27 April 2012
NZ On Air will fund 34 new music projects from its April MakingTracks funding round.
The 34 projects were selected from a field of 93 applications.
Fourteen are $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and 20 are $6,000 grants for making a music video only.
This means NZ On Air has funded 261 projects since the MakingTracks scheme was launched in July (from 973 applications).
Decisions are based on the broadcast, music and audience merits of the songs that have been submitted. An independent panel of broadcasting and music professionals makes the recommendations.
The list of 34 April projects follows -
(a) Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 14 MakingTracks projects in the April round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song -
• Beach Pigs/Night Surfing
• Bury Me Low/The Wolf & The Moon
• Dukes/My Two Feet
• Earthworm/The Magpies
• Heart Attack Alley/Don't Waste My Time
• Jamie McDell/Rewind
• Late Nyte Hype/Revelations
• Maitreya/Wake The Neighbours
• N.O.X. featuring Tyson Tyler/Mosh
• Sidney Diamond/No Sympathy
• Thought Creature/Smoke Machine
• Young Lyre/Both Burn Blue
(b) Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 20 MakingTracks projects in the April round, being funding for making a music video only -
• Aaradhna/Wake Up
• AHoriBuzz/Ground My Ego
• Alizarin Lizard/Not Addicted
• Black City Lights/Parallels
• Cobra Khan/In Frays We're Tied
• Dictaphone Blues/Spicy Fruit Loaf
• Drew/Feel Alright
• Mel Parsons/True Story
• Pieter T/It Would Be You
• School For Birds/Before Sunrise
• Sherpa/I'm Happy Just To Lie
• Steve Abel/Best Thing
• Sun & The Wolf/You
• The Black Seeds/Cracks In Our Crown
• The Disco Three/Kinda Lovin'
• The Eversons/Marriage
• Tono & The Finance Company/Marion Bates Realty
• Victoria Girling-Butcher/Night Scout
• Zowie/Ping Ping
The six independent broadcasting and music professionals on the April MakingTracks panel were -
Aaron Hawkins [Radio One; Dunedin]
Matt Gibb [TVNZ U; Auckland]
Leonie Hayden [Rip It Up; Auckland]
Nick Atkinson [Radio New Zealand National; Auckland]
David Saunders [Christchurch Jazz School, Chart; Christchurch]
Andrew Buckton [Studio 203; Auckland]
The next MakingTracks funding round closes at 5.00pm on Tuesday 01 May. Applications can be made online at www.kiwihits.co.nz.