MakingTracks - April

Media Releases · Music · 23rd April 2013

Decisions from NZ On Air's April 2013 Making Tracks funding round

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 108 applications.

Fifteen are $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and 9 are $6,000 grants for making a music video only.

This means NZ On Air has funded 193 Making Tracks projects so far this financial year (commencing on 1 July 2012) from 1,041 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 April projects follows -

(a) Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 15 Making Tracks projects in the April 2013 round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song -

• AHoriBuzz/Huka Shuga
• All The Colours/Shame (When The Art Is Gone)
• Beach Pigs/333
• Clap Clap Riot/Everybody
• Dead Found Followers/Careless
• Earthworm/We Had To Go
• French For Rabbits/Gone Gone Gone
• J.Williams/Ms Rita feat Sidney Diamond & Ria Hall
• Jesse Sheehan/Sunshine
• Lisa Crawley/Best Friend
• Mark Vanilau/Simplicity
• Massad/Love Is Gone
• Paquin/Quiet Heart
• The Eversons/Good At Making Enemies
• Urbantramper/Your Lung Meridian

(b) Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 9 Making Tracks projects in the April 2013 round, being funding for making a music video only -

• David Dallas/New World
• Eden Mulholland/Blueprint
• JBrown & The Mic Smith/Like This
• Kong Fooey/ Let Go feat Maitreya & Madame Butterfly
• Luke Thompson/Walls
• Mali Mali/Magnetic North
• P-Money/Celebration Flow feat Aaradhna & Talib Kweli
• Princess Chelsea/We're So Lost
• Tom Lark/Go Get A Job

The independents on the April Making Tracks panel were -

Tim Homer [Kiwi FM; Auckland]
Gabriel Calcott [RDU, Christchurch]
Maria Mahony [TVNZU; Auckland]
Trevor Reekie [RNZ National; Wellington]
Leonie Hayden [Rip It Up; Auckland]
Andrew Tidball [Cheese On Toast, Auckland]
Olly Harmer [The Lab; Auckland]

The next Making Tracks funding round closes at 5.00pm on Wednesday 01 May. Applications can be made online at