Last week TobyMac made history by topping the mainstream charts in the States. It was the first time in almost 15 years that a Christian album made number one on the Billboard 200.
A few days ago we announced the line-up for this summer’s Parachute Festival.
And our album of the week on Life FM was from Justin Bieber.
On the Forum this Sunday we’re talking about music.
Is some music more ‘Christian’ than others? What about ‘worship’ music – how would you define that?
What do YOU listen to? What inspires and impacts you?
Listen below for the audio.
Thanks to hook ups from NZ On Air and Kellog’s , every day during the first two weeks of NZ Music Month we are chatting with some of your favourite local artists, and there will be exclusive live performances and you might even get to hear new songs from them before anyone else…
Here’s Week One’s Line Up:
Tuesday 1st May - Paper Plans
PAPER PLANE was formed between King and his 3 touring band mates. “We’re primarily buddies who love recording and performing music together. In touring my solo record the songs and sounds kept getting bigger and sounding more like a band - so the forming of PAPER PLANE was an easy and organic process really. It made total sense that we do this next album together because we had been playing live for a couple of years already.” Says Nathan. Recorded in the basement of Neil Finn’s Roundhead studios, ‘PROOF’ was essentially recorded as a live album, but with honed edges.
Interview - Bjorn and Jon E and Paper Plane
Wednesday 2nd May - The Jury and the Saints
A relentless first year for The Jury & The Saints saw the band play live to over 50,000 people. C4 picked up the boy’s first single, Brand New, as the channel’s promo song as well as a short documentary about the band and their music. The video for Brand New soon became the number one most played video on C4 and a top five single on myspace music.
Interview - Bjorn and Jon E and Jury & The Saints
Thursday 3rd May - The Right Ones
A boy and a girl fell in love. They had similar dreams of writing + playing music to as many people as they could. Having had many successes within their solo careers, Geneva + Jono decided to become a duo. Their goal; to write good, honest + moving music that stemmed from their experiences together.
Interview - Bjorn and Jon E and The Right Ones
Video - Children Song
Friday 4th of May The Garage Band Winner
These Jansen's Garage Band entrees were invited into the studio complety unaware that they'd won the $16,000 worth of gear!
Interview - Bjorn and Jon E and Arklow
Monday 7th May - Lisa Crawley
What I Would Give
Video - Dinosaurs
Tuesday 8th May - LIFE Worship
Wednesday 9th May - Page 28
Thursday 10th May - Adeaze
Interview - Bjorn and Jon E and Adeaze
Friday 11th May - Strahan
Need To Change