THE very first Accelerator Programme For Music Managers has been formally launched to the public earlier today.

Spearheaded by MMF and YouTube Music alongside a litany of partners,  this new initiative will allow for artist managers in either full-time or part-time employment to make the transition into making the leap into dedicating themselves to their acts with the help of 12 month grants of up to £15,000.

Supported by The Scottish Music Industry Association,  the prgoramme would provide managers with a “a track record of proven income” the chance to embark on a “a year long training programme with funded travel to attend courses, meetings and mentorship. The courses have been designed by our education partners, CMU and MusicAlly and you will be funded to attend a music business conference. There will be additional, optional seminars provided by MMF associates and you will receive all the benefits of MMF membership. You will also be able to benefit from low-cost or free business services”

Speaking in a new press release, SMIA chair Dougal Perlman has stated that:

“As an organisation that exists to represent and develop the music industry in Scotland, the SMIA is delighted to contribute to this exciting programme from the Music Managers Forum and YouTube Music and open up the opportunity to emerging Scottish managers.”

With a deadline of Monday 29th October, check out the full details and eligibility criteria now via their website and watch a launch video below now: