24 Recipients of 'Do it Differently' Fund Announced
Music charity Help Musicians UK has announced the recipients in the latest round of its Do It Differently Fund. The award grants up to £3,000 to artists and is designed to help them develop their career through recording, releases and touring support.
In addition, the musicians are given access to development and wellbeing services to the value of £2,000, such as business development guidance, education on touring practices, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, short-term treatment of performance related conditions, and hearing protection.
Harp manuscripts and record releases
The twenty-four acts were chosen from regions across the UK and from all genres. Improvising harper Rhodri Davies is planning to study a medieval harp manuscript from the 13th century with harp expert Bill Taylor, with a view towards recording new music for a solo CD. Alt-rock band Team Picture will release twelve songs including artwork development, merchandise and promotional costs. Derry singer Reevah plans a full-band tour across the UK and Ireland, and drum and bass act Exposure will develop the mastering, marketing, video and vinyl for his upcoming EP.
The Do It Differently Fund is open to emerging and professional musicians. The next round opens for applications in September 2019.
See below for the full list of artists. For more, visit, www.helpmusicians.org.uk.
Do It Differently Receipients – June 2019
Maz O’ Connor
Promotion and music videos for new album.
Jasdeep Singh Degun
Supporting the launch of debut album.
Support for two single campaigns later this year.
Time to develop original compositions for a showcase performance.
Studying a 13th century manuscript with medieval harp expert Bill Taylor. To record new music on a self-released solo CD.
Record, release and promote album of new material.
The Magic Lantern
Record and release five-track EP
Recording debut album.
Press their upcoming album to vinyl and run a PR campaign.
Recording and promotional aspects of a run of singles campaigns
Release of 12 songs including artwork development, merchandise and promotional costs.
Four single campaigns throughout the year, including mixing, mastering, vinyl production and radio plugging.
Mastering, marketing, artwork creation, video content and vinyl production for his upcoming, self-produced EP.
Record new 7-track EP including mastering costs, PR and radio plugging.
A series of writing, arranging and recording sessions in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Scotland ahead of debut album.
Record and extend their ‘Where To Build in Stone’ piece, plus a vinyl release of the work.
Development and production of work of his triptych ‘The Spectrum of Abstraction’
Full-band tour of the UK and Ireland.
Creation, completion and marketing of next EP.
Two-week residency to work on new material for second album.
Mastering debut EP, filming a music video for the lead single, and a marketing/PR campaign.
Recording, session musician and producer fees, and digital and print press of her ‘Solo’ EP.
Recording solo album, including mixing, mastering, artwork, physical manufacture, radio plugging and PR.
Details not yet released.