Get Connected – new songwriting competition announced 

Play It Strange presents a one off songwriting competition to celebrate the roll out of Ultra Fast Broadband in the Taranaki, Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

The theme of the song is ‘connection’. 

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2016 Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition is now open

The Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition is New Zealand’s national secondary school songwriting competition. Here is the chance to have your song recorded at a professional recording studio to the value of $750.00.

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2016 Peace Song Competition is now open

The theme of peace and non-violence may be interpreted broadly from inner personal peace, peace in the home and among families to peace between people of the world.

Here is the chance to have your song recorded at a professional recording studio to the value of $750.00.

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 World Disability Day

The music video to celebrate World Disability Day is finally here. Featuring the voices of Play It Strange graduates, Natalie Te Paa and Cam Dawson.
Watch and Share this amazing video to celebrate World Disability Day.

Get the free download at: https://playitstrange.bandcamp.com/track/long-white-cloud

2015 Play It Strange – Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition album is NOW ONLINE

This years album has been mastered and is now up online for listening and FREE DOWNLOAD.


Cheese On Toast Award winners announced

The Cheese On Toast Award for the Best Alternative song has been announced. Congratulations to Lochie Noble from Upper Hutt College, Wellington.

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The Axe Attack Rock Award winners announced

The Axe Attack Rock Award for the Best rock song has been announced. Congratulations to Invictus from Selwyn College, Auckland.

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Wero Songwriting Competition – winner announced

The 2015 winner of the Wero Songwriting Competition has been announced. This competition had two divisions; Secondary Schools Division (Yrs 9-13) and Primary and Intermediate Division (Yrs 1-8).

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Junior Maioha Award – winner announced

The 2015 winner of the Junior Maioha Award (for best song in Te Reo Maori) has been announced.

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Second Hand News Award – winner announced

The inaugural winner of the Second Hand News Award has been announced. 

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EMC Enterprising Music Competition – entries close Friday 25th September

The Enterprising Music Competition EMC provides an opportunity for students to learn about the commercial side of the music industry by operating as a music business and gives school songwriters an opportunity to have their music promoted by a YES company.

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2015 Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The winners and finalists for the 2015 Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition have been announced.

RESULTS HERE 

The 2015 Who Loves Who Competition album is now available online for listening and FREE DOWNLOAD.

2015 Peace Song Competition – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The two recipients for the 2015 Peace Song Competition have been announced.

RESULTS HERE 

2015 Who Loves Who Competition – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Our judge – Chris Caddick from Recorded Music NZ has chosen the winners of the 2015 Who Loves Who Competition.

RESULTS HERE 

Become a Strange Friend

Strange Friends are a group of wonderful people who contribute to the valued work of Play It Strange – the trust that shines the spotlight on songs in schools. BECOME A PART OF OUR WORLD

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A Strange Days Night 2015 

A Strange Day’s Night found 297 performers take the Auckland Town Hall stage to perform and celebrate the Rolling Stones‘ repertoire. Read more and check out the photos HERE

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