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. 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 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
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.
Twenty-five years after it was created, NZ On Air continues to move swiftly to ensure New Zealanders can find and enjoy diverse local content how and when they want it. NZ On Air's Annual Report 2013/14 has just been released.
It's a great way to keep informed, especially if you are applying for Making Tracks funding.