Funding For Music Part 1

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“Making music is just what I do… I never thought anyone would give me money for it.”

I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve heard this from songwriters and bands. But they couldn’t be more wrong. As long as you are prepared to do a bit of legwork there really are oodles of options out there – including the PRS for Music Foundation, the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund and particularly – if you happen to live in England – Arts Council England’s funding scheme Grants for the arts.…  <read more>

Chris Bye

Chris is Music Relationship Manager for the North at Arts Council England (ACE), a national organisation responsible for championing, developing and investing in artistic and cultural experiences. Between 2011 and 2015, ACE will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. Chris has been heavily involved in developing support for contemporary popular, alternative and electronica music. He is a regular panellist both here and abroad as well as a tipper for Amazing Radio. The Arts Council website is at - and you can ollow Chris on Twitter at @ChrisnBye


  1. Great blog, thank you for sharing Chris

  2. This is really great Chris. Thanks v.much

  3. Chris Bye

    Glad you found it useful – More to follow.

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