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ROUND 5 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR REBUILD,

 THE MMF FUND FOR UK-BASED MANAGERS IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 CRISIS


APPLICATIONS CLOSE 12:00pm 6th August 2021

APPLICATION FORM

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:

Eligibility Criteria
  • This round is open to new applicants, as well as those who have received ReBuild support in a previous round.
  • You are either a director of a limited company or a sole trader
  • You MUST be a current member of the MMF predating 30th June 2021.
  • You MUST be able to provide evidence that you have received limited to no Government support such as the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), Cultural Recovery Fund (CRF) or be able to demonstrate why these have not been sufficient for your business. Priority will be given to strong applicants who remain excluded from Government schemes.
  • 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, delayed advances and option periods or other plausible expected incomes.
  • You MUST demonstrate a need for 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 businesses model.
  • You MUST have a UK based bank account but can manage music makers from across the world.

Guidance on the application form

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.  

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Decision Making and Scoring

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. 

  1. Does the applicant demonstrate a strong track record in managing artists and music makers? SCORE 1-5
  2. Does the applicant demonstrate a significant negative impact from COVID-19 on confirmed and expected work? SCORE 1-5
  3. Does the applicant give a clear indication of their current and immediate work plan? SCORE 1-5
  4. Has the applicant clearly made the case as to why little to no Government support is being received? SCORE 1-5
  5. Has the applicant evidenced a previous and future sustainable professional model? SCORE 1-5

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).


 Accessibility Support

If you are disabled or Deaf and require any access support please contact accelerator@themmf.net


Past Recipients

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.” 

Sophia Kearney, Co-Founder HE.SHE.THEY. & CEO / Manager @ The Weird & The Wonderful

“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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