The PRS Foundation has just announced a new scheme, hoping to help young songwriters and producers.
Over the last 17 years PRS have provided over £23million to help fund young musicians in the UK. However their latest scheme may be their biggest yet, with grants of up to £10,000 on offer. The money can go toward a number of things including recording sessions, musician fees, attendance of songwriter camps and sessions, training courses and child care costs.
Grammy nominated Carla Marie Williams has teamed up with the foundation to help produce the funds. Williams was nominated at the 2017 Grammys for her track “Freedom” which appears on Beyonce’s Lemonade album and features Kendrick Lamar. She’s also written for the likes of Britney Spears, Craig David, Girls Aloud and Kylie Minogue.
Speaking about the scheme she said, “I’m so delighted the Writer Producer Fund has been created. As a professional songwriter of 10 years, I can seriously say The Writer Producer Fund will most definitely be a crucial new resource for songwriters wanting to invest in themselves and create new opportunities for their careers, whilst maintaining momentum.
“The fund will inspire and motivate a community of songwriters and will hopefully help to increase UK songwriters success worldwide! Exciting times!”
For more information, and to apply for funding, head over to the PRS Foundation website. Applications must include five pieces of work. The deadline for the first round of applications is June 19 at 6pm.