The Pacific Music Awards Trust are happy to share that the deadlines for NZ On Air’s New Music Pasifika funding has been confirmed for 2021, which are Thursday 28 January and Thursday 8 July.
NZ On Air has confirmed that funding of up to $10,000 is available for artists of Pacific background, for a single song- which can now include a $1,000 (10%) Artist Creation Fee.
NZ On Air will pay a maximum of $10,000 (plus GST if registered) for the eligible costs of recording a single, creating video content to promote the single and other promotion costs to increase NZ audience awareness and engagement with the audio and video content.
Applications need to be submitted online, by 4pm, for the 28 January deadline. All the information is available here: https://www.nzonair.govt.nz/funding/apply-music-funding/#new-music-pasifika
NZ On Air introduced New Music Pasifika in 2019, and the Pacific Music Awards Trust and Pacific Media Network have been involved with the funding initiative for the 2019 and 2020 rounds and proudly continue their support for 2021.
In June 2020, the New Music Pasifika round confirmed 24 songs for funding by the following artists:
Alimit / Inanay – The Tribute featuring Jagarizzar x Tiddas
ANTHEM / Joy featuring Marley Sola & David Ware
Diggy Dupé / Hype
Foundation / Start Love Over
Hawkins / Can’t Leave It Alone
IYBZEE & IYBZAY / Does She Really Want Me?
JARNA / I’m Fine
Juwan / Home
LEO / MerryGoRound
Lomez Brown / Feel The Motion
MAL / Say/Ne Pehe Mai
Raggadat Cris / Foki Mai
Sam V X bKIDD / Cruisin’
Samson Squad / Taku Vaine
Sapphire Matāfai / Dilemma
SEMA / Real
Shepherds Reign / Aiga (Toe Fo’i)
Tazman Jack / Myself
THE MITIS / See You Again
TJ Taotua / You and I
TONE6 / Another Level of Emotion
Tree / Afio Ane Loa
Village90 / To the Wire
VILLETTE / Angle
The New Music Pasifika funding is provided for Pacific artists, who are NZ citizens or permanent residents; and have a great unreleased song. If you need a hand with the application or have any questions, please contact the NZ On Air team (firstname.lastname@example.org
and/or email@example.com) or contact the Pacific Music Awards Trust: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a wonderful opportunity for our Pacific artists to receive financial support for their music – so check this out and apply!
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