A significant proportion of the MMF’s 900-strong membership have not qualified 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 is 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 The Brit Awards, Spotify, Joyce Smyth (Glastry), Merck Mercuriadis (Hipgnosis Songs Fund), Adam Tudhope (Everybody’s), Paul Loasby (One Fifteen Management), Steven Tavner (East City 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to donate.
In the third round, the ReBuild fund will offer grants of up to £3,000 and workshops focused on resilience, sustainability and the future. This round is open to new applicants as well as those who have received Rebuild support in a previous round if they meet this basic criteria.
Successful managers will have to meet the following eligibility criteria:
Please consider how you currently meet these objectives of the programme 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.
Please consider these objectives when making your application and how you meet the scoring criteria.
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 which 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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