the 21 artists and 7 early career industry professionals receiving ppl momentum funding revealed

PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, reveals today the latest artists across the UK who have been selected by a network of industry experts to receive support from the pioneering PPL Momentum Music Fund and the artists and industry professionals in the Liverpool City Region and Wales receiving the targeted PPL Momentum Accelerator support.

The 9 artists selected to receive PPL Momentum Music Fund support in the latest round are:

  • ARXX – Touring with Fletcher across the UK – Recording, touring, marketing for new EP ‘Chaos is a necessary part of rebirth’
  • Dea Matrona – Touring and marketing for debut album ‘For Your Sins’
  • Ili – Recording, touring, marketing for new EP
  • Kehina – Marketing and short film for new EP ‘If A Tree Falls’ project
  • The Gentle Good – Marketing and live show development for new album, ‘Elan’
  • Lusaint – Studio, producer and session musician costs for sophomore EP
  • Still Shadey – Recording, touring and marketing for debut album ‘Glorious News’
  • Toya Delazy – Producing, gust features, live shows and visuals for new album, ‘AFRODAVE Vol 2’

The 5 artists and 4 industry professionals receiving PPL Momentum Accelerator support for the Liverpool City Region are:

Music Creators:

  • Bandit – Developing music quality and sound and increasing marketing for a new EP
  • Ex-Easter Island Head – Touring and PR support for new album ‘Norther’
  • Pet Snake – Increasing the scope of recording for debut album
  • SSJ – Time to create and release new music
  • Tonia – Developing live performance and booking new tour

Industry professionals:

  • Connor Di Leo – Co-founder of the MusicSeen, developing the website and content development of promotional material for live sessions.
  • Jenny Coyle – Personal, skills and entrepreneurship development and exploring opportunities for collaboration with fellow industry professionals
  • Nina Himmelreich – Co-founder of the MusicSeen, website maintenance training, production of live sessions for the site and local Conference attendance to promote MusicSeen
  • Oliver Cash – Developing of record label PLUSH to platform & elevate Liverpool’s underground electronic dance music community

The 7 artists and 3 industry professionals based in Wales receiving PPL Momentum Sbardun | Accelerator support are:

Music Creators:

  • Aderyn – Recording a new EP in studios in Wales, PR and radio plugging and expand current tour dates
  • CHROMA – Time to create and record sophomore album
  • Cynefin – Time to create and record Welsh language album ‘Shimli’ and marketing support
  • Douvelle19 – Collaborating with artists for release artwork, merchandise, recording costs and developing and touring the ‘Locally Sauced’ night
  • Lucas Alexander – Expanding the ‘Let’s Get Jazzy & the Pop Ty Ping Up Tour’ into more towns and cities in Wales
  • THE NIGHTMARES – Recording new album at West Sound Studios in Newport, Wales, with producer Richard Jackson
  • Ynys – Mixing and mastering new album and the promotion and marketing of the record

Industry Professionals:

  • David Acton – Personal development and increasing music industry knowledge through education
  • Elan Evans – Setting up and running of a record label and music publisher in Wales to help Welsh artists reach new audiences
  • Yasmine Davies – Mentoring and training to increase and develop further skills in music

PPL Momentum Music Fund is the ground-breaking support for artists who have reached a crucial tipping point, have a team already in place and 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 and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

PPL Momentum Accelerator funding supports exciting artists with a growing fanbase and who are working to establish a music industry team.  Artists can receive up to £5,000 as well as mentoring from regional and national experts. Early career industry professionals, who play pivotal roles in the local scenes can receive support as combinations of small grants, mentoring or other holistic support. PPL Momentum Accelerator Liverpool City Region is run by PRS Foundation in partnership with, the Liverpool City Region Music Board, Culture Liverpool and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and PPL Momentum Sbardun | Accelerator is in partnership with Arts Council of Wales.

Kate Reilly, Chief Membership & People Officer at PPL said, “Congratulations to all the recipients in the latest funding round. Supporting the next generation of music talent across the nations and regions is a core tenet of the PPL Momentum Music Fund. We’re proud to support the creativity and ingenuity of some of the most promising artists and industry professionals across the UK and in Liverpool and Wales through the PPL Momentum Accelerator.”

To read the full announcement, and find out who has been supported through the PPL Momentum Music Fund and PPL Momentum Accelerator to date, visit PRS Foundation’s website. Successful applicants from the 20th May deadline will be announced in the coming months.