PRS Foundation, together with Arts Council England, Spotify and PPL, announces the next 17 artists that have been chosen by a panel of industry experts in the latest round of Momentum Music funding.

PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development across all genres, together with Arts Council England, Spotify and PPL, announces the next 17 artists that have been chosen by a panel of industry experts in the latest round of Momentum Music funding.

The 17 artists are:

  • Alpines - Production and recording for their third album
  • Blackwaters - Touring, recording, mixing and mastering for their debut album
  • Darlia - Touring and recording for their debut album
  • Ezra Collective - A UK headline tour, plus EP marketing and plugging
  • Fenne Lily - Marketing and touring, plus completion of debut album
  • Fizzy Blood - Recording and touring
  • Francobollo - Touring to follow debut album release
  • Jagara - Recording, PR/Radio and touring around their debut album
  • K2 - Recording, marketing and promotional events 
  • KXC - Recording the group's 3rd EP with producer Jeremy Edwardson
  • MÉNAGE À TROIS - Recording, releasing and marketing
  • Muncie Girls - Marketing and PR around their second album release
  • Native Dancer - Recording, mixing and mastering the band's debut album
  • Prose - Collaboration with Manchester Camerata, including recording, release and touring
  • Safone - Recording, marketing, launching and touring debut project
  • saint clair - Mixing, mastering, marketing and creation of a music video
  • Wildes - Recording and touring

 

Momentum supported, South-West band Muncie Girls said, “We’re outrageously happy to have been awarded this grant! Primarily it means that we can afford to record and promote our next LP without relying on record label loans. We can be the rights holders of our songs and remain in control of our music and the way we put it out. It’s such a privilege for our band to be able to continue autonomously."

Joe Frankland, Senior Grants and Programmes Manager of PRS Foundation said, “This round of Momentum funding demonstrates a genre diversity that we’re particularly proud of. Momentum is helping artists from all backgrounds and genres to get to the next stage in their careers, and to a sustainable future, faster. I’m looking forward to following the futures of these artists in their trajectory through hip-hop, grime, jazz, pop, rock, indie, and more.”

Peter Leathem, Chief Executive of PPL commented: “We are very excited to once again be able to provide financial and career development support to new and emerging talent through our ongoing relationship with the PRS Foundation. There is a diverse mix of artists who will receive support in this latest round of Momentum funding and we look forward to seeing and hearing the positive impact that this funding will have on their career development.”