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FREE Concert Stockbridge Church

The Hockerill Music Department (from Bishops Stortford) is a is a dynamic and vibrant community of talented musicians, the most advanced of which are on tour in Scotland this October. Their concert in Stockbridge will include a choir, musical theatre troop, contemporary guitar trio, jazz ensemble and will also showcase the department’s most accomplished solo instrumentalists, vocalists and chamber groups.

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The Piano Series two is looking for amateur pianists for its Channel 4 Show

Are you or someone you know a talented amateur pianist?

The Piano are looking for all types of music and all types of piano performers, maybe you play jazz or Boogie Woogie or perhaps you sing or rap. So long as the piano is at the heart of your performance, they’d love to hear from you!

All you need to do is click here https://thepiano.take-part.co.uk/

You can be any age to take part, but if you are under 18 please fill out this form instead with a parent or guardian.

If you cannot apply online and would like an application form posted to you, please email pianoplayers@loveproductions.co.uk or call 0207 067 4820 stating your full name, full address (including postcode) and telephone number.

Grants for Musicians and Bands (UK)

Artists or bands are able to apply for a grant of £5,000-£15,000 to significantly develop their careers over the next two years. Applications can be submitted by the artists themselves or those who are working on their behalf, for example, a manager, an independent label or publisher. Priority will be given to those that have not been funded by PRS for Music Foundation in the previous 12 months.

 

The PRS Momentum Music Fund is open to Artists/Bands that are at a crucial tipping point in their careers, showing current progression and growth as an artist with the potential to significantly develop their careers over the next two years.

 

Grants of £5,000 - £15,000 are available with the average in the region of £10,000.

 

Grants can cover:

 

  • Recording – i.e., a new album, EP, single, producer, engineer, mixer fees, studio hire, session musician fees, etc.

  • Touring (in the UK only) – i.e., travel, accommodation, musician fees, set/production design, tour management, equipment hire, etc.

  • Marketing and promotions – i.e., PR, radio plugger, digital marketing, music videos, merchandise production, etc.

Priority will be given to contributing to expenditure which helps the artist to develop professionally and creatively.

 

Applications can be made by UK based artists/bands directly or representatives of the artist who may be a Manager; Label; Publisher; Booking agent; PR/Plugger; Lawyer or Trusted advisor to the artist.

 

The next deadline to apply to the PPL Momentum Music Fund is the 18th August 2023.

 

Useful Links:

 

Fund Guidelines

 

https://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-music-creators/next-steps/ppl-momentum-music-fund/

Funding Package to Help Musicians Record & Release Music (UK)

Independent music creators of all genres and disciplines can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to record and release their music. The funding is available from Help Musicians, and it can be used to cover the cost of studio hire, merchandise, PR and marketing, and software.

 

Applicants must be aged 18 or over and have no significant backing. They must also be controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g., self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing).

 

In addition to the funding, successful applicants will also receive one-to-one business advice sessions and one-to-one health consultation with a BAPAM professional covering all aspects of your physical and mental health, with specialist referrals where required.

 

Applications can be made at any time but should be made at least three months before the funding is required.

 

For more information, visit the Help Musicians website or contact the Help Musicians team (link below).

 

Useful Links:

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Supported Artists

 

https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/current-opportunities/recording-and-releasing-music

Sound of Young Scotland Award Opens for Applications (Scotland)

The Sound of Young Scotland Award is now open for applications, offering support for the creation of a debut album, with a prize fund worth over £10,000.

 

The award is open to musicians aged 18-25 who have never released an album and be a ‘Scottish’ artist (born in Scotland, 50% of band/group born in Scotland, or have made Scotland their creative base for the past two years).

 

The award is funded by Creative Scotland, the national funding agency for the arts, creative industries and screen in Scotland. The closing date for applications is the 14th August 2023.

 

The Sound of Young Scotland Award is designed to help emerging musicians develop their careers and reach a wider audience.

 

For more information, please visit the Creative Scotland website (link below).

 

https://www.creativescotland.com/news-stories/latest-news/archive/2023/07/the-sound-of-young-scotland-award-opens-applications-in-search-for-best-new-scottish-talent

 

 

Grants of up to £5,000 are Available to Support Women Songwriters and Composers (UK)


The Women Make Music programme is accepting applications from female, trans, and non-binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at various stages of their careers.


The program aims to break down assumptions and stereotypes, increase awareness of the gender gap in the music industry, raise the profile of female music creators in the UK, and encourage women who may not have otherwise applied for PRS for Music Foundation funding to do so.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support touring, recording, promotion, marketing, community projects involving top-quality music creators, music creator residencies, and live performances featuring new UK music.
The deadline to apply is 6 pm on March 13, 2023.
Please note that the PRS for Music Foundation no longer supports organisations through the Women Make Music program.
https://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-music-creators/all-career-levels/women-make-music-2/

Funding Package to Help Musicians Record & Release Music (UK)

Funding is available to help independent music creators of all genres and disciplines to record and release music.

 

The Record & Release strand of funding from Help Musicians offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to support solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing.

 

Grants of up to £3,000 will fund the cost of recording and releasing a new body of work by music creators across the UK who are controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g., self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing). Costs that could be supported include studio hire, merchandise, PR and marketing, and software.

 

In addition to the funding successful applicants will also receive:

 

  • one-to-one business advice sessions tailored to the musician's needs and delivered via experienced music industry professionals, as coordinated by ThinkMusic

  • one-to-one health consultation with British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) professionals, covering all aspects of a musician’s health, including physical and mental health needs and specialist referrals where required

Applications should be made at least three months before the funding is required.

 

Useful Links:

 

Application Guide

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/current-opportunities/recording-and-releasing-music

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