15.06.15

AIM Members secure eleven grants awarded in the sixth round of MEGs funding

From the sixth round eleven AIM member labels secured MEGs funding out of total of 17successful applicants.

The acts and their AIM member labels are:

  • 65daysofstatic (Sheffield) – Monotreme Records
  • Ciaran Lavery (Belfast) – Champion Sound Music
  • Dr Meaker (Bristol) – Circus Records
  • Eska (London) – Naim Audio
  • Fearless Vampire Killers (Suffolk) – Goremount Records/PIAS Records
  • Lapsley (Merseyside) – XL Recordings
  • Maribou State (Hertfordshire / Leeds) – Counter Records/Ninja Tune
  • MONEY (Manchester) – Third Rock Music
  • SOAK (Derry, Northern Ireland) – Rough Trade Records
  • The Temperance Movement (London) – Earache Records
  • Until The Ribbon Breaks (Cardiff) – Kobalt Music

Commenting on the Music Export Growth Scheme, AIM Chairman, Alison Wenham said:

Significant numbers of AIM members continue successfully securing grant funding – it is very exciting for the UK’s thriving and diverse independent scene. We are delighted that 65% of the recipients in this round are AIM member labels.

Applications for round 7 will open on 6th July 2015 with a deadline of 10th August.  Full details of MEGs and how to apply can be found at: http://www.musicindie.com/MEGS

The Music Export Growth Scheme is overseen by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the Government organisation that supports UK business overseas, and the BPI with input from AIM and other industry organisations, MEGS offers small and medium-sized music companies with the potential to achieve increased international success, the opportunity to apply for grants.