PRS Foundation’s PPL Momentum Music Fund recipients revealed

Applications for the next round are open now – deadline for submissions is 26 May 2020.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 14 May 2020
  • min read

Knucks, Warmduscher and Penelope Trappes among the latest artists to receive support from PRS Foundation’s PPL Momentum Music Fund.

The PPL Momentum Music Fund is managed by PRS Foundation and awards grants of £5,000 to £15,000 to artists using funds from PRS Foundation, PPL, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Spotify and Ben Sherman.

The artists, who have been selected by a network of industry experts, for this round of funding are:

Warmduscher – Recording
James Gillespie – Recording, marketing and promotion
Penelope Trappes – Touring
Ciaran Lavery – Marketing and promotion
Rev Magnetic – Touring 2021
Brighde Chaimbeul – Touring
Allusinlove – Recording
Brooke Bentham – Touring
Knucks –Marketing and promotion
Real Lies – Recording, Marketing and Promotion
Stanley Odd – Marketing and promotion
SCALPING – Recording, marketing and promotion
Aaron Taylor – Recording, marketing and promotion
Aaron Smith – Recording, touring, marketing and promotion
Polo – Recording, marketing and promotion

PPL Momentum supported Ciaran Lavery said: ‘Securing the PPL Momentum Funding is another example of how much of a positive support PRS and PPL have continuously been to my career, and I can't thank them enough.’

Ben Wynter, grants and programmes manager, PRS Foundation, said: ‘Congratulations to all the artists supported in this latest round. It is so important that music creators who are at that vital tipping point in their careers are still able to access this support when it is strategic to their development - especially during these uncertain times. We’re proud to have been flexible and realistic when supporting the proposed activities to make sure that when it’s safe and feasible to do so, deserving music creators get the most impact from this support.’

Sarah Mitchell, director of membership and communications, PPL, said: ‘Congratulations to all those receiving PPL Momentum funding in this latest round of applications. At PPL, we know that many musicians have had to change their plans or put them on hold due to the current pandemic, and so we are pleased that through this Fund – and other industry initiatives including hardship funds - we can help artists to keep making and promoting music during this time.’

Listen to the latest Momentum supported artists on the Spotify Momentum playlist here.