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MMF announces first intake of managers on its Accelerator scheme

By | Published on Monday 14 January 2019


The Music Managers Forum has announced the first participants in its new funding and talent development programme for early career artist managers, who among them represent artists including Tālā, Declan Walsh, Lyra, Ider, Puma Blue, Moses Boyd and more.

In the first year of the trade group’s new Accelerator scheme, a total of 24 recipients will receive grants of up to £15,000 over twelve months, plus educational support from CMU Insights and Music Ally. The fund is backed by YouTube Music, Arts Council England and the Scottish Music Industry Association.

Comments MMF General Manager Fiona McGugan: “With the help of YouTube Music, Arts Council England and the SMIA, I am absolutely delighted that Accelerator has taken off so quickly and will immediately benefit 24 accomplished individuals who represent such a wide and diverse range of talent. More so than ever, music managers play a linchpin role in the careers of artists, songwriters, producers and musicians, and our aim is for Accelerator to empower their businesses and make a significant and lasting impact”.

The full list of recipients with the artists they currently manage is as follows:

Ben Skerritt (Poppy Ajudha)
Callum Reece (Brawther, Subculture Sage, Joe Rolét)
Charlie Murdoch (Jordan MacKampa, Matt Ingram, Million Miles)
Charlotte Caleb (Raphi, Eloïse, Tālā)
Chris Chadwick (Puma Blue, Guy Sigsworth)
Christopher Hunte (Culan, Kill Miami)
Dave Rowett (Tender, Laands)
Georgia Strawson (Ider)
Grant Brydon (Murkage Dave)
Ian Tunstall (Amindi K Fro$t, Brookes Brothers)
Jen Long (Mammüt, Aaron Porter, Para Alta)
Jessica Slater (Stardom)
Koyejo Oloko (Moses Boyd)
Loretta Andrews (Guvna B, Joshua Luke Smith)
Louie John Lowis (Be Charlotte, VanIves)
Lulu Davis (Voyager)
Nick Myers (Jay Pryor, Maths Time Joy, Rrotik)
Nike Durosaro (Shakka)
Rachel Miller (Shabaka Hutchings)
Rian Zoll-Khan, RNR Management (Sami Switch, Effie)
Sam Meghan (Spinn)
Stephen Archibald (Declan Walsh and The Decadent West, Barrie-James, Cara Rose)
Tom Hutton (Polar, Woes)
Victoria Becks (Lyra, Jonny Hockings, Humn)

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