Artists or bands are able to apply for a grant of £5,000-£15,000 to significantly develop their careers over the next two years. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. Priority will be given to those that have not been funded by PRS for Music Foundation in the previous 12 months.
The PRS Momentum Music Fund is open to Artists/Bands that are at a crucial tipping point in their careers, showing current progression and growth as an artist with the potential to significantly develop their careers over the next two years.
Grants of £5,000 -£15,000 are available with the average in the region of £10,000.
Grants can cover:
- Recording – i.e. a new album, EP, single, producer, engineer, mixer fees, studio hire, session musician fees, etc.
- Touring (in the UK only) – i.e. travel, accommodation, musician fees, set/production design, tour management, equipment hire, etc.
- Marketing and promotions – i.e. PR, radio plugger, digital marketing, music videos, merchandise production, etc.
Priority will be given to contributing to expenditure which helps the artist to develop professionally and creatively.
Applications can be made by UK based artists/bands directly or representatives of the artist who may be a Manager; Label; Publisher; Booking agent; PR/Plugger; Lawyer or Trusted advisor to the artist.
The next deadline to apply to the Momentum Fund is 6pm on the 10th February 2020.
Momentum Fund Case Study (Video)