In 2022 Recorded Music NZ dedicated 1% of its net distributable income to contestable Music Grants for non-commercial educational, archival and charitable projects related to the Aotearoa recording music industry, to support development in the music community. Music Grants applications are reviewed and successful grant recipients decided by a funding panel of artist members, who also sit as Recorded Music’s Artist Committee.

In 2022 we supported 17 projects from across the recorded music industry with a Music Grant. These were:

• Aston Rd – Music Career Masterclass – Vocal Coaching Workshops
• Blue Riot Records – Making\\Waves
• Campus Radio bFM Limited – Archiving Project
• COMMOTION – Youth Music Colab – Nelson 2022
• Emily Wheatcroft-Snape – The Record Enable : Women in Music Recording Workshop
• Girls Rock! Aotearoa – To The Front Pōneke 2022; To The Front Tāmaki Makaurau 2023;
and To The Front Te Papaioea 2022
• Gus Te Moni – Beat Making & Production Workshops Rotorua
• MMF Aotearoa – Official NZ Music Month Summit 2022
• Music Producers Guild NZ Aotearoa – Boom Sessions
• NZ Musicians Union / E Tū / Paul McLaney – Industry Engagement & Template Creation
• Parachute Music – Artist Development Programme 2022; and Producer Residency – Studio Boost
• SOLE Music Academy – Collab
• SOUNZ – He Reo Tawhito – Conversation About Mōteatea Podcast – Season 3
• The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust – Amped Music Project
• We Are LOUD – Scholarship Programme
• Women About Sound – Music Production Programme 2023
• YMCA/Raise Up – New Found Sound

For more on our Music Grants programme, including funding round dates and how to apply, click here.