2010 in New Zealand music

The following is a list of notable events and releases that happened or are expected to happen in 2010 in New Zealand music.




  • 1 May: Music television channel C42 launches, aiming to play 30% New Zealand music[3][4]

Albums released









  • 30 November: DARREN! by Darren Ross[20]


New Zealand Music Awards

The winners of the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards, or 'Tuis', will be announced on 7 October.

Number-ones in 2010

Record charts in New Zealand are published by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand every week.


The longest running number-one single in 2010 so far is Stan Walker's "Black Box", topping the chart for six consecutive weeks of 2010.


Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream was the number-one album for six non-consecutive weeks of 2010.


Now That's What I Call Music 32 (N.Z. series) remained as the number-one compilation album for twelve non-consecutive weeks of 2010.

Music DVDs

André Rieu's Live In Sydney 2009 has reached the top spot in 2010 for five non-consecutive weeks.

Radio airplays

"Black Box" by Stan Walker was the most-played on New Zealand radio stations for nine consecutive weeks of 2010.


  1. ^ "Gig review: Big Day Out 2010". Stuff.co.nz. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Parachute 2010". C4. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "New music channel launched". The New Zealand Herald. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "MediaWorks to Launch Digital Music Channel C42". Freeview. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Humour and The Misfortune of Others". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  6. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/my-own-way-album/id362758506
  7. ^ "The Experiment – Dane Rumble". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Love In Motion". Amplifier. Retrieved 4 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Intriguer". iTunes Store. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Live at Roundhouse London". iTunes Store. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Modern Fables". iTunes Store. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Evolution – Past, Present, Beyond". iTunes Store. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Until the End of Time - Opshop". Marbecks. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Stan Walkers' New Album out August 20". Throng. 2 July 2010. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  15. ^ "Witchrist Beheaded Ouroboros". Invictus. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  16. ^ Lambourne, Tim (16 June 2010). "Naked and Famous album set for August release". 3 News. Archived from the original on 23 June 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  17. ^ http://www.shihad.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&p=161634
  18. ^ http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/62039/perfect-flaws.html
  19. ^ http://ripitup.co.nz/contentitem/news-autozamm-black-river-drive-album-release-tour/1159
  20. ^ http://www.youtube.com/darrenofficial
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