She Drew The Gun, Br3yna, Dream Awake, Dylan John Thomas and Adwaith among the latest artists to receive support from PRS Foundation’s PPL Momentum Music Fund
• First year with PPL as headline sponsors sees 55 artists supported through the fund
• Applications for the next round are open now – deadline for submissions is 15th February 2020 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 next artists who will receive support from the pioneering PPL Momentum Music Fund. The artists, who have been selected by a network of industry experts, are:
Adwaith – Recording, marketing and touring
Afflecks Palace – Recording, marketing and touring
Br3nya – Recording, marketing and touring
Dream Awake – Recording, marketing and touring
Dylan John Thomas – Recording
Forest Swords – Recording, marketing and touring
FRAMEWORKS – Recording, marketing and touring
Girlhood – Recording, marketing and touring
Juice Menace – Recording, marketing and touring
Lady Ice – Recording, marketing and touring
Only The Poets – Touring
Ransom FA – Recording, marketing and touring
Sarpa Salpa – Recording, marketing and touring
Sasha Keable – Marketing
She Drew The Gun – Recording, marketing and touring
Talk Show – Touring
PPL Momentum supported Juice Menace said, “The PPL Momentum Music Fund will help me develop and achieve my creative vision for my next project and breakthrough to the next level.”
Ben Wynter, Grants & Programmes Manager (Industry Funds) at PRS Foundation said, “We’ve been so impressed with the way so many artists have adapted to these unprecedented and challenging times in order to keep the momentum they have built up and continue to advance their careers. We’re delighted to again be supporting another round of hugely talented music creators and enable them to have the opportunity to execute their timely forward thinking ideas and strategies to get to the next level.”
Sarah Mitchell, Director of Membership & Communications at PPL said: “Once again, I am proud that PPL has been able to provide support to so many talented artists via the PRS Foundation PPL Momentum Fund, especially in what has been a very difficult year. With the Fund’s help new music has been made, fan bases grown, and careers developed. Thank you to all involved for their hard work in making this first year of PPL’s expanded support for the Fund such a success and congratulations to all the artists for their achievements. We look forward to another successful year in 2021.”
Creative Wales Deputy Director, Gerwyn Evans, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support these two up and coming female artists through the PPL Momentum Music Fund to break through to the next step in their career. I wish them well for the future and encourage any artists from across Wales at a tipping point in their career to bid for the next round of funding early next year.”
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 on the fund, contributes additional funding and a reward package containing exciting promotional opportunities and a close working relationship between Momentum artists and the Spotify team.
PPL became headline sponsors of the Momentum Music Fund in February this year. Since then 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: http://prsfoundation.com/funding/momentum-music-fund/momentum-artists.
Listen to the latest PPL Momentum Music Fund supported artists on the Spotify Momentum playlist here.
The next deadline to submit for applications is 15th February 2021 at 6pm via the PRS Foundation website here.