PRS Foundation & Glastonbury Festival present…Talent Development Workshops and Momentum Showcase
We’ve teamed up with Glastonbury Festivals to bring to Bristol’s Trinity Centre on 7 November 2017 an afternoon of industry discussion, networking and an evening of live music from three exciting Momentum supported artists .
Talent Development Workshops
Trinity Centre (Main Hall) | 5-8pm |
Doors Open/ Registration – 5.00pm
Emily Eavis In Conversation with Huw Stephens – 5.30-6.15pm
A half hour in conversation session, with time at the end for Q&A, featuring special guests Emily Eavis who will discuss her career, the role of the festival in developing artists and the importance of regional development
An introduction to music funding – 6.20-7.20pm
This panel will give crucial insight into available support for emerging artists and their upcoming projects. Experts will outline funding schemes, giving top tips while also discussing the impact funding can have on the careers of artists. The panel will also discuss ways in which regional artists can build a buzz in order to attract support of up to £15,000 through PRS Foundation schemes including the Momentum Music Fund.
With special guests:
- Kate Hutchinson, Journalist (Chair)
- Joe Frankland, PRS Foundation
- Dan Broadley, Meadowlark (Momentum Funded artists)
- Aled Chivers, Chiverin Music (Manager, Fenne Lily, and PRS Foundation Advisor)
- Laura Lewis-Paul, Saffron Records (PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner)
Networking session and meet the Talent Development experts – 7.20-8.00pm
Guests available to network with include:
- Jude McArdle, Association of Independent Music (AIM)
- Claire Rose, PRS for Music
- Davy Wales, PPL
- Nick Green, Arts Council England
- Andrew Warnock, The Musicians’ Union
- Dan Moore, BASCA
- The Music Publishers Association (MPA)
- Owen Parry, Multi-Track (Bristol Music Trust)
- Richard Pitt, BBC Music Introducing
- Laura Lewis-Paul, Saffron Records
- Mark Bowers, BIMM Bristol /Bojo Management
Momentum Music Fund Showcase
Feat. Ten Fé, Meadowlark & 808INK
Trinity Centre (Fyfe Hall) | 8pm+ | 14+ | £7 Adv.
PRS Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund presents a showcase of exciting experimental artists following a panel event at Trinity Centre Bristol.
London-based Ten Fé, a five-piece consisting of songwriting duo Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, with school mates Rob on bass, Johnny on keys and Alex on drums, have just released their debut album ‘Hit The Light’ to critical acclaim and returned from a rapturous European and US tour.
The band are known for a captivatingly eclectic set of songs, fusing a mix of Americana, Madchester baggy and soulful vocals with an intricate contemporary electronic underscore. Their Ewan Pearson-produced LP, recorded in Berlin, was lauded by NME, Line of Best Fit, Clash, Noisey, Consequence of Sound, and given 4-stars from The Guardian. Rolling Stone said their brand of “dark pop-electronica and organic Americana” was “exciting, expansive and heavily impassioned”.
They received the PRS Momentum Award in June 2016 and BPI Music Export Grant in February 2017, which helped the band to release their album on their own label through a distribution relationship with [PIAS] and tour abroad extensively. ‘Hit The Light’ was released in February 2017 and has been streamed over 20 million times, and appeared in Spotify’s most followed playlists. They have just returned from headlining the new bands stage at Austin City Limits where they played to a packed-out field of ardent fans. The band are currently recording their second album with new music coming out very soon!
Delicate, emotional, yet powerful songs, delivered beautifully from the minds of two incredible songwriters. Meadowlark are nothing short of outstanding. Spine tingling live performances, not to be missed!
Meadowlarks debut single ‘Eyes Wide’ in 2015 was added to BBC Radio 1’s Introducing playlist, XFM’s evening playlist and featured on Hype Machine’s Top 20. This lead to sessions on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show, playing Glastonbury’s Introducing stage, as well as the Great Escape, MAMA festival in Paris, Dot to Dot (to name but a few!) This song also appeared on episodes of Vampire Diaries and Made in Chelsea.
In 2016 Meadowlark were embraced into the UK touring circuit to support the release of their 2nd EP ‘Paraffin’, and then later with their incredibly well received most recent single ‘Headlights’. Alongside this the band had another successful festival season which we are excited to build upon in 2017. Their summer Bushstock performance received a glowing review from Popped Music who said “their vocals never ever miss a note and you could hear a pin drop”.
808INK is an alternative music duo originating from London, consisting of producer 808Charmer and rapper Mumblez Black Ink.
The Momentum Music Fund is run by PRS Foundation using public funds from Arts Council England, support from PPL, and is in association with Spotify. Momentum offers grants of £5,000-£15,000 to artists at crucial career tipping points, with the likes of Years & Years, Little Simz, Public Service Broadcasting, Fenne Lilly and Vessel receiving support. For more information, see http://prsfoundation.com/funding/momentum-music-fund/