Outward Sound Recipients Round 2 2023

June 16th 2023
The New Zealand Music Commission | Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa is pleased to share the results for Round 2 of Outward Sound this year.

Outward Sound provides assistance for market development initiatives, encouraging and supporting the entry of New Zealand music and musicians into global markets. New Zealand music industry practitioners (artists, managers etc.) and firms (record companies and associated businesses) can apply for assistance through the programme for a range of international market development activities including:


•           Market visits

•           In-market representation

•           Publicity and promotion

•           Marketing materials

•           Showcases, trade fairs and other events


The Outward Sound programme is implemented and managed by the New Zealand Music Commission. It is inclusive of music from all genres, styles and niches and applicants may target the international markets that are appropriate to them. Bands, composers, songwriters, producers, and solo artists - at different stages of international market development - are able to access the programme. The foundations of the programme are research, collaboration, network development and information sharing.


For further information visit: http://nzmusic.org.nz/international/


Congratulations to the twenty-five International Music Market Development Grant recipients this round:


1.     Katchafire’s Always With You 2023 European Tour.


2.     THEIA’s North American trip for US Pride club shows and festivals and TE KAAHU’s Canadian tour.


3.     Mild Orange’s 20-date North American tour supporting Phum Viphurit.


4.     SXMPRA’s seven-date co-headline North American tour with fellow NZ artist, lilbubblegum, and a four date UK/EU tour in support of the release of SXMPRA's THE EVIL IN WHICH WE THRIVE EP (via 10k Projects).


5.     Banks Arcade’s 28-date tour of North America supporting The Plot In You.


6.     Jackie Bristow touring Europe and USA, showcasing at Americana Fest Nashville and opening for Boz Scaggs.


7.     Jonathan Bree’s headline tour of Europe in support of  Pre-Code Hollywood album release.


8.     lilbubblegum’s seven-date co-headline North American tour with fellow NZ artist, SXMPRA, in support of lilbubblegum's Nocturnal EP.


9.     Na Noise’s 35-date tour of Europe and the UK.


10.  Flamingo Pier’s Northern Hemisphere tour to support next EP on Razor N Tape Records.


11.  Lontaliuspromotional visit to the UK and USA to support the release of the new album, Life On The Edge Of You.


12.  Avantdale Bowling Club’s UK and Asia tour, including The Great Escape UK.


13.  Georgia Lines to showcase in and around SXSW 2023.


14.  Reb Fountain and all-star band to perform three official showcases at The Great Escape 2023 and one follow-up headline London show.


15.  Louis Baker’s 19-date tour of Europe and the UK opening for Fat Freddy's.


16.  Foley’s showcase in and around SXSW 2023 and to support Australian PR for debut album, Crowd Pleaser.


17.  33 Below’s trip to the USA and UK for writing sessions for EP 2, market development, and live shows.


18.  Will Swinton’s four show performances in UK and Europe for introduction into the UK and European markets, including showcasing at The Great Escape and Primavera Pro.


19.  Blindfolded and Led to the Woods’ four-date tour of Australia in support of release of fourth album through Prosthetic Records.


20.  Hans Pucket’s showcase at SXSW 2023.


21.  Marlin’s Dreaming’s three-stop tour of Australia including a festival appearance.


22.  Tami Nielson’s trip to reestablish presence in US market with shows, supports, collaborations, media & TV filming, as well as performing at UK and Canadian Festivals.


23.  Huia and Rei showcasing at 2023 International Indigenous Music Summit in Toronto.


24.  Gracie Moller’s UK/Europe Tour in support of second single and debut EP.


25.  Borderline’s EP promotion to US college radio stations.


More information on the scheme can be obtained by emailing international@nzmusic.org.nz


Media enquiries should be directed to international@nzmusic.org.nz Artist photos are available upon request.


Pictured artist: THEIA | Photo credit: Nas Nixx

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