Live music hub MusicPlanetLive has announced £1 Million of incentives and grants to support emerging UK artists and promoters.
Over the next six months MusicPlanetLive will be funding artists, projects and events up to £5k each across the UK. In addition to the grants, the site is designed so artists, venues and promoters of all levels can use its service to generate income through various means.
MusicPlanetLive has already sponsored a wide range of shows and provided funding for many emerging artists including Chapter and Verse, Lotus Eater and Big Beat Manifesto. This announcement affirms MusicPlanetLive's commitment to supporting live music and the next generation of talent.
Last week saw the official launch of NuuRadio, the site's in-built user-generated interactive radio station which features artist takeover shows, industry news and more. Featured artist shows have so far included Opeth, Employed to Serve, Northlane and Wednesday 13 as well as Grammy award winning Sting producer Kipper Eldridge.
Further details can be found on MusicPlanetLive.com and the industry back-end nuuradio.com:
"We are funding proactive emerging acts of all genres who have the drive, determination and passion to promote their music and not expect everything on a plate. We want to see more people at more shows and keep live music thriving from grassroots venues to the biggest arenas. We’re also providing finance for hard working promoters to help them put on the shows they want. We want these shows to happen, we want the venues paid, the artists paid and as such we want to help cover costs, so promoters can afford to put on a show risk free. We’re finding huge support from many artists who believe in what we are doing, we all share the same passion, and the more people using the sites features, the better it works for all.
“We want to create a live music platform that works for all artists and everyone in the industry, this is our mission and commitment. This is NOT just another new social platform – it’s a complete working tool for the entire live music industry, and we’re just getting started. Designed with the music world in mind, this will be the best way for artists to grow fan base, reach audience for free and the opportunity to make income on a regular basis."
In an unprecedented show of support for grassroots musicians and promoters, MusicPlanetLive aims to provide the ultimate service for the industry and the only place to go for fans of Live music.