November 2014 Making Tracks decisions

Media Releases · Music · 1st December 2014

NZ On Air will fund 21 new music projects in its latest Making Tracks funding round.

The 21 projects were selected from a field of 146 applications.

There are 16 $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and five $6,000 grants for making a music video only.

This is the fifth Making Tracks funding round for the 2014-2015 financial year. So far this year (since July), we have taken in 648 applications and we have funded 112 songs.

"This was the toughest round of the year, with more applications than usual and of a really high caliber. In our 25th year we are thrilled to see the strength and depth of talent continuing to grow,” 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 21 November projects follows –

(a) Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 16 Making Tracks projects in the November 2014 round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song –

Bulletproof/Light Up featuring Jupiter Project
Cymbol 303 & This Pale Fire/Burst Of Colour
Ginny Blackmore/Love Me Anyway
Kittens Of The Internet/Golden Lights
L.A.B./28 Months Later
Ladies & Gentlemen/You Make Me So High
Maala/In The Air
Maybe Rave/Footloose
SJD/Little Pieces
The Black Seeds/Hypnotised Again (Builder’s Pencil)
The Phoenix Foundation/Sunbed
Titanium/Honey ‘n’ Bees
Unknown Mortal Orchestra/Your Life, One Night
Vince Harder/Shot Me Down
Young Lyre/We Go Faster

(b) Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 5 Making Tracks projects in the November 2014 round, being funding for making a music video only –

Mel Parsons/Driving Man
PNC/Feelin’ Crucial
Sons Of Zion/Stuck On Stupid
Twin Cities/Worry No More

The November Making Tracks Panel was –

Damien Daniels [Smash! The Edge TV; Auckland]
Hayden Hare [Flava FM; Auckland]
James Meharry [RDU; Christchurch]
Jeremy McPike [Roundhead Studios; Auckland]
Silke Hartung [NZ Musician magazine; Auckland]
Tania Dean [NZ On Air; Auckland]
Willy Macallister [George FM; Auckland]

November is the last Making Tracks funding round for the calendar year. The next round closes at 5.00pm on Sunday 01 February 2015.

Applications can be made online at