Anna Lewis

Music Acts And Songwriters Receive Support To Amplify Their Sound Abroad

Music Export Growth Scheme helps acts from across the UK achieve global recognition. Now in its second year, the Music Export Growth Scheme (MEGS) provides funding to boost sales of British music around the world by financially supporting small and medium sized independent music companies in their overseas activities.

On Saturday 4 July 2015 Business Secretary Sajid Javid and music body the BPI announced the latest UK music acts to receive Government funding to export their music abroad which included Cardiff-based band Until The Ribbon Breaks. In this sixth round of funding, the 16 acts and three songwriters will receive grants ranging from £8,000 to £15,000. The monies will be matched by the music companies behind the acts to pay for items such as overseas marketing, session musicians, tour support, booking agents and other expert services in the territories that the artists hope to tour. The songwriters will attend writing camps overseas to help boost the revenues that come from publishing and sync deals.

The Music Export Growth Scheme will re-open for applications on 6 July 2015.

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