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More talented artists to receive funding from Momentum

  • Date: 12 November 2013
  • Area: National
Bo Ningen

Bo Ningen. Credit: Cat Stevens

PRS for Music Foundation has announced the latest successful acts to benefit from Momentum Music Fund grants of between £5k and £15k. These artists are:

All We Are
Bo Ningen
Dirg Gerner / Flako
Stealing Sheep
These New Puritans

The Momentum Music Fund, set up by PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England, makes grants available to artists to make the crucial step to the next level of their careers. These latest artists were selected from over 200 that entered the 2nd round of funding applications.

Since its launch in May 2013, Momentum has attracted 700 applications. The decisions on which artists receive Momentum funding are made by a panel of independent advisors drawn from record labels (majors and indies), radio, PR, the music press, promotion companies, booking agents and artist management.

Further promotional opportunities offered by Momentum digital music partner Deezer, exclusively for the funded artists, are being announced in the coming weeks.

Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, said:
‘Three of this year’s Mercury nominees have benefited from music programmes that have been funded by public money through the Arts Council.

‘Momentum music fund is a great example of how a little money can go a long way in helping artists at crucial points in their careers. As the fund moves from strength to strength I look forward to watching these artists develop alongside it, and who knows, maybe seeing their names on nominee shortlists in the not so distant future.’

Vanessa Reed, Executive Director of PRS for Music Foundation, said:
‘We continue to be impressed by the talent and potential of the hundreds of artists who’ve come forward for Momentum funding this year. It’s great that over half of this second list of selected artists is made up of bands from Liverpool, Stoke on Trent, Essex and Birmingham, demonstrating the quality of music being made outside of London as well as within. Congratulations to everyone who’s been selected to date - we look forward to receiving more proposals in 2014.’

Momentum is managed by PRS for Music Foundation, supported using public funding from National Lottery through Arts Council England, and is in association with Deezer.

Further details about Momentum and its online application process can be found here.

Useful links and more information

Listen to the Deezer playlist of the successful acts

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