Being in a band can be a challenge for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest struggles that young artists are increasingly facing nowadays is finance.
In a world where bedroom producers and do-it-yourself scenes are cropping up here, there and everywhere, it’s growing more and more evident that money is not something easily obtained in the current climate of the music industry. That’s where PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England’s Momentum Fund hopes to step in.
Set up to support artists at a crucial tipping point in their career, the Momentum Fund - which is also contributed to by Spotify - gives acts the opportunity to apply for a grant of £5K to £15K in order to take the next integral steps of their careers.
Having been afforded funding from the Momentum Fund last year, Manchester’s Spring King run through exactly how they came to be as a band, and what it was that prompted them to look into funding. Having been granted money to help pay for touring and recording their debut album ‘Tell Me If You Like To’, three of the band look back on how it helped them to be able to afford the costs of a studio and get them the record deal they really wanted.
Watch the band’s case study video below.
DIY and PRS for Music Foundation will be bringing you information, advice and interviews with the artists funded through the Momentum Fund. Stay tuned for more, or head to their official website to find out how to apply.
Check out Spotify’s Momentum Music Fund playlist below.