Important NZ Music Industry Dates

Listed below are NZ music industry dates for 2022.
These dates should only be used as a guideline, as they are subject to change.

Website
Music Funding
Resources For Musicians

PLEASE NOTE:
Complete applications must be received by 4pm on the relevant closing date, with the correct application form.

Funding of up to $10,000 is available for a single song.
This can now include a $1,000 (10%) Artist Creation Fee.

Application Form

Application Deadlines
20 January
7 April
16 June
18 August
27 October

Funding of between $10,000 and $40,000 is available for multi-song projects.
This can now include up to $4,000 (10%) Artist Creation Fee.

Potential applicants must first email a one-paragraph project overview to project@nzonair.govt.nz, at least two weeks before the funding deadline.

Application Deadlines
10 February
28 April
21 July
29 September

Funding of up to $10,000 is available for artists of Pacific background, for a single song.
This can now include a $1,000 (10%) Artist Creation Fee.

Round Opens
3 March

Round Closes
24 March

This is a new co-fund launched as a collaboration between NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho.
Funding of up to $14,000 (+GST if registered) is available.

Round Closes
18 February
10 November

Notification Date
19 April

Funding of up to $6,000 (+GST) are available to producers for a development of a body of work with one artists, with a minimum of three demo recordings to be delivered at the end of the development period.

Round Opens
20 January

Round Closes
10 February

More Info

Round Opens
3 January
2 February
2 March
1 April
2 May
1 June
1 July
1 August
1 September
1 October
1 November

Round Closes
20 January
20 February
20 March
20 April
20 May
20 June
20 July
20 August
20 September
20 October
20 November

Funding of between $2,500 and $10,000 is available, depending on the scope of the project.

Round Opens
10 February

Round Closes
3 March


Website
Creative NZ Funding Calendar

PLEASE NOTE: Complete applications must be received by 1pm on the relevant closing date.

ANNUAL ARTS GRANTS
$5,000 – $75,000

Opening Dates

1 February
14 March
26 April

Closing Dates

25 February
8 April
20 May

Notification Dates

1 April
13 May
23 June

TOI TIPU TOI REA – EMERGING MĀORI ARTIST FUND
$5,000 – $12,000

Opening Date
26 April

Closing Date
20 May

Notification Date
23 June

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
The Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship and The Jack McGill Music Scholarship.

Opening Date
1 February

Closing Date
25 February

Notification Date
1 April


Website

PLEASE NOTE: Complete applications must be received by 5pm on the relevant closing date.
Dates are indicative only.

MUSIC INDUSTRY & ARTIST SUPPORT

Opening Dates
TBA

Closing Dates
TBA

Notification Dates
TBA

MUSIC MENTORING

Closing Date
TBA

Notification Date
TBA

MEDIA PLATFORM
Waiata Reo Māori Features

Closing Date
TBA

Notification Date
TBA

ORO HĀPAI (Songwriting Collaborations)

Closing Date
30 March

Notification Date
8 April

WAIATA REO MĀORI

Closing Dates

18 February
15 April

Notification Dates

11 March
13 May


More Info

Prospective applicants need to contact Emily Crowther for access to the online application portal.

Closing Dates for Tiers 1 & 2
26 January
23 March
18 May

Results Published for Tiers 1 & 2
17 February
14 April
9 June

Closing Dates for Tier 3
TBA

Results Published for Tier 3
TBA


APRA MUSIC GRANTS
More Info

Applications Close
TBA

Notification Date
TBA

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

More Info

The next Professional Development Awards will be taking place in 2023.

ART MUSIC FUND

More Info

Applications Close
16 February

Notification Date
8 – 10 weeks after applications close


RECORDED MUSIC GRANTS
More Info

Applications Close
24 December, 2021
31 March
30 June
30 September
24 December

RECORDED MUSIC NZ – KAIWHAKAHAERE PUORO O TE TAU
MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Nominations Open
TBA

Nominations Close
TBA

Finalists Announced
The 2022 finalists will be announced at the 2022 Aotearoa Music Awards – Artisan Awards.


MUSICIANS MENTORING IN SCHOOLS PROGRAMME
More Info
Application Form

Applications Close
TBA

INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

More Info
Application Form

Applications Close
7 January
Internships start February 2022

CAPABILITY GRANTS PROGRAMME

More Info

Applications Open

8 December, 2021
2 March

Applications Close

19 January
25 March


THE ARTS FOUNDATION SPRINGBOARD
Website

Nominations Close
TBA


Website

PLEASE NOTE:
Applications must be received by 5pm on the closing dates, with the relevant application form and supporting documents.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC MARKET DEVELOPMENT/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Applications Due
13 December, 2021
11 April
11 July
10 October
12 December

Decision Dates
15 February
14 June
9 August
13 December
14 February, 2023

INTERNATIONAL DELEGATE APPLICATION DEADLINES

BIGSOUND – SEPTEMBER 2022 – BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Applications Due
TBA

Decision Date
TBA

WOMEX – OCTOBER 19-23, 2022 – LISBON, PORTUGAL

Applications Due
TBA

Decision Date
TBA


TO THE FRONT
Previously ‘Girls Rock’

Website

Website

Applications Close
15 September, 2021

Programme Dates
10-15 January


Website

2022 Event TBA


PARACHUTE ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

More Info

Applications Close
30 September, 2021

Programme Dates
February – November


Website

Entries Open
TBA

Entries Due
TBA

Region
Manawatu
Bay of Plenty
Nelson
Southland
Whanganui
Christchurch Solo / Duo
Waikato
Taranaki
North Shore
Auckland Central
Auckland Solo / Duo
Manukau
Wellington
Northland
Christchurch
Timaru
East Coast
Hawkes Bay
Central Otago
Otago
Wairarapa
West Coast

Heats
13 May
14 May
14 May



15 May
15 May
20 May
21 May

21 May
21 May
22 May
28 May
29 May
10 June
11 June

19 June


Regional Finals
10 June
27 May
10 June
21 May
27 May
27 May
28 May
28 May
10 June
11 June
12 June
17 June
2 July
8 June
11 June
2 July
17 June
18 June
18 June
1 July
1 July
8 July

National Final
TBA

Website

Entries Open
TBA

Heats
18 June

Entries Due
TBA

Regional Finals
25 June

National Final
TBA

Website

Entries Due
TBA

Heats
TBA

National Final
TBA


Website

Open to all NZ students – years 9 – 11
More Info

Entries Due
29 April

Open to all NZ students – years 9 – 13
More Info

Entries Due
22 July

Open to all NZ students – 9 – 13
More Info

Entries Due
1 June


HOOK, LINE AND SING-A-LONG
Write the song for NZ Music Month 2022
Website

Entries Due
TBA


Website

Nominations Close
8 February

Winner Announced
20 April

INDEPENDENT MUSIC NZ CLASSIC RECORD

Winner Announced
20 April

AUCKLAND LIVE BEST INDEPENDENT DEBUT AWARD

Nominations Close
8 February

Winner Announced
20 April

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD

Winner Announced
20 April

NZ ON AIR OUTSTANDING MUSIC JOURNALISM AWARD

Winner Announced
20 April


Website

NZ MUSIC MONTH
May

NZ MUSIC MONTH SUMMIT
TBA

NZ MUSIC T-SHIRT DAY
TBA


TE MARAMA PŪORU WAIATA MĀORI – MĀORI MUSIC MONTH

August


MATAURA LICENSING TRUST GOLD GUITAR AWARDS
Website

Entries Open
22 January

Entries Close
TBA

Finals / Winners Announced
3 – 5 June


NZ COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
Website

TBA

APRA BEST COUNTRY MUSIC SONG

Entries Close
Early March

Finalists Announced
Early May

Winner Announced
The winner will be announced at the NZ Country Music Awards

MLT SONGWRITING AWARD

Entries Close
TBA

TE KAIPUORO TUAWHENUA TOA – RECORDED MUSIC NZ BEST COUNTRY ARTIST

Entries Close
Early March

Finalists Announced
Early May

Winner Announced
The winner will be announced at the NZ Country Music Awards


Celebrating 53 Years
Website

Nominations Close
TBA

Awards Ceremony
TBA

ARTISAN AWARDS
The artisan awards include the following:
Te Kaiwhakaputa Toa – Best Producer
Te Kaipukaha Toa – Best Engineer
Te Puoro Ataata Toa – Best Music Video
Te Toi Ataata Pukaemi – Best Album Artwork
Kaiarahi Puoro o te Tau – Music Teacher of the Year (bi-annual award)
Kaiwhakahaere Puoro o te Tau – Manager of the Year

Awards Ceremony
TBA


TE KAIPUORO TAUTITO TOA – BEST JAZZ ARTIST
APRA BEST JAZZ COMPOSITION AWARD

Entries Due
28 February

Entries Close
Early March

Finalists Announced
Early May

Winners Announced
The winner will be announced at the Wellington Jazz Festival in June

TE KAIPUORO WAIATA TAMARIKI TOA – BEST CHILDREN’S ARTIST
APRA BEST CHILDREN’S MUSIC SONG
NZ ON AIR BEST CHILDREN’S MUSIC VIDEO

Entries Due
28 February

Entries Close
Early March

Finalists Announced
Early May

Winners Announced
The winner will be announce at the Sounds Fun Day in June.

TE KAIPUORO TAKETAKE TOA – BEST FOLK ARTIST

Auckland Folk Festival Website

Entries Close
TBA

Winners Announced
TBA


Website

Nominations Close
TBA

Awards Ceremony
TBA


The following information applies to the 2021 APRA Silver Scroll Awards.
Information regarding the 2022 APRA Silver Scroll Awards will be announced later in the year.

Entries Close
31 May, 2021

Winners Announced
3 March, 2022

NZ MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Announced
3 March, 2022

Entries Close
31 May, 2021

Winners Announced
3 March, 2022

APRA MAIOHA AWARD

Entries Close
31 May, 2021

Winners Announced
3 March, 2022

APRA BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC IN A FEATURE FILM
APRA BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC IN A SERIES

Entries Close
31 May, 2021

Winners Announced
3 March, 2022


Website

Entries Due
TBA

Awards Ceremony
TBA

APRA BEST PACIFIC SONG

Entries Due
May

Finalists Announced
July

Winner Announced
The 2022 winner will be announced at the 2022 Pacific Music Awards

The winner of the Recorded Music NZ Best Pacific Music Album category is presented with an official Tui and recognised at the 2022 Aotearoa Music Awards.


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