For the next four weeks Music 101 stretches out to a five-hour format, from 12:00 until 5:00pm, with interviews, reviews, panel discussions, live sessions, concert recordings and essential summer selections.

The Sampler Summer Best of 2015
Nick Bollinger, Jim Pinckney and Melody Thomas discuss their favourite international releases for the year.

1-2pm - Music and Commerce

Pop of the Shops
Just in time for Boxing Day sale madness, Yadana Saw investigates the use of music in retail spaces, and finds that there is a science behind the sounds we shop to.

Russell Brown - Music and Technology
Media commentator, music lover and enthusiastic early adopter Russell Brown talks to Melody Thomas about developments in the landscape of music consumption - especially those related to streaming - and the effects these changes might have on our relationships to music, and to the future of the industry.

Jan Hellriegel
Sam Scott talks to Jan Hellriegel about her work in music publishing. The interview is part of a larger podcast hosted by Sam and Melody Thomas, available for download above, or by searching Music 101 Pocket Edition on iTunes. 


Stomping Grounds: Mel Parsons
In the first of a new series, Stomping Grounds, West Coaster Mel Parsons offers us a guided tour of her hometown of Westport.

Mel Parsons and Joe Hollis

Mel Parsons with her old teacher Joe Hollis at Buller High School, Westport Photo: Hannah Herchenbach

The Pips 2015
In the inaugural edition of The Pips, Summer Music 101's very own (and very serious) music awards, Anika Moa honours the best of the best in categories unfit for 'proper' awards shows.

Anika Moa performing live at RNZ

Anika Moa performing live at RNZ Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski


APRA Silver Scrolls 2015 Live Performances
On Thursday 17 September, songwriters from all over Aotearoa came together to celebrate their craft at the 50th APRA Silver Scrolls awards.

As part of the big birthday celebrations, music directors Godfrey De Grut and Cherie Mathieson employed an orchestra to accompany the finalists' pieces, performed, as has become tradition, as cover versions. Andre Upston was on deck to capture those performances.

Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha and Tama Waipara

Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha and Tama Waipara on stage at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2015 Photo: RNZ

Six60's Matiu Walters in Session
Now based in Los Angeles, Six60 are back home for the summer to see friends and family, and play an eight-date tour through the North and South islands. Ahead of their summer run, Six60 frontman Matiu Walters joins us in studio for a stripped-back session.

Six60 live in London.

Six60 live in London. Photo: Unknown


The Mixtape: SOL3 MIO
In The Mixtape, musical guests compile a C60 and talk us through the selections. In the first of Summer Music 101's Mixtape season, SOL3 MIO's Pene and Amitai Pati and Moses Mackay introduce a playlist that runs the gamut from Luciano Pavarotti to Boyz II Men.


SOL3 MIO (L-to-R: Pene Pati, Moses Mackay, Amitai Pati) Photo: Courtesy of SOL3 MIO

Music played in this show

Intro music
Artist: Ruban and Kody Nielson
Song: SB-03
Composer: Ruban and Kody Nielson
Album: Unreleased

The Sampler roundtable - Best International Releases 2015
Artist: Tame Impala
Songs: Let It Happen, Eventually, ‘Cause I’m A Man
Composer: K.Parker
Album: Currents
Label: Interscope

Artist: Courtney Barnett
Songs: Depreston, Dead Fox, Pedestrian At Best
Composer: Barnett
Album: Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Label: Remote Control, Milk

Artist: Alabama Shakes
Songs: Don’t Wanna Fight, Dunes, Miss You
Composer: Howard
Album: Sound and Colour
Label: Rough Trade

Artist: Various
Song: Chesme Man
Composer: Dariush
Album: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Label: Death Waltz

Artist: Various
Song: Yarom Bia
Composer: Kiosk
Album: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Label: Death Waltz

Artist: Various
Song: Dancing Girls
Composer: Farah
Album: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Label: Death Waltz

Artist: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Songs: Can’t Keep Checking My Phone, Multi-Love, Stage Or Screen
Composer: R.Neilson, K.Neilson
Album: Multi-Love
Label: Jagjaguwar

Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Song: Wesley’s Theory
Composer: Duckworth, Clinton, Ellison, Colson, Bruner, Gardiner
Album: To Pimp A Butterfly
Label: Universal

Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Song: For Free
Composer: Duckworth, Martin, McKinney
Album: To Pimp A Butterfly
Label: Universal

Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Song: King Kunta
Composer: Duckworth, Spears, Burns, Blake, Jackson, Lewis, Gordy
Album: To Pimp A Butterfly
Label: Universal

Artist: D'Angelo and The Vanguard
Song: The Charade
Composer:D'Angelo, Kendra Foster, Questlove
Album: Black Messiah

Artist: Ornette Coleman
Song: Beauty Is A Rare Thing
Composer: Coleman
Album: This Is Our Music
Label: Atlantic

Artist: Delaney Davidson 
Song: Billy Bold
Composer: Graham Brazier
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ recording


Pop of the Shops
Artist: Wham!
Song: Last Christmas
Composer: Michael
Album: Music From The Edge Of Heaven
Label: Columbia

Artist: The Royal Guardsmen
Song: Snoopy's Christmas
Composer: Hugo and Luigi, and George David Weiss
Album: Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron/Snoop and His Friends
Label: EMI

Artist: John Travolta
Song: Greased Lightning
Composer: J. Jacobs, W. Casey
Album: Original Movie Soundtrack: Grease
Label: Polygram

Artist: Enzo Enzo
Song: Juste Quelqu'un de Bien
Composer: Enzo Enzo
Album: Putumayo Presents: French Cafe
Label: Putumayo 

Artist: Pet Shop Boys
Song: Shopping
Composer: Tennant and Lowe
Album: Actually
Label: Parlophone

Artist: The Beatles
Song: A Day in the Life
Composer: Lennon, McCartney
Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 
Label: Parlophone, Capitol

Artist: Lord Echo
Song: Bohemian Idol (DJ Day's Chair-Bro Remix)
Composer: Lord Echo
Album: Single
Label: Bastard Jazz

Interview: Jan Hellriegel
Artist: Jan Hellriegel
Song: The Way I Feel
Composer: Hellriegel and
Album: It's My Sin

Artist: Radiohead
Song: Spectre
Composer: Radiohead
Album: Single
Label: Private
Label: Warner


Stomping Grounds episode 1: Mel Parsons in Westport
Artist: Mel Parsons
Song: Non Communicado, First Sign of Trouble, Don't Wait, Another City, Friend, Driving Man, Far North Coast
Composer: Mel Parsons
Album: Drylands
Label: Cape Road

Artist: Anika Moa
Song: Running
Composer: Anika Moa and Jol Mulholland
Album: Queen At The Table
Label: Diamond and Kowhai

The Pips - hosted by Anika Moa
Artist: The Labcoats
Song: The Friendly Headhunters
Composer: Labcoats
Album: O Potassium
Label: Braille

Artist: Delaney Davidson
Song: Wreck on the Highway
Composer: D.Davidson
Album: Lucky Guy
Label: Rough Diamond

Artist: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Song: Can't Keep Checking My Phone, Like Acid Rain, Multi-Love
Composer: R.Nielson, K.Nielson
Album: Multi-Love
Label: Jagjaguwar 

Artist: Mel Parsons
Song: Driving Man
Composer: M.Parsons
Album: Drylands
Label: Cape Road

Artist: Average Rap Band
Song: Good Dudes
Composer: T.Scott, L.Tuiasau, H.Dicky
Album: Stream of Nonsenseness
Label: Young, Gifted and Broke

Artist: Snakehips feat. Tinashe and Chance the Rapper
Song: All My Friends
Composer: O.Lee, J.Carter, C.Bennett, T.Kachingwe
Album: Single
Label: Hoffman West


Live: 2015 APRA Silver Scrolls
Artist: Fazerdaze
Song: Dark Child
Composer: Marlon Williams
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ recording

Artist: Pass the Gat (Warren Maxwell, Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker) 
Song: Multi-Love
Composer: Ruban and Kody Nielson
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ recording​

Artist: Esther and The Means
Song: Get Out Alive
Composer: Mel Parsons
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ recording​

Artist: Ria Hall & Mark de Clive-Lowe
Song: Yellow Flicker Beat
Composer: Ella Yelich O'Connor, Joel Little
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ recording​

Artist: Shayne Carter
Song: Counting the Beat
Composer: The Swingers
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ recording​

Artist: Missy Elliott
Song: WTF
Composer: Missy Elliott
Album: Single

Six60 Matiu Walters session
Artist: Six60
Song: Special, Mine
Composer: Six60 
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ Music

Artist: Six60
Song: Hotline Bling
Composer: A.Graham, P.Jefferies, T.Thomas 
Album: Unreleased
Label: RNZ Music

Sole Mio Mixtape

Artist: Rod Stewart 
Song: Sailing
Composer: G.Sutherland
Album: Atlantic Crossing 
Label: Warner Bros.

Artist: John Denver 
Song: Take Me Home, Country Roads
Composer: B.Danoff, T.Nivert, J.Denver, 
Album: Poems, Prayers & Promises
Label: RCA

Artist: System of a Down 
Song: Chop Suey!
Composer: Tankian, Malakian
Album: Toxicity 
Label: Columbia

Artist: Mario Lanza 
Song: The Lord’s Prayer
Composer: A.Malotte 
Album: The Lord's Prayer
Label: RCA Italiana

Artist: Tom Jones 
Song: Green, Green Grass of Home
Composer: C.Putman, Jr. 
Album: Green, Green Grass of Home
Label: Decca Records

Artist: Kanye West 
Song: Diamonds are Forever
Composer: K.West, D.Harris, J.Barry, D.Black
Album: Late Registration
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

Artist: Luciano Pavarotti 
Song: Caruso
Composer: L.Dalla 
Album: Tutto Pavarotti
Label: Decca Classics

Artist: Boyz II Men 
Song: End of the Road
Composer: K.Edmonds,
A.Reid, D.Simmons
Album: Cooleyhighharmony
Label: LaFace/Arista, Motown