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No to TPPA

Posted by Southern Collective Music on February 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Southern Collective Music, as a New Zealand independent music label, loses out alongside every other New Zealand music business, due to the GATS agreement preventing our Government from implementing policy guaranteeing higher local content on radio and TV. The threat of ISDS forced the prevailing governemt of the time to back down from implementing such changes.

This is not the fault of the people in authority in New Zealand TV and radio. This is not the fault of whichever government inherits the reins of power.

This is the fault of the people who signed the GATS agreement, and the people who threaten lawsuits in the event a local industry like the NZ music industry ever tries to increase local business advantages in the local market.

We at Southern Collective Music feel this is an absolute example of overseas interests being forcibly prioritised over local interests, forcing a sovereign government to put those overseas interests first or face lawsuits and reparations for lost royalties. This, we feel, shows how sovereignty is compromised by allowing ISDS to exist in a trade deal.

Due to this, amongst many other valid reasons, we are opposed to the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Manzo hits the album charts!

Posted by Southern Collective Music on February 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1)

We are proud to announce our newest signing MANZO entered the IMNZ albums chart at number EIGHT on Friday 15th January. Another hit for Southern Collective Music.

Strong debut single from Primacy

Posted by Southern Collective Music on January 6, 2016 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Auckland heavy metallers Primacy have hit the airwaves in a big way with debut single Shadeblack. A moody, riff laden work wherein McIver's clear vocal is countered by his primeval growl during the desolate chorus. 

Available from iTunes NZ and Spotify NZ, check out the video on our Video History page.

McIver Collective Makes A Statement

Posted by Southern Collective Music on January 6, 2016 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

With the release of their new single "Stoney Joe", The Jason McIver Collective asks us all to take a good look into the properties and virtues of medicinal herbs currently bracketed as criminal and illegal. The single parodies the established (or "establishment"?) view of who the campaigners for legalizing these medicines actually are. While not being what one would term a "stoner", Jason does believe in the legalizing of some medicinal herbs, and is frustrated by the old school painting the image of the pro-legalizers as wasted nobodies.

Get it from iTunes or stream it from Spotify. For the video simply pop onto our Video History page.

New Single Release from The Latest Fallout

Posted by Southern Collective Music on January 6, 2016 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hamilton's finest The Latest Fallout release their brand new single - AND SOUND! - with Blue Neon.

Get it on iTunes here:

Stream it on Spotify here:

SCM Signs electronica act

Posted by Southern Collective Music on January 2, 2016 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

NZ visual artist MANZO has been observing what he believes to be an increasingly dystopian world threatening our freedoms and individuality. Painting a bleak picture of a corporate-run western society in this concept album "Ultramarine", Manzo ties the sound and vision in with his artwork. Ultimately the artist wants more eyes open to the potential threat of stuff like TPPA etc.

Here are the striking videos the artist has put together. The concept is an artificial reality pasted onto our own reality, causing confusion into which the bad guys are adding their agendas. - debut single Insane - second single Make Peace & Love (explicit language) - third single Rapbot (explicit language)


All will be released during 2016. Exciting times!

New signing!

Posted by Southern Collective Music on August 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We're stoked to announce we have signed Auckland metal band Primacy.

Born from several well-tried and seasoned Auckland metal scene bands, Primacy brings elements of heavy rock, progressive metal with some bluesy flavour added in for a touch of soul. Primacy have come out strong in 2015 and are currently planning nation wide shows, an official single release , music videos and more high energy music.

Watch out for that single release!



Battle Of the Bands Grand Final 2014 - TWO acts in the finals

Posted by Southern Collective Music on December 13, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are thrilled, and very proud, to announce not one, but TWO Southern Collective Music acts have reached the Grand Finals of 2014's Battle Of The Bands.

Friday 19th December sees our Hamilton rockers The Latest Fallout appearing at Aucklands famous Kings Arms. See the event here, and go support our guys:

Then Saturday 20th December sees Christchurch born but Wellington-based Claudia Jardine appearing at the high profile Juice Bar, Parnell. Here is the event, go cheer Claudia on:

Rock 'n' Roll!

Second hit of 2014

Posted by Southern Collective Music on December 13, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We're proud to report that the Jason McIver Collective E.P. "The Big Blue" entered the IMNZ albums chart on debut week at number 19. The following week, the week of this post, the E.P. has climbed to number 16.

New Signing - The Jason McIver Collective

Posted by Southern Collective Music on November 15, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We're thrilled to announce we have signed Auckland-based acoustic pop/folk band The Jason McIver Collective. With Jason McIver on vocals and guitar, Matthew Hill on lead guitar, Si Folkard on bass and Will Bloodfarm, drums, with percussionist John Boone rounding off the five piece.

Under the Heathen Eyes banner, they saw success on TV and radio with the single Ocea, and have played extensively, including early 2014 at The Powerstation.

Via Southern Collective Music they bring you The Big Blue, their new E.P. released on Monday 1st December 2014.

Dark and compelling, debut single The Crystal Pool has already seen action on TVNZ’s Good Morning Show on 27th November, the date theeir North Island tour kicks off in support of the launch.

“The aesthetic concept of this release was derived from a dream I had when I was 14. I woke up and drew the cover art that is now featured on the cover of my E.P. This has been a 16 year journey culminating in the release of a collection of songs that I am truly proud to put my name to.”- Jason McIver

Here's debut single The Crystal Pool as a preview: