NZ On Air will fund 24 new music projects in its latest MakingTracks funding round.
The 24 projects were selected from a field of 119 applications.
There are 13 $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and 11 $6,000 grants for making a music video only.
This is the eighth MakingTracks funding round for the 2014-2015 financial year. So far this year (since July), we have taken in 1,020 applications and we have funded 178 songs.
"On the eve of NZ Music month we celebrate the diversity of the music funded so that New Zealanders can find something local for them. In this round the diversity includes pop, rock, folk, a song in te reo Māori, and Christian heavy metal. Plus many more great tracks you will be hearing soon on the airwaves,” said NZ On Air Music Manager Brendan Smyth.
Decisions are based on the broadcast, music and audience merits of the songs that have been submitted, judged by a panel of broadcasting and music professionals.
The list of 24 projects funded in the April round is as follows –
(a) Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 13 MakingTracks projects in the April 2015 round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song –
(b) Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 11 MakingTracks projects in the April 2015 round, being funding for making a music video only –
The April Making Tracks Panel was –
Godfrey de Grut [Auckland University; Auckland]
Hale Speedy [More FM; Auckland]
Jeff Newton [NZ On Air; Auckland]
Miles Buckingham [Radio Active; Wellington]
Neil Cox [Christchurch Music Industry Trust; Christchurch]
Phoebe Spiers [The Edge TV; Auckland]
Ross Flahive [ZM; Auckland]
The next MakingTracks round closes at 5.00pm on Friday 01 May 2015.
Applications can be made online at www.nzonair.govt.nz/music.
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