MakingTracks - September

Media Releases · Music · 25th September 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 93 applications.

There are 14 $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and nine $6,000 grants for making a music video only.

This is the third 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 second round in August, 22 projects were funded from 123 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 September projects follows -

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

  • Dick Johnson/Can't Get Him There featuring Anna Coddington
  • Doprah/Lucid Visions
  • Fredericks Brown/Can't Pretend
  • Jamie McDell/Young & Dumb
  • Popstrangers/Rats In The Palm Trees
  • Raiza Biza/First Light
  • Sound The Ocean/Run
  • Swiss/Lucky Man
  • The River Jesters/Pony
  • The Rum Coves/Baby Please
  • Titanium/Unarmed
  • Trip Pony/Blow Me Away
  • Tyna Keelan/First Kiss featuring Scribe
  • Tyree/I'm Ready featuring Jae'O

Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 9 Making Tracks projects in the September 2013 round, being funding for making a music video only -

  • Breaks Co-Op/Sound Familiar
  • Clap Clap Riot/Keep Me Up All Night
  • Dead Beat Boys/Robotronic
  • Ladi6/Diamonds
  • Oakley Grenell/Happenin' featuring Stauny Pops & J Dubs
  • Sheep, Dog & Wolf/Glare
  • Sherpa/Quit Time
  • Sunken Seas/Seesaw
  • The Doqument/Legacy featuring David Dallas

The September Making Tracks Panel was -

Sarah Gandy [ZM Network; Auckland]
Sean Norling [Radio One, Dunedin]
Damien Daniels [FOUR Live; Auckland]
Graham Reid [; Auckland]
Dan Clist [; Auckland]
Jeremy McPike [York Street Studios, Auckland]
Jeff Newton [NZ On Air]

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