UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has announced that the Music Export Growth Scheme has re-opened for applications. Through the scheme, Small and medium-sized UK independent record labels and music management companies can apply for grants of £5,000 to £50,000 to assist them with marketing campaigns when looking to introduce successful UK music projects overseas. Funding is available towards tour support:
- Overseas venue costs
- International travel costs
- PR costs.
Decisions on individual awards will be made by a panel of music industry experts which will meet four times a year to process applications. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have annual turnover of €50m or less and no more than 249 employees.
Applications must include detailed campaign proposals showing how the grant would be invested in effective marketing and other promotional activity oversees, such as through artist showcases, tour support, social media and publicity.
The next round of applications opens in August 2017.
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