HONEYBLOOD and The Ninth Wave are among the latest round of 17 artists from across the UK to receive support from the Momentum Music Fund.

Managed by PRS Foundation, the Momentum Music fund awards grants of £5,000-£15,000 using funds from Creative Scotland, PRS Foundation, PPL, Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Invest NI.  Spotify, the official digital partner on the fund, contributes additional funding and a reward package containing exciting promotional opportunities and a close working relationship between Momentum artists and the Spotify team. Event partner Ben Sherman offers live opportunities, additional marketing, promotional and bespoke branding support.  The next deadline for applications is 11th September 2019

It’s been a massive year for both Scottish artists – Honeyblood recently revealed a third album while The Ninth Wave have toured relentlessly all over the UK and beyond in support of their debut album ‘Infancy’.

Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland said: “For the second year in succession, Creative Scotland has partnered with the Momentum Music Fund to boost some of Scotland’s best young bands up to the next level. Honeyblood and The Ninth Wave are as intense and exciting on record as they are on stage. Both are at a key point in their careers, ready to grab the attention of the global music industry and reach the ears of new audiences everywhere. I’m delighted that this partnership continues to throw a spotlight on our home-based talent.”

Joe Frankland, CEO of PRS Foundation said: “Huge congratulations to all the artists from across the UK selected in this latest round.  We’ve seen from our evaluation report the direct impact of Momentum support on artists careers, whether it’s average earnings increasing, performing to bigger audiences, social and streaming stats increasing or being nominated for awards such as the Mercury Music Prize. I’m looking forward to following the progress of this latest round and how this support impacts their individual careers.”

Featuring Tenement Trail acts Squid and Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, the full list of artists who have been selected by a network of industry experts, are:

  • Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard– Marketing single releases and touring costs
  • Esya– Recording and promotion for an EP
  • Girl Ray– Touring
  • Honeyblood– Recording an EP
  • I SEE RIVERS– Recording and promotion of debut album
  • Man & The Echo– Marketing and promotion of second album
  • Maxsta– Visuals for live shows and videos
  • Pat Dam Smyth– Marketing of tour
  • Penelope Isles– Touring
  • Penya– Recording and marketing of second album.
  • Rachael Dadd– Touring
  • RYAN VAIL– Recording and release of album
  • Squid– Touring
  • Tawiah– Touring and live show installation and design.
  • The Ninth Wave– Touring
  • The Orielles– Recording of second album.
  • H. Lung– Recording of second album.