Our music mission is to get more New Zealand music played on the radio, on television and online. We fund songs and videos for broadcast and we help to promote them.
Music showcase · February 2015
Bring It Home is a new initiative from NZ On Air in conjunction with regional and city councils. The purpose of the scheme is to showcase and promote parts of New Zealand through music videos filmed in areas outside of the main cities. The first council to join is Porirua City Council.
We make grants of up to $10,000 — that's $4,000 to record a song and $6,000 towards making a music video. We call it Making Tracks.
Got a great song you think has great potential? Find out how to apply for music funding.
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 on line.
This month we have funded 20 great new tracks to the tune of $180,000.
A look behind the scenes of the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards celebrating 25 years of championing great music
A new independent survey of children has found that while TV is still the dominant screen in their lives, tablets and smartphones are now a daily part of most kids lives. Youtube is now one of their main sources of content.
Porirua City is the first local body to join forces with NZ On Air in a new incentive-based funding scheme which will encourage the filming of music videos outside of the main cities.
It's a great way to keep informed, especially if you are applying for Making Tracks funding.