Career development grants for artists and bands

Bands and solo musicians will get grants of up to £15,000 to help them cut an album, go on tour or break into music streaming.

The Momentum Music Fund from the Performing Rights Society Foundation ((the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development) will help with recording, touring and marketing artists at crucial “tipping points” in their career to help them reach the next stage of their career.

Since it was created in 2013, the Momentum Music Fund has established a reputation for funding, supporting and spotlighting talent at crucial tipping points in their careers.

The pioneering push provides career-boosting grants of between £5,000- £15,000 to acts at a pivotal time in their professional development.

Artists must be at that “tipping point” in their careers, showing current progression and growth with significant potential to continue developing.

Since 2013 the Momentum Music Fund has supported over 270 artists, over 160 new albums south of the Border and more than 170 totalling over 1,000 UK live dates.

The fund boasts success stories including Anna Meredith, Years & Years, Little Simz, who is pictured above, Public Service Broadcasting, Bugzy Malone, Yungen, Lapsley and Oh Wonder.

Cash comes from fund manager PRS Foundation, PPL, which licenses recorded music played in public. Spotify contributes additional funding and a reward package containing promotional opportunities and a close working relationship between artists and the Spotify team.

CLICK HERE to read the guidance notes to see if you could be eligible to apply for the Momentum Music Fund.

Click here to apply

Click here to watch some Momentum artists on video!

Read some of the success stories so far


The next deadline is on Tuesday 29th May 2018 at 6pm.


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