TWENTY ARTISTES will share of grants totalling £295,000 from the Government’s Music Export Growth Scheme (MEGS), which their management and labels can use to promote them overseas, through live tours and digital engagement.
Those benefitting from the funding, managed by labels association the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), include Shame, Editors, Nina Nesbitt and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.
“The Music Export Growth Scheme gives a diverse range of talented British artistes the opportunity to grow their fanbase in key international markets through touring and marketing support,” says BPI director of international Chris Tams. “In the process, it helps to promote the profile of British music overseas.”
Grants available through the scheme range from £5,000 to £50,000. The application process for the next round of funding is currently open.