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Pledge Music and Help Musicians UK’s emerging artists’ campaign

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Our friends at Pledge Music and Help Musicians UK have entered into a partnership to support emerging artists of all genres who have the talent and DIY drive to build a long-term career.

The final round for the scheme designed to enable selected artists to run their own ‘Pledge Music campaign’ and to access a top-up grant of between £2k-£5k is open and it’s not too late to apply.  You can find more about the campaign by clicking here.

Pledge Music is the world’s leading direct-to-fan music company offering unique ways to involve fans in the music making experience. Their campaigns provide exclusive content, experiences, behind the scenes access and engagement for music fans.

With the previous two submission rounds already done and dusted, running from May 2015 to 2016, the final submission round is set to close on the 30th November. A panel of high profile tastemakers and music industry experts will select eight artists/bands at each round. Panel members for Round 1 & 2 have included Paul Lester (The Guardian), DJ Nihat (BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 5 Live), Claire Maxwell (Raw Power Management), Tom Robinson (BBC6Music) and VV Brown (Pledge Music Artist)

Exciting right? Pledge Music is a perfect example of a company opening doors to new and exciting opportunities for the music community.

It’s worth remembering that if you secure the funding for your own campaign, Music Gateway gives you access to a marketplace of trusted industry professionals to work with. Whether this be to find remixers, producers, PR/Marketing companies, videographers or other industry professionals, our platform offers you a quick, easy and targeted way of finding the right pros to work with to make your campaign a success.

If you’d like to see which professionals you can connect with through Music Gateway you can view here.

So if you would like to get involved you can apply via the Pledge Music website here and have a look at full guidelines available here.

Also if you’d like to get involved in the opportunities generated by us you can sign up here.

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