MakingTracks - October

Music · Media Releases · 24th October 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 133 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 eight $6,000 grants for making a music video only.

This is the fourth Making Tracks funding round for the 2013-2014 funding year. So far this year, we have taken in 470 applications and we have funded 91 projects.

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

  • Avalanche City/Keep Finding A Way
  • Brooke Duff/Something New
  • Cairo Knife Fight/No Longer Silent
  • Delaney Davidson/Down On Me
  • Delete Delete/Gonna Change
  • J Williams/Broken Love
  • Jamie McDell/You'll Never Know
  • Luke & Amberly/Turn The Lights Down
  • PNC/Ride featuring P Diggs
  • Sherpa/So Hard
  • SJD/I Wanna Be Foolish
  • Street Chant/Coastguard
  • Tami Neilson/Walk Back To Your Arms
  • Taye Williams/Now Or Never featuring Tyree & Drew
  • The Veils/In The Nightfall

    Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 8 Making Tracks projects in the October 2013 round, being funding for making a music video only -

  • Abby Lee/Daylight
  • Doprah/Stranger People
  • Shapeshifter/Endless
  • Sons Of Zion/The Weekend
  • Suren Unka/Flee featuring Dahnu Graham
  • The Map Room/Pilot
  • The Wyld/Odyssey
  • Tom Lark/Haircut

The October Making Tracks Panel was -

Leon Wratt [The Edge; Auckland]
Pennie Blair [bFM, Auckland]
Phoebe Spiers [C4; Auckland]
Andrew Tidball [Cheese On Toast; Auckland]
David Saunders [CPIT Jazz School; Christchurch]
Joost Langeveld [Big Pop Studios, Auckland]
Jeff Newton [NZ On Air]

The next Making Tracks funding round - the last for 2013 - closes at 5.00pm on Friday 01 November.

Applications can be made online at