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New Zealand music is a fantastically diverse and creative scene these days — use these websites to help you find out more.

NZ music websites

* AudioCulture
"The noisy library of New Zealand music".
* Amplifier
THE place for New Zealand music online - MP3s, vids, comps, gossip and stuff to buy.
* The Big City
An archive of NZ bands from the late 70s punk explosion onward, focusing on rock with alphabetical index of artists and reviews & interviews
* Biggie
dance music scene in NZ
* Cheese on Toast
NZ music portal and gig guide
* Christchurch Artists
Want to see a comprehensive list of Christchurch bands, artists and performers with links to their Myspace or web sites? This is it - brought to you by CHART Christchurch Music Industry Trust.
* Christchurch Music Industry Trust ((Chart))
Building the capability of the music industry in Christchurch. Their site includes big names to new starts in the music industry and has a local gig guide, information about courses and more.
* iTunes
For all you iPod users out there NZ has an iTunes store
* Loop recordings
Loop's a record label that takes multimedia seriously. They have music and videos online and a fortnightly podcast (loopkast) about the NZ music scene. They also put out an annual DVD/CD called Select.
* Music Matter
Collective of people across the music community, including artists, songwriters, labels, managers, publishers and music stores, formed to remind listeners of the value and significance of music. This site has been created for Australia and New Zealand
* muzic.net.nz
News, charts, new releases & also boasts the largest on-line gig guide for N.Z.
* NZ Music Awards
Read all about it - Scribe, Hayley Westenra & Brooke Fraser plus much more
* NZ Music Commission
For those in the music industry or interested in finding out what it's all about
* NZ Music Services Directory
The place to go for all the updates on agents, equipment, festivals, awards, etc
* NZ Musician magazine
Includes artists directory, hot news, features and reviews
* NZ Top 40
This week's official top 40 hits in New Zealand. From the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.
* Obscure
Dance music in New Zealand
* Online Music Stores - Australia and New Zealand
A list of legal online music services from around the world that offer music as a download, stream or ringtone.
* Play It Strange
Play It Strange was established for the purpose of encouraging young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance.
* Punk As
New Zealand punk, ska and hardcore
* Real Groovy
NZ shops selling records, games, books and more. Their site has lots of info on new and hot releases.
* SmokefreeRockquest
You can do everything right here online; enter the Smokefreerockquest, download The Guide, find out when and where your local event is, look at photos of the gigs, view results, look at band profiles in the Band Room, listen to last years winners, and get answers to all those nagging questions.
* White Elephant Trust
What makes WE different is that we're youth-led. We're also non-religious. And we're resourceful - instead of just talking about it, we make it happen. Events, DJing workshops, music recording space, media, and more. Safe and exciting entertainment for young people attracted to the electronic music scene.