The PledgeMusic and PRS Foundation Emerging Artists Fund, launched in April this year, has announced its first set of artists to benefit from the partnership and today releases details of the second round of the scheme.
In total, 8 new artists and acts have been selected in the first round of the programme to receive funding and launch their own PledgeMusic campaign - full list below. The 2nd round opened on Monday August 6th, with the deadline for submitted applications being 6pm on Friday 7th September.
Speaking of the of the programme to date, Luke Arthur of PledgeMusic said; “Always gratifying to be part of a process that directly helps new and developing artists move ahead in their career. Together with PRS Foundation, PledgeMusic looks forward to working with the very worthy list of winners and building on the initiative in the next round of the Emerging Artists Fund.”
PRS Foundation’s Senior Grants and Programmes Manager, Joe Frankland said, “Huge congratulations to the eight talented artists being supported in this first round of the Emerging Artists Fund. It’s fantastic to be working with PledgeMusic on this innovative approach to supporting artists to get to that next step in their career. I’m looking forward to following each artists’ campaign and the impact this support will have."
The full list of Round 1 winners are;
Emily Mae Winters
Mansion of Snakes
The Emerging Artists Fund offers artists and bands focussing on recordings, releases and/or touring, an innovative financing model to accelerate careers through support from PledgeMusic to generate initial funding and grant support of up to £2,500 from PRS Foundation.
Emerging Artists Fund open for applications