Amplifier is the home of New Zealand Music
Amplifier.co.nz is the home of New Zealand music. We're the only place you'll ever need to go to learn about NZ music, catch up on New Zealand music news, listen to your favourite kiwi musicians, watch NZ music videos and purchase CDs and legal MP3 music downloads by kiwi artists. We started in 1999 and are the longest running legal music download site in New Zealand.
Amplifier is run by people who are directly involved in the New Zealand Music industry as musicians, managers, DJs, producers and sound engineers. We work closely with NZ artists and record labels to ensure that you're brought the latest sounds from Aotearoa. Basically we love kiwi music, we're passionate about New Zealand talent and we're immersed 24/7 in NZ music as a lifestyle and a profession.
We work without prejudice recognising that all kiwi musicians should be applauded regardless of whether they're signed to an international music label or recording through a 4-track in their bedroom. We take great pride in knowing that we've assisted dozens of kiwi acts on their rise from obscurity to national and international acclaim.
Some of the artists who have been with us since the early days include Scribe, P-Money, Fat Freddy's Drop, Goodnight Nurse, Fast Crew, Goldenhorse, Steriogram and The Datsuns.
We cover all genres and styles of music made in New Zealand including hip hop, urban, rock, pop, roots, reggae, electronic, dub, contemporary, ambient, spoken word, rap, funk, soul and jazz. As long as its kiwi, we're keen to be involved.
All files posted for download on Amplifier are licensed from the NZ artists or their labels, so each purchase sees money going back to the musicians. As well as stocking New Zealand CDs from the major labels and distributors we also provide a sales outlet for those kiwi bands and performers who don't have the luxury of a recording or distribution deal.
Amplifier is also a member of Independent Music New Zealand, an organisation dedicated to representing the indie record labels of NZ.
We're also the home of the Sounds From Your Hometown competition in conjunction with KFC.