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Latest MEGS funding announced

By | Published on Monday 19 October 2015

Music Export Growth Scheme

Record industry trade group the BPI this weekend announced the list of artists who will benefit from the latest round of grants from the Music Export Growth Scheme, which is backed by UK Trade & Investment and which aims to help UK-based independent labels, publishers and management firms to expand the international reach of their acts.

To celebrate this seventh round of MEGS funding, Trade & Investment Minister Francis Maude put on his finest quoting hat and said: “The UK has a vibrant creative sector that generated over £17 billion in exports during 2013. The Music Export Growth Scheme has helped a new generation of British musical talent gain international recognition and boost the sales of UK music abroad; creating jobs and growth for the UK economy. I wish the latest recipients well as they grow their fan base abroad”.

And so do we. Wellness all round, I say. The latest MEGS loot is going to artists Catfish And The Bottlemen, Crystal Fighters, Denai Moore, Ephemerals, Kero Kero Bonito, Lower Than Atlantis, Martin Harley, Max McElligot, Moulettes, Petite Noir, The Bohicas, The Twilight Sad and Turbowolf, plus songwriters Greig Watts, Georgie Dennis and Christopher Wortley.