NewTracks is a monthly compilation of new songs from NZ artists that NZ On Air distributes to radio stations and other broadcast and online media throughout Aotearoa.

We run and distribute NewTracks to get more NZ music played on radio and featured on online platforms. NewTracks is distributed digitally at the beginning of each month; we no longer offer a physical disc (previously called the Kiwi Hit Disc).
The November NewTracks compilation is open for applications and closes Monday 20 November at 4pm. Click the button below to apply.

This will be the last round of NewTracks for 2023. The next round will open in January 2024.
The recommended release dates for the December compilation is for any singles released between 20th October - 31st December 2023. Your song will need to be within these dates to be eligible to apply.
For the application you will need:
- A broadcast ready song in mp3 and WAV formats
- A cover image (jpeg or png) to go alongside your song 
- Release information to help promote the song
The song does not need to be funded by NZ On Air - both funded and non-funded songs are included each month. To find out more about the music funding we have available, click here.
If you are applying for kids music, please go to our NewTracks Kids website here.
All 2023 dates and deadlines:
  • February compilation – Round open Monday 2 January | Deadline Friday 20 January, 4pm
  • March compilation – Round open Wednesday 1 February | Deadline Monday 20 February, 4pm
  • April compilation – Round open Wednesday 1 March | Deadline Monday 20 March, 4pm 
  • May compilation – Round open Saturday 1 April | Deadline Thursday 20 April, 4pm 
  • June compilation – Round open Monday 1 May | Deadline Saturday 20 May, 4pm 
  • July compilation – Round open Thursday 1 June | Deadline Tuesday 20 June, 4pm 
  • August compilation – Round open Saturday 1 July | Deadline Thursday 20 July, 4pm 
  • September compilation – Round open Tuesday 1 August | Deadline Sunday 20 August, 4pm 
  • October compilation – Round open Friday 1 September | Deadline Wednesday 20 September, 4pm 
  • November compilation – Round open Sunday 1 October | Deadline Friday 20 October, 4pm 
  • December compilation – Round open Wednesday 1 November | Deadline Monday 20 November, 4pm 


If you want to submit a track for consideration for the next NewTracks compilation, go here.

Applications are currently closed.

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If you are a broadcaster or authorised user, log in here to access the latest NewTracks compilation and the archive of earlier releases.

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