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A New Zealand company 100% owned by Brent & Helen Eccles, has come in as #1 promoter worldwide. POLLSTAR, the internationally recognised live music industry publication, has ranked Eccles at the number one spot, in the first quarter of 2021. We acknowledge the many people we have met in the last 46 years in New Zealand, […]

Selector After Dark hit New Zealand radio waves earlier this month, bring the sounds emerging from the UK’s club scene to our humble station in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Base FM’s Managing Director Jazz Ziedan is one of the driving forces alongside the British Council NZ to bring Selector After Dark, anchoring the international […]

Under a cloudless sky on the 20th of February at the wonderful Māngere Arts Centre, NEXT Gen brought together rising talents with established local artists to perform for their community, friends, and family. For the fresh talent of Spooky (Sylas through Ngā Rangatahi Toa and representing Mangere 275), LyREC (Rose, Eve and Cyprus of Sir […]

After getting the green light to hold live music events in Febuarary of this year, Eden Park has announced its first show will be the from best selling Dunedin band, Six60. The concert scheduled for April 24th, welcomes a potential crowd of 50,000 making it the one of the biggest audiences since the beginning of […]

In partnership with the British Council, Base welcomes a new syndicated show: “UK’s Selector After Dark” to Saturdays at 12 AM – 1 AM, sending waves of the best new UK music to New Zealand shores. Jazz, grime, indie, and electronica – or anywhere in between – each week putting together truly eclectic shows with artists […]

Following the sophomore release in 2020, the TURN IT UP compilation album returns for its third outing! We once again teamed up with Nosiehive to release,”TURN IT UP”, a compilation of top local releases. On the heels of New Zealand’s second lockdown, we sent out the call to local artists for new and unreleased tracks […]

Local music broke several records for radio airplay and chart placings in 2020 – in spite of the many challenges the industry faced due to the pandemic, according to NZ On Air, the Radio Broadcasters Association and Recorded Music NZ. For the first time since 2005, commercial radio networks and stations playing contemporary New Zealand […]

A huge congrats to the boys of Low-End Theory, OB & Shan for their recognition as a top radio show in 2020 by radio blogger DJ Nigel Gentry! The boys started their show back in May of 2020, with their show new to the radio waves this is an amazing achievement for The Low-End Theory. The show was […]

BASE FM YOUTH MENTORING – OTARA’s NEXT As part of the Base Youth Mentoring Programme, we went out to Otara and teamed up with Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate and found these 3 very talented young ladies Eve, Rose & Cypress. We had a series of workshops here at Base HQ including on-air broadcasting,  DJing and of […]

Rock & Roll stars of years gone by dominate this weeks, “This Day in Music History”. On this day in 1976, Fleetwood Mac released the Stevie Nicks penned ‘Rhiannon’, from their eponymous album released in 1975. Nicks discovered the Rhiannon character through a novel called Triad by Mary Bartlet Leader. The novel is about a woman named Branwen […]

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