Astles and Nutribe will be receiving support in the areas of recording, marketing and touring - while the future industry professionals being supported are Abby Meysenburg, Matthew Hogarth, Jenuelle Na-Oy, Aaron Fontenot and Kyle Percy.
The PPL Momentum Accelerator funding aims to support exciting artists with a growing fanbase and who are working to establish a music industry team. For this Liverpool strand of the initiative, those in the local music scene with potential to be industry professionals of the future were also eligible for support.
PPL Momentum Accelerator supported artist, Astles said, “I am over the moon to have been awarded with the PPL Momentum Accelerator fund. I have always been extremely proud to have been an independent musician from Liverpool, so to have been recognised in this way by so many incredible organisations both nationally and regionally is amazing. This fund I believe will really allow me to create the world around my music, which has always felt slightly out of reach as an artist who has funded everything themselves.”
PPL Momentum Accelerator supported industry professional Abby Meysenburg said, “Mentoring and training through PPL Momentum Accelerator will provide me with skills and knowledge that will strengthen my business, help me think outside of the box, and be the best advocate for live music that I can be.”
The full PPL Momentum Music Fund offers grants of up to £15,000 and is for artists with a team already in place and at a tipping point, ready to take the next step in their careers. Past Liverpool-based recipients of the PPL Momentum Music Fund support include Dialect, Spinn, Låpsley, All We Are, Jalen N’Gonda and Trudy & the Romance.
PRS Foundation and Arts Council England initiated The Momentum Music Fund in 2013. Arts Council England originally established the need for this specific fund and supported the programme from 2013-18. A full list of the artists supported can be found here.