Show me the money

Show me the money: sources of finance for early stage artists

At last weekend’s Making Money from Music – Early Revenues panel at The Great Escape, hosted by PRS for Music, I promised I would post some links to funders and other sources of finance I mentioned that are potentially relevant to early stage career musicians, so here they are, along with a link to my top 10 […]Read More

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Joining the Dots game changing winners announced

Four game changing live music projects have been chosen for Joining the Dots funding and support. A pioneering gig-swap network, opening up a digital music archive, a mobile game for gigs and a location based app for "listening to listings". Read More

the hub at The Great Escape

The Great Escape is the UK’s leading festival and convention for new music and takes place in venues across Brighton next weekend (8-10 May), attracting over 400 artists and several thousand industry delegates. Saturday afternoon (10 May) sees us de-camp to the Old Ship Hotel for the Joining the Dots-inspired series of panels we were invited to […]Read More

the hub’s director Julia Payne offers some fundraising tips

Our recent call for proposals for our Joining the Dots funding resulted in a mountain of applications – over 150 people submitted a short film about their idea. Our panel of assessors had a tough job; pretty much every single one had a really great idea at its heart, yet we could only take 1 […]Read More

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A time of seismic change in music requires new models

As arguments about how to monetise music in a digital age continue, the hub’s director Julia Payne says new funding and support project Joining the Dots could be the answer.Read More

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Top tips for partnership from our New Music Plus… producers

Six great pearls of wisdom from our New Music Plus... producers on partnering with a large organisation. From nailing the budget early on to challenging your host organisation to think differently.Read More

Easy money? Dirty cash? The public pound? Raising finance in the music industry

Director of the hub, Julia Payne, shares her thoughts on Music Tank's Easy Money convention and the value of new funding streams for beyond mainstream music. Plus how Tom Robinson's early attempts at crowd-funding ended up with someone going to prison! Read More

Think global, act local – the mantra behind the first English Folk Expo?

With the publication of Wish You Were Here, UK Music’s report into music tourism’s contribution to the UK economy, the UK’s music sector finally has some data about the specific contribution music makes to the UK’s tourism business.Read More

We are looking for a freelance Digital Producer

We’re looking to recruit a new freelance Digital Producer to help propel us forward and ‘set our digital course’ – someone who’s a natural and easy communicator, possibly from a journalism background, who has experience of building online engagement with and across niche communities, is passionate about independent music and has ‘good ears’. The role’s […]Read More

Guest bloggers – NMP… UK producers Mark Daman Thomas and Sebastian Reynolds

Last month, our New Music Plus… producers gathered at Derby Quad for two days of training delivered by hubsters, Adam Jeanes and Jenny Harris. We invited Mark Daman Thomas and Sebastian Reynolds to give a bit of insight into what the training at Derby QUAD involved and what impact New Music Plus…UK is having on […]Read More