|Posted: 10 January 2005 at 12:28pm | IP Logged
Official New Zealand Dance Music Chart to be launched soon
10 January, 2004
A new nationally syndicated radio programme, bringing together the
top 10 tracks from the New Zealand club scene will soon be heard
on a network of 16 stations around the country.
For the first time ever, a definitive national dance chart is
being compiled in New Zealand, aiming to be an expression of
what’s hot in the clubs right now by getting it’s statistics
from a selected 'academy' of independent record stores, club and
The show is being made by independent radio production company
'Media With Attitude' and will be presented by Josh Webb and
Nik Barrett. It will also feature editorial content such as
interviews, news and reviews, as well as a strong focus on
New Zealand artists, with regular spots for new locally produced
music to be showcased.
The goals of the show are "to showcase and grow the New Zealand
dance music scene, to encourage participation, and to ultimately
be the best dance music show on the radio in this country"
said Josh Webb, the shows producer.
The statistics gathered will also help to form the basis for
the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) to allocate
funds collected in royalties from nightclubs, dance parties and events,
providing an additional benefit for the dance music scene.
"This will give fairer representation to electronic musicians
and hopefully alleviate a point of contention where event
promoters have often been reluctant to contribute to the funding
pool in the past, due to the lack of a reliable system to get
their money to the intended artists" Webb said.
The show will run weekly, commencing January 28th.
A list of participating radio stations and further information is
available at www.nzdc.co.nz
Edited by cyanidemonkey on 10 January 2005 at 12:29pm
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