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Funding news - 14/08/2017

Music Export Growth Scheme - Eleventh Round Open (UK)

The Music Export Growth Scheme is designed to make grants available to UK-registered independent music companies to assist them with marketing campaigns when looking to introduce successful UK music projects overseas.

Grants ranging from £5,000 to £50,000 are available. The programme can contribute a maximum of 70% of the necessary costs.

Grants are intended to fund international marketing campaigns that aim to expand audience and revenues for British artists overseas.

Expenditure to be taken into account will be external costs to the label or management, not normal running costs.

Eligible project costs include:

  • Marketing costs (including advertising and PR).
  • Tour support or venue costs including international travel.
  • Visa costs.
  • International promotion costs including hire of session musicians/ singers etc for television performances.

The Round 11 deadline for applications is 6pm on 4 September 2017.

Further application rounds will take place periodically over the coming years.

Further information can be accessed from the programme website

Source: bpi.co.uk/megs.aspx, 14/08/2017

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