Friday, 25 Jun 2021



AOTEAROA MUSIC INDUSTRY TIMELINE

2021 - 2022


JANUARY

14th – New Music Funding deadline 4pm  

14th – New Music Development deadline 4pm 

14th – New Music Kids deadline 

20th – Industry Internship Programme applications close 5pm  

22nd – New Tracks deadline 

27th - Aotearoa Touring Programme applications close 

28th – New Music Pasifika deadline 

31st – Auckland Folk Festival 


FEBRUARY

11th – Best Country Music, Best Children’s Music and Best Jazz Artist Tūi nominations open 

11th – APRA Best Country Song, Best Jazz Composition, and Best Children’s Song entries open 

11th – New Music Single funding deadline 4pm 

18th - New Tracks deadline 


MARCH

18th New Music Funding deadline 4pm  

18th - New Music Development deadline 4pm 

18th – NZ Music Commission’s Gig Starters Seminar, Palmerston North 

19th - NZ Music Commission’s Gig Starters Seminar, Wellington 

22nd – SoundCheck Aotearoa online zoom workshop 6pm – 9pm  

23rd - SoundCheck Aotearoa online zoom workshop 6pm – 9pm 

23rd - New Tracks deadline 

23rd – Girls Rock! To The Front applications open 

23rd – MMF Back to Basics seminar, Christchurch 

24th – Aotearoa Touring Programme applications close 

26th - NZ Music Commission’s Gig Starters Seminar, Christchurch 

27th - NZ Music Commission’s Gig Starters Seminar, Dunedin 

31st - NZ Music Commission’s Gig Starters Seminar, Hamilton 


APRIL

1st – Young Gig Makers Grant applications open 

1st - NZ Music Commission’s Gig Starters Seminar, Auckland 

6th – SoundCheck Aotearoa workshop for Women, Non-Binary, and Non-Conforming people, Auckland 

9th – Pacific Music Awards entries open 

15th - New Music Single funding deadline 4pm 

19th – Outward Sound Grant applications close 5pm 

20th – Taite Music Prize awards ceremony at Q Theatre 

22nd - New Tracks deadline 

30th – Young Gig Makes Grant applications close 5pm 


MAY
 – 
Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa/NZ Music Month 

1st – Waiata Anthems starts airing on TVNZ On Demand 

3rd Silver Scroll nominations open 

4th - Going Local Invercargill 2021 

5th - Going Local Dunedin 2021 

6th - Going Local Christchurch 2021 

3rd – Pacific Music Awards entries close at 5pm 

7th – SoundCheck Aotearoa, Professional Respect training workshop (Auckland) 

8th – 9th – YAMI SOUNZ Summit at the Lake Wanaka Centre 

16th - NZ Children’s Music Awards at Tuning Fork, Auckland 

18th - Going Local Palmerston North 2021 

19th - Going Local Wellington 2021 

20th - New Music Project Funding deadline 4pm  

24th - New Tracks deadline 

28th – NZ Music Shirt Day 

29th – NZ Music Month Summit, Auckland 

TBC – Country Music Awards finalists announced 

TBC  Jazz Composition finalists announced 


JUNE

8th - Wellington Jazz Festival opens, Jazz Award winners announced 

12th - Record Store Day 

19th - 11th July – Matariki Festival, Auckland 

19th - SOUNZ Hui Wāhine Wānanga, Wellington 

22nd - New Tracks deadline 

24th - New Music Single funding deadline 4pm 

25th - Te Hirihi | The Spark, Whammy Bar, Auckland (12 bands, 2 stages, 1 room, hosted by kaumātua Rob Tuwhare) 

30th - Recorded Music NZ Music Grants Application deadline  


JULY

2nd - Soundcheck Aotearoa Workshop in Pōneke Wellington

5th - Outward Sound Grant applications close 5pm 

8th - New Music Pasifika deadline 

8th - Pacific Music Awards Finalist Announce 7pm

12th – 16th – Girls Rock! To The Front Holiday Programme in Pōneke/Wellington 

21st - Aotearoa Touring Programme applications close 

23rd - New Tracks deadline 

24th - Go Live Festival 2021, Industry Talks Ōtautahi Christchurch Town Hall


AUGUST - 
Te Marama Pūoro Māori / Māori Music Month 

5th - New Music Funding deadline 4pm  

5th - New Music Development deadline 4pm 

5th - New Music Kids deadline 

6th - Soundcheck Aotearoa Workshop Ōtautahi Christchurch

23rd - New Tracks deadline

28th - David Mitchell & Tiny Ruins: Words & Music - WORD Christchurch Festival

29th - KĀ WAI O TAHU: Marlon Williams, Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly - WORD Christchurch Festival

SEPTEMBER

1st – Pacific Music Awards ceremony at the Vodafone Events Centre 

2nd - New Music Single funding deadline 4pm 

3rd - 4th - Sonic September Mini Festival Christchurch Town Hall

6th - Soundcheck Aotearoa Workshop Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

10th - Waiata Māori Music Awards 

13th - Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 

17th & 18th - Going Global Music Summit, Roundhead Studios, Auckland

22nd - Aotearoa Touring Programme applications close 

23rd - New Tracks deadline 

30th - Recorded Music NZ Music Grants application deadline 


OCTOBER

7th - New Music Funding deadline 4pm  

7th - New Music Development deadline 4pm 

11th - Outward Sound Grant applications close 5pm 

14th - APRA Silver Scroll Awards at Spark Arena, Tāmaki Makaurau

22nd - New Tracks deadline 


NOVEMBER

4th - New Music Single funding deadline 4pm 

11th – Waiata Takitahi (‘single song’) funding deadline 

23rd - New Tracks deadline 

24th - Aotearoa Touring Programme applications close 


DECEMBER

13th – Outward Sound Grant applications close 

24th - Recorded Music NZ Music Grants application deadline 


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