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.
We’ve just launched a new stream of Music funding to assist with the creation of music content for children called 'New Music Kids'. There will be two funding rounds for New Music Kids in 2018
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.
We also provide funding to promote NZ Music. Latest funding decisions for these promotional activies are here.
NZ On Air’s third Diversity Report shows a reasonable mix of diversity in funded content creators in some roles, but some areas are lacking representation of women and Asian people.
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.
It's a great way to keep informed, especially if you are applying for Making Tracks funding.