PRS Foundation launches the Hitmaker fund
A dedicated fund to support behind the scenes creatives
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Behind the scenes songwriters, producers and music creators to receive grants of up to £10k to get to the next stage of their careers
Streamlined application process to access grants that can support creative and professional development activities
Building a unique community to encourage networking and foster creative relationships and collaborations
Hitmaker will build upon and replace The Writer Producer Fund, the ground-breaking opportunity to support songwriters, producers and music creators working behind the scenes in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits with grants of up to £10,000. Under the previous guise the fund has supported talent that has worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Paramore, Stormzy, Kylie and many more. One such supported production team being The Fanatix who have since gone on to secure a publishing deal with Universal as well as a record deal with Sony.
"The activity and support from the fund coupled with hard work, and a strong team helped us set up a great foundation to springboard from. We are also fortunate that the combined activity and efforts also resulted in deal offers for publishing and records which we signed recently."
At a time where it is becoming harder for up and coming behind the scenes creatives to earn sufficient funds to forge a sustainable career in the music business, PRS Foundation's Hitmaker fund serves to address the need to support these creators who are the bedrock of the modern music industry.
PRS Foundation's Hitmaker fund is open to UK based 'behind the scenes' songwriters, producers and music creators that have had at least three commercially exploited works, whether performed live, received media coverage, radio play, streams or released via commercial channels.
Applicants will need to submit at least five of their works as examples. The first deadline for applications to be submitted by is 6th January 2020 at 6pm.
Source PRS Foundation
November 21, 2019 2:30pm ET by Pressparty