Championing New Zealand music — on radio, on television, and online

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.

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.

Apply for Making Tracks funding

When we’ve funded a great song, our next job is to help put it in front of an audience. We do this through:

Kiwi Hit Disc 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 resouces to help you get your song funded, recorded and to help you find an audience, on radio, on TV and on line.

Help me get my music out there

NZ On Air Music Logo Files for Music Videos

This month we have funded 24 great new tracks to the tune of $192,000.

See the latest decisions