Author(s): Gareth Shute
MAKING MUSIC IN NEW ZEALAND examines the reality of being a local musician. It collects together comments by popular musicians from various fields of music - from rock to electronica to hip hop - along with quotes from other major players in the industry. It covers: getting started; songwriting; practising and playing live; touring; promotion; recording; the industry; and surviving as a musician. The text is complemented by a stunning range of black-and-white photographs. The result is a book that gives an engaging insight into the life of a local musician, which will appeal to those who are seeking a career in music and those who are simply interested in finding out more about music in New Zealand and the musicians that create it. First published 2005.
Gareth Shute is the author of Hip Hop Music in Aotearoa. He is currently a member of two popular Auckland bands - The Tokey Tones and Ryan McPhun and the Ruby Suns - and helps run independent record label, Lil' Chief Records. His articles have appeared in a wide range of magazines including NZ Musician, Staple, JAAM, and Back2Basics.