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Home > 45 PRS Foundation Grantees Perform at Focus Wales 2024

45 PRS Foundation Grantees Perform at Focus Wales 2024

Since its creation in 2000, PRS Foundation has given more than £44 million in impactful and timely grants to over 8,500 new music initiatives.

5 out of the last 6 Mercury Prize winners have been supported through PRS Foundation.

Nominees have received vital PRS Foundation grant support including the last two year’s winners Little Simz and Ezra Collective as well as Welsh Music Prize winners Adwaith, Kelly Lee Owens, Deyah, and Boy Azooga among others. Many supported music creators have gone on to progress their careers to become BRITS, RPS, AIM and Ivors Award-winners and critically acclaimed composers and songwriters in their respective genres.

45 artists included in the Focus Wales Line-Up are PRS Foundation Grantees.

The funded grantees performing at Focus Wales 2024 are:

Adwaith – PPL Momentum Music Fund, BBC Music Introducing & PRS Foundation Showcase at ESNS, International Showcase Fund for SXSW

Aleighcia Scott – International Showcase Fund for New Skool Rules, Power Up, International Showcase Fund for SXSW

Angharad – Open Fund for Music Creators

Baby Brave – International Showcase Fund for Breakout West

Bethan Lloyd – International Showcase Fund for M for Montreal

Campfire Social – International Showcase Fund for SXSW 2020 & 2021

Cara Hammond – International Showcase Fund for SXSW

Chalk (Ireland) – Open Fund for Music Creators, International Showcase Fund for ESNS 2024

Chroma – Funding for Organisations & Groups 2013, Rebalance, PPL Momentum Accelerator Wales

Cosmic Dog Fog – Open Fund for Music Creators

CVC – PPL Momentum Music Fund

Dirty Freud – International Showcase Fund for Future Echoes 2024

Domanique (ON, Canada) – Keychange Canada

Eyre Llew – International Showcase Fund for Zandari Festa

Fat Dog – International Showcase Fund for Eurosonic Noorderslang

Flamingods – International Showcase Fund for Tallin Music Week & SXSW, PPL Momentum Music Fund

Gillie – International Showcase Fund for Breakout West

HMS Morris – International Showcase Fund for POP Montreal, & Kansai Music Conference, PPL Momentum Accelerator Wales

Islet – International Showcase Fund for SXSW, Emma Daman Thomas from the band has also received Women Make Music

Kidsmoke – International Showcase Fund for Breakout Festival, SXSW & PPL Momentum

Kima Otung – PPL Momentum Music Fund, Women Make Music & Power Up Industry Professional

Kryptik (Scotland) – International Showcase Fund for Future Echoes

Laura J Martin – PPL  Momentum Music Fund

Luke RV – PPL Momentum Accelerator Wales

Magugu – PPL Momentum Music Fund

Maria Uzor – Open Fund for Music Creators

Melin Melyn – PPL Momentum Music Fund

Michele Stodart – International Showcase Fund for Folk Alliance International 2024

Otto Aday – International Showcase Fund for M for Montreal

Piss Kitti – PPL Momentum Accelerator Wales

Psweatpants (Scotland) – International Showcase Fund for New Skool Rules

Rebecca Hurn – Open Fund for Music Creators

Red Telephone – International Showcase Fund for Tallin Music Week

Rona Mac – Women Make Music

Seazoo – International Showcase Fund for Breakout West

Skinny Pelembe – International Showcase Fund for Reaperbahn festival

Skunkadelic – International Showcase Fund for New Skool Rules

Snapped Ankles – PPL Momentum Music Fund

Tara Bandito – International Showcase Fund for LUCfest Taiwan

The Big Day (Scotland) – International Showcase Fund for Future Echoes

The Garrys (SK, Canada) – Keychange Canada Participant

The Gentle Good – PPL Momentum Music Fund

The Mysterines – International Showcase Fund for SXSW

The Royston Club – International Showcase Fund for Zandari Festa

Ynys – PPL Momentum Accelerator Wales

 

FOCUS Wales is an international showcase festival taking place in multiple venues across the city of Wrexham, North Wales. The festival places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world, alongside a selection of the best new acts from across the globe.

Find out more about the festival here