02 July 2008 - 0 Comments
NZ On Air has provided funding for the New Zealand music work of the student radio network (currently known as the b.net) since 1991. The funding is mandated by the second of the New Zealand music objectives in the Statement of Intent – ‘To ensure that there are opportunities on radio to promote difference and diversity in New Zealand music.’
In the June funding round we were pleased to announce a significant increase in NZ On Air funding for the five current b.net stations – 95bFM in Auckland; Radio Control in Palmerston North; Radio Active in Wellington; RDU 98.5FM in Christchurch; and Radio One in Dunedin for the 2008/2009 year. This was the first increase in several years, and well deserved as the stations of the b.net continue to proudly play and nurture NZ music at a grassroots level, and fulfil the “difference and diversity” objective.
More Phase Four
The NZ On Air Phase Four Album funding scheme has been hugely successful since its inception in 2000, with 304 radio hits (and counting) from 98 completed Phase Four albums.
We view the Phase Four Album funding scheme as the engine room of the local airplay campaign, with a 95% success rate of singles released from Phase Four Albums going on to
become radio hits. In the next financial year 01 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 we have increased the number of albums we will fund from 20 to 25.
We also managed to add an extra 6 projects to the current financial year, which enabled us to fund new albums from The Black Seeds, PNC, Ill Semantics, Streetwise Scarlet, Gasoline
Cowboy and Cobra Khan.
Music Funding Decisions
From the June 2008 round.
Each artist receives up to $5,000 funding.
- Disasteradio - 'Digital Pop'
- Over The Atlantic - 'Celia'
- Iva Lamkum - 'Kung Fu Grip'
- The Coshercot Honeys - 'The Northern Club'
- Nesian Mystik - 'Dance Floor'
- Tahuna Breaks - 'Casually Acquainted'
- Connan Mockasin - 'Egon Hosford'
- Beatrootz - 'Think Of You'
- Mareko - 'Them Eyes'
- Sweet & Irie - 'My Girl'
- False Start - 'What Will It Be Like'
- Anika Moa - 'Word To The Wise'
- The Phoenix Foundation - '40 Years'
- Hera - 'The Devil & Me'
- Opensouls - 'Dollars'
- Greg Johnson - 'Looking Out On Mondays'
- Autozamm - 'Closer To Home'
- Nathan King - 'Never Too Late'
- Goodnight Nurse - 'Hard To Watch You Go'
- Tono - 'Love & Economics'
- HDU - 'Stupormodel'
- Pluto - 'Chemistry'
- Luger Boa - 'What Is Real?'
- Die! Die! Die! - 'People Talk'
- Fur Patrol - 'Little Fists'
- Anna Coddington - 'T-Shirt'
- The Black Seeds - 'Slingshot'
- The Transistors - 'Cave In'
- Elemeno P - 'Loaded Gun'
- Gin Wigmore - 'S.O.S'
- Shihad - 'Rule The World'
- Elston Gun - 'White Noise'
- Clap Clap Riot - 'Don't Want Your Baby'
Each artist receives up to $10,000 funding.
- Clap Clap Riot - 'Thief'
- Lydia Cole - 'Feels Like'
- Liberation Music - 'Spit'
- Taina Keelan - 'Overjoyed'
- One World Entertainment - 'Secret Game'