New Zealand Music Hall of Fame
The New Zealand Music Hall of Fame is a figurative hall of fame dedicated to noteworthy musicians from New Zealand. The hall was created in 2007 by the Australasian Performing Right Association. Two inductions are made into the hall each year, one at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards, decided by APRA, the other is the winner of the Legacy Award at the New Zealand Music Awards, picked by Recorded Music NZ; the Hall of Fame has plans to hold a gala dinner to induct larger numbers of artists. As of September 2016, 20 inductions have been made into the hall; the Exponents frontman Jordan Luck has been inducted twice, first as the inaugural inductee at the 2007 APRA Silver Scroll Awards and again with his band The Exponents at the 2015 New Zealand Music Awards. The most recent Recorded Music NZ inductee was Bic Runga, inducted at the 2016 New Zealand Music Awards, while most recent APRA inductee was indie rock band The Clean, be inducted at the 2017 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. To be eligible for induction in to the Hall of Fame, the artist must have released a work or achieve another significant professional milestone at least 20 years prior.
They must have shown musical excellence in their career. Considered is the significance and influence and the impact of the artist's work on New Zealand music. Both the APRA and the Recorded Music NZ inductees receive a frame certificate to mark their induction as well as the Hall of Fame "soundshell", created by sculptor Jim Wheeler; the Recorded Music Inductees receive the Legacy Award, represented as a platinum Tui trophy. In August 2017, Salmonella Dub turned down the opportunity to be the 2017 Legacy Award winner and Hall of Fame inductee at the 2017 New Zealand Music Awards; the band requested that Wellington post-punk band Beat Rhythm Fashion perform as part of the induction ceremony, however, it was claimed that the award organisers turned down the request, saying that Beat Rhythm Fashion was "too obscure" for the broad television audience of the music awards. Salmonella Dub turned down the Hall of Fame entry.. However, there was no confirmation of this from the Hall of Fame organisers nor independent sources.
Indie rock band The Clean have twice turned down the opportunity to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Band member Robert Scott explained, "We feel we are outside the industry, in the past we were shunned and dismissed and it seems like by saying yes we would be forgiving the industry for that." Groups have their members listed below the group name. New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at APRA-AMCOS Jordan Luck's presentation at the 2007 APRA Silver Scroll Awards Performance of Hirirani Melbourne's music at the 2009 APRA Silver Scroll Awards Performance of The Fourmyula's music at the 2010 APRA Silver Scroll Awards Hello Sailor's presentation at the 2011 APRA Silver Scroll Awards Herbs' presentation at the 2012 APRA Silver Scroll Awards
"Winning Arrow" is a song by New Zealand recording artist, Bic Runga. It was released in November 2005 as Birds. Vinyl A1 "Winning Arrow" A2 "Say After Me" B1 "Birds" B2 "Somewhere in the Night" Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
"Bursting Through" is a song by New Zealand artist Bic Runga, released in September 1996 as the first single from her debut studio album, Drive. In 2001, the song was voted 51st best New Zealand song of all time by members of APRA. "Bursting Through" "Making a Scene" "Bursting Through" Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Anthology (Bic Runga album)
Anthology is a compilation album by New Zealand singer-song writer and multi-instrumentalist Bic Runga. The album was set to be released on 23 November 2012, but released on 1 December 2012 in New Zealand; the album cover was revealed on 29 October 2012. Lydia Jenkin from The Herald NZ gave the album 3.5 out of 5 saying. The fact that tracks from her first two albums take up more than half the album, while her strongest releases - Birds and Belle - only get seven tracks between them, heightens the sense that though it's reflective of Runga's whole career, Anthology is not a "best of"" CD/ DD"Get Some Sleep" - 3:34 "Sway" - 4:23 "Listening for the Weather" - 3:29 "Good Morning Baby" - 3:29 "Something Good" - 3:18 "Roll into One" - 3:19 "Drive" - 2:46 "Bursting Through" - 3:42 "Say After Me" - 4:35 "Winning Arrow" - 2:52 "Hello Hello" - 3:04 "Suddenly Strange" - 4:18 "Tiny Little Piece of My Heart" - 2:15 "Gravity" - 3:39 "Ne me quitte pas" - 4:06 "One More Cup of Coffee" - 3:50 "Everything is Beautiful and New" - 2:57 "Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart" - 3:45 "Precious Things" - 4:24 "If You Really Do" - 3:53 "Birds" - 3:45 "The Be All and End All" - 3:23
Live in Concert with the Christchurch Symphony
Live in Concert with the Christchurch Symphony is a live album by New Zealand artist Bic Runga, her third album overall. Runga performed with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marc Taddei; the performance was recorded in Christchurch on October 3, 2003, the album was released on November 17, 2003. "Precious Things" "Bursting Through" "One More Cup of Coffee" "Ne Me Quitte Pas" "Anyone Who Had a Heart" "Beautiful Collision" "And No More Shall We Part" "Wishing on a Star" "Say After Me" "She Left on a Monday" "Something Good" Bic's Official website
Something Good (Bic Runga song)
"Something Good" is a song by New Zealand recording artist Bic Runga. The song was released in New Zealand and Australia on October 2002. In 2003, "Something Good" received the Best Solo Video award from Juice TV. Australian/New Zealand CD single"Something Good" - 3:19 "A Day Like Today" - 3:38 "Something Good" - 3:42UK CD single"Something Good" - 3:17 "Get Some Sleep" - 2:59 "Wishing on a Star" - 4:23 Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are used interchangeably, although the former describes all music, popular and includes many diverse styles. "Pop" and "rock" were synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became differentiated from each other. Although much of the music that appears on record charts is seen as pop music, the genre is distinguished from chart music. Pop music is eclectic, borrows elements from other styles such as urban, rock and country. Identifying factors include short to medium-length songs written in a basic format, as well as common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, hooks. David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop music as "a body of music, distinguishable from popular and folk musics". According to Pete Seeger, pop music is "professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music". Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music.
The music charts contain songs from a variety of sources, including classical, jazz and novelty songs. As a genre, pop music is seen to develop separately. Therefore, the term "pop music" may be used to describe a distinct genre, designed to appeal to all characterized as "instant singles-based music aimed at teenagers" in contrast to rock music as "album-based music for adults". Pop music continuously evolves along with the term's definition. According to music writer Bill Lamb, popular music is defined as "the music since industrialization in the 1800s, most in line with the tastes and interests of the urban middle class." The term "pop song" was first used in 1926, in the sense of a piece of music "having popular appeal". Hatch and Millward indicate that many events in the history of recording in the 1920s can be seen as the birth of the modern pop music industry, including in country and hillbilly music. According to the website of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the term "pop music" "originated in Britain in the mid-1950s as a description for rock and roll and the new youth music styles that it influenced".
The Oxford Dictionary of Music states that while pop's "earlier meaning meant concerts appealing to a wide audience since the late 1950s, pop has had the special meaning of non-classical mus in the form of songs, performed by such artists as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, ABBA, etc." Grove Music Online states that " in the early 1960s,'pop music' competed terminologically with beat music, while in the US its coverage overlapped with that of'rock and roll'". From about 1967, the term “pop music” was used in opposition to the term rock music, a division that gave generic significance to both terms. While rock aspired to authenticity and an expansion of the possibilities of popular music, pop was more commercial and accessible. According to British musicologist Simon Frith, pop music is produced "as a matter of enterprise not art", is "designed to appeal to everyone" but "doesn't come from any particular place or mark off any particular taste". Frith adds that it is "not driven by any significant ambition except profit and commercial reward and, in musical terms, it is conservative".
It is, "provided from on high rather than being made from below... Pop is not a do-it-yourself music but is professionally produced and packaged". According to Frith, characteristics of pop music include an aim of appealing to a general audience, rather than to a particular sub-culture or ideology, an emphasis on craftsmanship rather than formal "artistic" qualities. Music scholar Timothy Warner said it has an emphasis on recording and technology, rather than live performance; the main medium of pop music is the song between two and a half and three and a half minutes in length marked by a consistent and noticeable rhythmic element, a mainstream style and a simple traditional structure. Common variants include the verse-chorus form and the thirty-two-bar form, with a focus on melodies and catchy hooks, a chorus that contrasts melodically and harmonically with the verse; the beat and the melodies tend to be simple, with limited harmonic accompaniment. The lyrics of modern pop songs focus on simple themes – love and romantic relationships – although there are notable exceptions.
Harmony and chord progressions in pop music are "that of classical European tonality, only more simple-minded." Clichés include the barbershop quartet-style blues scale-influenced harmony. There was a lessening of the influence of traditional views of the circle of fifths between the mid-1950s and the late 1970s, including less predominance for the dominant function. Throughout its development, pop music has absorbed influences from other genres of popular music. Early pop music drew on the sentimental ballad for its form, gained its use of vocal harmonies from gospel and soul music, instrumentation from jazz and rock music, orchestration from classical music, tempo from dance music, backing from electronic music, rhythmic elements from hip-hop music, spoken passages from rap. In the 1960s, the majority of mainstream pop music fell in two categories: guitar and bass groups or singers