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A backstage pass to current musical issues.

Seasoned industry insider Trevor Reekie dodges past security to get to the heart of industry trends and happenings, pinning down the people with the good oil on the current state of the music biz, and where it might be going, as well as occasional glances over the shoulder to see how we got here.

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Close to the Noise Floor

12:00 PM.UK music journalist Dave Henderson, curator of Cherry Red Records' Close to the Noise Floor compilation, on the formative years of the UK's electronic underground.

Josh Rosenthal of Tompkins Square

2:00 PM.Tompkins Square's label head Josh Rosenthal chronicles his musical journey in 'The Record Store of the Mind', a book about his thirty years releasing an eclectic catalogue of American music.

Tigilau Ness - Unity Pacific

2:05 PM.Unity Pacific's Tigilau Ness talks about the years of music and political struggle with Trevor Reekie

Mick Fleetwood

2:10 PM.Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood on why he still has the blues after all these years.

John Metcalfe - The Appearance of Colour

2:30 PM.Trevor Reekie in conversation with John Metcalfe about his new album The Appearance of Colour.

Benjamin Clementine

4:30 PM.Trevor Reekie talks to Mecury Prize-winning artist Benjamin Clementine.

From Handel To Hendrix

4:40 PM.Trevor Reekie investigates how Handel and Jimi Hendrix were kind of neighbours, and Jimi's influence on the London scene of the late '60s. 

Analog Africa

2:00 PM.Trevor Reekie talks to Samy Ben Redjeb, the crate digger behind Analog Africa.

UB40 - Will the Real UB40 Please Stand Up

2:05 PM.Ahead of Duncan and Robin's Raggamuffin 2016 performance as part of UB40 Mk II, Trevor Reekie talks to the brothers  about the litigation that now threatens their family relationship.

The Amazing Nina Simone

2:05 PM.Upon the U.S. release of the documentary The Amazing Nina Simone. Trevor Reekie speaks about the remarkable talent and the life of the artist to the film director Jeff Lieberman.

Kiss 40th Anniversary Tour

2:05 PM.Ahead of their 40th anniversary tour, KISS's Tommy Thayer speaks to Trevor Reekie about his long-time association with the band.

EMI's Sampling Amnesty

3:35 PM.This September, EMI Publishing took the step of declaring an amnesty for all sampling declarations from its extensive back catalogue. Trevor Reekie talks to Alex Black about how the amnesty aims to build relationships with the sampling community.

John Lydon - What The World Needs Now

5:30 PM.The online and uncut version of Trevor Reekie and John Lydon talking about everything from mortality and natural history.

No Tag - Mistaken Identity

3:15 PM.Trevor Reekie talks to Andrew Boak, founding member of Auckland '80s punk band No Tag, who are reforming for a one-off show at Auckland's Kings Arms.

Bill Sevesi - A Lifetime In Music

4:05 PM.Ahead of his induction into the NZ Music Hall of Fame, Bill Sevesi talks to Trevor Reekie about his lifelong love of music.

Danny Goldberg - Bumping Into Geniuses

2:00 PM.Music industry impresario Danny Goldberg has penned a new book, Bumping into Geniuses, in which he details a career handling the PR for KISS and Led Zeppelin, running Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records and Mercury Records, launching the solo career of Stevie Nicks, as well as managing Nirvana and Bonnie Raitt. Trevor Reekie talks to the industry vet about the changes he's encountered traversing today's ever-changing music business.

Cowboys and Indies

2:30 PM.Gareth Murphy's Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry, charts the difficult relationship between the artists, technology and the 'record men' for the last 160 years. Trevor Reekie and Gareth Murphy talk about the relevance of this history when dealing with the current challenges facing the music industry.

I Feel Good - Larry's Rebels

3:30 PM.Back in the mid to late 60s, Larry's Rebels were one of the most electrifying pop bands on the competitive local circuit, who released a handful of hits that saw them all over the media, the charts, and the nation's bedroom walls.

Cheap Trick

2:00 PM.Trevor Reekie catches up with Cheap Trick founding member, Rick Nielsen, ahead of the band's forthcoming New Zealand tour.

Lead Belly

4:30 PM.A definitive new retrospective collection covering the work of Huddie William Ledbetter aka Lead Belly – Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection – has just been released. Trevor Reekie talks to Jeff Place from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, who curated the collection.

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