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.
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.
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.