MMF ReBuild Fund

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Please note the applications are now closed.

ReBuild, the MMF fund for UK-based managers impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

A significant proportion of the MMF’s 900-strong membership do not qualify for existing Covid-19 support packages and are unable to self-furlough due to their responsibilities to their clients. As detailed in the MMF’s 2019 report, Managing Expectations, music managers invest extensively in the long-term career development of their artist, songwriter, and producer clients, predominantly on commission-based terms. For more than 80% of music managers surveyed for the report, live music represented their most reliable and important revenue stream.

The ReBuild fund will be administered by Help Musicians UK and has been made possible by a generous donation from PPL, with additional contributions from a range of individuals and businesses including Joyce Smyth (Glastry), Merck Mercuriadis (Hipgnosis Songs Fund), Adam Tudhope (Everybody’s), Paul Loasby (One Fifteen Management) and Stuart Camp (Grumpy Old Management).

The MMF and its Chief Executive, Annabella Coldrick, have also committed to the fund and are actively inviting further support across the music and technology sectors. Please contact annabella@themmf.net if you are able to donate.

In its first round, the ReBuild fund will offer one-off grants of up to £3,000 and workshops focused on resilience, sustainability, and future business models.

Successful managers will have to meet the following eligibility criteria:

Eligibility Criteria

  • You are either a director of a limited company or a sole trader who cannot access Government support. If you are a self-employed person who has received some Government support, you are still eligible but you will need to make the case why this support was not adequate.
  • You MUST be a current member of the MMF predating 31st May 2020.
  • You MUST be able to evidence loss of management income from confirmed and budgeted work from March 2020 onward. For example confirmed live shows, production work, or other plausible expected incomes.
  • You MUST demonstrate a need for emergency sustainability funding.
  • You MUST demonstrate a track record in the management of quality artists/music makers who previous to COVID-19 had an appropriate sustainable business model.
  • You MUST have a UK bank account but can manage music makers from across the world.

Please note the applications are now closed.