Funding is music to the ears of Leeds band
Wed, 12th November 2014

Funding is music to the ears of Leeds band

Alternative rock band Pulled Apart by Horses are one of 16 acts who will join more than 40 previous recipients, including Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers, in receiving funding from the Music Export Growth Scheme.

The four-piece Leeds band will receive nearly £10,000 in funding, and have already supported another successful Leeds export, The Kaiser Chiefs, on their home town show at Leeds First Direct Arena, during their UK tour last year.

The £2.5m Music Export Growth Scheme was announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in October 2013 and is a partnership between the British Phongraphic Institute and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to boost sales of British music overseas.

This fourth round of the Music Export Growth Scheme brings the total amount of grants given to 60 independent labels, artists and management companies across the UK to more than £1m this year.

Phil Patterson, UKTI music sector specialist, said: "The UK has a strong musical heritage that dates back through many decades. UKTI is proud to support this thriving sector which strengthens the reputation of our country as a world leader in creativity whilst helping to grow the UK economy."

Earlier rounds of funding have supported the careers of Hadouken and Black Moth also from Leeds.

category Yorkshire  |  source Insider Media