PRS Foundation and PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund open applications for the Lynsey de Paul Prize 2018
- Fourth year of the prize for emerging female solo music creators in honour of Lynsey de Paul
PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development, together with PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund announce the fourth year of the career-developing Lynsey de Paul Prize, for emerging female solo music creators, is open for applications.
Set up 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 15 artists to take the next step in their careers, including winners, Emma McGrath, Elsa Hewitt and Jemio.
The winner of the Lynsey de Paul Prize will receive a £2,500 development bursary and five runners up will each receive a £1,200 development bursary. In addition to this, the winner and runners up will each receive £500 of mentoring support from a music industry expert.
The deadline to submit applications for the prize is Thursday 19 July 2018 at 6.00pm and artists must apply by submitting a video through http://www.prsfoundation.com/funding/lynsey-de-paul-prize/ where further details and information on eligibility are available.
Joe Frankland, Senior Grants & Programmes Manager at PRS Foundation said, “Through the Lynsey de Paul Prize we’re proud to have championed and given early support to talented emerging solo female music creators who have gone on to further develop their careers. For example it’s great to see most recently that 2015 winner Emma McGrath’s latest track has received over 1million streams and 2016’s winner Elsa Hewitt will be performing at Apple’s flagship Regent Street store as part of the London Mayor’s Sounds Like London. I’m looking forward to seeing who applies to this year’s prize and the impact this support will have.”
John Logan, General Secretary at PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with our friends from PRS Foundation on The Lynsey de Paul Prize. It is a fantastic initiative that each year has gone from strength to strength. Supporting the next generation of talented female music creators was important to Lynsey and this is an excellent way to honour and recognise her work in this area. We’re looking forward to seeing who follows the brilliant winners and runners-up from the last three years of the Prize.”
This Prize remembers Lynsey’s huge contribution to the music industry and her dedication to supporting emerging female singer-songwriters. Lynsey de Paul was a valued trustee of PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund and a longstanding PRS for Music Board Director.