The Writer Producer Fund has been established to enable songwriters and writer-producers working in popular music genres to progress their careers and writing/production credits.
Applicants can apply a grant of up to £10,000. In addition to the funding, successful applicants will receive in-kind support from the PRS for Music Foundation. The funding is intended to support a number of different creative and professional development activities.
The applicant should outline areas of spend which will have an impact on their career. Activity supported is likely to include:
- Recording costs (eg daily studio hire, tracking, production and mixing fees)
- Costs relating to songwriter camps, co-writes, collaboration, etc
- Musician fees
- Creative / professional development (including training courses if applicable)
- Training / skills courses at places such as Point Blank / SSE
- Marketing and promotional costs related to songs / tracks reaching an audience
- International activity that could build a profile and benefit a creative development
- Project-related maternity or child care costs
The Fund is open to UK-based ‘behind the scenes’ songwriters and writer-producers that have had at least three commercially exploited works. The Fund is expected to support up to 12 songwriters / writer-producers in 2017 – the Fund’s pilot year.
The first deadline for receipt of applications is 6pm on 19 June 2017.
There will be a second round opening later in the year with a deadline in late 2017.
For more information and to apply please follow this link: Writer Producer Fund