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PRS for Music Foundation // Steve Reid Foundation // Steve Reid InNOVAtion Awards

September 23, 2014

PRS for Music Foundation and Steve Reid Foundation announce the launch of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Awards

PRS for Music Foundation, together with the Steve Reid Foundation announce today the launch of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Awards, which will offer vital support to unsigned artists pushing musical boundaries. This support will include cash bursaries and mentorship from the Steve Reid Foundation trustees which include pioneering artists Gilles Peterson, Four Tet, Theo Parrish, Floating Points, RocketnumberNine, Emanative and Charlie Dark.

The creative development awards will be awarded to 3 to 4 emerging artists who will each receive a bursary of up to £1,500 and mentorship from Steve Reid Foundation Trustees. The award is open to anyone that is writing and performing their own music and is currently unsigned and unmanaged.

Applicants must simply send links to their music as well as a three minute video which explains their career to date, and how funding and mentoring would help with their creative development. Artists can apply from today via: . Final deadline for submissions is Monday 17th November 2014.

The Steve Reid Foundation was set up by Gilles Peterson, Brownswood Records and a collective of Trustees who worked closely with and were inspired by legendary jazz drummer, Steve Reid. Steve’s musical career was marked by innovation, experimentation and breaking frontiers and he is well known for his work with Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Sun Ra and Keiran Hebden (Four Tet).

PRS for Music Foundation is an obvious partner for the Steve Reid Foundation because of its long standing commitment to supporting new music and artist development across all genres.

Executive Director of PRS for Music Foundation Vanessa Reed says,
“It’s a privilege to be working with an artist led foundation on new ways of supporting the next generation of music pioneers. Can’t wait to see who applies and to hear more about what they need to develop their music.

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