Making Tracks provides grants of up to $10,000 for recording a song and making a music video for broadcast on radio, on television and on line.
The $10,000 Making Tracks grant comprises (up to) $4,000 for recording a song and $6,000 for making the music video. The applicant must contribute an additional $2,000 of their own for the music video.
You can apply for both recording funding (if the song has not been released) and music video funding or you can apply for just music video funding if the song has been released already.
Remember ... NZ On Air is a broadcast funding agency and so we are looking for songs that will connect with a decent audience via the broadcast media ... on radio, on television and online.
How to Apply
We take Making Tracks applications 10 times a year - every calendar month apart from January and December.
Applications close at 5.00pm on the first day of every calendar month (apart from January and December).
You can only apply for Making Tracks online. But before you submit a song for funding, you have to work through the eligibility criteria.
There are 22 eligibility criteria Some are mandatory. You have to be able to tick 10 of the 22 criteria (and provide evidence) before you can submit a song. You can view the 22 criteria here.
The eligibility criteria give you the opportunity to apply but the funding decision is based on the merits of the song and its potential to connect with an audience on radio, on television and online.
Decisions are made by an independent panel of 6-8 broadcasters and music media people.
There are 22 eligibility criteria Some are mandatory. You have to be able to tick 10 of the 22 criteria (and provide evidence) before you can submit a song.