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Meet The Funders

Who can help fund my project? Talk to our funders and tell them your plans. 

British Phonographic Industry (BPI)

The BPI helps to promote British music sales overseas through the Music Exports Growth Scheme, which since 2014 has awarded £2 million government funding to 130 mainly independently-signed artists, as well as through numerous international trade missions. It provides valuable insights, training and networking with its free masterclasses and presentations, and through its Innovation Hub and authoritative yearbook and reports. 

The BPI certifies the iconic Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards Programme, co-owns the Official Charts, owns and organises The BRIT Awards – which has raised more than £16.8m for music education and wellbeing charities to date, including the BRIT School, and is also home to the Mercury Prize. 

Creative Scotland 

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We're so pleased to welcome them to our drop in session Meet The Funders.

Creative Scotland enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.

They distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.

Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is the leading independent charity providing help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives.  As well as playing a vital role supporting working musicians who are dealing with an illness, injury or accident, the charity also provide a range of opportunities to support learning and professional. Through its Creative Programme, the charity aims to help musicians during the course of their careers by investing in innovation across artistic practice, talent and professional development, removing barriers that exist for many to launch and sustain professional music careers across all genres.

Last Night From Glasgow

Last Night From Glasgow was founded in early 2016 with the intention of putting artists and their music ahead of all other considerations. As a totally non profit organisation LNFG are solely concerned with providing artists with the best platform possible. LNFG believe that they should earn from their efforts and not begin their recording career laden with debt. In the last 20 month they have released 10 Vinyl Records and numerous other format releases and staged over 20 concerts. LNFG currently have 13 artists “signed” to the label. 

Jennifer McGlone

Jennifer McGlone is owner/ manager of Glow Arts which she set up in 2006 initially as a booking agent for some of Scotland top Traditional musicians, the company quickly incorporated Jennifer's other freelance work which included project management, festival/ events production with Celtic Connections & Hands up For Trad, Tour manager for Kate Rusby, Gig Promoter, Tin Whistle tutor to name a few. With a background in Community Arts, Jennifer has worked in various Development Officer roles developing projects, supporting organisations and artists and using music as a way to bring together and regenerate communities. In 2006, Jennifer joined the then Scottish Arts Council’s Youth Music Initiative team, where she remained until leaving in 2013. During her time at SAC/ Creative Scotland who worked across a number of funding programmes - researching and developing new funding programmes/ projects for YMI (Hit the Road, MusicPlus, BookBug), CashBack for Creativity and Traditional Arts, responsible for the assessment and decisions on funding applications, supporting organisations and individuals to access funding. 

On leaving Creative Scotland, Jennifer incorporated this experience into the services that Glow Arts now offers which includes various Funding Workshops aimed at demystifying the funding process for creative and those working in community settings, advice and consultancy to a range of individuals and organisations, project management and research projects including the development of Creative East End, which is a network for those living/ working in the East End of Glasgow. She is a Industry Advisor for the Cultural Enterprise Office, Board Member of the Scottish Music Centre and Owner of the Braw Wee Emporium.

Earlier Event: November 16
Help Musicians UK
Later Event: November 16