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New Zealand

The Dix Gaiety Company continues its programme of refined vaudeville at The Alhambra Theatre, Otago, New Zealand.
Pollard's Opera Company presents the musical comedy The Messenger Boy at The Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
Pollard's Opera Company presents the musical comedy The Messenger Boy at The Theatre Royal, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
The New English Musical Comedy Company is presenting the musical show The Girl On The Film at Her Majesty's Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Howard Morrison is born in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Oceania. He will become founder and leader of New Zealand's first all-Maori pop/rock'n'roll group, The Howard Morrison Quartet.
Chuck Morgan is born in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania. He will find success as as an in-demand guitarist working with leading jazz musicians.
Johnny Devlin and The Devils, New Zealand's first major rock'n'roll act, begin a national tour in Wellington.
Stephen H. Gregg, guitarist of UK 80s band The Parachute Men, is born in Bishop Auckland, New Zealand.
It is announced that Mike Nock, pianist with Australian jazz group The Three Out Trio, has been awarded one of the 1961 Down Beat Hall of Fame scholarships to the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Johnny Preston begins a tour of Australia, Oceania, which will include shows in Melbourne and Perth, as well as Auckland, New Zealand.
After having been displaced for two weeks, Walkin' Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro returns to No1 in The Lever Hit Parade in New Zealand, Oceania.
The Beatles play the second of two nights at The Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand.
The Rolling Stones play at The Civic Theatre, Invercargill, New Zealand, Oceania.
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Bob Dylan spends the last of three days with Ra Aranga, a Maori woman with whom he has been enjoying an affair since his current tour arrived in New Zealand.
U2 play the first of two nights at the Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
10,000 Maniacs play at Keil Opera House, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with Tim Finn.
Pure And Simple, the first single by Hear'Say (a group manufactured from winners of reality tv show Popstars), enters the UK singles chart at No1. The song is a cover of a Girl Thing album track that was released only in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Kasey Chambers, Midnight Oil, Missy Higgins, Nick Cave, Pete Murray, Powderfinger, Silverchair, The Finn Brothers, The John Butler Trio, The King's Own Scottish Borderers, The Waifs and The Wrights play at Wave Aid, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Oceania. The event is a fund raising concert to assist the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
Mark Knopfler plays at the Westpac Trust Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Finn Brothers play at The Cirque Royale, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
The Finn Brothers and Mercury Rev play at The Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
The Finn Brothers and Mercury Rev play at The Civic Theatre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Need You Now, the second studio album by country-rock trio Lady Antebellum reaches No1 in the RIANZ Albums Chart in New Zealand, Oceania.
Crowded House come to the end of a British tour with the last of three nights at Hammersmith HMV Apollo, London, England, UK.
Lady Gaga is concussed when one of her dancers accidentally hits her on the head with a pole during the song Judas on her Born This Way Ball Tour in Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
Linkin Park release their fifth studio album, Living Things in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia and Switzerland.
Ke$ha releases her second album, Warrior, in Australia and New Zealand.
The Datsuns play at Galatos, Auckland, New Zealand.
Sleeping Giant, Saving Grace and The Ember Days play at Zeal Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand, Australasia.
The 56th Grammy Awards are held in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Daft Punk score for best album with Randon Access Memories, and single Get Lucky. Royals by Lorde is Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance while Bruno Mars scoops Best Pop Vocal Album with Unorthodox Jukebox. Best Alternative Music Album is Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend, and Best Blues Album is Get Up! by Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr a given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and perform live together. Attending the event are Beyonce And Jay-Z, Madonna, Pink, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Metallica and many more. Rolling Stone magazine features the Full list of winners.
Ellie Goulding, Lorde and Katy Perry are among the guests attending the Universal Brits' After Party At Soho House Pop-Up, London, UK.
Franz Ferdinand release a new single Fresh Strawberries, as a digital download in Australia and New Zealand.
Coldplay release their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands and New Zealand.
Lorde plays at Shinagawa Stellar Ball, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
BANKS, Bear Hands, Eminem, Iggy Azalea, Jack White, John Mayer, Lorde, Mayer Hawthorne, Ron Pope and Run‐D.M.C. play on the first day of the Music Midtown 2014 Festival in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
50 Cent, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, Eric Church, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon, Lorde, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, Paramore, The Pretty Reckless Train and Weezer play on the second day of The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014, in MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds release their second studio LP, Chasing Yesterday, on Sour Mash Records in Australia and New Zealand, Oceania.
Graham Brazier best-known as vocalist in the New Zealand bands Hello Sailor and The Legionnaires, dies aged 63, in a rehabilitation centre in Auckland, following a heart attack which caused his band to cancel a re-union tour.
The 1975 play at Auckland Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna arrives onstage three hours late for the first of two nights at The Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Vector Arena, New Zealand, Oceania.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On their 40 Years Live tour, Icehouse play at Taupo Amphitheatre, Taupo, New Zealand, Oceania.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile, South America.
On his 44-show Boy Meets World tour Drake plays the first of two nights at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania.
On his Ultimate tour, Bryan Adams plays at Matakana Country Park, Matakana, New Zealand, Oceania. Also on the bill are Dave Dobbyn and Jordan Luck.
Lorde and Jack Antonoff perform at a star-studded charity event in The Town Hall, New York City, USA, in aid of LGBTQ charity the Ally Coalition.
On their Villains World Tour, Queens Of The Stone Age play at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand, Oceania.
The IFPI ( International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - www.ifpi.org/about.php) publishes the results of a music consumption survey showing that, on average, individuals enjoy music for 17.8 hours per week, with the car being the most popular listening location. The survey also reveals that 86% of music listeners do so through on-demand streaming. Young music consumers are the most engaged streamers, with 57% of 16-24 year olds using a paid audio streaming service. Consumers engage with their local music genres - listening to local music genres (e.g. 66% of consumers in Japan listen to J-Pop, 69% of consumers in France listen to Variété Française and, in Brazil, 55% listen to música popular Brasileira.) Nearly half of all time spent listening to on-demand music is on YouTube. More than one-third (38%) of consumers obtain music through infringing methods – with stream ripping the dominant method (32% of consumers).
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On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.