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 108 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 seven $6,000 grants for making a music video only.
This is the fourth Making Tracks funding round for the 2014-2015 financial year. So far this year (since July) we have taken in 502 applications and we have funded 91 songs.
"Last night we celebrated new talent with the naming of the NZ On Air Critics Choice recipient – Randa. Today we celebrate all the potential in the up-and-comers funded through this round of Making Tracks,” said NZ On Air Music Manager Brendan Smyth. “There’s more local music diversity on radio today than ever before.”
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 –
(a) Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 16 Making Tracks projects in the October 2014 round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song –
• All The Colours/I’ll Be There With You
• Anika Moa/Running
• Beach Pigs/Painkiller
• Bunnies On Ponies/Nothing
• Esther Stephens & The Means/Light In You
• Gareth Thomas/I’d Like
• K.One/So Good featuring P Money
• Lontalius/All I Wanna Say
• Lydia Cole/Stay
• Males/Heavy Going
• Taste Nasa/Time Goes By
• Tomorrow People/Again & Again
• Trinity Roots/El Kaptain
• Troy Kingi/Break A Bone
(b) Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 7 Making Tracks projects in the October 2014 round, being funding for making a music video only –
• Don McGlashan/Lucky Stars
• Little Bark/Poly
• Marino Mariner/Stronger featuring Shaqles
• Moorhouse/Somebody Loves You
• Sola Rosa/Get Your Move Gone
• The Leers/I Can’t Cope
The October Making Tracks Panel was –
Jason Winstanley [The Hits; Auckland]
Hale Speedy [More FM; Auckland]
David Stevens [Radio Control; Palmerston North]
Phoebe Spiers [The Edge TV; Auckland]
Deane Simmonds [Chart; Christchurch]
Chris Chetland [Kog Studios; Auckland]
Jeff Newton [NZ On Air; Auckland]
The next Making Tracks funding round, which is the last for the 2014 calendar year closes at 5.00pm on Saturday 01 November.
Applications can be made online at www.nzonair.govt.nz/music
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