Introducing: Ben Wynter (PRS Foundation)
Ben Wynter // Senior Grants & Programmes Officer // PRS Foundation
Ben Wynter is the Grants & Programmes Manager (Industry Funds) at PRS Foundation, overseeing the management of the Momentum Music Fund, Writer Producer Fund and the International Showcase Fund. Ben is also the founder of Unstoppable Music Group which has been developing the careers of highly sought-after producers & writers including Dot Inc, Mike Keyz, award winning writer Gia Koka and co-manages Grammy award winning producer Jim Jonsin.
Since March 2000 PRS Founation have supported over 6,700 new music initiatives to the tune of over £32 million. They do this through open grant schemes which are available to musicians and organisations and partnership programmes which are lead in response to specific needs and gaps in funding.
Because of PRS Foundation’s specialist knowledge of the music sector, support is seen as an indication of quality and innovation. They are also widely respected as an adventurous, and straightforward organisation and to have established a strong track record as funder of a broad range of activity – from unsigned band showcases and professional development programmes to music commissions and composer residencies.
Ben will be speaking on our ‘Road To Europe… and beyond’ panel and will discuss the many entry points and strategies that artists, managers and entrepreneurs can adopt when looking to break into Europe. How to access new markets, getting on showcase bills at European festivals and conferences, presenting yourself to prospective new audiences and maintaining a fanbase in those new territories. Learn from those who’ve been there, experienced it and how the landscape has changed.
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