Outward Sound Recipients Round 2 2016

June 29th 2016
Outward Sound is pleased to announce the 2nd round of grant recipients for 2016.

Outward Sound is pleased to announce the 2nd round of grant recipients for 2016.

Ten International Music Market Development grants were awarded.


To assist in taking the new album Wild Things into major markets around the world.

Marlon Willams & The Yarra Benders

Perform on Jools Holland in London, the Conan O'Brien show in Los Angeles and at Latitude and Longitude Festivals in the UK - capitalizing on opportunities gained from SXSW showcasing.

Streets of Laredo

A month long North American tour in support of their debut single and release of their 2nd album - includes support slots for Shakey Graves & their own headlining dates.

Tiny Ruins & Hamish Kilgour

Tiny Ruins & Hamish Kilgour will tour Europe in May 2016 following the November 2015 release of their collaborative EP Hurtling Through through label Bella Union. Includes showcasing at The Great Escape.

Avalanche City

Showcasing at Canadian Music Week 2016.

Lord Echo

Promotional tour of Japan to setup the release of forthcoming album.

Hollie Smith

Promotional tour of Australia, performing shows to promote the release of her new single, and album Water Or Gold.


Eight date UK Tour including performances at Glastonbury Festival and The Jazz Cafe in London.

Maya Payne

Song writing workshops and collaborations in and around the Santorini Song writing camp in Greece.

Ciaran McMeeken

Travel to UK & Europe to co-write with leading songwriters, explore recording collaborations and networking opportunities utilising producer Greg Haver's connections.


Business Support Grants
The Outward Sound Business Development grant enables up to 2 representatives to undertake a market development visit. This involves traveling to the desired market (or markets) and meeting with companies/individuals and to capitalise on opportunities created. It supports managers, artists, and companies undertaking business-to-business meetings as well as attending tradeshows and associated events.

There were two recipients of Business Development Grants this round:

Aston Road

International Delegate Grants
The Outward Sound International Delegate grants enables one applicant to attend a supported tradeshow. The current supported tradeshows are AWME (The Australian World Music Expo), BIGSOUND and WOMEX (The World Music Expo). The grants offer successful applicants 50% recoupable support up to an event specific value to cover flights, accommodation, registration and per diems.

Recipients of the International WOMEX 2016 Delegate Grants this round were:

Moretone Music Ltd.
Toni Huata Creations Limited and Waahuu Creations

Recipients of the International BIGSOUND 2016 Delegate Grants this round were:

Cape Road Recordings
Ten Years Ltd
Aston Road
Smoke Music


Applications for the next round of Outward Sound grants close on July 18th 2016 at 5pm.

More information on the scheme can be obtained by contacting Alan Holt, International Manager, at the NZ Music Commission on (09) 376 0115, or by emailing international@nzmusic.org.nz


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