PRS Foundation has revealed the latest artists that will receive support from the pioneering PPL Momentum Music Fund.
Selected by a network of industry experts, the latest recipients will put the grants towards recording, touring and/or marketing and promotion. They are: Alika (recording, touring, marketing and promotion), Bdrmm (recording), Elanor Moss (touring), Jordan Mackampa (recording, touring, marketing and promotion), Kamal. (touring),Mandy, Indiana (marketing), PUPIL SLICER (recording, touring, marketing and promotion) and Shygirl (touring).
Managed by PRS Foundation, the PPL Momentum Music Fund awards grants of £5,000-£15,000 using funds from PRS Foundation, PPL, Creative Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland. Spotify, the official digital partner of the fund, contributes additional funding and a reward package containing exciting promotional opportunities and a close working relationship between PPL Momentum Music Fund artists and the Spotify team.
Kwame Safo, Grants & Programmes Manager (Industry Funds) at PRS Foundation says, ‘Huge congratulations to this latest round of excellent artists receiving our PPL Momentum Music Fund. As we approach a decade since the fund’s launch these artists join an incredible alumni of talent that have benefitted from this targeted and timely support enabling them to get to the next stage of their careers. We look forward to seeing the impact of this support over the coming months.’
Kate Reilly, Chief Membership and People Officer at PPL, says, ‘The PPL Momentum Music Fund continues to prove that there is no shortage of talented musicians and performers across the UK, with eight further acts receiving funding to record, market and take their music on tour. Every day, PPL hears about new music, receives new recordings and welcomes new members whose careers we are excited to support, and these latest recipients are no exception. Congratulations to them all – what a brilliant way to start the year!’