Sure, the olympic medals are a bit slow in coming (we're late bloomers, you watch), but Kiwi music's been knocking it out of the park this week.
Auckland songstress Lydia Cole (pictured) joins Kody Nielson, Annah Mac, Stephanie Brown and Adam McGrath in the shortlist for the Silver Scroll Award. It's her song "Hibernate" that is up for the prestigious accolade which has been previously awarded to such songwriters as Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Neil Finn and Brooke Fraser.
Lisa Crawley takes out theaudience.co.nz's sophomore wildcard grant, which will see her receive $10,000 to record a single and video. The award is awarded monthly to an unreleased artist and is based on public support.
Nashville-based Kiwis The Ember Days cross the finish line of their Kickstarter campaign to fund their new album, reaching their target of $35,000. The band will join Christian music legends Paul Moak and Ed Cash in the studio for the new recording.