Useful links for Musicians


Really helpful links for New Zealand Musicians…

NZ On Air – Apply for Music Funding

“NZ On Air’s main music mission is to get more NZ music played on NZ radio. We spend $5.4 million per year on a mix of funding schemes and promotional strategies to help achieve this”

Every year our fab NZ government dishes out money to help new recording artists.  Click the above link to find out how you can apply.

APRA|AMCOS – Songwriter royalties

The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) collects and distributes licence fees for the public performance and communication of our members’ musical works. The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) collects and distributes mechanical royalties for the reproduction of our members’ musical works”

If you are a composer/songwriter and your music is being played on the radio or in pubs or clubs or on music tv or being performed live by yourself or someone else, you can collect the royalties due to you by signing up to non-profit organisation APRA.

PPNZ – Phonographic Performance royalties here

“PPNZ (Phonographic Performances (N.Z.) Limited) is a not-for-profit company established in 1957 to centrally administer the rights of local and international record labels and recording artists within the New Zealand territory.

PPNZ is responsible for licensing and collecting income from the broadcasting and public performance of sound and video recordings of the rights owners it represents; distributing this income back to them (net of an administration fee). PPNZ can grant licences to any individual organisation or business playing or using recorded music in the public arena.”

If you own the copyright of a recording of a piece of music (as opposed to the copyright of the music itself) being played on radio or tv, sign up to PPNZ to collect your royalties.

Creative New Zealand Funding

Creative New Zealand is the national agency for the development of the arts in New Zealand. We invest resources in New Zealand arts for the long-term benefit of New Zealanders. Our statutory purpose is to encourage, promote and support the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all New Zealanders. (Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 1994). Our funding comes from the government through Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage and the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board.

Amplifier – sell your music online

“Amplifier.co.nz is the home of New Zealand music. We’re the only place you’ll ever need to go to learn about NZ music, catch up on New Zealand music news, listen to your favourite kiwi musicians, watch NZ music videos and purchase CDs and legal MP3 music downloads by kiwi artists. We started in 1999 and are the longest running legal music download site in New Zealand.”

New Zealand based company who can sell your mp3’s and physical CD’s online for you.

Gig Guides

Mukuna Gig Guide

Under The Radar

NZ Events

Groove Guide

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The Rock Shop Classifieds

NZGuitars.com Classifieds

BassPlayer.co.nz Classifieds

NZbands.co.nz Musicians Community and Noticeboard