As PRS reveal the latest recipients of Momentum Music Fund Support, Getintothis’ Howard Doupé has the good news for north-west bands.
Brighton band Squid, ‘folk float’ three-piece I See Rivers (featured at Deeper Cuts), C86 revivalists The Orielles and grime MC Maxsta are among the latest artists to receive funding from PRS Foundation Momentum Music Fund charitable foundation.
They make up four of the 17 artists selected by a network of industry experts to receive funding to support marketing, touring, recording and promotion.
The latest artists to receive funding are:
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – Marketing single releases and touring costs
Esya – Recording and promotion for an EP
Girl Ray – Touring
Honeyblood – Recording an EP
I SEE RIVERS – Recording and promotion of debut album
Man & The Echo – Marketing and promotion of second album
Maxsta – Visuals for live shows and videos
Pat Dam Smyth – Marketing of tour
Penelope Isles – Touring
Penya – Recording and marketing of second album.
Rachael Dadd – Touring
RYAN VAIL – Recording and release of album
Squid – Touring
Tawiah – Touring and live show installation and design.
The Ninth Wave – Touring
The Orielles – Recording of second album.
W.H. Lung – Recording of second album.
The Momentum Music Fund is one of PRS Foundation’s key initiatives that awards grants of £5,000 to £15,000.
The funds are provided by PRS Foundation, PPL, Creative Scotland, Arts Council Wales, Welsh Government, Arts Council Northern Ireland and Invest NI.
Spotify is the official digital partner of the scheme and provides additional funding and a reward package of promotional opportunities.
Ben Sherman is the event partner and offer live opportunities, additional marketing, promotional and branding support.
Joe Frankland, chief executive, PRS Foundation, says “Huge congratulations to all the artists from across the UK selected in this latest round. We’ve seen from our evaluation report the direct impact of Momentum support on artists careers, whether it’s average earnings increasing, performing to bigger audiences, social and streaming stats increasing or being nominated for awards such as the Mercury Music Prize. I’m looking forward to following the progress of this latest round and how this support impacts their individual careers.”
Sarah Mitchell, director of member services, PPL, comments “At PPL, we are excited to see the array of UK talent being funded in this latest round of the Momentum Music Fund. Our primary role is to collect and distribute money on behalf of thousands of performers and record companies, from session musicians and orchestral players to self-releasing artists and independent record labels. Supporting PRS Foundation is a natural extension of this ethos and we are proud to work with the charity in helping to build music careers and support the talent of the future.”