The Beths band performing live


Cover photo: The Beths at Auckland City Limits 2018. Photo: Gareth Shute Over the past decade, streaming has come to dominate the revenues of the local music industry, making up 75% of the overall total in 2019 (as calculated by Recorded Music New Zealand). This has been a boon for music labels with a long back-catalogue, since they can now generate streaming income on old albums that would’ve been prohibitively expensive to re-press in the CD era. It has also allowed a small number of New Zealand acts to be picked up worldwide in a big way - for example, an act...

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