Making More Tracks - April 2014

Media Releases · Music · 30th April 2014

Decisions from NZ On Air’s April 2014 Making Tracks funding round.

NZ On Air will fund 23 new music projects in its latest Making Tracks funding round.

The 23 projects were selected from a field of 134 applications.

There are 16 $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and seven $6,000 grants for making a music video only.

This is the eighth Making Tracks funding round for the 2013-2014 funding year. So far this year, we have taken in 1,037 applications and we have funded 185 songs.

"This month four of the tracks funded are from artists or bands we’ve never funded before – so big congrats to them and we look forward to hearing their songs and watching their videos in the future. Remember to get out there and enjoy lots of local music in NZ Music Month starting tomorrow," 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 23 Aprilprojects follows –

(a) Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 16 Making Tracks projects in the April 2014 round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song –

Anna Coddington/Slate
Baitercell/I Don’t Believe In Ghosts featuring Kevin Mark Trail
Die! Die! Die!/Get Hit
Doprah/I Will Be A Figure 8
Eden Mulholland/Utopia
I Am Giant/Standing In The Sun
Jackie Thomas/Stars
Jeremy Redmore/Run, Run
Matthias Jordan/Sharp Colour
Princess Chelsea/We Are Strangers
Rackets/Cult Of Rackets
Signer/Happiness Is A Mess
The Emilys/Deal With The Devil
The Eversons/Emily
Tipene/Pioneers featuring Tyna Keelan, DLT & Dam Native
Whistlejacket/She Likes Pop Art

(b) Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 7 Making Tracks projects in the April 2014 round, being funding for making a music video only –

Black River Drive/Grenade
Jason Eli/Don’t Let Nobody Tell You
Liam Finn/Burn Up The Road
Midnight Gallery/Stuck In Our Ways
Stan Walker/Bully
Zen Mantra/Best Friends Forever

The April Making Tracks Panel was –

David Ridler [Radio Hauraki; Auckland]
Rachel Morton [RDU98.5FM; Christchurch]
Damien Daniels [FOUR Live; Auckland]
Andrew Tidball [Cheese On Toast; Auckland]
Matt Ealand [Rockquest; Auckland]
Nic Manders [Ned Music; Auckland]
Jeff Newton [NZ On Air, Auckland]

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

Applications can be made online at