Accelerator Deal

Through our Accelerator Deal, funded by PRS for Music Foundation, we focus on developing 6 emerging artists annually.

Urban Development offers artists guidance and financial support to assist with recording, marketing and distribution costs to help get their career off the ground. We will work with them to develop a 6-month action plan tailored to their individual needs and provide mentoring support to achieve their personal goals. We will support artists with studio time, A&R, grassroots and digital PR along with guidance with live performances. We will offer access to industry contacts including co-writers and producers, mixing, mastering and digital distribution. 

ACCELERATOR DEAL INFORMATION  


If you’re an unsigned artist/manager seeking further funding. We have an allocation of £3,000 per artist.
Our panel will be working with PRS for music to help you become a professional musician/manager.

We'll achieve this via funding the following; 
 
 
A&R Guidance
Grassroots PR
Digital PR
Live Performances
Access to Industry Contacts
Digital Distribution
Marketing and Promotion
 
This program is tailored to the needs of each individual artist; successful candidates will assist in shaping their program suites their needs and aspirations.

If you can answer YES to the following questions you may qualify for the Accelerator Deal and should consider applying.

Are you an artist/band based in England?
Do you write or perform your own music?


WHO CAN APPLY?

Artists/bands applying for the Accelerator Deal must be an artist/band, with the potential to significantly develop their career further over the next year. All applicants are expected to have a pre-existing fanbase to build upon.
 
Applications can be made by an artists or bands;
 
 
Manager
PR/Plugger
Booking agent
Trusted advisor to the artist

WHAT CAN BE FUNDED?
  

  ·      RECORDING: New album, EP, Single, Producer, Engineer, Mixer fees, Studio hire,  Session musician fees, etc. 
  ·      TOURING: (UK only) – Travel, Accommodation, Musician fees, Set/production design, Tour management, Equipment hire, etc. 
  ·      MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS: Online PR, Radio plugger, Digital marketing, Music videos, Merchandise production, etc.

WHAT CAN'T BE FUNDED? 
 
Van/car purchase
International touring
Support for a roster of artists – each application must focus on one artist
Projects requesting funding that would or could be covered by the deal   the artist/band has with a label, publisher, management company or other   relationships (e.g. touring costs).
Capital projects (e.g. building work)
Buying equipment
Building a studio
  

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! 

Deadline: The deadline for UD Artist Accelerator Deal is Friday 9th February 2018 at 5pm. We aim to communicate back to all applicants with a decision within 3 weeks.

If you need any further support completing this form, please email: accelerator@urbandevelopment.co.uk