Sunday, 5 July 2015

19 UK artistes get government money

Another 19 artistes and performers have received funding from UK Trade & Investment under the scheme aimed to boost Britsh Music Exports including 65daysofstatic and metal band While She Sleeps. the BPI says that 89 acts have now benefitted from the scheme which includes funding for touring, and for promoting radio and TV exposure. 

Up-and-coming bands dominate the list, including two nominated for the BBC Sound of 2015 prize – Lapsley from Merseyside and SOAK, aka 18-year-old Northern Irelander Bridie Monds-Watson. MEGS is an inexpensive schemes that was launched last year by the coalition Government, which slashed grants to arts organisations between 2010-15

Full list of bands awarded grants

65daysofstatic (Sheffield)

Ciaran Lavery (Belfast)

Dr Meaker (Bristol)

Eska (London)

Fearless Vampire Killers (Suffolk)

L├ąpsley (Merseyside)

Lonelady (Manchester)

Maribou State (Hertfordshire / Leeds)

Marika Hackman (London)

MONEY (Manchester)

Oh Wonder (London)

Songwriters Paul Drew (Croydon), Pete Barringer (Isleworth), and Pete Boyes (Essex)

Sam Lee (London)

SOAK (Derry, Northern Ireland)

The Temperance Movement (London)

Until The Ribbon Breaks (Cardiff)

While She Sleeps (Sheffield)

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