Making Tracks - May

Music · Media Releases · 29th May 2013

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 -

  • Annah Mac/Crossfire
  • Blacklistt/Home
  • Die Die Die/Angel (Some People Will Have Their Day)
  • Ekko Park/My Crime
  • Five Mile Town/The Lucky Ones
  • Grand Rapids/Sorry, You're Crazy
  • Happiness Stan/Melville's Big White Whale
  • Lips/Freddy Bardot
  • Princess Chelsea/No Church On Sunday
  • Sherpa/Stars Aren't Play Doh
  • She's So Rad/Cool It
  • Streets Of Laredo/Laredo
  • Suren Unka/Golden Town featuring Gala Georgette

(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 -

  • David Dallas/Wire featuring Ruby Frost
  • Evan Sinton/Prisoner's Cinema
  • Gareth Thomas/Gone Cold
  • Jetski Safari/Like A Lie featuring Helen Corry
  • Ladi6/Automatic
  • Loui The Zu/City Of China
  • P-Money/Finding God featuring @Peace
  • Rival State/Aces
  • Shapeshifter/In Colour
  • Soljah/Message
  • The Make Believe/Til The End Of Time

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