A significant proportion of the MMF’s 1200-strong membership have either not qualified for existing Covid-19 support packages or have been unable to self-furlough due to their responsibilities to their clients.
MMF ReBuild’s fifth round of funding will offer grants of up to £3,000 and workshops focusing on resilience, sustainability and the future.
This round is open to all MMF members including those who have received ReBuild support previously, provided they meet the basic criteria detailed below.
This new funding round has been made possible following additional donations from PPL, and the Hipgnosis Songs Fund.
Managers will have to meet the following eligibility criteria:
Please consider how you currently meet the objectives of the programme and the scoring criteria before starting your application.
Please keep your answers succinct and factual.
It is suggested each answer will be around 100 – 300 words but there is no word limit.
Objective 1 – Offer one-off emergency funding of £3000 to support music managers in immediate need who previously had sustainable businesses that have been unexpectedly disrupted by COVID-19 and incurred losses.
Objective 2 – Offer managers focused peer-to-peer workshops exploring new business ideas, models and skills.
Decisions will be made from a small panel made up of elected MMF Board Members, senior staff and a representative from PPL. Applications will be scored against the published criteria (below). After scoring the panel will sense check the decisions to consider if they have made decisions that reflect MMF commitment to diversity.
Our definition of diversity includes geography, economic need, and genre alongside the definitions described in the Equality Act 2010 (age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and sexual orientation).
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David ‘ZaZa’ Kazadi, Never Dies Management
“My client ZieZie had bookings across the country but due to COVID the shows we had were cancelled so hardly any income was coming in limiting our ability to continue to record and release music. Thanks to MMF, ReBuild funding enabled me to cover office operational costs and support my clients to complete singles and projects. Gambino La MG completed his mixtape ‘En Attendant Gambinerie’ which came out 29 January 2021 growing essential streaming incomes.”
“In the absence of events for our brand and artists in 2020 and in the wake of complete financial support exclusion from the government as LTD Company directors we found ourselves needing to support a successful debut album release from our client LOUISAHHH on HE.SHE.THEY. Records as well as multiple other releases from our management clients. Help from the ReBuild scheme allowed us to cover our business overheads in order to keep servicing our clients and continue working to spearhead further diversity projects as part of HE.SHE.THEY. such as PRIDE stream alongside Beatport & TWITCH with over 1.2 million people tuning in globally over 14 hours. We were additionally able to sign more music to our other HE.SHE.THEY. Records imprint with ADA; platforming global talent from primarily womxn, POC and the LGBTQIA+ community. We were also able to release a trans inclusive remix EP for Alanis Morissette and give our time to speaking in multiple forums regarding diversity in electronic such as the RA Exchange.”
James Foster, founder Coalition-Audio
“Our priority release last year was the debut album from Koven, scheduled for March 12th. We were so deep in the campaign that moving the release date was impossible, and, to be honest, we only really appreciated the gravity of COVID-19 that week. After lockdown, we lost around 60 dates of a world tour and, with the artist still being in recoupment, it meant that revenue streams were pretty thin! ReBuild funding enabled me to keep focussed and not have to rely on freelancing, which led to us successfully re-launching a deluxe edition of the album in March 2021 as well as developing our business digitally, resulting in a huge sync for the track Light Up and recording the world’s first ‘Bullet Time’ DJ set which aired on UKF.”
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