MakingTracks - November

Music · Media Releases · 28th November 2013

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 144 applications, the heaviest round this funding year.

There are 12 $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and 12 $6,000 grants for making a music video only.

This is the fifth Making Tracks funding round for the 2013-2014 funding year. So far this year, we have taken in 614 applications and we have funded 115 projects.

"The level of interest from artists for NZ On Air support to record songs and make music videos continues to grow. And we know, based on the latest Vodafone NZ Music Awards, that these songs and videos are finding appreciative audiences, and that's what it's all about," said NZ On Air Music Manager Brendan Smyth.

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 November projects follows -

Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 12 Making Tracks projects in the November 2013 round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song -

  • AHoriBuzz/Providence
  • Banglade$h/Hour Glass
  • Benny Tipene/Make You Mine
  • Concord Dawn/Blessings featuring Tali
  • Dan Aux/Kelly Bundy
  • Grand Rapids/Wreck & Ruin
  • Helen Corry/Time
  • I Am Giant/Death Of You
  • Moorhouse/Take A Picture
  • Surf City/Leave Yer Worries
  • Tomorrow People/Daydreamer
  • Yuma Zouma/The Brae

 Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 12 Making Tracks projects in the November 2013 round, being funding for making a music video only -

  • All The Colours/Where Did You Go
  • Andrew Keoghan/Queues At Danni Keys
  • Avalanche City/Take Me To The Wild Places
  • Black Minnaloushe/Of Late
  • Brooke Duff/Nothing Compares
  • CTFD x P Money/New Love
  • James Reid/More Than I Was
  • Midnight Gallery/Scars featuring Raiza Biza
  • P Money/Baddest featuring Gappy Ranks
  • Raiza Biza/Flashbacks
  • Sheep, Dog & Wolf/Breathe
  • The Wyld/Confusion

 The November Making Tracks Panel was -

  • Willy Macalister [George FM; Auckland]
  • James Meharry [RDU; Christchurch]
  • Gaye Stebbing [Juice Music Television; Auckland]
  • Kirsten Johnstone [Music 101, RNZ National; Wellington]
  • Lydia Jenkin; [NZ Herald Time Out; Auckland]
  • Malcolm Welsford [Welsford Music Production; Auckland]
  • Tania Dean [NZ On Air; Auckland]

This is the last Making Tracks funding round for the 2013 calendar year. The next Making Tracks funding round - the first for 2014 - is the February round, which closes at 5.00pm on Saturday 01 February.

Applications can be made online at