July Making Tracks decisions

NZ On Air will fund 24 new music projects in its latest Making Tracks funding round.

The 24 projects were selected from a field of 130 applications.


Media Releases · Music · 30th July 2014

NZ On Air will fund 24 new music projects in its latest Making Tracks funding round.

The 24 projects were selected from a field of 130 applications.

There are 12 $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and 12 $6,000 grants for making a music video only.

This is the first Making Tracks funding round for the 2014-2015 financial year. In the last financial year to 30 June, we took in 1,284 applications and we funded 234 songs.

"We are off to a great start to the new funding year,”says NZ On Air Music Manager Brendan Smyth. “The chances of getting a song selected for funding are about one in five, but artists can increase their chances by having a look at the tips we have on our website under Music/Sound Advice.”

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 July projects follows –

(a) Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 12 Making Tracks projects in the July 2014 round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song –

Ash Graham/Restart
Ciaran McMeekan/Accelerate
Delete Delete/Heaven’s Never Been So Far Away
Jamie McDell/Crash
Jen Turner with Devan Abrams/Drained
Jupiter Project/You & Mel
Maya Payne/Falling
MayaVanya/Rockets featuring Tali
Ophelia/Play With Me
Sam Verlinden/What You’ve Done For Me
The Libres/Come Lay Around
Trinity Roots/Haiku

(b) Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 12 Making Tracks projects in the July 2014 round, being funding for making a music video only –

@Peace/Gravity
Anthonie Tonnon/Water Underground
Clap Clap Riot/All About The Weather
Devilskin/Fade
Donell Lewis/Won’t Be Long featuring Sid Diamond
Edward Waaka/No Enemy Of Mine
Lake South/Good Keen Man
Liam Finn/Helena Bonham Carter
Oakley ‘OG’ Grenell/We On It Now featuring Raiza Biza & Iva Lamkum
PNC/If It Wasn’t For Love featuring Nylo
Tami Neilson/Dynamite
The Heart Of Katherine/Baby Gives Her Love

The July Making Tracks Panel was –

Asher Bastion [Life FM; Auckland]
Jasmin Ziedan [Base FM; Auckland]
Ross Flahive [The Edge TV; Auckland]
Chris Caddick [Recorded Music NZ; Auckland]
Louise Kewene [Otago University; Dunedin]
Andre Upston [Radio New Zealand; Auckland]
Tania Dean [NZ On Air, Auckland]

The next Making Tracks funding round is the August round, which closes at 5.00pm on Friday 01 August.

Applications can be made online at www.nzonair.govt.nz/music.