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Erland Cooper, ROE, Snapped Ankles and SEAZOO among the latest 14 artists to receive support from PRS Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund

PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, together with PPL, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland, Spotify and Ben Sherman reveal the next 14 artists who will receive support from the pioneering Momentum Music Fund.  The artists, who have been selected by a network of industry experts, are:

Black Country, New Road – album recording and touring

SNAPPED ANKLES – touring and live show production

ROE – Live show production and touring

TOUTS – album recording

Erland Cooper – touring and recording

Tide Lines – album marketing and PR

SEAZOO – album mastering, marketing, releasing and touring

Venom Prison – album recording, live show production, merchandising, PR and touring

Palm Reader – album recording, live show production, merchandising, PR and touring

Anaïs – album recording, video production and touring

Skengdo & AM – album visuals, touring, merchandising, marketing and PR

Guvna B – touring

Sega Bodega – album mixing and mastering, music video, PR, marketing and touring

Tertia May – EP recording and touring

Momentum supported Anaïs said, “This Momentum Music funding is a beautiful opportunity for me to have full autonomy over my work and to take my project and creativity to the next level.”

Joe Frankland, CEO of PRS Foundation said, “Huge congratulations to the latest round of brilliant artists receiving our Momentum Music Fund support. The strength of talent across the UK is incredibly high so it’s fantastic that the support from partners enables us to reach more music creators at that crucial tipping point to help them get to the next level in their careers.

Sarah Mitchell, Director of Member Services at PPL said: “The Momentum Music Fund provides crucial support for emerging UK artists. By offering financial backing for activity that could further careers, it acts as an important bridge for those ready to grow their careers. We are excited to see how our contribution and support helps to add to the already high quality of music produced in the UK.”

Jamie Houston, Music Officer at Creative Scotland said, “The musicians being supported in this funding round truly reflect the diversity, quality and commercial potential of Scottish music talent. Through benefitting from expert advice and recording and marketing new material, Momentum funding will help Erland Cooper and Tide Lines at a crucial point in their careers.

“They join an esteemed list of artists from across the UK including Public Service Broadcasting, The Ninth Wave, C Duncan and Kate Tempest, amongst many others who have gone on to establish successful careers thanks to the support of the Momentum programme. We’re delighted to partner with the PRS Foundation to ensure Scotland’s musicians can benefit from this innovate programme and share their music with the world.”

Ciaran Scullion, Head of Music at Arts Council of Northern Ireland said, “I am delighted to congratulate the two successful applicants from Northern Ireland in this round of awards, Touts and Roe; terrific artists and such an exciting break for all involved. The Momentum Music Fund Award provides a valuable and vital next-step in the development of their professional musical careers and we are delighted to partner with Invest NI and the PRS Foundation to help make this happen.”

Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Culture Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support these artists through the  Momentum Music Fund to break through to the next step in their career. I wish them well for the future and encourage any artists from Wales to bid for the next round of funding.”

Bryan Johnson, Lead, Artist & Industry Partnerships at Spotify said, “Congratulations to the fourteen artists selected for this round of Momentum funding. We look forward to working with all artists and their teams and providing them with the opportunities and platform to expand their fanbase and showcase their music to our global audience.”

Applications for the next round are open now – Deadline for submissions is 18th November 2019