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