NZ On Air


NZ On Air’s music mission was first established in 1991 to fund, promote and prosper New Zealand music on New Zealand radio and television. Major changes from 1 July 2011 will see a more diverse range of artists being supported for broadcast outcomes across a wider range of broadcast and digital platforms.

NZ On Air funds single recording and music video projects through the Making Tracks scheme, along with radio and music television programmes, and promotes NZ songs via the monthly Kiwi Hit Disc distributed to all local radio stations, media and associated industry.

MakingTracks NZ music funding:
Do you have a great song that you really want to get out to a larger audience via a broadcast and/or online platform? Then NZ On Air may be able to help with a funding contribution towards a quality recording of the song and a music video to help promote it.

NZ On Air can offer a contribution towards recording costs of up to $4,000 + GST, and $6,000 + GST towards the cost of a music video. There is a mandatory contribution required from the applicant of a further $2,000 + GST for the music video.

But before NZ On Air can help, we need to ensure you have done plenty of ground work in generating a real buzz for your act already. Building a fan base is a vital step in getting your music noticed. It's also important to set up a structure around you whereby you can effectively promote the music you make to connect with significant audiences.

For more on MakingTracks go to


B1/One Beresford Square
+64 9 377 2033

MakingTracks Applications

All other enquiries:
Brendan Smyth – NZ Music Manager
Phone: +64 4 382 9524