greet with Mitch James!

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Kiwi singer-songwriter Mitch James will be doing his tour of New Zealand to support the release of his self-titled debut album.

Thanks to Sony Music, we are excited to giveaway the chance to win a double pass to one of his New Zealand shows plus you and a friend will get to meet him before the show at his soundcheck! To be into win, just order your copy of Mitch James' album and you will automatically be entered into the draw. Note that if you pre-ordered your copy you are already in the draw.

We have 1× double pass plus meet and greet to each of the following shows:

  • Wednesday 19th September San Fran Wellington (Age Restriction: R18)
  • Friday 21st September The Foundry Christchurch (All Ages, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an attending legal guardian)
  • Saturday 22nd September Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin (All Ages)
  • Friday 28th September Powerstation, Auckland (R18 Downstairs, All Ages Upstairs)

Winners will be drawn for each show as follows and contacted via email:
• 17 September 2018 for the Wellington Performance
• 18 September 2018 for the Christchurch Performance
• 20 September 2018 for the Dunedin Performance and the Auckland Performance

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Win a Double Pass to see Amy Shark!

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Competiton is now closed! Congratulations to our winners Edie T, Richard B and Nikki T, we'll be in touch via email!

Amy Shark, the Australian singer-songwriter and producer, releases her debut album Love Monster on July 13. Her EP Night Thinker released in 2017 which won her Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist at the 2017 Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards.

To promote her new album, Amy will be doing a NZ tour in September and to celebrate, thanks to Sony Music, we are excited to giveaway a chance to win a double pass to one of her New Zealand shows!

We have 3 double passes to giveaway to 3 lucky winners, with your choice of which show you would like to attend:

  • Thursday 13th September at The Powerstation in Auckland (All Ages)
  • Friday 14th September at The Foundry in Christchurch
  • Saturday 15th September at The Hunter Lounge in Wellington

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2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

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The finalists for the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards were announced last week with huge news that Lorde will be performing at the ceremony. The awards will be held on Thursday, 16 November at Auckland's Spark Arena and will also feature performances from SWIDT, TEEKS, Theia and Devilskin on the night.

Leading the pack are Onehunga rappers SWIDT with six nominations closely followed by Lorde with five.

Check out the full list of categories and nominees below!

Godfrey Hirst Album of the Year
Aldous Harding – ‘Party’
David Dallas – ‘Hood Country Club’
Fazerdaze – ‘Morningside’
LEISURE – ‘LEISURE’
Lorde – ‘Melodrama’
SWIDT – ‘Stoneyhunga‘

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Mighty Ape's Top 10 Albums of 2015!

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This year has been absolutely incredible when it comes to Music. We've been absolutely spoiled with far too much amazing music to keep up with. While dominated by several huge albums from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift & Adele, there was still space for some smaller albums to shine. While it's tough to narrow down the list to only 10 albums we've given it our best shot and think the albums listed below all deserve at least one listen before the year is out.

Let's jump right into it and see what made the list!

10. Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon

Lana Del Rey had some huge boots to fill when it came to topping her previous albums, yet she somehow managed to retain her signature retro sound & style with the release of ‘Honeymoon’. In a time when most pop artists focus more on digitally created albums, Lana Del Rey instead opted for slow moody orchestral strings and percussion, lending a classy old school feel to some of her best work to date!

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The top Music gifts this Christmas + Huge Music Giveaway!

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Competition now closed. Congratulations to our winner Stuart T! We will be in touch via email shortly :)

With Christmas just around the corner, it can be stressful trying to find the right gifts. To make things a little easier, we've put together this handy list of the Top Music Gifts for the whole family this Christmas.

To sweeten the deal, we're giving away Massive Music Prize Pack valued at over $500. To enter all you need to do is * purchase any in stock CD or LP from now until the 23rd of December.

Every album you buy gets you an entry so the more you purchase, the more chances you have to win!

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NZ Music Award Finalists Announced!

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The 50th annual New Zealand Music Awards are just around the corner. With that, the official list of finalists have just been announced and should hold few surprises for home-grown music fans.

Dominating the field this year is Canterbury’s star soloist Marlon Williams, nominated for a staggering 5 awards including Album of the Year, Vodafone Single of the Year, Best Male Solo Artist, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Best Alternative album for his captivating debut self-titled album

Joining Williams as this year’s front runners with multiple finalist nods are previous Tui winners Six60 and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Both are finalists in four categories.

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Top 5 Albums Releasing This Week!

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Leading up to the end of the year, there's a wealth of great albums yet to be released. This week brings us new music from Sol3 Mio, Selena Gomez, Boy & Bear and more so we've put together this handy list of some of our most wanted!

Check out our top 5 albums releasing this week!

1. Sol3 Mio – On Another Note

Having made an unforgettable introduction, with a debut album that has been released in 26 countries and sold out shows across the globe, Sol3 Mio are returning with On Another Note, a new album that goes deeper and wider than ever before.

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Top 5 Albums Released Today!

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This week marks another great one for New Music! We've already been spoiled recently with incredible albums from Lana Del Rey, Chvrches, Disclosure & more, but we're still getting another smattering of great albums this week!

Check out our top 5 albums released today!

1. Avicii – Stories

Avicii, global superstar and an artist who single-handedly redefined the boundaries of contemporary dance music with debut, multi award-winning album ‘True’ in 2013, is to release much-anticipated follow up LP Stories. Comprised of 14 new original tracks, including lead album single ‘Waiting For Love’ – a track that peaked at #1 on iTunes in 22 countries earlier this summer – ‘Stories’ represents a natural progression in Avicii’s unique, ever-blossoming sound.

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First 2015 NZ Music Award nominees announced!

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The nominees for the 2015 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards were just announced, recognising the best work of those who engineer, produce, and design the covers for homegrown albums.

The finalists in the best producer category are Sean Donnelly for his own album Saint John Divine, Joel Little for his work on Evergreen by Broods, and Clint Murphy for his work on We Rise by Devilskin.

Murphy is also a finalist in the best engineer category for We Rise, along with Evan Short for his work on FVEY by Shihad, and Lee Prebble for his work on Drylands by Mel Parsons. Shihad get another nod in the best album cover category, with Alt Group the finalists for their FVEY cover, and so do Broods, with Kelvin Soh with finalist for his Evergreen cover.

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Top Albums Releasing This Week!

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We've got some great new albums dropping this week, so we've compiled a list of some of our most wanted!

1. Cvrches – Every Open Eye

‘Every Open Eye’ is the follow up to the band’s breakthrough debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, which was released in September 2013 to widespread critical acclaim and went on to sell over 500,000 copies worldwide.

Sonically, Every Open Eye develops CHVRCHES’ signature style, juxtaposing the light and the dark, creating their own brand of twisted pop music that uniquely merges the organic with the electronic, moulding sounds and ideas forged over two years on the road into an electronic-pop record with a heart.

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