International News: Outward Sound Recipients Round 2 2024

  • International News: Outward Sound Recipients Round 2 2024
International News: Outward Sound Recipients Round 2 2024

International News: Outward Sound Recipients Round 2 2024

The New Zealand Music Commission | Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa is delighted to share the results for the Round 2 of Outward Sound 2024.

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, please visit the International section of our website here.

Congratulations to the 26 International Music Market Development Grant recipients this round:

1. Drax Project for a UK and Europe tour to promote the release of their album, Upside.

2. Keepsakes for a European tour and marketing in support of upcoming EP release on Perc Trax.

3. Swallow the Rat for SXSW showcase shows, plus an 11 date tour of the US East Coast and Mid-West.

4. Emma Dilemma to attend and showcase at Music Matters Singapore.

5. Beacon Bloom for a 4 date DJ tour of the USA and to attend Miami Music Week.

6. Rita Mae for USA and Australian writing sessions, collaborations and meeting with potential publishers.

7. Vera Ellen for showcasing at the New Colossus fest and SXSW Austin 2024.

8. Dick Move for a 22 date tour of Europe in support of sophomore album, Wet.

9. IA for a Canadian tour in August 2024 including attending and performing at an indigenous Music festival in Quebec.

10. WHO SHOT SCOTT for attending and performing at Music Matters showcase conference in Singapore to connect with promoters and industry professionals in South East Asian territories.

11. Theia x TE KAAHU for shows and festivals across the US and Canada, including Babes on Babes in Vancouver, Belltown Bloom Festival in Seattle, Miami Beach Pride and the Women’s Freedom Festival at West Hollywood Pride.

12. Mel Parsons for Canada tour and performing at Western Canadian Festivals July 2024.

13. Julian Temple Duo for 14 date collaborative music and dance tour of Australia in support of release of latest record Tunnels with festival performances at the Townsville Folk Festival.

14. Chiccoreli & Tali for undertaking a ‘Chiccoreli and Tali’ tour of both the UK and Europe in support of all recent single releases, to promote upcoming unreleased material and to create further international connections.

15. Georgia Lines for a 15 date US tour supporting Priya Ragu in March and April 2024.

16. The Beths for two festival appearances at Coachella 2024 and playing to new/emerging markets on the West Coast of the USA.

17. Kora for a 4 date double headliner tour with The Black Seeds.

18. Xile for European and Australian Tour with Nasty (Germany).

19. MACEY for a 3 month writing and networking trip in the UK in preparation for next album to be released via Warner Music New Zealand.

20. JessB for a European tour in support of the release of her debut album.

21. Graeme James for a 12 date European tour in support of release of new EP Luminous Times.

22. Rory Noble for a Five AM Los Angeles trip to collaborate with artists and producers in the scene and to also promote and work towards deals for some of the local roster.

23. Earth Tongue for 49 tour dates of Europe and the UK in support of album Great Haunting, out via In The Red, plus showcasing at SXSW and The Great Escape.

24. 33 Below for 18+ date world tour including headline/festival plays in the US, UK, Europe and Australia.

25. Teo Glacier for exploring key market of South East Asia and showcasing at Music Matters Singapore.

26. Foley for LA Showcase and US and Australia publicity campaign to support their second album and 2024 goals.

Round 3 of Outward Sound 2024 is currently open for applications. 13th May Mei 2024 at 5PM.

For the remaining 2024 deadlines, please visit our website here.

More information on the scheme can be obtained by emailing

Media enquiries should also be directed to Artist photos are available upon request.

Pictured: The Beths | Photo credit: Frances Carter