Our music mission is to get more New Zealand music on radio, online, on any platform where the audience is.
The Music funding stream delivers music to radio and streaming services, and provides break-through opportunities to selected artists. We actively promote New Zealand music to increase its discovery in a crowded market.
Find out how to apply to one of our two New Music funding schemes.
Please be aware that your applications are covered by the Official Information Act – read more here.
When we’ve funded a great song, our next job is to help put it in front of an audience.
NewTracks: we promote songs to radio stations so they'll play them.
Music programmes: we fund a number of programmes on radio and TV that showcase New Zealand music and artists.
NZ music online: we reach out to the audience on line.
We have advice, templates and resources to help you get your song funded and recorded, and to help you find an audience - on radio, on TV and online.
This month we have funded 20 great new tracks to the tune of $180,000.
L.A. Women - Hurricane Love (Recently released NZ On Air - funded video)
We also provide funding to promote NZ Music. Latest funding decisions for these promotional activies are here.
A total revamp of the funding model was a major achievement for NZ On Air in 2016/17 as reported in the NZ On Air Annual Report, just tabled in Parliament.
NZ On Air has today released details of its plans to deliver great New Zealand content to New Zealand audiences over the coming four years in its new Statement of Intent.
NZ On Air will adopt a new single strategy and single media fund from July 1 2017, after receiving overwhelming support for the new approach from stakeholders.
It's a great way to keep informed, especially if you are applying for Making Tracks funding.