PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, together with PPL, Creative Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland and Spotify has revealed the latest artists that will receive support from the pioneering PPL Momentum Music Fund.
Selected by a network of industry experts, artists who receive funding from the PPL Momentum Music Fund must have a team already in place, and are at a tipping point in their careers. The funding is intended to allow them to take the next step in their progression. The artists selected for the latest round are:
Bears In Trees – EP release and touring
Finn Foxell - Touring
Just Banco – Recording and marketing
Kelli-Leigh – Writing, recording and marketing
Low Hummer - Recording
Panic Shack - Recording
Porij – Touring, recording and marketing
Sinead O'Brien - Touring
SIPHO. - 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.
The next deadline to apply for PPL Momentum Music support, as well as for the newly developed PPL Momentum Sbardun | Accelerator initiative for artists based in Wales who do not yet have an industry team, is 22nd August 2022 at 6pm. Applicants can find out more and apply on PRS Foundation’s website.
Kwame Safo, Grants & Programmes Manager (Industry Funds) at PRS Foundation says, ‘Congratulations to the talented artists selected for this latest round of our PPL Momentum Music Fund. This ground-breaking funding for those established artists at a tipping point in their career is so crucial, particularly with the numerous financial challenges currently facing UK-based artists. The PPL Momentum Music fund, and the PPL Momentum Accelerator opportunities (most recently in Wales), are playing a pivotal role in ensuring talented music creators can create sustainable careers and reach their potential - such as the four Mercury Prize nominees this year (Nova Twins, Sam Fender, Little Simz and Yard Act) that have received PPL Momentum Music support at different points in their careers.’
Kate Reilly, Chief Membership & People Officer at PPL, says, ‘The PPL Momentum Music Fund is a vital source of funding for artists across the UK who are at a tipping point in their career. Its support will help these nine artists, who are critically acclaimed and growing in popularity, realise their potential and continue to establish sustainable careers in music. The Fund also does great work in supporting artists from a variety of regions. This round sees artists from Birmingham, Cardiff, Hull and Manchester receive funding.’