Apply for 2nd round of BPI’s music export funding

BPI-logo-NEW-banner-2Calling all songwriters and musicians – apply for the second round of the BPI and UKTI’s Music Export Growth Scheme.

The Music Export Growth Scheme offers £3m in grants to independent music companies looking to break artists in markets overseas.

Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available to applicants. All submissions for this second round need to be received by Monday 17 March 2014.

Previous winners in the first round of funding included Public Service Broadcasting and Melt Yourself Down.

Geoff Taylor, BPI chief executive, said: ‘The response so far to the Music Export Growth Scheme has been hugely positive but we know that there are hundreds of talented acts and promising music projects across the UK whose export potential is going untapped.  We know the creativity is there, the ambition is there and the expertise is there.

‘I would urge small and mid-sized companies from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to check out how the fund can help to develop their business internationally today.’

Full details and the application form is available from BPI’s website. Visit the site to apply now.