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BPI Music Export: Growth Scheme


Brought to you by Chris Tams, director of Independent Members Services at 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.”

Chris Tams - BPI

Chris Tams is the Director of Independent Member Services and International at the BPI – the Trade association for record labels in the UK. Using his 20 years plus experience as a Radio Plugger, Artist Manager, Label Manager and then in Digital Sales and Marketing, Chris is responsible for the BPIs Independent Membership and International Activity. From organising training courses (held 30 times a year and free for members), member events and socials with speakers from across the Industry, to running several overseas Trade Missions (India, USA, China, France and South Korea this year), The BPI Apprenticeships scheme and the Music Export Growth Scheme Chris is a passionate supporter of helping execs from Indie labels (irrespective of their size) navigate the ever changing musical landscape.

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The BPI is the record labels’ association that promotes British music, protects artist rights and content, and champions the UK’s recorded music sector – the world’s third largest. Its membership consists of over 400 independent labels and the UK’s three ‘major’ companies, which collectively account for around 80 per cent of domestic music consumption and one in eight artist albums sold worldwide.

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. 

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