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The world’s only independent funding and professional development programme designed exclusively for artist, songwriter, DJ and producer managers, Accelerator offers a combination of financial and educational support – including 12-month grants of up to £12,000, alongside expert-led professional development training.

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The programme was introduced in a bid to build sustainable full-time management businesses and to further the ambitions of talented entrepreneurs. Applications for Accelerator 2023 will close on 24th October. Full submission details can be found here. Since launching in 2019, Accelerator has created a far-reaching legacy. By 2023, the programme will have supported more than 100 managers from across the UK with 40% of participants from nations and regions outside of London, 43% from Black or ethnic backgrounds and 44% women or gender minorities. Between them, these individuals represent a vast range of talent including Joy Crookes, Wes Nelson, PinkPantheress, Joy Anonymous, Moses Boyd, Eliza Rose, ENNY, Nafe Smallz, Squid, Joesef, Steam Down, Shygirl, Dry Cleaning, Employed To Serve, Yolanda Brown, Shabaka Hutchings, Goat Girl, Sherelle, Bree Runway, Porridge Radio and Caskets.

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