October Making Tracks decisions

Music · Media Releases · 30th October 2014

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