Funding Opportunity

Flash Funding

Flash Funding addresses issues facing emerging music creators by responding to specific needs with an innovative approach to funding, involving video submissions, quick turnaround and high-profile industry experts and partners.

The 2019 winners are: Garda, Hoopla Blue, Lauran Hibberd and Soeur.

Congratulations to all!

PRS Foundation and Key Production Group present…

Flash Funding for Vinyl

in association with Music Glue and Metropolis Studios

PRS Foundation is pleased to announce the return of Flash Funding for Vinyl – offering emerging UK artists and bands the opportunity to develop their careers with additional support this year from Music Glue and Metropolis Studios.

The 4 x artists/bands will each receive:

500 X 12” Vinyl from Key Production Group & Modo

Worth over £1,500, artists receive 500 x stunning 12” vinyl, with Key Production Group supporting artists based on a menu of design options

Release Support from Music Glue

Artists will receive tailored support from Music Glue to help with their direct-to-fan ecommerce, including:

Free website build and integrated online store on the Music Glue platform

Release strategy meeting with the Music Glue team

Audio Mastering from Metropolis Studios

Artists can access free mastering and a vinyl lacquer cut for single or EP releases*

Ongoing Promotional Support from Flash Funding Partners

Partners will help to promote each release, staggered through 2019

PRS Foundation’s Flash Funding programme addresses issues facing emerging music creators by responding to specific needs with an innovative approach to funding, involving video submissions, quick decision turnaround and high-profile industry experts and partners.

Following an entertaining and informative live decision panels in previous years, the Live Decision Panel at The Great Escape featured independent music expert advisors:

Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)

Julie Weir (Music For Nations/Sony)

Jamz Supernova (Presenter, BBC Radio 1Xtra)

David Bianchi (Various Artists Management)

Claire Alliot (Stellar Songs Publishing / TW9 Music Management)

Artists supported in previous years are:

Annabel Allum (London)

Queen Zee (Liverpool)

Sabiyah (London)

Para Alta (Hartlepool)

Mina Rose (London)

Yassassin (Brighton)

Speakman Sound (Glastonbury)

Vulgarians (Hull)

Marsicans (Yorkshire)

Them Blends (London)

Barney Artist (London)

Robocobra Quartet (Northern Ireland)

The Pictish Trail (Scotland)

Weirds (Yorkshire)

The vinyl offer

Key Production Group offer 500 x 12” vinyl per artist, which includes:

140g Black vinyl 12″ with full colour label

Full colour LP sleeve with 3mm spine on 300gsm w-w Board

White paper inner bag

Plus free: 5x test pressings, artwork check, 1 x UK delivery

Interested?