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Wellington Music Links

Sites supporting Wellington Music

  • RadioActive.FM: Wellington’s very own music radio station on 88.6FM (formally 89 FM) as well as online at www.radioactive.fm. Huge supporters of our local music scene with their highly talented pool of volunteer announcers, many of whom have been with the station for over fifteen years, Radio Active is renowned for the wide variety of interesting music that it plays, as attested to by Brian Eno amongst others. As well as music they also provide a fantastic ongoing series of Active Live in Studio Video sessions and in depth artist profiles via their Recharted Archives.
  • Audioculture: The Noisy Library of New Zealand Music. Through a partnership with online video archive nzonscreen.com, Audioculture works with artists, historians and music industry people to tell the stories of our home-grown music over the last hundred years through articles, reviews, interviews, images, recordings, videos, & discussion.
  • SOUNZ: The Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ) provides, fosters and promotes the music of New Zealand composers through a range of services and projects including an online searchable database, information and library services and retail shop.
  • Amplifier: New Zealand’s premier site for listening to, downloading and purchasing NZ music.
  • The Audience: Part of the Amplifier family, aiming to spread New Zealand music to as many ears as possible.
  • Up The Punks: An archive & history of the Wellington punk rock scene.
  • New Zealand Musician: Magazine for New Zealand musicians about New Zealand music. Covering artists, new releases, gigs, equipment reviews and music industry directories.
  • Rip It Up/Groove Guide: Rip it Up is New Zealand’s best guide for going out or staying in. The best source of Events, Gigs, Festivals, DVD’s, Movies, Fashion, Gaming, & Culture.
  • Radio New Zealand
  • New Zealand Music Commission
  • New Zealand School of Music


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Record Labels




2 Replies to “Wellington Music Links”

  1. Harri Robinson

    Kia ora,

    Hope you’re well!

    Harri here from RadioActive.FM – I’ve been perusing your site and I just wanted to ask why RadioActive.FM isn’t included in your “music links” page? We’d love to be if possible! Especially considering we are Wellington’s very own music radio station, it would be lovely to be included. Please let me know if you need any information from us to make this happen. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Ngā mihi

    • Mark

      Hi Harri. Sorry some sections of this page haven’t been updated for a while. Have added an entry for RadioActive. Of course we love what you guys do. Keep up the great work!

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