Alika, Pupil Slicer and Shygirl among the latest artists to receive PPL Momentum Music Fund support
• 8 talented UK-based artists to receive the ground-breaking PPL Momentum Music Fund in its latest round
• Next deadline: 6th March 2023 at 6pm
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 reveal the latest artists that will receive support from the pioneering PPL Momentum Music Fund.
The artists who have been selected by a network of industry experts, 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
Shygirl – Touring
PPL Momentum Music supported Elanor Moss said, “The PPL Momentum Music Fund has come at what feels like such a pivotal point in my career; I’m so excited for the opportunities this fund has opened!”
Kwame Safo, Grants & Programmes Manager (Industry Funds) at PRS Foundation said: “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, said: “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!”.”
PPL Momentum Music Fund is targeted support for artists who have reached a crucial tipping point and are ready to take the next step in their careers.
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 Fund support is 6th March 2023 at 6pm and the application form portal will open for submissions from 6th February. Applicants can find out more and apply on PRS Foundation’s website.
PPL became headline sponsors of the Momentum Music Fund in February 2020. Since then, more than 55 talented music creators at tipping points in their careers have received this vital support to break through to the next level. This type of support is crucial for both music creators’ careers and the wider industry as the 5 Years of Momentum Report (2013-18) found the fund had generated over £18m for the UK music industry and UK economy.
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.
For a full rundown of all the artists supported so far see: https://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-music-creators/next-steps/ppl-momentum-music-fund/momentum-artists/
Listen to the latest PPL Momentum Music Fund supported artists on the Spotify Momentum playlist.