NZ On Air – Music Funding 101
The ins and outs of music funding at NZ On Air, meet the Music Team and ask all the questions you may have about applying for NZ On Air music funding.
About NZ On Air Music:
NZ On Air Music funds the development, recording and promotion of single songs, multi-song projects and video content to help connect great New Zealand songs with Kiwi audiences. This is achieved through a number of funding rounds held throughout the year, including funding for New Music Single, New Music Project, Waiata Takitahi, New Music Pasifika, New Music Development and New Music Kids.
On the day you’ll be able to meet up and chat with our team: Sarah Thomson (Funding Advisor), Jeff Newton (Music Promoter – Platforms), Casey Yeoh (Music Promoter – Content) and Grace Leota (Music Contracts & Funding Co-ordinator).
A panel session with radio programmers and music directors from commercial and student radio networks across Aotearoa.
Shawn Cleaver – Assistant Content Director/Music Director at More FM
Shawn has been at More FM only for a month or two, after a five and a half year stint as Music Director/Assistant Content Director at George FM.
He is in charge of choosing the music for More FM, audience music research, and making sure all the local markets are kept in order. Shawn has been with MediaWorks Radio since 2012, working for Mai FM, The Edge and More FM, as well as George FM across on-air, sales, promotions and programming. Shawn is passionate about NZ music, having achieved over 20% NZ music content on George FM for the last two years in a row.
Shanieka Trask – Assistant Content Director at Mai FM
Shanieka has been with Mai FM since 2018 – working in various roles across the station. In September last year she joined the music and programming team, as Assistant Content Director. Shani has been with Mediaworks since 2016 and has a lot of experience in promotions and sales also. She loves live music/gigs, kiwi music and is the ‘reggae’ champion on station.
Greg Prebble – Assistant Content Director/Music Director at Radio Hauraki
Greg has been at Radio Hauraki for ten years, championing New Zealand music both on air as an announcer and off air, behind the scenes, helping to craft the station playlist on a day to day basis.
Liam Donnelly – Programme Manager at RDU 98.5FM
Liam is the Programme Manager and Breakfast Show host of RDU 98.5FM. He gets to experience both sides of broadcasting, and with a background in student outreach and activism, appreciates the role radio broadcasting plays in platforming Aotearoa’s new and upcoming artists. Liam’s goal is often to approach the arts industry with a wide scope and highlight artists all across the board. Liam also wants to ensure radio broadcasting can provide a unique perspective on current affairs and everyday life.
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