Māori music

Te Māngai Pāho provides contestable funding for Māori music-related activities, like Waiata Reo Māori, Music Industry & Artist Support, and Waiata Takitahi.

Waiata Reo Māori

Waiata Reo Māori has been allocated an annual budget of $500,000 in 2020-21.

What gets funded

Funding is available for the recording and publicity 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, music video, publicist, campaign services, asset creation and other reasonable costs.

2021-22 Music Recordings & Publicity

Details about the 2021-22 Waiata Reo Māori funding rounds will be posted in coming weeks. Dates below are indicative only.

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Round 1
Fri 16 Jul 2021, 5PM
Fri 13 Aug 2021
Round 2
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

The 2021-22 funding round for Waiata Takitahi (co-fund with NZ on Air) will take place later on this year - dates below are indicative only.

Full details of the round will be posted in next few weeks.

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 2021-22
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

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