More funding for British music

BPI artiists awarded
British artists awarded music sponsorship abroad

Ten more British musical artists have been chosen to receive funding from the UK Music Export Growth Scheme. This is ran by the British Phonographic Industry and has been the first tranche of funding since Covid19 struck us last year.

The artists, some fresh and new, some you will have heard of include Jungle, Beabadoobee, Bicep, Kero Kero Bonito, Kwaye, Wesley Joseph, Orla Gartland, Shakka, Shygirl and Working Men’s Club will each get a share of £100k to help them grow an audience overseas. The scheme does all it can to help these independent artists grow.

The funding is coming from the Department for International Trade and is the 19th round of investment for this kind of scheme. The Department suggest British music is so good and so well received abroad that artists generate on average £12 return for every £1 spent – absolute bargain!

Past recipients of the fund include the Editors, Nina Nesbitt, Gemini and Frank Carter. You can take a listen to the artists getting funded this year using the spotify links below and if you’re an independent musician who wants to give the next tranche a try – visit

So from dance and indie to grime and alt, there’s a little bit of everything in these new artists…Here’s wishing them well on their tours abroad!

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