Momentum Music Fund unveils latest acts

AmplifydotwebAmplify Dot, FEMME and Public Service Broadcasting are among the latest artists to receive backing from PRS for Music Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund.

Managed by PRS for Music Foundation and presented in association with music streaming service Deezer, the two year programme awards grants of £5,000-£15,000.

Previous recipients have included the likes of Brolin, Dark Sky and Andreya Triana.

Vanessa Reed, executive director of PRS for Music Foundation, 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.’

The full list of the latest recipients is below;

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

All artists who receive Momentum funding also have the opportunity of winning the £2,500 Momentum Deezer Award. The award encourages fans and subscribers to help their favourite acts gain streams through the Momentum Deezer app. Those boasting the highest number of plays receive the extra funding.

The next two deadlines for applications to the Momentum Music Fund are Wednesday 27 August 2014 and Tuesday 28 October 2014 via the PRS for Music Foundation website.

Visit the site to find out more and submit an application.