Funding & Promo

Grants and Funding

http://www.nzonair.govt.nzNZ On Air is a government broadcast funding agency who are able to help find a wide range of local television, radio and music content. NZ On Air group, responsible for the ‘Making Tracks’ funding, and the montly production of the ‘KiwiHits’ CD sent out to all NZ radio stations. NZ Music Commission has various funding and promotion opertunities available (as well as free legal advice and several competitions) funding oppertunities, both for NZ promotion and internation promotion. Also provides futher information on other funding for the arts that may be available through other organisations. (Outward Sound)NZ Music Commission, getting kiwi acts into overseas markets. Kickstarter you set up a project with a budget, then invite friends, family, or random people who like your project to invest into it. From $0.50c to $5000 or more. is New Zealands first crowdfunding website. We provide an online platform for kiwi creatives, helping them connect with their social networks to crowdfund financial support.


Legal and Copyright Australasian Performing Right Association Recording Industry Association of New Zeealand Phonographic performances NZ


Promotional Support Supporting New Zealand artists and bands with music and video distribution, as well as help with merchandising. New Zealand music magazine. Promoting NZ music, artists, and bands, with a particular focus on getting that famous Dunedin sound into international domination. Articles, reviews, gig-gides, news, forums. New Zealand music magazine.




Awards and Competitions

(more will be added shortly- feel free to email us with your competition/award)


Age Solo Orchestral Instruments 16-25 Rock Under 19


Record Companies

arthousemedia is a boutique recording and production facility and is not in the business of “signing artists”. If you are after a recording contract we’ve included a small selection of NZ companies here (please note, this is provided for information purposes only, and we strongly reccomend you do your own research).
The New Zealand Music Commission goes out of it’s way to help NZ artists, with free advice and resources, ranging from how to organise a tour, to legal entitlements and grants. They also have Ben Howe giving his perspective on signing to a label:



Base Rock/Commercial New Zealand / Wellington Underground New Zealand / Auckland Commercial New Zealand / Auckland (EMI) Commerical New Zealand / Auckland
Tangata Records Maori New Zealand Alternative/Indie New Zealand / Masterton Hip Hop New Zealand / South Auckland Classica;/Genre/New Zealand New Zealand / Auckland Commerical New Zealand / Auckland New Zealand / Dunedin New Zealand / Dunedin