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ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME FOR MUSIC MANAGERS REVEALS SUCCESSES AS APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2020

DATE: 16th October
Applications for the Music Managers Forum (MMF) and YouTube Music’s Accelerator Programme for Music Managers have opened.

With repeated backing confirmed from Arts Council England (ACE) and the Scottish Music Industries Association (SMIA) and Creative Scotland, upcoming music managers are being urged to apply for the groundbreaking funding and education initiative that offers grants of up to £15,000 per annum.

Accelerator aims to increase the number of sustainable full-time music management businesses operating in the UK and empower them to work with a greater range of creative talent.

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SAM FENDER & MANAGER OWAIN DAVIES TO RECEIVE FANFAIR ALLIANCE AWARD, SANDY DWORNIAK TO RECEIVE THE 2019 WRITER / PRODUCER MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD & ANDY VARLEY, FOUNDER OF INSANITY GROUP TO PICK UP THE COVETED ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD

DATE: 11th October
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) are delighted to announce that Sam Fender and his manager Owain Davies (od management) will receive the FanFair Alliance Award for Outstanding Contribution to Live Music at the 2019 Artist & Manager Awards (A&MAs).

Sponsored by Selina, this years A&MAs takes place at London’s Bloomsbury Big Top on Thursday November 14th.

MMF and FAC are announcing two further A&MA winners today, with Andy Varley, founder of Insanity Group to pick up the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year Award, while Sandy Dworniak will be awarded 2019’s Writer / Producer Manager of the Year, in association with Songtrust.

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UPCOMING EVENT



MMF Training Courses Start September 2019

DATE: 26th September
The MMF is offering a selection of training seminars and webinars from September to December.

The Essentials of Music Management day course will take place on the 26th September, followed by 5 x Mechanics of Music Management seminars starting on the 1st October and 4 x Advanced Marketing for Music Managers webinars starting on the 22nd October.

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The FanFair Alliance



#Toutsout - The FanFair Alliance

Industrial-scale online ticket touting remains a black mark on the UK’s live music scene - ripping off fans and causing significant harm to British artists and music businesses.

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Dissecting the Digital Dollar



Helping artists and managers navigate the streaming business

MMF has published a series of reports, guides and tools to help artists and managers better understand the streaming business.

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Mental Health



We've published a Music Manager's Guide to Mental Health

The MMF and music charity Music Support have published the first ever Music Managers Guide To Mental Health - a free-to-download publication that aims to provide music managers with information and advice to better protect their own mental health, as well as the well-being of their clients.

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