Funding of between $10,000 and $40,000 is available for multi-song projects – which includes an up to $4,000 (10%) Artist Creation Fee.

NZ On Air will pay on a 80% reimbursement basis, meaning that the music company/ applicant must co-invest a minimum of 20% of the costs of completing the Project.

Please note: the 10% Artist Creation Fee is optional. The artist or rights holder can decide to invest that fee into the overall project campaign if they wish.

To determine your eligibility to apply for New Music Project funding please read the pre application criteria document.

Project funding requires the involvement of a third-party NZ-based professional music company in the project. Confirmation of this involvement will be required in writing. If you are eligible to apply for Project funding the full application must contain:

  • A project overview including KPI’s
  • Recording and production plan and budget
  • Release plan
  • Marketing and promotional plan and budget
  • Full project timeline
  • Evidence of co-funding commitment
  • Artist track record
  • Company track record for music releases
  • Audio of 2 – 3 demo recordings

New Music Project 2022 – all rounds close at 4pm

  • Thursday 10 February
  • Thursday 28 April
  • Thursday 21 July
  • Thursday 29 September

Potential applicants must first email a one-paragraph project overview to at least two weeks before the funding deadline.

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