30 Best New Zealand Music Blogs and Websites

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New Zealand Music Blogs

Here are 30 Best New Zealand Music Blogs you should follow in 2023

1. Undertheradar.co.nz

Undertheradar.co.nz Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand based independent music website focused on alternative music from home and abroad through daily editorial, a nationwide gig guide, and ticketing service.
Also in Music News Websites
32.7K 8.5K 5.2K 18 posts / week Get Email Contact

2. UMusic NZ

UMusic NZ New Zealand
UMUSIC NZ is the home of updates and stories about all your favourite artists. We're New Zealand made, written by music lovers, for music lovers.
249.2K 6.2K 2 posts / week Get Email Contact

3. NZ Musician

NZ Musician Auckland, New Zealand
NZ Musician is the country's only magazine devoted to NZ music and musicians.
10K 7.7K 10 posts / month Get Email Contact

4. The 13th Floor

The 13th Floor Auckland, New Zealand
NZ's go-to website for serious music lovers. Exclusive live performances, concert reviews, interviews, reviews, NZ Music & the arts. Hang out on The 13th Floor!
5.3K 1.7K 3 posts / month Jan 2011 Get Email Contact

5. Ambient Light Blog

Ambient Light Blog Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Ambient Light is your go-to place for New Zealand-based live music news, reviews and interviews, featuring some of the best concert photography you'll find worldwide. Ambient Light is the brainchild of two professional photographers, Doug Peters and Meagan Kerr. Both formally qualified and with many years of industry experience under their belts, Doug and Meagan wanted to provide an outlet for the knowledge and information rattling around in their heads, and so Ambient Light was born.
Also in Concert Photography Blogs, Ambient Music Blogs
5.6K 372 1 post / week Get Email Contact

6. Five Lines

Five Lines Wellington, New Zealand
Five Lines is a collection of writings about music in Aotearoa New Zealand by Elizabeth Kerr. It features musical news, artist profiles and reviews of concerts and CDs.
686 3 posts / month Get Email Contact

7. RNZ Music

RNZ Music Wellington, New Zealand
The gateway to music stories and recordings from RNZ.RNZ (Radio New Zealand) is New Zealand's independent public service multimedia organisation covering local news, current affairs, arts and culture.
100.2K 5.9K 20 posts / month Get Email Contact

8. Ticketmaster NZ » Music

Ticketmaster NZ » Music New Zealand
Read the latest music, sport & theatre news from Ticketmaster New Zealand.
49.9K 5.8K 1 post / quarter Get Email Contact


SOUNZ New Zealand
Latest music news, projects, events, artist interviews, composer interviews and music resources on SOUNZ.At SOUNZ we believe that New Zealand music enriches our world and our vision is to make New Zealand music widely heard and valued.
5.8K 759 2 posts / week Get Email Contact

10. Elsewhere » Music

Elsewhere » Music New Zealand
Graham Reid's music reviews, travel writing, interviews with musicians, writers, artists, luminaries, and unusual characters from New Zealand and Elsewhere.
984 19 5 posts / week Get Email Contact

11. Coup De Main Magazine » Music

Coup De Main Magazine » Music New Zealand
Find the latest music news, concerts, shows, and reviews.Coup De Main the magazine, adventuring of Pop Culture, providing access to new music, pop culture news and fashion trends, first.
46.1K 31K 1 post / week Get Email Contact

12. Ōtepoti Music

Ōtepoti Music New Zealand
Streaming music created in and of Otepoti / Dunedin, New Zealand.
1.8K 487 6 posts / week Get Email Contact

13. Slow Boat Records Blog

Slow Boat Records Blog Wellington, New Zealand
Slow Boat Records is Wellington, New Zealand's longest running independent record store. Covers articles on music news, artist news, shows, and performances.
4.7K 3.1K 1 post / week Get Email Contact

14. Libel Music

Libel Music New Zealand
Welcome to Libel Music, where we aim to bring you the latest music industry news, reviews, interviews, top quality concerts & industry photos and much much more from New Zealand, Australia & around the world.
3K 1.6K 4 posts / year Get Email Contact

15. JazzLocal32.com

JazzLocal32.com Auckland, New Zealand
My name is John Fenton.This blog is about Jazz, experimental improvisation, and related topics. I am not a trained musician but I understand how music works and I have a sound knowledge of Jazz history. Above all, I have open ears and value innovative over the ordinary. My task is to tell the musicians stories; rendering musical notes into words.
348 1 post / month Get Email Contact

16. Wellington Music Centre Blog

Wellington Music Centre Blog Wellington, New Zealand
Find the latest music news. music education, lessons, programs, and announcements by the Wellington Music Centre.Wellington Music Centre is a Ministry of Education out-of-hours music school for primary and intermediate children.
575 1 post / week Get Email Contact

17. NZ Herald » Music

NZ Herald » Music Auckland, New Zealand
Read the latest music news, concert news, shows, music releases and reviews by the NZ Herald.NZ Herald brings you the news of the day from our dedicated online team and the top journalists from the daily New Zealand Herald, the Weekend Herald, and the Herald on Sunday.
1.2M 399.6K 30 posts / year Get Email Contact

18. The Spinoff » Music

The Spinoff » Music Auckland, New Zealand
Latest music news, concerts, shows, reviews and playlist from The Spinoff.The Spinoff is a New Zealand site covering pop culture, politics and social life through features, criticism, interviews, videos and podcasts.
139.5K 62.4K 3 posts / year Get Email Contact

19. National Library of New Zealand » Music

National Library of New Zealand » Music Wellington, New Zealand
Read about the classic music news, music collections, events and behind the scenes on shows by National Library of New Zealand.The National Library was formed in 1965 to enrich the cultural and economic life of New Zealand and its interchange with other nations.
12.3K 15.6K Get Email Contact

20. NZ Music Month

NZ Music Month New Zealand
NZ Music Month is Access All Aotearoa: Great local music for all New Zealanders - in every place, for every age & in every genre.
17.6K 10.2K 30 posts / year Get Email Contact

21. Independent Music NZ

Independent Music NZ Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Read the latest music news, top albums, top music, music releases, and reviews by Independent Music New Zealand.Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) is the New Zealand voice for independent record labels and distributors, advocating for and helping to promote these labels and their artists.
6.4K 4.8K Get Email Contact

22. Sola Rosa

Sola Rosa Auckland, New Zealand
The latest Sola Rosa tour, album and news announcements. Hear it here first.Sola Rosa is the brainchild of New Zealand musician, Andrew Spraggon.Creating an evolving infusion of funk, beats, electronic, jazz and soul has been the 20-plus year labour of love for this Auckland-based solo artist, who has produced a wealth of recordings since launching as an experimental recording project in 1999.
13.2K 3.2K 2 posts / year Get Email Contact

23. Neck of The Woods

Neck of The Woods Auckland, New Zealand
Welcome to our blog, where we interview everyone from the artists who appear on our stage to the artists who design our gig guide posters. Neck of the Woods is a Bar, Live Music Venue, Gallery Space and Community located on Karangahape Road, Auckland.
14.8K 1.5K 4 posts / year Get Email Contact

24. Christchurch School of Music

Christchurch School of Music Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Stay up to date with the latest news, programs and announcements by the Christchurch School of Music.The Christchurch School of Instrumental Music was founded in 1955 by Robert Perks to provide group tuition for young students along with the opportunity to play in an orchestra or ensemble.
2.4K 520 3 posts / year Get Email Contact

25. Findaband Blog

Findaband Blog Auckland, New Zealand
NZ's best live bands for weddings and events. Browse profiles, watch music videos, and book online. Founded in 2008, Findaband has built an enviable reputation as New Zealand's leading live entertainment agency.
641 2 Get Email Contact

26. 100% Good

100% Good New Zealand
Championing the best of New Zealand music.100% Good is a little bit of everything. It's partly a blog as well as a full service live music agency. It also lists our upcoming tours as well as how we can assist within the music industry.
935 305 12 posts / year Get Email Contact

27. Dunedinsound.com

Dunedinsound.com Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Documenting and archiving the Dunedin music scene since 2014. See and hear photos, video, and full set audio from gigs happening right now in Otepoti. Relive memories or discover what you've been missing.
818 2 posts / year Get Email Contact

28. Wellington Brass Band Blog

Wellington Brass Band Blog Wellington, New Zealand
Stay up to date with the latest news, programs, and announcements by the Wellington Brass Band.Wellington Brass Band is a metropolitan arts organisation performing in Wellington's vibrant arts scene regularly in many shapes and forms, we have a varied and innovative programme of concerts and outreach initiatives.
2K Get Email Contact

29. Dunedin Sound Tapes

Dunedin Sound Tapes New Zealand
The purpose of this blog is to expose you to the unique and unrepeatable New Zealand scene known as 'Dunedin Sound' that emerged in New Zealand in the early eighties. This space takes over from wonderful blogs that in their time served to make known to the world some of the most significant bands and records of that period. The present collection is dedicated to all those kiwi bands, many of them already forgotten - who, without knowing it, wrote a very important page in the history of music.
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New Zealand Music Bloggers

Top Authors, Journalists, and Publishers covering New Zealand Music. Get Spreadsheet.
Blogger Name Email Blog Link Total Blog Posts
Ōtepoti Music otepotimusic.com 161
Doug Peters ambientlightblog.com 161
The 13th Floor 13thfloor.co.nz 136
Silke Hartung nzmusician.co.nz 70
Elizabeth Kerr fivelines.nz 51
sounzdigital news.sounz.org.nz 48
Richard Thorne nzmusician.co.nz 45
Shahlin Graves coupdemainmagazine.com 44
Xavier Malone umusic.co.nz 37
uDiscover Music umusic.co.nz 37
Jeremy Taylor slowboatrecords.co.nz 32
JazzLocal32.com jazzlocal32.com 28
Lola Jacob coupdemainmagazine.com 25
AuthorUnknown4K dunedinsoundtapes.blogspot.com 25
Rebekah Bristow neckofthewoods.co.nz 24
Gloria Brancatisano blog.ticketmaster.co.nz 23
sounzmusic news.sounz.org.nz 23
Kellie Given umusic.co.nz 23
Megan Moss libel.co.nz 19
Nina Lesperance news.sounz.org.nz 17
Jemilah Ross-Hayes nzmusician.co.nz 16
Steve Leggat solarosa.com 16
Anthony Metcalf onehundredpercent.nz 14
UMUSIC umusic.co.nz 14
Rose Riddell coupdemainmagazine.com 12
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