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

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.

NZ On Air funds the recording of single songs and multi-song projects, music videos, and music promotion to make sure great NZ songs can connect with the widest audience possible.

Find out how to apply to one of our two New Music funding schemes.

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. 

NewTrackswe promote songs to radio stations so they'll play them.

Music programmeswe fund a number of programmes on radio and TV that showcase New Zealand music and artists.

NZ music onlinewe 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.

Help me get my music out there

NZ On Air Music Logo Files for Music Videos

This month we have funded 20 great new tracks to the tune of $180,000.

See the latest decisions

L.A. Women - Hurricane Love (Recently released NZ On Air - funded video)

We also provide funding to promote NZ Music. Latest funding decisions for these promotional activies are here.