MakingTracks November Funding Round

MakingTracks November Funding Round

NZ On Air will fund 22 new music projects from its November MakingTracks funding round.

The 22 projects were selected from a field of 135 applications compared with 113 applications in the October round.

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

This means that NZ On Air has funded 439 projects since the MakingTracks scheme was launched in July last year (from 1,800 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 22 projects for November follows -

(a) Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 9 Making Tracks projects in the November round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song -

  • Brooke Duff/Say To You
  • Eden Mulholland/Take Flight
  • Josh Leys/Bye Bye Baby
  • L-O L-O/Need Your Love
  • Rackets/Separator
  • Robert Scott/Lazy Boy
  • She's So Rad/Levels
  • The Phoenix Foundation/The Captain
  • Tiny Ruins/Me At The Museum, You In The Winter Gardens


b) Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 13 Making Tracks projects in the November round, being funding for making a music video only -

  • Boycrush Feat. Watercolours/Secrets
  • Bulletproof/Zion's Theme feat MC Tali
  • Konflict /Keep It Moving feat Tyree
  • Julia Deans/Walking In The Sun
  • Maisey Rika/Ruaimoko feat Anika Moa
  • Opshop/Never Leave Me Again
  • Rival State/Sisters Of Fate
  • SJD/Make Love Ask Questions Later
  • Sons Of Zion/Tell Her
  • These Four Walls/Saints and Sinners
  • Tomorrow People/You Give Me Something
  • Two Cartoons/Bubblewrap
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra/Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)

The seven independent broadcasting and music professionals on the November Making Tracks Panel were -

Willy Macallister [George FM; Auckland]

Manu Taylor [bFM; Auckland]

Gaye Stebbing [Juice Music Television; Auckland]

Damian Vaughan [APRA; Auckland]

Nick Atkinson [Radio New Zealand; Auckland]

Lesley Paris [Otago Access Radio; Dunedin]

Simon Gooding [York Street Recording Studios; Auckland]

The winner of theaudience Wildcard Making Tracks grant for November will be announced on 3 December when the votes have been counted.

This was the last MakingTracks funding round for the 2012 calendar year.  There is no December and no January round.

Applications for February will reopen mid-January and will close on Friday 1 February at 5pm.  NZ On Air are working on a new website over the summer, if you would like them to let you know when applications reopen, you can leave your details at

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