Welcome to our staff playlist! 

STAFF PICKS is a playlist of the best new and new-ish Australian and NZ music curated by one APRA AMCOS staff member each fortnight.

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It's our 16th iteration of STAFF PICKS and this week we've enlisted the help of Michelle Grigg, Administration Assistant for OneMusicNZ.

Get to know Michelle a bit better below, while you listen to her top picks.


Describe your role at APRA AMCOS in one sentence:
I’m part of the OneMusic NZ client services team. I do a variety of administration tasks within the department, as well as administering and managing the NZ compliance program.

What is your favourite song on your playlist and why?
Cruise Control – Eskimos & Egypt remix, Headless Chickens. Flying Nun Records have recently released an extended reissue of Headless Chickens album Body Blow, originally released in 1991, and it’s bringing back all the nostalgic feels. I’m also excited to hear more from Chaii, loving her track Digebasse (Enough).

What’s the last gig you went to?
Red Hot Chili Peppers a couple of months ago. Seeing them live was on my bucket list as I’ve missed them previous times they’ve been to NZ, I wasn’t disappointed.

What’s the first gig you went to?
The first big concert I went to was Missy Elliot. I worked at a music store at the time and got free tickets, we left work early and travelled 5 hours from Gisborne to Auckland to catch the concert, we then drove all the way back to make it back for work the next morning. Oh to be 20 again!

My favourite music memory is…
There’s a few, but the one that comes to mind is an event called Synthony that I went to in 2017. The concept was a DJ, a handful of NZ vocalists and the Auckland Symphony Orchestra re-doing dance tracks from the 00’s (think Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim). It sounds crazy but it was one of the coolest music experiences, no one was sitting down!

Final thought
Music taste is super subjective, like what you want to like and don’t let anyone tell you it’s shit.

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