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Essential Guide to Music Funding

The Unsigned Guide have just released their free Essential Guide to Music Funding which has been revised for 2016.

This 37 page document summarising many of the music funding options available to bands, musicians, labels and managers and contains contributions from Arts Council England, BPI, PRS For Music Foundation, Creative Industry Finance, Help Musicians UK, Music Tank, Transmit Start-Ups, Musicians’ Union, Pledge Music and Remi Harris Consulting.

Since first publishing their music industry directory in 2003, The Unsigned Guide has become an essential resource for aspiring bands & artists, producers, new record labels or promoters starting out and anyone else working towards a career in the music business.

Along with maintaining their comprehensive online UK music directory, listing over 8,500 contacts spanning the music business, they also occasionally publish free PDF guides offering crucial and valuable advice to assist independent artists in getting to grips with the music business.

The Unsigned Guide Editor Louise Dodgson said: “We are regularly on the receiving end of enquiries from bands and musicians wanting to make a living from their craft, asking how they can be supported financially. So we set about gathering this info together to make sure artists are aware of the options and support out there that they can tap into”.

Bands and musicians can obtain their free copy of The Unsigned Guide’s Essential Guide to Music Funding by emailing

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