Day: January 4, 2018

3 genres of music that are popular in New Zealand

The New Zealand music industry has evolved over the years. Music was a part of the culture in New Zealand for many years. The type of music people now listens to is different from the early ages. New music gears and advancement in the music technology have made music very accessible to people of all generations. Here are the three genres of music that are popular in New Zealand.

Rock ‘n’ Roll

In the mid-1950s, rock ‘n’ roll was first introduced in New Zealand. Singers Johnny Cooper and Maori Cowboy made this genre of music popular in New Zealand. Pie Cart Rock and Roll were recorded in 1956 that provides an overview of the New Zealand music during that time. Johnny Devlin was known as the Elvis Presley of New Zealand and had fans all over the country.

Folksongs

In the early 1960s, people in New Zealand became very fond of folksongs. This was mainly because of the influence of American and British folk singers during that time. Peter Cape became a famous folk singer. He produced a number of great classics that are still popular today.

Punk music

From 1977, punk music entered the music industry in New Zealand. It had a very strong DIY ethic. ‘The Doomed’ as one of the first popular punk bands. The Enemy was also a very famous punk band. This type of music was popular for only a short period of time but created a big craze in the New Zealand music industry during that time.

Later on, hip-hop and other forms of music came into the scene. People of New Zealand embraced the modern styles of music and the local artists started gaining international popularity.

Top 4 musicians from New Zealand

The music industry is quite big in New Zealand. There are a number of musicians in New Zealand who have made their special place in the international platform. They have contributed a lot to the music industry. Here we are going to discuss some of the popular artists from New Zealand.

Hayley Westenra

She started her music career at a very young age. She recorded her first song only at the age of 12. Her debut album ‘Pure’ was released in 2003 when she was just 16 years old. It became one of the fastest-selling albums by such a young artist and got into the top charts in many countries. Millions of copies of her album were sold worldwide.

Anika Moa

She is the first artist from New Zealand who got signed by the major labels WarnerMusic and Atlantic Records. Her album ‘Thinking Room’ was a major success. She has produced many successful albums throughout her career. She has traveled throughout the world with her music.

Brooke Fraser

Brooke Fraser came into fame with her single ‘Something in the Water’. The song made it to the number one position in the 2010 singles chart. It also received popularity across the world. She came into the music industry with her album ‘What to Do with Daylight’. It was the most popular album in 2003 in New Zealand, receiving numerous platinum statuses.

Split Enz

The musical band Split Enz received popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The members of the band were Phil Judd, Neil Finn, and Tim Finn. They became a very successful band in New Zealand and became popular in Canada and Australia as well. They are well known for their colorful presentation.

These musicians have not only been popular in New Zealand but also around the world. Most of them have stunned the nation with their debut album. These artists have many fans across the world and their music is still popular today.