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Last week, I read through the latest SoundOnSound magazine, an audio gear magazine that always has a feature on a current song and how it was made. This week it’s on “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, which is breaking records for it’s length at number one on the charts. Why is this interesting? Because it’s cross genre, along with its’ creation. A Dutch beatmaker named YoungKio produced the instrumental–you can hear his producer tag in the intro. Lil Nas X bought the beat for $30 from Kio’s BeatStars shop. The melancholy guitar and banjo are sampled from Nine Inch Nails, a metal band which is not the most obvious source for a country vibe. Check out New York-based educator Ethan Heins’ full blog post about it here.
Summary to 10 Aug 2019
General (for all Music Levels)
Singers are wanted aged 6-106 for a Sing-to-my-face event in AKL in October at the Town Hall.
How much would you pay a pianist to accompany your musical?
Upright Piano for sale in Waikato/Bop.
“On this day” website of birthdays and albums of Musicians.
IRMTNZ has put out a call for papers/workshops for their Jan 2020 conference.
Great Pathways posters were shared.
Where to buy NCEA Level 1,2 and 3 ‘mock exams’ was shared.
Georgia is wanting some advice on checking authenticity of a students’ work.
Do you have a Head of Performing Arts? Or is it HoD Music and HoD Performing Arts (Drama and Dance)? Contribute to this discussion about the benefits of this model of management.
Professional Development and Events
Menza Conference October.
MENZA ECE workshop 17 Aug in AKL.
Faculty Rocks – Entries now open for 29th Nov.
NZ School of Music AKL-based auditions 16 Aug.
Inbal Megiddo Cello Masterclass AKL 16 Nov.
Christchurch Musical Theatre Summer School applications are open for Jan13-18 2020.
Pacific International Music Competition applications are open.
Director of Instrumental Music, Hamilton.
Sound Manager for upcoming Production on AKL.
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