Attaque, Ronika and Roo Panes among 9 more artists receiving Momentum funding of between £5k and £15k for recording, touring and promotion
PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and Deezer, Momentum Music Fund’s official digital music partner, announce Woman’s Hour as the latest winner of the Momentum Deezer Award. The band will receive an extra £2,500 on top of their original Momentum grant.
The band, made up of siblings Fiona and William Burgess, Nicolas Graves and Josh Hunnisett, are recognisable for their enchanting new wave electropop sounds and sultry vocals. Hailing from Cumbria and residing in London, the band have earned a reputation from touring the UK with Metronomy during 2014, and their recent album release ‘Conversations’, which was warmly received by the likes of The Guardian and Daily Telegraph. Their live EP, recorded during live sessions at East London’s Rag Factory, will be available exclusively on Deezer from Monday 27th October.
The three-track live session EP will include In Still We Remain, Her Ghost and Darkest Place all recorded live and available exclusively at Deezer.
Deezer’s editorial team will continue to support Woman’s Hour throughout the year and provide them with a platform for new digital opportunities.
On discovering they had won the award, Woman’s Hour’s lead singer Fiona said:
“We’re so thrilled to have won the Momentum Deezer Award and to Deezer for providing a great platform for people to enjoy our music at their own leisure. But most importantly, thanks to everyone for listening to our record. See you on the road!”
More Momentum artists announced
From the emotive and melodic electronic of Attaque to the beautiful folk vocals from Laura J Martin, the latest batch of artists revealed today (27th October 2014) to receive coveted, career-boosting Momentum funding are:
Artist Name Momentum funded project
Attaque Album Campaign and Tour
Fear of Men UK Album Cycle 2014-2015
Laura J Martin Recording and promotion of 3rd album
Melt Yourself Down Promotion of 2nd album
One Bit EP and Tour
Pale Seas Album release
Py EP,EP Tour, Production of Album
Ronika Single promotion
Roo Panes UK Album Release
Managed by PRS for Music Foundation, Momentum’s two-year programme awards grants of £5,000-£15,000 using funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. For a full rundown of all the artists supported so far see: http://prsformusicfoundation.com/Funding/Momentum-Music-Fund/Momentum-Artists/Latest-Artists/
The next deadline for applications to the Momentum Music fund is 28th October 2014 via the PRS for Music Foundation website: www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Funding/Momentum-Music-Fund
All artists who receive Momentum funding have the opportunity of winning the £2,500 Momentum Deezer Award on top of their grant. The award encourages fans and subscribers to help their favourite acts gain streams through the Momentum Deezer app, with those boasting the highest number of plays receiving the extra funding. Not only does the additional grant help artists to create exciting new music, it helps make their music accessible to their eager fans. All Momentum artists’ work is available on Deezer, with a playlist of previously funded artists available here: http://www.deezer.com/playlist/968348031
James Foley, Head of Editorial, Deezer UK & Ireland said:
“Woman’s Hour make beautiful music, and we’ve long been supporters of their work here. We’re thrilled to present them with the Momentum Deezer Award. The award, and the Momentum Deezer App are just some of the ways we’ve been championing up and coming talent and exposing it to a wider audience. Music discovery and recommendation is in Deezer’s DNA, so we want to continue to help build audiences for bands like Woman’s Hour and many more to come.”
The latest round of artists in with a chance to receive the coveted Momentum Deezer Award join a growing catalogue of exciting new talent, a number of which are already achieving memorable career milestones as a result of their funding. The huge demand for Momentum funding shows no sign of slowing down. Now, almost a year on since its launch in May 2013, Momentum has supported 34 artists and bands out of nearly 1500 applications.
Alongside the Award, the Momentum Deezer app was launched in December 2013, marking a significant development in the promotion of the fund and its supported artists. An advocate for new music talent, the Momentum Deezer app gives a platform to promising artists, making their music available to five million subscribers on and offline.
The Momentum Deezer App – available on the Deezer web service and mobile apps (iOS and Android) via the App Studio – encourages music fans to find out more about the fund’s supported artists through biographies and links to listen to and share music: www.deezer.com/app/momentum-music-fund. The app gives music lovers an accessible way to discover the best new music talent and exclusive content from Momentum’s alumni.
Vanessa Reed, Executive Director of PRS for Music Foundation said:
“We are delighted to announce the latest batch of artists that will be receiving Momentum funding. The standard of applications, yet again, was very high illustrating the need for support to help talented artists get to the next stage of their careers. Huge congratulations also to Woman’s Hour on winning the latest Momentum Deezer award which will give them the chance to build on what they’ve already achieved with the Momentum fund’s support of their debut album.
Further details about the Deezer Award can be found at www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Funding/Momentum-Music-Fund/Momentum-Deezer-App/ and www.deezer.com/app/momentum-music-fund.
For more information contact:
Liam McMahon for PRS for Music Foundation and Momentum press enquiries:
Beatrice Chew/James Hartnett for Deezer enquiries: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors
About PRS for Music Foundation
PRS for Music Foundation is the UK’s leading funder of new music across all genres. Since 2000 PRS for Music Foundation has given more than £14 million to over 4,250 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes that support music sector development. Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS for Music Foundation supports an exceptional range of new music activity – from residencies and commissions to festivals and showcases in the UK and overseas.
About Arts Council England
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2010 and 2015, we will invest £1.9 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1.1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.
Deezer is the first truly worldwide digital music streaming service in over 180 countries, with 16 million monthly active users and 5 million paid subscribers worldwide. Deezer is at the forefront of a music revolution, allowing fans instant access to the largest music catalogue in the world, with more than 35 million songs and 30,000+ radio channels on any device. Combining the best of man and machine, Deezer’s global editorial team searches for the best music around the world and its algorithmic recommendations help fans discover music they will truly love. Deezer is available on your favorite device, including smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop, home sound system, connected car or smart TV.
Launched in 2007, Deezer is a privately-held company, headquartered in Paris with offices in San Francisco and around the world. Deezer is currently available as a free download for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices or on the web at deezer.com globally outside the US.
For the latest news on Deezer go to Deezer.com/company/press.
About the Momentum Deezer App
The Momentum Deezer App – available on the Deezer web service and mobile apps (iOS and Android) via the App Studio – encourages music fans to find out more about the fund’s supported artists through biographies, exclusive interviews and links to listen to and share music: www.deezer.com/app/momentum-music-fund. The app gives music lovers an accessible way to discover the best new music talent and exclusive content about Momentum’s alumni.