In July, British charity Youth Music announced a £2m incubator fund aimed at 18-25 year-olds in the UK, particularly from under-represented groups, with their music industry ambitions. Now it has revealed the 31 businesses that will be receiving grants of between £5k and £30k from the first round of the fund.
The companies are all focused on creating the kind of opportunities in the industry that Youth Music’s own research has suggested are still lacking. The full list of recipients is here, and include Girls I Rate (for a six-month program training young people to create radio shows); Ezra Collective (for a training scheme and mentoring network for young Black women); Generator (for a program to train and develop 10 young live promoters); Kaleido Music (for a scheme helping people to create a record label and release their first single) and many more. It’s a good snapshot of grassroots activity in the UK around the goals of creating even more opportunities in the industry.
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