We first announced our support for the PRS for Music Foundation and their new scheme to help talented and aspiring artists last month here.
In some more exciting news, the first set of Momentum Music Fund artists has been announced! The ten artists who will be first to benefit from the groundbreaking funding programme are:
Brolin, Dutch Uncles, Esco Williams, Floating Points, Hacktivist, Hannah Peel, Kindness, Teleman, Thumpers and The Wytches. (For more on these artists visit the PRS for Music Foundation website www.prsformusicfoundation.com.)
These artists have been awarded grants from the £500k Momentum Music Fund and the awards of up to £15,000 will be used for recordings, marketing campaigns, collaborations with leading producers and more.
It has also been announced that Deezer is Momentum’s exclusive digital music partner, which will benefit the artists by making valuable promo opportunities available to them as well as contributing additional funds.
Chief Executive of Arts Council England, Alan Davey said of the scheme, “Momentum is all about helping real talent find its place.” We can see the importance of this and are proud to support a scheme that is opening doors for exceptional professionals in the music industry in much the same way that Music Gateway endeavours to do.
Spread the word about this great opportunity and take note that the next deadline for applications is 11th October 2013.