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More MEGS money dished out to UK acts going global

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2017


Record industry trade group the BPI and the UK government’s Department For International Trade this weekend revealed the artists getting the next batch of funding from the Music Export Growth Scheme, or MEGS to its closest family members.

If you don’t know what MEGS is, you really ought to read this report from the CMU Insights Export Conference at The Great Escape back in May, which tells you everything you need to know.

A further £213,000 has been dished out in this latest round of the funding scheme that seeks to support UK artists looking to grow their fanbase and boost their revenue streams in new markets overseas.

Damn, I just told you what MEGS is in a sentence. You should still go read that C[email protected] report. I mean, I dug out the link and everything. Look, here’s another brilliant MEGS-related [email protected] article.

“MEGS is making a real difference by offering practical support to smaller music companies and their diverse range of artists who have the talent but not always the means to develop their potential in key overseas markets”, says the BPI’s Chris Tams.

Doing the maths on how much support MEGS has now provided since its launch, he went on: “It’s great news that over 150 mainly indie-signed UK acts have benefitted from more than £2 million in funding to date, boosting British music exports in the process”.

And here it is everybody, the list of the latest MEGS recipients, organised especially for all you fans of alphabetical ordering: Ags Connolly, Amber Run, Blaenavon, Boston Manor, Bruno Major, Dan Croll, Django Django, Dream Wife, Ibibio Sound Machine, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, Mount Kimbie, Roddy Woomble, The XCERTS, This is the Kit, Will Joseph Cook.