NZ on Air have announced the decisions for the October round of Making Tracks grants today.
22 projects have been awarded funding from a field of 113 applications. 14 of the projects will receive $10,000 each to record the song and make a music video; and a further 8 will receive $6,000 each for making a video. This means that NZ On Air has funded 417 projects since the Making Tracks scheme was launched in July last year (from 1,665 applications).
An independent panel of broadcasting and music professionals makes the recommendations each month; and this months panel were Sarah Gandy (ZM; Auckland), Rachel Morton (RDU; Christchurch), Oliver Sealy (TVNZ U; Auckland), Chris Caddick (RIANZ; Auckland), Westley Holdsworth (NZ Musician magazine; Auckland), and Neil Baldock (Roundhead Studios; Auckland).
The recipients of the $10,000 recording and video grants are :
Andrew Keoghan & Claire Duncan/Stuck In Melodies
Anika Boh & Hollie/Alone
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill/Sebastian
French For Rabbits/Goat
L A Mitchell/Lose The Game
Kings Forever/Leave It All Behind
Loui The Zu/In The Winter
Stan Walker/Take It Easy
The Phoenix Foundation/Evolution Did
Tomorrow People/Irie Music
Tyra Hammond/How Can You Love Me?
Vince Harder featuring K.One & J Williams/Dream
And the recipients of the $6,000 video only grants are :
Black City Lights/Offering
Breaks Co-Op/One Moment In Time
King Cannons/Too Hot To Handle
Little Lapin/Waiting Room
Tama Waipara/Medicine Man
Trei featuring Thomas Oliver/Running