Looking for information on how we can work together to promote your music?

Check out the Music promotion page with resources to help you create your brand, get your music on streaming sites and how to use social media.

Contract initiation

Artists or music companies must enter into a contract with NZ On Air before any funding can be paid out.

You will receive a letter to complete and execute a contract, depending on which type of funding has been approved.

Please note: NZ On Air recognises that there may be logistical and financial pressures experienced by funded artists as a result of Covid-19. Please read our Responding To Covid-19 page for NZ On Air’s response and further information.

Budget template

We release funding in stages, or drawdowns, which are agreed during the contract negotiations.

After the first payment, artists or music companies must meet agreed milestones and provide reports on progress to receive further drawdowns.

See below for a budget template and information on what to include in your reports to NZ On Air.

Project timeline

Information on the general timeline in which you are expected to deliver your funded project.

Health and safety

Producers of funded music videos must be aware of their requirements must be aware of their requirements under the new Health and Safety at Work Act (2015).

NZ On Air along with the Film Commission, SPADA and industry guilds and organisations has funded the development of the website Screensafe as an industry resource for Health and Safety information.

Applying our logo to your music video

There are specific requirements for the accreditation of funded content when it is broadcast or uploaded, and in publicity and promotional material.

You can read about what's required in the document below.

Logo files

TWO versions of the logo bug are supplied.

"Light Version" is for use on most backgrounds, especially darker backgrounds.

"Darker Version" is for use on bright white or very light backgrounds.

The version you decide to use will depend on the dominant background colours/tone of the last eight seconds of the clip - i.e. the logo must be clearly visible against the background.

The NZ On Air logo bug should appear only once in the clip - towards the end. We no longer require the logo to be shown at the beginning of the clip.

The logo bug should appear with approximately 8 seconds remaining until the end of the clip.

The logo bug must be sited in the top left corner of the screen (16:9) as positioned on files provided.

The logo bug must be in the colour supplied.

Do not colour grade or change the opacity of the logo.

The logo bug must be on screen for 3 seconds (as provided).

Do not alter the speed or duration of the logo.

Please note:
The emailable 'NZOA bug' [Quicktime.mov] files contain an alpha channel to be used to layer the bug over your footage. The bug will look strange before it is matted as it is not 'premultiplied'.

To comp the bug over your footage use the alpha channel as a mat.

If your software offers a choice use straight rather than premultiply. This will give the best result and mean that you will get no coloured fringing around the bug.


- HD 1280x720 and 1920x1080
- PAL 1024x576, 720x576 and Anamorphic 16x9


- HD 1280x720 and 1920x1080
- PAL 16x9 @ 1024x576, 720x576 and Anamorphic 16x9