It’s about great songs

We are about connecting great and diverse local songs with their intended audiences.

Pacific Music Awards

May 2014

Pacific Music Awards

The Pacific Music awards celebrate the diversity of Pacific music and honour Pasifika artists and achievements.

Devilskin

May 2014

Devilskin

A four-piece rock/metal band from Hamilton is storming the music scene

Yumi Zouma

February 2014

Yumi Zouma

A collaboration between three Kiwis in Christchurch, New York and Paris. Yumi Zouma is getting noticed.

Che-Fu - 2014 Pacific Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

May 2014

Che-Fu - 2014 Pacific Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Che-Fu was acknowleged at the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Music Awards for his significant contribution to Pasifika music in New Zealand.

Tami Neilson

March 2014

Tami Neilson

She’s a little bit of country, soul and rockabilly all rolled into an award-winning mix of Dynamite!

Taite Music Prize

March 2016

Taite Music Prize

The Taite Music Prize recognises outstanding creativity for an entire collection of music contained on one album. NZ On Air is an Official Partner of the Awards because we celebrate and support great local music.

Dawn Raid & Arch Hill

May 2014

Dawn Raid & Arch Hill

Record labels Dawn Raid and Arch Hill both celebrate 15 years in the game in 2014 with anniversary shows. NZ On Air has been proud to support artists signed to these labels over the past 15 years.

21 Years Of Kiwi Hit Disc

July 2014

21 Years Of Kiwi Hit Disc

NZ On Air is 25 this year and we are also marking another milestone. Twenty-one years ago NZ On Air produced the first Kiwi Hit Disc.

Shihad

July 2014

Shihad

Shihad have been making high-energy hard rock for 26 years. August 2014 marks the release of their 9th studio album.

Music Showcases

July 2014

Music Showcases

To help broadcasters make a connection with music or understand a song or an artist, we put on industry showcases. These showcases are an important part of the promotions work we do at NZ On Air Music, giving radio and music television broadcasters the opportunity to see acts play liveand get excited by the music.

Lake South

October 2014

Lake South

Wellington based Lake South is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer whose talents have caught the eye (ears) of this years NZ On Air Critics' Choice judges.

Waiata Māori Music Awards

September 2014

Waiata Māori Music Awards

The Waiata Māori Music Awards seek to ‘develop, encourage and honour the achievements of outstanding traditional and contemporary musical compositions and performances.’

Estère

October 2014

Estère

Estère Dalton is a lady of many talents. Relying on herself only for her musical accompniament and production, she has strong ideas and musical identity and has quickly made a name for herself in the New Zealand Music scene

Randa

October 2014

Randa

'An individual who is influenced by strong feelings and visuals,' Randa is making quite an impact.

Bring It Home

February 2015

Bring It Home

Bring It Home is an initiative from NZ On Air in conjunction with regional and city councils. The purpose of the scheme is to showcase and promote creativity and parts of New Zealand through music videos filmed in areas outside of Auckland. Currently Dunedin City Council is running with the initiative.

AllTracks

April 2015

AllTracks

AllTracks.co.nz - Regularly updated selections of great music from New Zealand available as live embedded playlists on YouTube Spotify and Soundcloud. Curated by artists and industry experts who know and love their genre.

Ciaran Mcmeeken

February 2016

Ciaran Mcmeeken

You may have heard Ciaran Mcmeeken's beautiful new single 'City' on the radio. It's a fusion of acoustic Pop and Folk sounds with clever lyrics and well-crafted, memorable melodies. He could be the next big thing to come out of NZ.

Lizzie Marvelly

February 2014

Lizzie Marvelly

From Elizabeth Marvelly: classical crossover singer, to Lizzie Marvelly: pop singer/songwriter.

Benny Tipene

February 2014

Benny Tipene

Benny Tipene missed out on winning X Factor. He came third. But that didn’t deter the 23 year old from Palmerston North.

Harry Parsons

February 2014

Harry Parsons

Harry Parsons — singer/songwriter from Waikato and overall winner of the solo/duo category of the Smokefree Rockquest 2013 — is on the road to a professional music career, with the release of his first single and video.