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Music Managers

It's official, Matt Coleman is the New Zealand Music Manager of the Year. The man behind the success of Midnight Youth, Dane Rumble and Ivy Lies took the award from a very strong list of nominees. "I worked out I'm working with over 50 people under the age of 25!" Coleman said after receiving his accolade. Becs Caughey, who manages Shapeshifter and Ladi 6 among others, was one of the contenders at the Music Managers Federation event. Nick Atkinson talks to Caughey and Coleman about the trails and rewards of wrangling the biggest acts in the land.

Band Of Horses

Music 101's Kirsten Johnstone digs the latest Band Of Horses album recorded at Mussel Shoals, the studio where The Rolling Stones recorded Sticky Fingers. Hear tales of hotel rooms and recording booths dripping with history. The band are currently on tour with Pearl Jam and Johnstone finds founding member Ben Bridwell still getting accustomed to playing massive hockey arenas with the Seattle super-group.