NEWS: PRS Foundation announces more acts to benefit from Momentum Music Fund

Launched in 2013, the PRS Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund was set up to grant bands and artists to break through to the next level of their careers.  The funding – which ranges between £5,000 and £15,000 – could be used to help with recording, touring or marketing.  In the past, acts such as Ghostpoet, Andreya Triana and Years & Years have benefitted from the fund.

Now the Foundation has announced a new wave of artists who will be benefitted from the Momentum Music Fund.  The 18 acts span a huge range of genres and are at different stages of their music career, but are still looking to break through.  Psychedelic pop group Flamingods, indie poppers Hooton Tennis Club, and even Mercury Prize winner Speech Debelle have been awarded funds.  Another Mercury Prize nominee, soul singer ESKA, is also benefitting, as is singer-songwriter Charlie Cunningham, quirky folk singer This Is The Kit, and up and coming producer Tom Misch.

Vanessa Reed, Executive Director of PRS for Music Foundation said: “Momentum’s impact over the past 3 years demonstrate that this is not only a hugely popular fund, but a transformational one, which is having a positive impact on the careers of over 120 artists.  We’re delighted that Arts Council England continues to recognise the importance of this fund for independent music which we’ve been running on their behalf since 2013.  Thanks to our shared belief in this partnership and with additional help from Spotify we’re looking forward to encouraging and supporting even more of the country’s diverse and talented artists to reach that next stage of their careers.”

To find out more about the fund and the artists being funded, visit PRS’ Momentum Music Fund page.

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