MakingTracks - March

Media Releases · Music · 28th March 2013

Decisions from NZ On Air's March 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 134 applications.

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

This means NZ On Air has funded 169 Making Tracks projects so far this financial year (commencing on 1 July 2012) from 933 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 March projects follows -

(a) Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 14 Making Tracks projects in the March 2013 round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song -

Anna Coddington/Bird In Hand
City Oh Sigh/Sometimes
Delete Delete/Sedated
J Williams/Never Let Go (featuring DJ Lenium)
K.One/The Same You
Lisa Crawley/Elizabeth
Panther & The Zoo/Promises
Seth Haapu/The Battle Sway
Sound The Ocean/Spring
Street Chant/Blah
The Emilys/Play It Cool
The Eversons/Baby You're A Jerk
The Sami Sisters/Jump Start
Tiny Ruins/Carriages

(b) Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 10 Making Tracks projects in the March 2013 round, being funding for making a music video only -

Anika, Boh & Hollie/Why Don't We
Autumn Splendour/Jeff
Beach Pigs/Paid In Ca$h
Donnell Lewis/If It Ain't With You
Ermehn/Remember When (featuring Selena Danielson)
 Pieter T/Your Love (Right Here)
The Bads/Good Lies
The Veils/Through The Deep Dark Wood
Unknown Mortal Orchestra/From The Sun

The independents on the March Making Tracks panel were -

Ande Macpherson [More FM; Auckland]
Pennie Blair [95bFM, Auckland]
Dan Wrightson [Juice Music Television; Auckland]
Emma Smith [Music 101, RNZ National; Wellington]
Amelia Murray [NZ Musician magazine; Auckland]
Ross Herrick [Dux Live, Christchurch]
Nic Manders [Ned Music; Auckland]

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