The Music Industry Stimulus Package involves three funding schemes, designed to help sustain the popular and commercial music sector, across all music genres including rock, pop, hip hop, indie, jazz, country & western, traditional and folk.
Under this package, a fund of €1,700,000 is being put in place to stimulate areas of work which artists would usually fund with income from own sources, including live event fees.
The music stimulus schemes are targeted at professional musicians and their teams and will support song writing camps, recording and album releases.
The aim is to ensure that Irish musicians, engineers, PR, media, agents, labels and publishers can continue to develop and share their work in the context of COVID-19 restrictions.
The Music Industry Stimulus Package schemes will be managed on behalf of the department by First Music Contact
and will be subject to panel assessment.
The closing date for applications is midnight Monday 5 October 2020.
All applications will be assessed under the same criteria after
the closing date of 5 October 2020.
This fund is used to facilitate Songwriting Camps. For the purpose of this fund, Songwriting Camps are defined as 2 or more registered songwriters resident in Ireland, who are engaging with Irish studio and/or producers to collaborate on new works / intellectual property with a view to releasing or publishing created intellectual property nationally or internationally.
A grant of €6,000 will be made to each successful application.
The Songwriting Camp Stimulus fund is intended to support your activity and may not fully cover all costs. You may combine this fund with other funds and/or fundraising streams.
Activity should be completed and grant drawn down by 23 December 2020.