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.
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 21 great new tracks to the tune of $190,000.
A look behind the scenes of the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards celebrating 25 years of championing great music
New Zealand music buffs will continue to hear the newest local music on commercial radio stations throughout the country next year, with funding from NZ On Air confirmed for a total of 23 hours of local new music programmes a week across 11 networks.
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.