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Momentum announces more grants

NXT News & Features
25 September 2019

PRS FOUNDATION, the charitable subsidiary of performance royalty collection society PRS For Music, has announced the next wave of emerging artistes to receive support from its Momentum Music Fund.

Girl Ray, I SEE RIVERS and The Orielles are among the 17 artistes who have been selected by industry professionals to receive a contribution towards either marketing, touring or recording.

“I’m looking forward to following the progress of this latest round and how this support impacts their individual careers,” says PRS Foundation CEO Joe Frankland.

The Momentum Music Fund grants awards of £5,000-15,000 from a fund created PRS Foundation, PPL, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest NI.

Spotify, the official digital partner on the fund, contributes additional funding and a reward package containing promotional opportunities. Event partner Ben Sherman offers live opportunities, additional marketing, promotional and bespoke branding support.

Since launching in 2013, initially with the support of Arts Council England, the fund has supported over 200 artistes, more than 100 UK tours totaling comprising 650 shows and the recording of over 90 albums.

Sam Fender, Anna Calvi and Tom Misch are among recent recipients of grants.

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