Late last year we blogged about a £2.8 Million scheme created to help British musicians and independent labels export their music to overseas markets. The scheme has now made a further quarter of a million pounds available to the UK’s independent music sector.
The £249,385 awarded to labels and management companies in this eighth round of MEGS funding will contribute to the marketing and promotional costs of 21 British acts as they look to build their profiles and fan-bases and promote their releases overseas through live tours, digital engagement and other activities.
One of the 21 acts selected this month is rising london-based Afrobeats star, Moelogo:
The funding will go towards the servicing of 2 new singles and an EP to European & World media.
Speaking on behalf of Moelogo, a spokesperson from Since98 said: “The Grant will help to grow and expand Moelogo’s brand internationally, especially in helping to connect with new fans and key influential people who can help Moelogo’s career overseas.”
Last year Moelogo released the well received EP, Ìréti, which we thoroughly enjoyed.
“Ìréti is about one thing – hope. Hope and belief in my abilities as an artist, despite the many setbacks; hope that my talents will get my family and I to a better life; hope and faith in God; hope that if I continue working hard, all my dreams will come true; searching for hope in a world filled with doubt and despair”. – Moelogo
Until we have new music from Moelogo, be sure to check out his Ìréti EP out now on iTunes.
If you are a musician interested in receiving similar funding, applications for the next round of MEGS funding are now being received. For details or to download an application form please visit the MEGS page on the BPI website: https://www.bpi.co.uk/megs.aspx