NZ Music Month

MAY is NZ MUSIC MONTH, and as the CHAMPIONS OF LOCAL MUSIC, MPR is excited to be teaming up with a number of musicians and organisations to celebrate NZMM! Join us in celebrating the talent and creativity in Manawatū's Music Community!

THIS YEAR'S THEME: "ACCESS ALL AOTEAROA"  

MPR EVENTS 2021:
The Songwriter's Circle returns for 2021! Hear from local musicians as they talk about their songwriting techniques, inspirations, and processes. They'll play one of their first compositions, one of their most recent, and a cover that inspires them!  This year we also introduce the "Mystery Songwriter Session" Live performance (more on this below); We're teaming up with UCoL Music students to celebrate local talent and kiwi music; And, some of MPR's local content creators will be presenting talks on different aspects of NZ Music's history!

ALL EVENTS 7PM AT VENUE 409, CHURCH STREET, PN (Opposite the Police Station).

MAY 6th:
MYSTERY SONGWRITER SESSION LIVE PERFORMANCE
Hopefully the first in an annual event where local musicians are teamed up and challenged to write a song for NZ Music Month. The catch? They have NO IDEA who they are working with! Witness the journey and the live performance on the 6th of May!

MUSIC COMMUNITY NETWORKING SESSION
Anyone remotely involved in the music community is encouraged to attend. Venue operators, Equipment providers, musicians, soundies, photographers and videographers - the more the merrier. We encourage you to bring any links or USB drives of your original material too, as we will aim to bolster our “Manawatū Soundz” library which gets regular airplay on MPR.


MAY 13th:
KEN AND CHRIS' JAZZ ODYSSEY
MPR's All That Jazz host, Ken Tate, discusses Aotearoa Jazz with prolific local Jazz musician Chris Dann.

SONGWRITER'S CIRCLE: JEFF CARR AND LAURA EVANS

MAY 20th:
UCOL MUSIC STUDENTS LIVE REVIEW
Students of the UCoL Music Certificate and Diploma courses showcase their talent live at 409!

SONGWRITER'S CIRCLE: KANE PARSONS AND DAVE BOYACK

MAY 27th:
THE SECRET GAY HISTORY OF NZ MUSIC
MPR's Palmy Pride hosts present the history, influence, and challenges of the rainbow community in Aotearoa's music evolution

SONGWRITER'S CIRCLE: DANIEL ASHCROFT AND DENNI WYNTER 


Other ways MPR Celebrates NZMM:
100% KIWI MUSIC WEEKENDS / Programmes in Support of NZMM:

For over a decade, the 100% Kiwi Music Weekends have been a staple of MPR's NZMM celebrations! Due to the recent change in MPR's broadcast schedule, May 2021 will feature more kiwi music between 8am and Midnight DAILY during all breaks in programming!

We also showcase a local track each available hour through our 'Manawatu Sounz' initiative (link available below), as well as spotlighting via Hugh's Featured Tracks!

More Info on Manawatu Sounz:
Are you a musician? Want to get your music heard on radio? Head over to our Manawatu Sounz page!

MPR Initiatives

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