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 126 applications.
Thirteen are $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and 11 are $6,000 grants for making a music video only.
This means NZ On Air has funded 217 Making Tracks projects so far this financial year (commencing on 1 July 2012) from 1,167 applications.
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 May projects follows -
(a) Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 13 Making Tracks projects in the May 2013 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 Making Tracks projects in the May 2013 round, being funding for making a music video only -
The independents on the May Making Tracks panel were -
Mike McClung [Radio Hauraki; Auckland]
Aaron Hawkins [Radio One, Dunedin]
Gaye Stebbing [Juice Music Television; Auckland]
Lydia Jenkin [NZ Herald Time Out; Auckland]
Neil Cox [Chart, Christchurch]
Rikki Morris [Morrisound, Auckland]
The next Making Tracks funding round closes at 5.00pm on Saturday 01 June. Applications can be made online at www.nzonair.govt.nz/music.
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