Composers: apply for an Art Music Fund grant

Australian and New Zealand art music composers are encouraged to apply for a $5,000 grant via a new, simpler application process.

Kiwi Music dominates the 2020 Official Music Charts

Top album and single both secured by Kiwi acts for first time in 16 years


Today organisations from across the Aotearoa music community are announcing the creation of a new action group SoundCheck Aotearoa, with the aim of developing a safe and inclusive culture in the music community.

Reo Maori SongHubs
Participants Announced

NZ Music
Hall of Fame

Six iconic Kiwi acts to be inducted

2020 APRA AMCOS Board Elections voting now open

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This year’s nominations for the Aotearoa Music awards celebrate 38 finalists across 16 different categories.


Get your diary out, because we have a date for our 2020 Silver Scroll Award ceremony broadcast: Wednesday 28 October, 7.30pm, on YouTube!

New Zealand Music Commission
Announces Aotearoa Touring Fund

Celebrating The Winners Of The 2020 Pacific Music Awards

The Pacific music community celebrated another year of outstanding music at the 16th annual Pacific Music Awards.

Announcing the finalists for the 2020 Artisan Awards

Recognising the success of Aotearoa’s behind-the-scenes music talent

Pacific Music Awards Announce Lifetime Achievement Award and Event Format

Fijian guitarist Daniel Rae Costello to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Announcing the Aotearoa Music Producer Series
and Music Producers Guild

The Arts Foundation announces Shayne Carter
and Ariana Tikao as 2020 Arts Laureates

Rest In Peace Max Merritt

Licence requirements for live-streaming

Live streaming music licensing under COVID-19 lock down

Live streaming

Licensing advice for APRA members

Reo Māori SongHubs Announced - Applications Open

We're delighted to announce that applications are now open for our new Reo Māori Songhubs Program 2020, and will close at 5pm on Monday 28 September.

New Reo Māori
Name Translation

We’re delighted to announce that APRA AMCOS NZ now has a name and logo incorporating a new reo translation: Te Tautāwhinga – kaitito puoro, kaitito pūoru

Announcing Finalists for the
2020 APRA Maioha Award

Finalists Announced

Some of New Zealand’s best composers have been shortlisted for the SOUNZ Contemporary Award which celebrates excellence in contemporary composition.

music director

We're honoured to announce that Julia Deans is taking the helm as Music Director for the 2020 APRA Silver Scroll Awards.

Screen Finalists

Some of New Zealand’s best songwriters and composers have been shortlisted for two prestigious Screen awards to be presented at the 2020 APRA Silver Scroll Awards.

Earnings Insights
Access for Managers

You can now give access to a secondary contact (e.g. manager or bookkeeper) to view your Earnings Insights.

Live Streaming
Performance Reports

Submit your live stream performance reports by 2 Oct to get paid.

Top Five Finalists

We're delighted to announce the top five finalists for the 2020 APRA Silver Scroll Award.

Sustainability Grant
Recipients - second round

The second round of Sustainability Grant recipients have been announced, with a further 12 NZ members included, making a total of 58 NZ recipients.

Jenny Morris

APRA Chair and beloved figure of New Zealand and Australian music, Jenny Morris, addressed the National Press Club in Australia today. Much of her speech was also pertinent and inspiring for members in Aotearoa, so we're sharing her speech in full here.

Parachute Music wraps Song Week 2020

Parachute Music's 2020 Song Week saw almost 50 music-makers coming together for the 5 day songwriting camp.

Ross McNab

We're deeply saddened to share the news today that Ross McNab, a stalwart and legend of the country music community in Aotearoa, passed away peacefully in his home in Balclutha on Friday July 17.

Top 20

The top 20 songs in contention for the 2020 APRA Silver Scroll Award are...

How the Silver Scroll Winner
Is Chosen

Are you a little unclear on the judging and voting process around the Silver Scroll Award? Want to know how one song makes it to the top of the list?

Music Commission Announces Venue Infrastructure Fund

Part of a range of music initiatives the Government is supporting due to the impact of COVID-19, to assist the music sector to adapt and revitalise.

Jawsh 685 hits #1
in the UK

Congratulations to Jawsh and his team for the incredible achievement with 'Savage Love (Laxed Beat - Siren)'

The At Home Sessions – A Masterclass on live streaming your gigs

Sustainability Grant
Recipients Announced

We're delighted to announce the first round of 225 recipients of the $2,000 grants, including 46 New Zealand members.

People in your Neighbourhood with Pennie Black and 95bFM

A 95bfm podcast series with members of the NZ music industry

MusicHelps Overseas
Emergency Grants

Today MusicHelps have announced that they're making 40 x $500 grants available to kiwi music workers who are currently overseas

Vale Aaron Tokona

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Aaron Tokona over the weekend. The 44 year old incredible frontman for Weta, AHoriBuzz, Cairo Knife Fight, stalwart of Fly My Pretties, died after a sudden heart attack on Saturday.

Itching to upskill?

Whether you're looking to dabble in a new musical practice or to lift your live stream game, there's a lot of resources out there. Where to start? Check out these listings and videos.

NZ On Air

Announce New Music Funding Changes

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