According to the Unsigned Guide, the new issue of this 37 page guide details the many music funding opportunities available to UK musicians. Fully up to date for 2016 it features contributions from Arts Council England, PRS For Music Foundation, Creative Industry Finance, BPI, Help Musicians UK, Music Tank, Transmit Start-Ups, Musicians’ Union, Pledge Music and Remi Harris Consulting.
Louise Dodgson, Unsigned Guide editor, said: ‘We are regularly on the receiving end of enquiries from bands and musicians wanting to make a living from their craft, asking how they can be supported financially.
‘So we set about gathering this info together to make sure artists are aware of the options and support out there that they can tap into.’
Although record labels are still a primary source of financial investment in new music, the Unsigned Guide has list an number of alternative routes including grants, creative funding, start-up loans and crowdfunding.
The Unsigned Guide has become an essential resource for aspiring bands & artists, producers in the making, music students, plus new record labels, promoters starting out and anyone else working towards a career in the music business.
Bands and musicians can obtain their free copy of The Unsigned Guide’s Essential Guide to Music Funding by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.