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New UK Music Fund For Developing Artists

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During the recent Great Escape conference in Brighton it was announced that 'PRS for Music Foundation' and 'Arts Council England' have teamed up to create a revolutionary 'Momentum Music Fund'. Described as 'groundbreaking', it is a fact that music scholarships, such as the Momentum Music Fund, are already well established in promotional protectionist countries including Canada, however it is truly a great thing to see more money being invested into blossoming UK talented artists who, as of late, have been having a real tough time.


With an initial annual kitty that totals £500,000 it has been announced that musicians, and their affiliates, are able to apply for development grants of between £5,000 and £15,000. In total it is expected that fifty to seventy-five applicants will be successful if they are considered as extreamly talented, focussed and 'contemporary'. The fact that this is a fund for developing contemporary artists and forward-moving genres is interesting in the respect that what the Momentum Music Fund is looking for is those artists who are the future of our music culture. Either way, this new financial prospect is likely to ignite the passion and desire to succeed in many as thirsty artists present themselves to the Momentum Music Fund. In a pivotal move for the music industry artists are being encouraged to complete the application process that can be found at prsformusicfoundation.com, where, in early August, the first round of artists will be announced. After this it has been confirmed that the next funding announcement will be in October 2013 and January 2014, so there is quite some time to get your presentation together. In the meantime BBC Radio has confirmed that it will be promoting the Momentum Music Fund across their radio stations to stir up some excitement. What a great day for UK artists...


Edd Harris

During the recent Great Escape conference in Brighton it was announced that 'PRS for Music Foundation' and 'Arts Council England' have teamed up to create a revolutionary 'Momentum Music Fund...

Edd Harris - 21st May 2013

Article Ref: #MomentumMusicFund