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 the Kiwi Hit Disc) 

To be considered for inclusion you need to be completely ready to release your song within the month of the compilation. You will need a broadcast ready song in mp3 and WAV formats, and an image to go with it. This song does not need to be funded by NZ On Air - both funded and non-funded songs are included each month. 

The next round will open on the Thursday 2nd September.
The next deadline is Monday September 20th @ 4pm for the October compilation.

Deadlines for 2021:
Friday August 20th
Monday September 20th
Wednesday October 20th
Saturday November 20th


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

Applications are currently closed.

Authorised User Login

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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