Music Industry Stimulus Package
The Music Industry Stimulus Package involves three funding schemes, designed to help sustain the popular and commercial music sector, across all music genres including rock, pop, hip hop, indie, jazz, country & western, traditional and folk.
Under this package, a fund of €1,000,000 is being put in place to stimulate areas of work which artists would usually fund with income from own sources, including live event fees.
The music stimulus schemes are targeted at professional musicians and their teams and will support song writing camps, recording and album releases.
The aim is to ensure that Irish musicians, engineers, PR, media, agents, labels and publishers can continue to develop and share their work in the context of COVID restrictions.
The Music Industry Stimulus Package schemes will be managed on behalf of the Department of Culture, Arts, Media, Tourism, Sport and the Gaeltacht by First Music Contact and will be subject to panel assessment.
The Music Industry Stimulus Package contains three schemes:
1. Songwriting Stimulus
This fund is to facilitate Songwriting Camps, which are defined here as 2 or more registered songwriters engaging with studio and/or producers to collaborate on new works / intellectual property with a view to releasing or publishing created intellectual property nationally or internationally.
A grant of €6,000 will be made to each successful application.
Activity should be completed and grant drawn down by December 23rd, 2020.
2. Recording Stimulus
This fund is to facilitate the recording of Singles, EP’s or Albums.
Grants of the below amounts will be available for each:
· Single Recording: €1,200 to each successful application.
· EP Recording: €4,000 to each successful application.
· Album Recording: €6,000 to each successful application.
One grant per applicant only will be available.
Activity should commence and the first half of the grant drawn down by December 23rd, 2020.
3. Album Release Stimulus
This fund is to provide support for albums which are scheduled for release from October 2020 onwards.
A grant to the value of €5,000 will be made to each successful application.
Activity should be fully scheduled, PR Invoice paid and grant drawn down by December 23rd, 2020.
See link below for further details.
Published on 10 September 2020