New Zealand Music Month aims to boost the visibility and success of New Zealand music. It was developed to support the New Zealand music industry by creating a commercially successful platform for local performers. In 2000 airtime for New Zealand music on commercial radio stations made up around 10% of programming. By 2005 this figure had increased to nearly 23%. The amount of New Zealand music sold increased from 5.45% of the total market in 2000 to over 10% by 2004.
At this website, we celebrate New Zealand Music Month with 31 reasons to love New Zealand music. There is a different story for each day in May about the people, songs and issues that are part of New Zealand's musical heritage. These are a selection of random notes, not a definitive history of New Zealand music. If they provoke any memories or ideas, please feel free to get in touch and add to the collection.