Making Tracks September decisions

Media Releases · Music · 26th September 2014

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 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 11 $6,000 grants for making a music video only.

This is the third 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 were able to fund 234 songs.

"This round we have a nice mix of experienced hit-makers such as Jason Kerrison and Ruby Frost and some total newbies such as Fazerdaze and NameUL,” said NZ On Air Music Manager Brendan Smyth. “Mixing it up means there is greater music diversity on our airwaves and up-and-coming artists get a break.”

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 September projects follows –

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

  • Benny Tipene/Good Man
  • Dictaphone Blues/Cryptic Lipstick
  • Eden Mulholland/Thoroughbred
  • Fazerdaze/Little Uneasy
  • Gala/Serendipity
  • Jason Kerrison/You Want Me As Me
  • Lakes/Daydream
  • Lontalius/All I Wanna Say
  • Racing/Stereo Fields
  • Ruby Frost/Comeback Queen
  • Titanium/Parade
  • Yumi Zouma/Alena

(b) Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 11 Making Tracks projects in the September 2014 round, being funding for making a music video only –

  • Anthonie Tonnon/Railway Lines
  • Fire At Will/Bloody Arcade
  • Ha The Unclear/Growing Mould
  • Las Tetas/Two Marriages
  • Mulholland/Sleep Forever
  • NameUL/Only 16
  • Randa/Rangers
  • Silence The City/The Chase
  • Spycc/Run It
  • Suren Unka/Whether Science
  • Three Houses Down/On My Heart

The September Making Tracks Panel was –

David Ridler [Radio Hauraki, Auckland]
Jason Mac [The Rock, Auckland]
Pennie Blair [95bFM, Auckland]
Nick Atkinson [Music 101, Radio New Zealand National, Auckland]
Leonie Hayden [Mana magazine; Auckland]
Tania Dean [NZ On Air, Auckland]

The next Making Tracks funding round closes at 5.00pm on Wednesday 01 October.

Applications can be made at