Fancy yourself as the new Adele? Think you can give The Weeknd a run for his money? Well, for this years Soho Music Month, two titans of the music industry, PPL and PRS, have teamed up with Creative Media Network and will be collaborating on a series of talks and performances focused on catapulting emerging talent into the mainstream.
PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development, having supported over 7,300 with over £35 million since launching in March 2000. PPL is the UK’s music licensing company for over 120,000 performers and recording rightsholders, collecting £225.7 million of royalties for the public performance of recordings in 2020.
First up, this special edition PPL Momentum + PPL Momentum Yorkshire Accelerator Showcase will present the talented creators who have benefitted from the PPL Momentum Music Fund grant and PPL Momentum Accelerator. Both of these programmes aim to provide support to underrepresented and gifted bands and artists who might not have been able to pursue their musical dreams without it. It takes place on Thursday 29th July, 6.30-9pm with celebrated artists Lady Ice, Downtown Kayoto, and English Teacher. Sign up for tickets here.
Next up, the Funding Your Music Business panel event provides invaluable information to managers, artists and other musical professionals to help them understand the funding options available to them, and how to apply for them. Hear insights and tips from PRS Foundation and PPL on creating stronger proposals to give your project the best chance of moving through the assessment process. Also hear from artists and artist representatives about how they navigated the process and the difference funding made to their careers. Taking place on Thursday 17th August, 6.30-8.30pm, with expert speakers; Camilla George, Ellie Giles, Kwame Safo and Davy Wales. Don’t miss your chance to book a spot here.
Both events are taking place at 5-7 Carnaby St, London, W1B.
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