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Every single day, virtually every New Zealander hears recorded songs.
They form an important, emotionally connected environment from which we draw joy, energy, poignancy, life’s lessons and so much more.

The Play It Strange Trust was established in November 2003 for the purpose of encouraging young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance.  

In promoting this purpose, the Trust wishes also to:
Provide young New Zealanders with positive role models.  Give life skills to young New Zealanders, such as self-confidence, reliability, responsibility, communication and leadership, which will enable those young persons to make a positive contribution to New Zealand communities.

Shining a spotlight into NZ secondary schools to bring into the light the great songs that are written by our youth.  Play it Strange run songwriting competitions - the principal competition being the Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition which has been running for over 10 years.  Songwriters of all ages have blossomed in this competition and gone onto substantial post-school careers - including Kimbra, Annah Mac, Graham Candy (currently successful in Germany), Eden Roberts (USA), Jake Cropley (recent star of the Scottish Celtic Connections festival), Jesse Sheehan and many more…
For more information please visit the Trust's website