Momentum Fund hosts Great Escape showcase

Hannah-Peel-boxHannah Peel, Brolin, JAWS and Night Engine will help PRS for Music Foundation’s Momentum Fund celebrate its first birthday with a showcase at The Great Escape.

All four artists have been funded through the scheme over the last year, alongside 30 other acts including East India Youth, Kindness, Ghostpoet and Glitches.

The artists will perform between 1pm and 4pm at Komedia, Brighton, on Friday 9 May, and entry is open to all festival pass holders.

The showcase will be preceded by a panel session, chaired by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Matt Everitt.

He will be joined by the foundation’s executive director Vanessa Reid, Arts Council England chief executive Alan Davey, Deezer’s head of editorial James Foley and Julian Deane, manager of The Wytches.

They will discuss the availability of funding for emerging artists, Momentum Fund’s successes and challenges, and the future ambitions for the fund.

The panel also takes place on 9 May, but at the earlier time of 11am in Screen 2, Dukes, Komedia.

Momentum is managed by PRS for Music Foundation, supported using public funding from National Lottery through Arts Council England, and is in association with Deezer.

Since its launch in May 2013, the Momentum Fund has attracted 1,500 applications, demonstrating the huge demand for financial support among artists striving to advance their career.

To find out about PRS for Music’s three-day event programme at The Great Escape, including joint panel sessions with PPL, a keynote speech from David Cameron’s intellectual property advisor Mike Weatherley MP and in ‘In Conversation’ interview with Chloe Howl, visit our calendar page.