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The Performance Fund: Flash Funding Winners Announced

Flight Brigade and False Advertising among winners of PRS for Music Foundation Flash Funding, in partnership with Wigwam Acoustics and the Musicians’ Union.

This year’s winners of Flash Funding, with PRS for Music Foundation and supported by Wigwam Acoustics and the Musicians’ Union, include Flight Brigade and False Advertising.

Winners receive access to bespoke monitoring packages (such as in-ear monitoring, microphones, control systems) worth up to £10,000 to ensure consistently great sound across live dates, plus advice and training on touring, promotional support and an additional £375 each for touring costs.

The Flash Fund, which was open for applications over three days in April, received 89 entries. A shortlist of 25 was presented to a panel of industry experts.

Kelly Wood, Live Performance Official, Musicians' Union, said: “We know that emerging artists struggle to break even when touring, despite the effort that goes into each and every gig – this Flash Fund gives artists the chance to improve the quality of their tour and will allow them to deliver their best performance at each show. The winning artists demonstrated a real need for both elements of the funding award, and we look forward to following their live progress over the coming months.

“It’s been an interesting and valuable experience to work with our partners on this project, and hopefully this kind of support will become a growing trend across the grassroots live music scene.”

For the full list of winners, and more information about funding available, visit PRS for Music Foundation.

Published: 21/04/2016

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