10 more artists have been announced as receiving funding from the UK’s Music Export Growth Scheme, which is run by industry body the BPI. It’s the first tranche of funding since the scheme was put on hiatus during the initial wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jungle, Beabadoobee, Bicep, Kero Kero Bonito, Kwaye, Wesley Joseph, Orla Gartland, Shakka, Shygirl and Working Men’s Club are the 10 artists sharing £100k of funding to help them grow their audiences overseas, with the money coming from the UK’s Department for International Trade.
It’s the 19th round of investment for a scheme that has so far deployed more than £4m in funding, with the BPI estimating that the artists generate a £12 return for every £1 that’s invested in them.
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