Recorded Music NZ is keenly aware of the circumstances and difficulties many in our music community are facing as a result of Covid-19. In response, we have made the decision to suspend all Recorded Music – Music grants for 2020, and contribute what funds we have available to our industry charity MusicHelps to support its activities and the vital support its provides to our people and our industry as we navigate through this crisis.

MusicHelps can currently assist via its Wellbeing Service and the Benevolent Fund and these services are available to anyone working within the NZ Music industry:



We appreciate that this change may affect some of your 2020 planning and our support of your project. Please make contact with us to discuss what this may mean to you and alternative ways we may be able to help.


If you would also like to support the work of Music Helps and our music community, donations can be made here: