PRS Foundation has today announced the appointment of Kwame Safo as grants and programmes manager.
Kwame Safo (also known as the DJ Funk Butcher) has over 15 years’ experience as an active DJ, music producer and label owner (Houseology). He has played a pivotal role in shaping the UK dance music landscape through his records, releases, live shows and his radio shows on Rinse FM, Kiss FM, Deja Vu FM and especially his Houseology 101 show which has been running since 2007.
Additionally, Kwame has played an important part on advocating safety and education for young people with his work as Lead Tutor for Capital Xtra’s Musical Potential project in 2012 and as a consultant and Ambassador for the London Night Czar Amy Lamé’s Sounds Like London initiative and event in 2018.
More recently, Kwame took on the position of guest editor for Mixmag under the Blackout Mixmag header and tied together over 19 different features addressing systemic racism and the amplification of Black contributors.
Kwame Safo, grants and programmes manager, PRS Foundation, said: ‘I’m really excited to get to work with an incredible organisation and help, but also to further build my understanding of the music landscape at this level. I’m also enthused that I’ve had the support of so many whilst also given room to be true to myself. That’s very important to me, given the times we are in.
Joe Frankland, chief executive, PRS Foundation, said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Kwame to the PRS Foundation team. His music connections and experience across multiple sectors of the industry will be a fantastic asset to the organisation, the team and the ground-breaking industry funds he will be managing.’