MakingTracks - July

Media Releases · Music · 25th July 2013

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 121 applications.

There are 10 $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and 13 $6,000 grants for making a music video only.

These are the first Making Tracks grants for the new financial year (commencing on 1 July 2013). 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 23 July projects follows -

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

  • Cocoa Jackson Lane/In Search of Souls
  • Elizabeth Marvelly/My Own Hero
  • Jan Hellriegel/Bottom/ Of My Heart (featuring Greg Johnson)
  • Julien Dyne/December (featuring Parks)
  • Leno Lovecraft/Paradise Planet
  • Luke Thompson/Oh Christina
  • Myele Manzanza/City Of Atlantis
  • Sunken Seas/Cataclysm
  • Surf Friends/The Sea
  • Tyson Tyler/Universal Language

(b) Funding of $6,000 for each of thJan Hellriegel/Bottom e following 13 Making Tracks projects in the July 2013 round, being funding for making a music video only -

  • A Dead Forest Index/Summit Down
  • Bangladesh/Better Day
  • Evan Sinton/Swinging Punches
  • Fire At Will/She'll Rev You Up
  • Joseph & Maia/Roll Up Your Sleeves
  • Laura Hunter/Driving In A Straight Line
  • Little Lapin/Foreign Places
  • State Of Mind/Mr Cover Up (featuring Perceive)
  • SuperVillains RMC/Durham Lane
  • T54/AC Parade
  • Tama Waipara/The Hunter
  • The Chills/Molten Gold
  • The Map Room/All You'll Ever Find

The July Making Tracks Panel was -

David Ridler [The Radio Network; Wellington]
Charlotte Ryan [Kiwi FM, Auckland]
Daniel Wrightson [Juice Music Television; Auckland]
Ian (Blink) Jorgenson [A Low Hum; Wellington]
Marc Royal [Christchurch Music Industry Trust / Chart, Christchurch]
Nick Roughan [Record Producer, Auckland]
Jeff Newton [NZ On Air]

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