A Low Hum

Reviews of The Problem with Music in New Zealand

I have never met Blink personally, but from the essays he has written I have drawn three conclusions:One, he is passionate about propagating a healthy music scene for New Zealand.Two, he has a brain that is constantly firing with ideas. Three, he is a gambler(like most enduring promoters) and is game enough to put his money where hismouth is.

Danielle Streethttp://www.undertheradar.co.nz/news/8412/Book-Review-The-Problem-With-Music-in-New-Zealand.utr

Blink’s athis best when he is celebrating the culture he’s had a huge hand in creating.Whether you’re at all interested in the bands he has focussed on is irrelevant– there are plenty of ideas here – in an easy read, a worthy, slim volume. Itshould give the musicians, audiences and venue operators all something to thinkabout, and often something to strive towards. I applaud him for his efforts here – and I consider the book amust-read

Simon Sweetmanhttp://www.offthetracks.co.nz/ian-jorgensen-blink-the-problem-with-music-in-new-zealand-and-how-to-fix-it-why-i-started-and-ran-puppies/

If you have any interest inmaking music shit happen in New Zealand, buy this book, or download it for free  

Henry Cookehttp://salient.org.nz/arts/the-problem-with-music-in-new-zealand-and-how-to-fix-it-why-blink-started-and-ran-puppies

I commend young band membersto buy it, read it and start thinking about the bigger picture: there could bea larger audience than just those mates if they followed some of Blink's advice.

Graham Reidhttp://www.elsewhere.co.nz/writingelsewhere/6493/the-problem-with-music-in-new-zealand-and-how-to-fix-it-by-ian-jorgensen/

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