From Help Musicians email. This year we’ve been listening to music creators and representatives from across the industry and have gained invaluable insights to inform our thinking about the need for a truly holistic package of support for independent music creators.
We have created the brand new Do It Differently Fund, which launched this week and is now open for applications!
The UK-wide fund will award 20 creators in its first round, whether they’re a producer, composer, songwriter, musician, vocalist, DJ, beatboxer or beyond, at any stage of their career and in any genre. The fund will offer individuals or bands/ensembles of six members or less, a grant of up to £3,000 focused on either developing experience in touring or recording.
A further £2,000 is set aside for each successful applicant to go towards business planning and wellbeing services available directly from HMUK and its industry partners.
Do It Differently is open to applications from independently-driven, emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines who are independently controlling one or more aspects of their career, for example, self-managing, self-releasing or self-producing.
Creators may be solo instrumentalists, composers, vocalist, singer songwriters, producers, multidisciplinary artists or bands or ensembles of six members or less.