Over 35 UK artists to receive support to showcase at SXSW through PRS Foundation’s International Showcase Fund
- Supported artists include Lucy Rose, Gaz Coombes, Superorganism and Yxng Bane
- SXSW industry workshop on how to make the most of the festival to take place on 7th February in King’s Cross, London.
PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, announces today that over 35 UK artists are receiving support through the International Showcase Fund to perform at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas USA from 9th March 2018.
The artists receiving support are:
Blue Lab Beats
Moses Boyd – Solo X
Rachel K Collier
The Fish Police
Listen to them all here.
Further artists receiving support through the International Showcase Fund will also be announced over the coming weeks.
Ahead of SXSW, PRS Foundation will hold a free industry workshop for all artists and managers heading to SXSW on how to make the most of the festival. The event will take place on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at the PRS for Music’s office in London’s King’s Cross from 5.00pm.
The International Showcase Fund is run by PRS Foundation in partnership with Department for International Trade, Arts Council England, British Underground, Musicians’ Union and more recently Creative Scotland, PPL, Wales Arts International and PledgeMusic. It offers support for artists to take their first steps into international territories by enabling them to perform at key showcasing festivals and conferences such as Canadian Music Week, SXSW, Reeperbahn, Zandari Festival, Womex, Eurosonic, Jazzahead and Mutek which attract thousands of people working in the music industry from every corner of the globe.
In the fund’s most recent report spanning 2013-16, 89% of supported artists returned with tangible business outcomes and every £1 invested by the International Showcase Fund generated an additional £8.90 in revenues for the supported artist. (Read the full report here). Supported artists include, Kate Tempest, Little Simz, Everything Everything, SBTRKT, The Square, and East India Youth.