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Music Export Growth Scheme accepting applications for third round of artist funding

By | Published on Friday 16 May 2014


The third round of applications for funding from the BPI and UKTI’s Music Export Growth Scheme opened yesterday.

As previously reported, originally announced last October, the scheme offers grants of between £5000 and £50,000 to UK music companies to aid international touring, artist promotion and music projects.

Announcing the new round of funding, BPI boss Geoff Taylor said: “Last year was one of the most successful years on record for artists signed to independent record companies. International chart positions and sell out shows from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Passenger, London Grammar and Caro Emerald all contributed to the sound of success in 2013”.

However, he continued: “Success like this does not happen overnight – it takes investment, expertise and creativity to help talent stand out in competitive markets. Through the Music Export Growth Scheme, BPI can help businesses and artists from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to keep the flag flying high for British music”.

The deadline for applications is 16 Jun 2014. Full details and the application form are available from the BPI’s website.