NZ On Air’s New Music Pasifika funding opened on Thursday 7 May, with all the details published on the NZ On Air website. This year, due to an extra allocation of government funding, NZ On Air is able to provide this funding round. This funding is looking for new songs by Pasifika artists, with support being provided for recording costs, video content and other promotion costs.
Applications are submitted online via NZ On Air’s application portal, with the final deadline being 4pm, Thursday 21 May. Here are the two main links for all applicants:
Music Funding page: https://www.nzonair.govt.nz/funding/apply-music-funding/
Guidelines PDF doc:
Also here are a few tips for our Pacific artists:
14 artists and tracks were funded from the first funding in 2019, which were:
Diggy Dupe (CI) Disciple Pati (The Boy Who Cried Woman) Emily Muli, (No More) La Coco (Back When) Lani Alo Music (Alo I ou Faiva) Mikey Mayz (Wild People) Queen Shirl'e (Queens Rise Up) RAZÉ + Poetik (Another Lover) Shepherds Reign (Legend) SNARE (Fika Gumz) Swiss (Island Kings) Tazman Jack (Eyes Closed) Tommy Nee (Criminal Minds) and Truce (Faded)
The Pacific Music Awards Trust is very grateful for NZ On Air, for providing this opportunity to our Pacific artists. We have been working with NZ On Air for this initiative and as part of the support offered to the successful applicants, mentoring will be provided by the Music Managers Forum and Pacific Music Awards Trust.
If you have any questions or need help with the application, please contact us or the NZ On Air team directly.
We are happy to encourage the creation of new Pacific music and look forward to seeing the great group of songs that will be supported through this funding for 2020!
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