Essential Guide to Music Funding

In 2014, the Essential Guide to Music Funding was created as a free source of information for emerging bands and artists. Proving to be hugely popular, it has now been revised in this free 37 page PDF.

The Unsigned Guide

The Unsigned Guide is a music industry directory providing emerging bands & artists, aspiring producers, music managers and start-ups with over 8,500 contacts across 50 areas of the music business including:

  • Artist managers
  • Record labels
  • Music publishers
  • Producers
  • Radio stations
  • Festivals
  • Venues
  • Gig promoters
  • PR companies
  • Booking agents

The Unsigned Guide’s Essential Guide to Music Funding will clearly spell out the alternative routes available to DIY musicians; grants, creative funding, start-up loans and crowdfunding are all covered.

Access your free guide

The Essential Guide To Music Funding features contributions from: ​

  • Arts Council England
  • PRS For Music Foundation
  • Creative Industry Finance
  • Help Musicians UK
  • Music Tank
  • Musicians’ Union
  • BPI
  • Transmit Start-Up
  • Pledge Music

Each organisation has taken the time to present straightforward details of what they can offer grassroots musicians in terms of funding, support and development.

Bands and musicians can obtain their free copy of The Unsigned Guide’s Essential Guide to Music Funding by emailing Louise Dodgson.





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