- Dec 21, 2004
- 'north munster'
this article seems to be from 2017 it's quite detailed:New ZEaland did something similar, thats why there are quite a few promintent NZ artists who have managed to break out of that island which has the same logistical bother we do.
Don’t stream it’s over
cheers Ann Post. I realize you are extremely supportive of the Irish music scene.
didn't know about the NZ situation until now until now.
I had visions before i read the above article of the likes of THE DEAD C
having foreign tours subsided but it was actually a plan in NZ to give locally
successful Kiwi bands a kick start toward international commercial success.
it seems the local charts became full of NZ music as part of the NZ government's
Cultural Recovery Package worth 84 million NZ dollars (beginning about 2000)
was given out usually in artists 'grants' usually of $50,000 NZ that were repayable
if the artists made the money back.
very few music artists who received funding were successful abroad.
EDIT: yes, some were but a large amount of artists got this funding.
and when spotify happened it didn't account for local Kiwi tastes and you needed
100,000 hits instead of selling a 1,000 singles per week so the national dominance
of NZ bands has plummeted.
now the NZ government has massively cut this funding and it is very targeted...
very interesting experiment - NZ scene got a huge benefit even if world success
Covid 19 coronavirus: Government's $175 million package for 'decimated' arts, creative sector - NZ Herald