Pennie Black flips through her record collection to bring you a Monday afternoon programme where it's the music that counts, playing the songs that soundtrack our alternative pasts and our unconventional present. Discerning listeners will hear hits from the classic era of 95bFM all the way to the now sounds of tomorrow, where the jingle-jangle of 80s alt-pop meets the modern noir sounds of effects-pedal dreamers; and the raw excitement of the 60s garage sits beside shimmering synth-pop from near and far.
Pennie is joined in the studio by SJD, the music project of Sean Donnelly.
Sean Donnelly (he/him) is a musician and songwriter from Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), and currently based in Ōtepoti (Dunedin), under the Mozart Fellowship at Otago University. A quiet overachiever, SJD is one of Aotearoa’s most lauded songwriters, winning two Aotearoa Music Awards, the Taite Music Prize (in 2013 for Elastic Wasteland), and was shortlisted for for the APRA Silver Scroll in 2007 for his song Beautiful Haze.
This Friday 28th October, SJD proudly releases his ninth album Sweetheart, featuring an impressive cast of contributors, including Tami Neilson, Don McGlashan, James Milne, Anika Moa, Julia Deans, Deryk, EJ Barnes, Sandy Mill, Peau Halapua and Chris O’Connor.
Pennie and Sean discuss his career and play highlights from his extensive repertoire, commencing with his first album 3, culminating in the incredible new album Sweetheart.
Pennie is joined in the studio by Royalty Manager + Music Supervisor extraordinaire Fiona Perry. Fiona is the Managing Director of Media + Entertainment Royalty Services, who are in the business of helping musicians with royalty collection, bookkeeping, music publishing and much more. Get in touch here: https://mers.co.nz/
Paul McLaney joins Pennie in the studio to discuss publishing copyrights and how COVID-19 has created new ways of thinking of music and performance spaces. Paul also talks about his career as a musician and about his latest album Inheritance, released under the name Gramsci, with Jol Mulholland and Greg Haver.
Gramsci will be performing at ASB Waterfront Theatre on Friday 21 August, 2020. More information + tickets are available via Gramsci.co.nz
Pennie is joined in the studio by one of the nicest people in the industry - Joost Langeveld - Co-owner of Bigpop Studios, label owner, music publisher, musician, songwriter, producer, mentor. They discuss Post Production, Music Composition, Strawpeople, Unitone HiFi + True Bliss
Dylan Pellet from Independent Music NZ (IMNZ) joins Pennie in the studio to talk about advocating + educating on behalf of independent artists and labels, the Going Global Summit, and the Taite Music Awards.
Renaissance woman, Teresa Patterson joins Pennie in the studio to discuss her wealth of music industry experience, from starting out at major labels to publicity, management, promotion and much more. Teresa along with Lani Purkis and Julia Deans are the team behind Milk + Honey Festival. Now in it's second year, the festival celebrates women and diversity, and is held on International Women's Day - Sunday 8 March at Silo Park.
Featuring Jess B, MC Tali + DJ Chicorelli, She's So Rad, Imugi, Disciple Pati + much more. Midday to 6pm and it's FREE.
Pennie is joined in the studio by Anna Loveys - Marketing + Publicity extraordinaire for Saint Lachine, Flying Nun + Flying Out. They discuss what a publicist does, and at what stage an artist might need one.
Pennie is joined in the studio by Bridge -95bFM Programming Assistant + Booker, 95bFM Host -Wednesday 1 to 4pm, Community Garden Promoter, Representative for The Grow Room, Percussionist for The Nae Nae Express, Solo Artist Hasji, Ethnomusicologist, seller of Electric Bikes at Big Street Bikers... + all round renaissance man.
Pennie is joined in the studio by Graham Reid - journalist, author, broadcaster, arts educator and all round good guy. As well as being a Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland School Of Music, Graham is behind the magazine website Elsewhere.co.nz which provides features, interviews and reviews music, film, travel and other cultural issues.
Dean Camerson of Recorded Music NZ joins Pennie in the studio to discuss what the organisation is responsible for: collecting royalties on Master Recording Rights, The NZ Music Charts, The NZ Music Awards, International Standard Recording Codes, and how all these things are important for artists. Get more information from: https://www.recordedmusic.co.nz/