Marlon Williams, Ladi6, Truth and Sacha Vee pick up September MakingTracks funding
NZ On Air will fund 23 new music projects from its September Making Tracks funding round.
The 23 projects were selected from a field of 123 applications, up slightly on the 111 applications in the August round.
Nine are $10,000 grants for recording a song and making a music video to back up the release of the song and 14 are $6,000 grants for making a music video only.
This means that NZ On Air has funded 395 projects since the Making Tracks scheme was launched in July last year (from 1,552 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 23 projects for September follows -
Funding of up to $10,000 for each of the following 9 Making Tracks projects in the September round, comprising up to $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making a music video of that same song -
Goodshirt - Sierra Leone
Joseph & Maia - Nothing I Can Do
Katie Scott & Mahuia - Living The Dream
Ladi6 - Ikarus
Marlon Williams - Bloodletter
The Palms - Sun
Ria - Typical Boy
Streets Of Laredo - Girlfriend
The Wyld - Rome
Funding of $6,000 for each of the following 14 Making Tracks projects in the September round, being funding for making a music video only -
Artisan Guns - Rain In Summer
Cavell - Last Summer
DJ Lenium featuring K.One, DLove & Rickey Okay - Want It
Donell Lewis featuring Fortafy - Missing My Love
Go Stop Go - If You Want It
Iva Lamkum - Blue Moscow
Junica - You're My Sun
Kids Of 88 -The Drug
Mile High -The Past
New Way Home -Tides
State Of Mind & Sasha Vee - Black Raven
Sweet & Irie - Take Me Back To The Islands
The Golden Awesome - Autumn
Truth featuring Yayne - Rain Dancer
The seven independent broadcasting and music professionals on the September Making Tracks panel were -
Jason Winstanley [Classic Hits; Auckland]
Jasmin Ziedan [Base FM, Auckland]
Phoebe Spiers [C4 Music Television; Auckland]
Martyn Pepperell [Music Writer; Wellington]
Graham Reid [Music Writer, elsewhere.co.nz; Auckland]
Scott Kara [NZ Herald Time Out; Auckland]
Dale Cotton [Audio Workshop; Dunedin]
The winner of theaudience Wild Card Making Tracks grant for September will be announced on 01 October when the votes have been counted.
The next MakingTracks funding round closes at 5.00pm on Monday 01 October.