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. 

Application for 2021 have now closed. The next round will open on the Monday 3rd January and it will primarily be for singles released between 20th December to 12th February.

NewTracks Dates for 2022:

  • Round open Monday 3rd January / Deadline Thursday 20th January, 4pm
  • Round open Wednesday 2nd February / Deadline Sunday 20th February, 4pm
  • Round open Wednesday 2nd March / Deadline Sunday 20th March, 4pm
  • Round open Friday 1st April / Deadline Wednesday 20th April, 4pm
  • Round open Monday 2nd May / Deadline Friday 20th May, 4pm
  • Round open Wednesday 1st June / Deadline Monday 20th June, 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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