Far From Losing Momentum


The latest round of artists set to benefit from the Momentum Music Fund have been announced, including Public Service Broadcasting, Pins and Amplify Dot.

As previously much reported, Momentum is managed by PRS for Music Foundation and is a two-year programme awards grants of £5,000-£15,000 using funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. In fact, ‘Previously reported’ is actually a grave understatement- this is the story that never loses Momentum as it hurtles forward with regular announcements.

Executive Director of PRS for Music Foundation Vanessa Reed said: “From Glastonbury to Green Man this summer’s festivals have been a great platform for Momentum funded artists. I’m delighted to see that this list is another snapshot of the strong and diverse artists who are applying to Momentum. It’s particularly satisfying that over half of the acts selected are talented women who are making music their career”.

Chair of Arts Council England Sir Peter Bazalgette added: “This is undoubtedly an uncertain time for artists in terms of investment and development opportunities, and it is because of this that the Arts Council is proud to continue its support of the Momentum Music Fund, which provides well-needed funding for emerging talent. Many congratulations to all of the successful artists in this latest funding round; we hope that it will enable them to consider different ways of reaching new audiences and further developing their craft”.

The complete list of winners and the project the funding will go towards is:
Amplify Dot – Release of new album
Dems – Marketing and promotion of debut album
Femme – Release of her third single
Josephine Oniyama – Funding second album
Låpsley – Release of three EPs, touring and live setup
Pins – Recording of second album and release
Public Service Broadcasting – Recording of second album
Solomon Grey – Recording of debut album and promotion

The next deadline for Momentum applications is Tuesday 28th October 2014 and you can find out more here.

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