Māori music

Te Māngai Pāho provides contestable funding for Māori music related activities, like Recordings & Publicity, Breakthrough Projects, and Music Wānanga.

Recordings & Publicity

Music Recordings & Publicity has been allocated an annual budget of $500,000 in 2020-21.

What gets funded

Recordings & Publicity funding is available for waiata containing more than 50% Te Reo Māori, which are original and have not been released before.

Eligible recording costs: te reo consultant, studio time, studio engineer, music producer, music director, session musicians, mastering, and an artist creation/performance fee up to 10% of the total funded amount.

Eligible publicity costs: publicist hire, asset creation, campaign services, and additional social media.

For full details, please read the funding round’s criteria.

Funding round dates July 2020 - June 2021
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Round 1
closed
Wed 24 Jun 2020, 5PM
Fri 10 Jul 2020
Round 2
closed
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 5PM
Fri 11 Sep 2020
Round 3
closed
Fri 16 Oct 2020, 5PM
Fri 13 Nov 2020
Round 4
closed
Fri 22 Jan 2021, 5PM
Fri 12 Feb 2021
Round 5
closed
Fri 19 Mar 2021, 5PM
Fri 9 Apr 2021
Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Round 1
Fri 18 Jun 2021, 5PM
Fri 9 Jul 2021
Round 2
Fri 13 Aug 2021, 5PM
Fri 10 Sep 2021
Round 3
Fri 18 Feb 2022, 5PM
Fri 11 Mar 2022
Round 4
Fri 15 Apr 2022, 5PM
Fri 13 May 2022

Breakthrough Projects

Breakthrough Projects has been allocated an annual budget of $200,000 in 2020-21.

For full details, please read the funding round’s criteria.

Funding round dates July 2020 - June 2021
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Round 1
closed
Fri 17 Jul 2020, 5PM
Fri 14 Aug 2020
Round 2
closed
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 5PM
Fri 16 Oct 2020
Round 3
closed
Fri 19 Feb 2021, 5PM
Fri 12 Mar 2021
Round 4
open
Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5PM
Fri 14 May 2021

Music Wānanga

Music Wānanga has been allocated an annual budget of $60,000 in 2020-21.

For full details, please read the funding round’s criteria.

Funding round dates July 2020 - June 2021
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Round 1
closed
Fri 17 Jul 2020, 5PM
Fri 14 Aug 2020
Round 2
closed
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 5PM
Fri 16 Oct 2020
Round 3
closed
Fri 19 Feb 2021, 5PM
Fri 12 Mar 2021
Round 4
closed
Fri 16 Apr 2021, 5PM
Fri 14 May 2021
Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Round 1
Fri 16 Jul 2021, 5PM
Fri 13 Aug 2021
Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Round 1
Fri 16 Jul 2021, 5PM
Fri 13 Aug 2021

Music Industry & Artist Support

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

Funding round dates July 2021 - June 2022
Round
Deadline
Decisions
Round 1
Fri 14 May 2021, 5PM
Fri 11 Jun 2021

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