What We Do

  • What We Do
What We Do

What We Do

Whakahiato Puoro o Aotearoa – Music enriches Aotearoa.

The New Zealand Music Commission Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa is a government funded organisation that promotes music from New Zealand and supports the growth of New Zealand music businesses – both culturally and economically, at home and abroad.

The home of NZ Music Month, the Music Commission also delivers contemporary music programmes in schools such as the Musicians Mentoring in Schools Programme; provides music upskilling tools and resources, including the Industry Internship Programme; and runs the international market development and trade show programme Outward Sound.

Our aims are for a thriving New Zealand music sector through:
– Sustainable careers and music businesses
– Inclusivity, wellbeing, access and participation
– Internationalisation

The Music Commission reports to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage via the Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga.