The Commission's music export office
Outward Sound has been set up to provide assistance for market development initiatives and to encourage the entry of New Zealand music and musicians into global markets. New Zealand music industry practitioners (artists, managers etc) and firms (record companies, associated businesses) can apply for assistance through the international music market development grants program.
Outward Sound is implemented and managed by the New Zealand Music Commission. The programme is inclusive of music from all genres, styles and niches and applicants may target relevant markets around the world. Bands, composers, songwriters, producers, companies and solo artists are able to benefit. Applicants at different stages of international market development can access the programme.
International News: NZ Artists International News: February 2018
The Aotearoa summer is a good time to reflect back on some of the recent amazing achievements of our homegrown musicians. It feels like the past twelve months represent a watershed year for New Zealand music on the global stage – and as 2018 kicks off, there is much to look forward to for the year ahead.