MakingTracks - August

Media Releases · Music · 29th August 2013

NZ On Air will fund 22 new music projects in its latest Making Tracks funding round.

The 22 projects were selected from a field of 123 applications.

There are 15 $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 second Making Tracks funding round for the 2013-2014 funding year. In the first round in July, NZ On Air funded 23 projects from 121 applications and in the 2012-2013 financial year (to 30 June), NZ On Air funded 244 Making Tracks projects from 1,282 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 22 August projects follows -

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

  • Bruno Merz/Set Of Wings
  • Elizabeth Marvelly/Generation Young
  • Five A/My Fault
  • Ghost Wave/Who's Doin' The Talkin'
  • Horsemen Family/Me & You
  • I Am Giant/Razor Wire Reality
  • Junica/I Know A Place
  • Louis Baker/Back On My Feet
  • Rasela/Summer Love
  • Robert Scott/Vertigo
  • Terrible Sons/Neptune
  • Villainy/No Future
  • Vince Harder/Lonely Road
  • Weird Together/No Compromise featuring Karima Madut
  • Zen Mantra/Bodysurfers

Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 7 Making Tracks projects in the August 2013 round, being funding for making a music video only -

  • Ginny Blackmore/SFM
  • Janine & The Mixtape/Little Bit
  • Moorhouse/Mama Said
  • SideKickNick/You Can Now Fly
  • Sola Rosa/Never Too Far
  • Spycc/Slow Down
  • Transistors/Professional

The August Making Tracks Panel was -

Ande Macpherson [More FM; Auckland]
Gabriel Calcott [RDU, Christchurch]
Phoebe Spiers [C4 Music Television; Auckland]
Duncan Greive [Music Writer, Auckland]
Martyn Pepperell [Music Writer, Wellington]
Andre Upston [Radio New Zealand, Auckland]
Tania Dean [NZ On Air]

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