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Funding Round Opens for Music Export Growth Scheme

Round 22 of funding for small to medium sized music companies looking to build the profile of their artists overseas will close on 4 December 2023. The Music Export Growth Scheme will also be running an explanatory webinar on 27 November.

Published: 15 November 2023 | 10:58 AM
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MEGS is designed to make available grants ranging from £5,000 - £50,000 to UK-registered independent music companies

Applications for Round 22 of the Music Export Growth Scheme (MEGS) have now opened, and will close at 11:59 pm on 4 December 2023. Due to Department for Business and Trading (DBT) funding rules, any funding awarded in this round must be claimed by 31 March 2024. No money will be paid out after that date.

MEGS exists to boost British music exports by supporting small to medium sized music companies as they build on the commercial potential and profile of their artists in overseas markets. This latest round of the Scheme run by the record labels’ association, the BPI, is funded through the DBT and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

Submitting your application for MEGS

As with previous rounds applications we will be allowing non-touring applications as well as hybrid applications, alongside traditional touring applications. If you are unsure of what to include in your application, please contact us to discuss. Eligibility, criteria and more details on the process are available on the BPI website here.

If you have any queries on the application process or the scheme itself, please contact musicexportscheme@bpi.co.uk

You can submit an application on the BPI MEGS website.

Find out more through the MEGS webinar

MEGS will also be hosting a webinar on Monday 27 November at 1:30 pm.

Join Chris Tams (who runs the scheme) as he goes through the scheme, how to apply and gives tips and advice on maximising your chance of success

Through the session you will find out more about how MEGS is designed to make available grants ranging from £5,000 - £50,000 to UK-registered independent music companies to assist them with marketing campaigns when looking to introduce successful UK music projects overseas.

Sign up for the MEGS webinar via Universe.

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