After an extremely competitive round of the Lynsey de Paul Prize, we are excited to reveal the eight new grantees. The demand was so high that this year we have funded eight music creators instead of the usual four. We look forward to seeing how their bright futures develop.
Set up with the PRS Members Benevolent Fund in 2015 to honour the multi award winning songwriter and artist Lynsey de Paul and recognise her passion for helping young women in to the music industry, the prize awards development bursaries to talented emerging female artists. So far the initiative has supported seven artists to take the next step in their careers, including first and second year winners, Emma McGrath and Elsa Hewitt respectively.
The winner of the Lynsey de Paul Prize will receive a £2,500 development bursary and the runners-up will each receive a £750 development bursary. In addition to this, both the winner and runners-up will each receive £500 of mentoring support from a music industry expert.
Jemio, the 2017 winner said:
“I’m so grateful and honoured to have had received the Lynsey De Paul prize. The PRS Foundation funding has come through just as I’m working towards the creation of my debut EP and has opened opportunities to work with some talented musicians and producers. I know that the final body of work will be one that I will be proud of and I’m excited to share it with the world.”
The new grantees are:
Amy Fitz Doyley