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.
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.
This month we have funded 21 great new tracks to the tune of $170,000.
New research commissioned by NZ On Air confirms the majority of New Zealanders are still consuming traditional broadcast media - linear television and live radio - every day. However music audiences and the young are leading the charge to digital platforms.
It's a great way to keep informed, especially if you are applying for Making Tracks funding.