news category Music Industry created 2 October 2017
The Writer Producer Fund offers an opportunity for songwriters and writer-producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits with grants of up to £10,000. The Writer Producer Fund is delivered by PRS Foundation in association with the BASCA Trust.
Who can apply?
Applicants must be:
Songwriters (behind the scenes creators of new music who don’t also perform or produce), or
Writer-producers (those working on production who contribute to the songwriting process and are acknowledged as writers), and
UK based PRS for Music members with a CAE number
Applications can be made by songwriters / producers directly or by their representatives. Those who can apply on their behalf include;
In addition, the fund is available to songwriters/producer-writers who may also perform as a way of making money, or to those known as artists who want to forge careers as songwriters. Support will only cover development of careers as songwriters. Any music creators considering themselves as performing artists first and foremost will be signposted to other schemes.
NOTES ON ELIGIBILITY: This application is not for writers and producers just starting out, demoing and developing. We are looking for writers and producers with successes in their writing careers and applicants must have a previous track record.
Applicants must have at least 3 commercially exploited works – this means a work that has been performed live, has received media coverage or radio play, and/or has been released via commercial channels. For those without evidence of commercially exploited works, we will ask you to name at least 5 credited works registered with PRS for Music.
Applicants must submit at least 3 works for consideration and advisors will listen to at least 2 submitted works.
Visit the PRS Foundation website for full details and to apply.
The first deadline is Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 6pm.