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Depot Sound has long been involved in supporting emerging local songwriters & bands and we are excited to announce that we will once again be running our North Shore Schools Songwriting Competition as part of New Zealand Music Month 2022! 

This was a huge success last year, with over sixty entries, and we’d love to provide the opportunity once again for local students to have the chance to come back and make use of the studios.

We look forward to working with the next generation of young musicians, and we have a great panel of expert judges who are excited to hear your original tracks!


There are 2 divisions for this year: Intermediate and Secondary school divisions.


  • Winners of each division receive 2 days of Studio time at Depot Sound with Guest Industry Mentors. 
  • Runners-up of each division receive 1 day of studio time at Depot Sound
  • All submissions receive a discounted rate of $40/h (+GST), valid until the end of 2022 (Limited to 8 hours studio time). Any time used above this will be charged at the regular studio rate.


  • Sven Pettersen & Ed Knowles (The Checks/Racing)
  • Taisha Tari (artist)
  • Rodney Fisher (Goodshirt)
  • Emme Lentino (artist)
  • Neil Baldock (award winning music engineer)
  • Noah Page (Depot Sound Manager)
  • Freya (2021 Competition Winner)


Submissions close on 31 May.

Winners will be announced on June 15th and will be contacted via email.


One song per band/artist*

*An artist in a group/band can also submit one individual song

See Terms and Conditions for details.

For any inquiries, please email:

Entry Form

To enter, please fill in the form below. Please include your name in the lyrics/mp3 filenames!

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About Us

Situated in the laid-back Devonport community close to cafes and the waterfront, Depot Sound is part of the open & inclusive Depot Artspace creative hub: a non-profit organisation set up to support creatives & audiences through an art gallery, professional creative development, publications and recording studio.
We offer friendly, professional and affordable studios for musicians and artists of all genres. Our talented team of experienced producers can take your project to the next level.

Our Team

Noah Page

Noah Page

Audio Engineer / Producer

With roots in guitar grunge and burgeoning pop tendencies, Noah has applied his insatiable musical obsessions to become one of the newest producer/engineers on the Auckland scene.

A master of technical research, Noah’s practical experience was honed through 10 years of recording experimentation in the home studio. Noah went public with the release of his band Universal Authors’ EP Error 404. From there he was selected by the NZ Music Commission for an internship alongside industry legend Neil Baldock at Depot Sound, an experience that changed everything.

Noah has a passion for drums, as well as playing keys, guitar and bass, and he moonlights as a studio supervisor at SAE Auckland when he’s not at Depot Sound. He brings genuine excitement and focussed energy to his recording, a process that puts the musician at the centre.

Studio One

Studio One is set up for high quality multi-track recording and is ideal for producing broadcast quality band recordings and mixing audio for video. The control room is spacious and comfortable with enough room for bands or production companies who want to be part of the recording or mix session.

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Studio Two

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