Recorded Music NZ sets aside up to 1% of net revenue, and makes this available for educational, archival/conservation and charitable projects that fall within the scope of the Music Grants programme.
The types of projects supported by Music Grants are:
Educational projects such as workshops and seminars or events aimed at skills development for those involved in the NZ music industry.
Archival/conservation projects which focus on the preservation of the NZ recorded music industry’s history, both current and older.
Charitable type projects that contribute to the vibrancy of the NZ music industry, and which don’t qualify for assistance from the NZ Music Foundation.
Through our Music Grants programme Recorded Music NZ supports the work of the NZ Music Foundation and you can find out more about the work it carries out at www.musicfoundation.co.nz
Criteria for a Music Grant
There are several criteria that need to be met to be considered for a Music Grant.
1. A Specific non-commercial project
The help you are looking for has to be for a specific project. For instance, you can’t apply for general overall funding, funding for recordings, videos, tours, marketing or anything related to the specific activities of individual recording artists.
2. Educational, archival/conservation or charitable
The project will need to be either educational or charitable and must contribute positively to the wider NZ music industry.
3. NZ resident
Applicants must be an NZ resident to apply and be either working in, or in some way related to, the recorded music industry.
Music Grant Funding
The maximum amount of any Music Grant is:
Individual Application: $2,500 per Grant
Group /Organisation Application: $5,000 per Grant
While the maximum figure is provided, we expect many projects may require a lower level of financial support. Your application should outline your actual costs and the amount requested in your application should reflect this.
An individual or organisation can only make one application in each funding round, but you can apply in the next round for a different project.
Music Grants are for one-off payment only and not for periodical or recurring costs.
We have four funding/application rounds each year.
|Deadline for Filing Applications||Decision Notified By|
|31 March||30 April|
|30 June||31 July|
|30 September||31 October|
|24 December||31 January|
You will either receive confirmation that your application was successful, or notice that we can’t help.
If you application is approved, your Music Grant will be paid to you by the date specified in your application, unless varied by the terms of our approval.
You will also receive details of our Music Grants terms, which include that you may be requested to provide receipts or other supporting documentation showing that the Music Grant was applied in the way we approved.
How To Apply For a Music Grant
We don’t require too much prescribed information – but the more detail you give us, the easier it will be for us to make a decision.
We give preference to applicants who can show they have a proven ability to plan and execute projects benefiting the NZ recorded music industry.
Complete the application form and either:
- email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
- post to Recorded Music NZ, Private Bag 78850, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1245
Music Grant Recipients
Recorded Music NZ is pleased to have supported the following projects through the Music Grants programme:
- Zeal Education Trust – Artist Collective
- Music Managers Forum / Back To Basics / NZ Music Month Summit, Control Programme
- Sounz Centre for New Zealand Music
- Youth Performance Trust (Smokefree Pacifica Beats)
- IMNZ (Going Global / Going Local / Release Programme)
- Waiata Maori Music Expo
- CHRISTCHURCH MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUST (BEAT BOX PROJECT)
- Play It Strange – Who Loves Who Competition
- APRA – Songhubs
- Yami Sounz Summit
- Digital Media Trust – Audioculture
- Creative Souls Project
- Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust – Ampd Music Project
- Mika Haka Foundation – Pro Music Series
- The University Of Auckland School Of Music
For all Music Grant enquiries
Distribution and Member Services Manager
DDI (09) 361 6836
DDI (09) 361 6839