PledgeMusic and PRS Foundation announce the latest artists to be selected for the Emerging Artists Fund
Huge congratulations to the next 12 artists to receive support from the joint PledgeMusic and PRS Foundation Emerging Artists Fund:
- Louis VI
- The Tin Pigeons
- Kevin McGuire
- Crosa Rosa
- Hands Off Gretel
- Man of Moon
Each winner will receive grant support up to £2,500 from PRS Foundation alongside a tailored PledgeMusic funding campaign.
Speaking of the awards PledgeMusic’s Luke Arthur says, “Spanning genres from grime to grunge, we’re delighted in this second round of the Emerging Artists Fund to get behind and extend our support to a range of great new talent.”
PRS Foundation’s Senior Grants and Programmes Manager Joe Frankland “The Emerging Artists Fund continues to unearth incredible new music from across the UK. We’ve been pleased to see Round 1’s artists launching great PledgeMusic campaigns, with many reaching targets already; and we’re excited to be supporting a dozen more artists to record, release, tour and promote their next projects.”
Over 100 submissions were submitted in this round and the winners were chosen by a panel of industry executives and experts. Included on the judges’ panel in this round was Sandy Trappitt, Head of Partnerships at leading music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins who said; “It was great to play a part in the development of emerging artists and to help them on their way. It’s such a crowded space now for artists and to get the opportunity to see the quality of new music was brilliant. I think that the project is amazing and support the work of PledgeMusic and PRS Foundation”
The third round of the PledgeMusic and PRS Foundation Emerging Artists Fund will take place in early 2019, dates and deadlines to be announced soon.