The chance to mix it up with success stories from the burgeoning UK music scene has proved an unreal experience for 12 NZ talents. Check out the impact on mentors and mentees - Including a look at a first release video of the process.
A crucially influential and criminally underestimated time in Aotearoa’s creative history has been salvaged - we speak to the man who's spent a decade working on documenting the Flying Nun era.
On the eve of the Silver Scrolls, The Big Idea's Chris Forster talks to the two frontwomen of the indie band battling the big names for Aotearoa's top songwriting prize.
The last few years are being viewed as "dress rehearsals" not setbacks, as much-loved alternative music festival The Others Way emerges from the gloom with fresh optimism.
A career of excellence, intelligence and impact - Chris Forster talks to the newly crowned Arts Laureate and those she's inspired to see why she's so excited about the future.
Seven new Laureates have been welcomed into the elite club for creatives. The Big Idea was at the awards to get their reaction.
Aotearoa music's staunchest advocate for equality is getting ready to reveal her latest - and possibly greatest - album. Chris Forster finds out what makes this creative talent tick.
The humble vinyl single is making an unlikely comeback in New Zealand, instigated by three motivated, experienced players in the music scene.
Known for its industrial focus and outlet shops, Chris Forster turns the spotlight onto the creative energy flowing through Onehunga and art's role in inspiring its future.
“I think we should strive for artistry and mastery over success” - The Big Idea gets into the minds of some of NZ's finest creative minds backstage at the Aotearoa Music Awards.
Back in Aotearoa after a decade away, a revered NZ Electronica artist sounds off on lessons from London, takes aim at Spotify and on facing his next challenge (not just MIQ).
Marianne Infante is breaking down barriers on Aotearoa’s stages and screens - with her locally-driven, multi-cultural mahi making waves internationally.