Outward Sound Recipients Round 3 2022

August 30th 2022


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/


Outward Sound is pleased to announce the third round of grant recipients for 2022.

Fifteen International Music Market Development grants were awarded this round:


Reb Fountain

18-date tour of the UK/Europe supporting Marlon Williams and two additional showcases in Australia.


Princess Chelsea

25-date tour of Europe and a 2-day live session at Abbey Road Studios in support of the release of Everything Is Going to Be Alright via Lil' Chief Records in October 2022.



7-week North America/UK/Europe tour including headline shows, support slots for US artist RL Grime, and festivals including Tomorrowland in support of the release of debut album to be released via US label, Sable Valley.


Marlon Williams

18-date UK/Europe tour in support of the release of album, My Boy via label Dead Oceans/Secretly Group.


Mild Orange

18-date world tour in support of new third album Looking for Space via AWAL.



Collaborative songwriting sessions in the USA, UK and Europe with an additional headlinesshow in London and a performance at Tomorrowland.


Daily J

6-date Australian tour in support of upcoming EP release.



Two showcase performances at School Night in New York & Los Angeles in August 2022 followed by an Australian headline tour, including two festival appearances,  in September and October in support the release of Muroki's new EP via Olive Records/Universal.


Lil Bubblegum

US Market visit to meet with current and potential business partners.


Tami Neilson

UK, Europe and North American tour including showcasing at Americanafest in support of the release of her new album, Kingmaker.


Delete Limited

US Market visit to meet with current and potential business partners.


Kaylee Bell

USA O-1 Visa.


Georgia Lines

International marketing and promotion in support of the release of EP, HUMAN.


Albi & The Wolves

15-date Australian tour including multiple festival appearances.



Market visit to the UK/Europe to promote new album, including two festival appearances.



Seven BIGSOUND Showcase grants were awarded to acts showcasing at BIGSOUND 2022. These are:

Church & AP
Jenny Mitchell
Troy Kingi
Soaked Oats

Twenty-one BIGSOUND Delegate grants were also recently awarded to the following music industry practitioners to attend BIGSOUND 2022:

Cushla Aston
Helena Bakker
Pennie Black
Cary Caldwell
Mikee Carpinter
Jamie Crerar
Hariet Ellis
Damian Jones
Henare Kaa
Dylan Keating
Jayden Keoghan
Oliver KraemerLucy Macrae
Anthony Metcalf
Anthony McDonald
Craig Pearce
Pippa Ryan-Kidd
Clayton Spence
Nicole Thomas
Alieta Tomoana
Ashleigh Wallace


Applications for the next round of Outward Sound grants close on Monday October 10th 2022 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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