Māori music

Te Māngai Pāho provides contestable funding for Māori music-related activities, primarily: recording of Waiata Reo Māori; Music Industry & Artist Support, and Waiata Takitahi.

Waiata Reo Māori

Waiata Reo Māori has been allocated an annual budget of $1,000,000 in 2021-22.

What gets funded

Funding is available for the recording and promotion (including aligned video assets) of waiata containing more than 50% Te Reo Māori, that are original and have not been released before.

Eligible costs: Mātanga Reo/Te Reo consultant, studio time, studio engineer, music producer, music director, session musicians, mixing, mastering, video asset creation, publicist, campaign services. Other reasonable costs may be considered.

Funding round dates below are indicative only.

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Round 1
closed
Thu 29 Jul 2021, 5PM
Fri 13 Aug 2021
Round 2
closed
Fri 17 Sep 2021, 5PM
Fri 15 Oct 2021
Round 3
Fri 18 Feb 2022, 5PM
Fri 11 Mar 2022
Round 4
Fri 15 Apr 2022, 5PM
Fri 13 May 2022

Waiata Takitahi

Waiata Takitahi is a co-fund launched in 2020 as a collaboration between Te Māngai Pāho and NZ On Air. It was the first time the two funding agencies have officially joined forces on a music funding initiative. The ambition for the fund is to enable the creation of brand new songs incorporating Te Reo Māori to target big audience platforms. The next Waiata Takitahi round will open in October 2021.

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Waiata Takitahi
Thu 11 Nov 2021, 5PM
Fri 10 Dec 2021

Music Industry & Artist Support

The funding round dates below are indicative only, with more information to be posted in the next few weeks.

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Music Industry Awards
closed
Fri 21 May 2021, 5PM
Fri 18 Jun 2021
Music Mentoring
closed
Fri 21 May 2021, 5PM
Fri 18 Jun 2021
Media Platform (Waiata Reo Māori Features)
closed
Fri 28 May 2021, 5PM
Fri 18 Jun 2021
Funding round dates July 2022 - June 2023

No round information available yet. Sign up to our newsletter to stay updated.