After many years of prevarication, Radio NZ has announced the establishment of a commercial-free, public service media platform for youth. Tahi exists to connect rangatahi with the music, stories and culture of Aotearoa.
The new platform will be editorially independent and begins with music streaming at tahi.fm that is at least 40% local, and across multiple different genres.
Music Scheduler Harrison Pali says that Tahi will showcase music from young artists that are starting out in addition to established acts from Aotearoa and the world.
“We think that the best type of music is made when an artist creates their own authentic sound, so you won’t just hear radio bangers on Tahi. Our audience research showed that rangatahi are passionate about lots of different music genres and artists, Tahi will play and highlight all kinds of music, especially local.”
Core local artists on the Tahi playlist at launch include Baynk, Benee, Chaii, JessB, Mikey Dam, Muroki, Paige and Sachi.