Funding is available to help independent music creators of all genres and disciplines to record and release music.

The Record & Release strand of funding from Help Musicians offers a bespoke package of funding and expert advice, including wellbeing and development services, to support solo artists, composers, group members, songwriters, producers or multidisciplinary artists aged 18 and over with no significant backing.

Grants of up to £3,000 will fund the cost of recording and releasing a new body of work by music creators across the UK who are controlling one or more aspects of their career (e.g., self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing). Costs that could be supported include studio hire, merchandise, PR and marketing, and software.

In addition to the funding successful applicants will aslo receive:

  • one-to-one business advice sessions tailored to the musician’s needs and delivered via experienced music industry professionals, as coordinated by ThinkMusic
  • one-to-one health consultation with British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) professionals, covering all aspects of a musician’s health, including physical and mental health needs and specialist referrals where required

Applications should be made at least three months before the funding is required.

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Key Info

Location: UK

Value: £3k

Grant Deadline: Rolling Basis