What's the deal with the lack of local music in the Top 40 this year? Robyn Gallagher looks at the handful of songs to make the grade in 2016 and asks - has the general public simply given up on New Zealand music?
Remembering BRN & GTBRNT, the NZ music industry’s terrible and ultimately futile anti-piracy campaign
The year is 2001 and the music business is under existential threat from the latest teen craze: CD bootlegging. Its response involved draconian fines, an embarrassing txt-speak slogan and Dave Dobbyn made up to look like a burns victim. Robyn Gallagher explains.
The New Zealand Olympic team uniforms were unveiled earlier this week, and the sight of them sent Robyn Gallagher into a long spiral of sadness. She explains her profoundly negative …
Good Night to Good Morning: A Former Good Morning Staffer Remembers the Glory Years – and Reveals the Truth about ‘the Fart’
‘Good Night to Good Morning’ is a three part series farewelling the iconic TVNZ variety show, which ends this morning. In part two, former employee Robyn Gallagher recalls how Good Morning once enthralled a nation.
Robyn Gallagher samples the various tunes on offer in this year's Eurovision competition, including Australian Idol winners, Swedish middle-aged punks and leather-clad policemen.
After a sorry week on X Factor, Robyn Gallagher heads way north to televised music comp perfection. // The Eurovision Song Contest is easily the greatest television musical extravaganza, but a …