24 Recipients of 'Do it Differently' Fund Announced

Derry artist Reevah

24 Recipients of 'Do it Differently' Fund Announced

Artists include Rhodri Davies, Ex-Isles, Reevah, VASA, Wynona Bleach and Malthus.

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 CDAlt-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
London
Promotion and music videos for new album.

Jasdeep Singh Degun
Leeds
Supporting the launch of debut album. 

Malunga
London
Support for two single campaigns later this year.

NYX
London
Time to develop original compositions for a showcase performance.

Rhodri Davies
Swansea
Studying a 13th century manuscript with medieval harp expert Bill Taylor. To record new music on a self-released solo CD.

Red Carousel
Bath
Record, release and promote album of new material. 

The Magic Lantern
London
Record and release five-track EP

Wynona Bleach
Belfast
Recording debut album.

VASA
Glasgow
Press their upcoming album to vinyl and run a PR campaign. 

Brooders
Leeds
Recording and promotional aspects of a run of singles campaigns

Team Picture
Leeds
Release of 12 songs including artwork development, merchandise and promotional costs.

New Pagans
Belfast
Four single campaigns throughout the year, including mixing, mastering, vinyl production and radio plugging.

Exposure
Bristol
Mastering, marketing, artwork creation, video content and vinyl production for his upcoming, self-produced EP. 

Love Ssega
London
Record new 7-track EP including mastering costs, PR and radio plugging.

Before Breakfast
Sheffield
A series of writing, arranging and recording sessions in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Scotland ahead of debut album. 

Numb Mob
Beverley
Record and extend their ‘Where To Build in Stone’ piece, plus a vinyl release of the work. 

Matthew Grouse
Glasgow
Development and production of work of his triptych ‘The Spectrum of Abstraction’

Reevah
Derry
Full-band tour of the UK and Ireland. 

Jay l’Booth
Wolverhampton
Creation, completion and marketing of next EP. 

Ex-Isles
Belfast
Two-week residency to work on new material for second album. 

Malthus
London
Mastering debut EP, filming a music video for the lead single, and a marketing/PR campaign. 

Estée Blu
London
Recording, session musician and producer fees, and digital and print press of her ‘Solo’ EP. 

Matthew Frederick
Penygraig
Recording solo album, including mixing, mastering, artwork, physical manufacture, radio plugging and PR.

Unannounced artist
Details not yet released.

Published on 26 June 2019

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