Applications open for the MMF’s Accelerator Programme For Music Managers 2022
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• Talented managers around the UK are encouraged to apply for the groundbreaking grants and development programme.
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) and YouTube Music are delighted to announce the return for a fourth year of the Accelerator Programme for Music Managers.
Introduced to help build sustainable full-time management businesses and to further the ambitions of talented entrepreneurs, applications for the 2022 programme - which initially involves submitting a short five-minute video - open today before closing on Monday 25th October.
Full details can be found at http://
Since launching in 2019, Accelerator has benefitted more than 65 individual managers across the UK who between them represent an unprecedented variety of new talent, including Joy Crookes, Wes Nelson, PinkPantheress, Joy Anonymous, Moses Boyd, Nafe Smallz, Squid, Joesef, Steam Down, Shygirl, Dry Cleaning, Sherelle, Porridge Radio, Caskets, as well as firmly establishing career artists such as Shabaka Hutchings, Yolanda Brown, Shakka, Glasvegas, and Employed To Serve.
Accelerator remains the world’s only independent funding and professional development programme designed exclusively for artist, songwriter, DJ and producer managers, offering participants a combination of financial and educational support - including 12-month grants of up to £15,000, alongside expert-led professional development training.
The programme is also supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Music Industry Association, and has built a strong track record of diversity by engaging with female managers, managers from Black, Asian or other ethnic backgrounds, and those based outside of London.
Paul Bonham, Accelerator Programme Manager at the MMF:
Roz Mansfield, Head of Artist Relations, YouTube Music UK
Denise Allan 677 Media Management(Glasvegas, Freakwave, Lamaya, Cherry)
Bobby Brown (Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn, Karl Benjamin)
September 9, 2021 6:00am ET by Pressparty