Welcome to NZ On Air's Music Funding Portal for New Music Single, New Music Kids, New Music Pasifika, New Music Pan-Asian and Waiata Takitahi.

If you are looking to apply for New Music Project or New Music Project Kids funding, go here.

To apply for New Music funding with NZ On Air, applicants need to first register with us at the link here. You only need to do this once and then you will be able to access all your funding applications from your dashboard.


New Music Kids funding round is open now. The deadline for this round is Thursday 8 August at 4pm. Results will be announced Thursday 5 September. New Music Single is now closed. Results will be announced Thursday 18 July.

NB - PLEASE READ: As of Jan 2024, the 'Artist Creation Fee' is now additional to standard funding commitment amounts. Should your application be successful in securing funding, we will send adjusted budget templates accordingly. As of Sept 2023, application eligibility criteria has changed - with previously released songs no longer eligible for funding. More on the eligibility changes can be found here.

The New Music Single criteria can be viewed here. There are 30 criteria options, you must be able to fulfil at least 10 criteria to be able to submit a New Music Single application. Please note - there is very high demand for New Music Single funding and we are usually only able to fund fewer than 20% of applications.

You can find all dates for 2024 NZ On Air Music Funding here.

If you have any questions or issues, please check our FAQ here.