36 weeks in the US Billboard’s Hot 100, Top 10 in Portugal and Israel, #1 in Canada, Australia Ireland, South Africa,Austria and of course in New Zealand. The band OMC released in December 1995 single “How Bizarre” with the song with the same name and made a big “boom” in the music industry of their Country.
That’s a small history with the big impact that this country had in the music, of course there are much more but this ones interested me the most. An other thing is that they also have their own Music Award since 1965, this award show is presented by Record New Zealand is a non-profit trade association of record producers, distributors and artists recording who sell music in New Zealand. (http://www.nzmusicawards.co.nz/).
There is also a big campaign that started in 2001 called About New Zealand music Month this showcased on radio and television and in live performances, this happens each may. This has helped music on commercial radio stations to increased dramatically from around 10% in 2000 to nearly 23% in 2005. The amount of New Zealand music sold had also grown, from 5.45% of the total market in 2000 to over 10% by 2004. Us you can read NZ has a big industry and they make it happen. Here is a link so you can find 31 one different stories about NZ music.
“The Vision of the Music Commission is a successful music industry in New Zealand.”