Our CEO Mike Chunn and his son Barney have a blog up on the Big Idea website. The story of LORDE and her emergence. It’s a template for the new model army of singer/songwriters with extraglorious material. Have a read. http://www.thebigidea.co.nz/news/blogs/strange-news/128048-good-lorde
The most special lyrics written with the title “MY WORLD” will be chosen from all entries by judge ANNAH MAC, with music composed to accompany the lyrics by Annah herself. She will then perform the new song at the winning school.
ENTRIES CLOSED – Results will be on our Facebook page soon
The results are out for the 2012 Junior Comp Primary School Lyric Competition.
Please click on the button for your area:
The competition has been run in South Auckland primary schools and Christchurch Primary schools for Years 1 – 6. Entrants were required to write lyrics to a song with the title ‘Proud and Strong’.
Annah Mac our songwriter judge had this to say;
“It is truly inspiring to see so many young people coming through this competition and writing such beautiful and honest lyrics,” Annah says. “All entries showed imagination and displayed great creative ability in the art of song writing.”
As well as Top 10 certificates there are participation certificate for all other entrants – signed by Annah Mac! The winner in each centre has Annah visiting their school to perform the winning song.
Thank you to all of those who talk part in this special competition that is reflective of the community and world our young people live in today.
In their first Strange News blog for the year, Mike and Barney Chunn share ten reasons why they’re excited about 2013.
Go to The Big Idea website to check it out.
The Junior Lyric Comp has a supporting Youtube clip where Petra Bullock and Massad talk about the craft of writing lyrics. Thanks to Social Angels for their support with the clip and the whole programme!! The video makes a great support video for those schools with primary school students writing lyrics in any environment. Annah Mac is in the wings ready to judge the entries for the Junior Lyric Comp.
The crafts of ARRANGING, PERFORMANCE and RECORDING all merge with the Who Loves Who Competition. The concept is a simple one:
……..take a commercially released NZ track and give it your own special interpretation. Last year Zowie’s “Broken Machine” which had settled comfortable in the NZ Top Ten was given an evocative arrangement and classy performance by Hannah Horsfield from Kaipara College. Check it out.
Play It Strange is implementing the Junior Maioha Award in 2013. It will be presented to the writer(s) of the best judged song written in te reo and entered by secondary school students in our Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition. The Junior Maioha is specifically for songs in the Maori language and the winner will automatically be recorded professionally and placed on our annual CD. It should be noted that those songs are also eligible for the 1st place position in the overall competition. The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) already presents the Maioha Award each year for the best song in the Maori language written by an APRA member.
We are currently having our own trophy designed. This is the APRA Maioha Award trophy.