Anna B Savage, Chantelle Lee, and Those Damn Crows among the latest artists to receive support from PRS Foundation’s PPL Momentum Music Fund
- Two Liverpool artists, Dialect and SPINN receive full PPL Momentum Music fund support as part of new partnership
- Next deadline for application submissions is Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 6pm
PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, together with PPL, Creative Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland and Spotify reveal the next artists who will receive support from the pioneering PPL Momentum Music Fund. The artists, who have been selected by a network of industry experts, are:
- Anna B Savage – Recording and marketing
- Aziya – Recording
- Chantelle Lee – Marketing and promotion
- Do Nothing – Recording
- Erin Bloomer – Marketing, promotion and touring
- Lucy Gooch – Recording and marketing
- Lyves – Marketing
- Meron Addis – Promotion and marketing
- Roska – Recording and promotion
- Sans Soucis – Recording
- Those Damn Crows – Recording
Additionally, together with Culture Liverpool and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, PPL Momentum Music funding and PPL Momentum Accelerator support was available to talented artists based in the Liverpool City Region.
The two Liverpool City Region based artist receiving full PPL Momentum support are:
The PPL Momentum Accelerator Liverpool City Region grantees will be announced in November 2021.
PPL Momentum supported Erin Bloomer said: “PPL’s Momentum Fund is literally a dream-maker, I’m excited to collaborate with additional musicians, developing and learning from them and bringing my music to new audiences during live shows.”
Kwame Safo, Grants & Programmes Manager (Industry Funds) at PRS Foundation said: “I’m incredibly happy once again to see us supporting musicians at crucial tipping points of their creative plans. The task of assisting some of the most important and exciting independent musicians is critical right now. But also, a huge credit to those music creators maintaining their momentum during these uncertain times. I have no doubt we will see some amazing success stories from these grantees”
Sarah Mitchell, Director of Membership and Communications, said: “The PPL Momentum Music Fund has been helping artists take their career to the next level since 2013, supporting the development of commercially and critically acclaimed UK music. It is fantastic to see a further 13 artists benefit from the Fund and be given the opportunity to record, promote and tour their music. We wish them all the best for the future.”
Gerwyn Evans, Deputy Director of Creative said: “Welsh Music remains in such a strong position despite the immense challenges the whole industry has faced over the past 18 months. That’s why I’m so very pleased to see another budding artist gain support alongside some really exciting emerging artists from the rest of the UK.”
The next deadline to apply for PPL Momentum support is Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 6pm. The application portal is open for application submissions now and can be accessed via prsfoundation.com.
Managed by PRS Foundation, the PPL Momentum Music Fund awards grants of £5,000-£15,000 using funds from PRS Foundation, PPL, Creative Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland. Spotify, the official digital partner on the fund, contributes additional funding and a reward package containing exciting promotional opportunities and a close working relationship between Momentum artists and the Spotify team.
PPL became headline sponsors of the Momentum Music Fund in February 2020. Since then 55 talented music creators at tipping points in their careers have received this vital support to break through to the next level. This type of support is crucial for both music creators’ careers and the wider industry as the 5 Years of Momentum Report (2013-18) found the fund had generated over £18m for the UK music industry and UK economy.
PRS Foundation and Arts Council England initiated The Momentum Music Fund in 2013. Arts Council England originally established the need for this specific fund and supported the programme from 2013-18.
For a full rundown of all the artists supported so far see: http://prsfoundation.com/funding/momentum-music-fund/momentum-artists.
Listen to the latest PPL Momentum Music Fund supported artists on the Spotify Momentum playlist here.