THE MUSIC MANAGERS FORUM CELEBRATE FIVE YEARS OF ACCELERATOR BY ANNOUNCING 24 MORE PARTICIPANTS FOR THE GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAMME
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) is delighted to reveal the next wave of 24 independent music managers who will take part in our 2023 Accelerator Programme for Music Managers.
Now entering its fifth year, Accelerator is a groundbreaking grants and training initiative aimed at putting independent music management businesses on a more sustainable footing. Supported by YouTube Music, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Music Industry Association, the programme is overseen by Paul Bonham, the MMF’s Director of Professional Development.
Since 2019, more than 100 independent music managers have participated in Accelerator, benefitting from £1.5m of investment and training. Many have gone on to enjoy extraordinary successes in support of the artists, songwriters, music producers and other creative talent they represent.
Most recently, these include:
Rob Harrison, co-manager of BRITs Rising Star winners FLO
Rich Goodwin, manager of recent UK album chart toppers The Reytons
Alessia Avallone, manager of Soundwalk Collective, composers for Oscar-nominated documentary All The Beauty and the Bloodshed;
Anique Cox, nominated in the Best Manager category at the Accelerator-sponsored Young Music Boss Awards for her incredible work with Bree Runway
Callum Reece, winner of Breakthrough Manager at the 2022 Artist & Manager Awards for his successes at One House for Eliza Rose, Sherelle, Cktrl and Mwanjé.
Other Accelerators have worked on Mercury and Grammy-nominated projects, as well as developing commercial partnerships and collaborations with a wide range of record labels, distributors, music publishers, live music companies, brands and other management businesses.
We are confident that the extraordinarily talented class of 2023 will follow in their footsteps. Representing artists including Låpsley, SIPHO, Gee Lee, Jesse Boykins III, Felixthe1st and Pigs x 7, our 24 managers are drawn from all corners of the UK (65% are based outside London) and, as in previous years, include a strong balance of genders and backgrounds.