BPI's Music Export Growth Scheme: 'It can be difficult for smaller labels to capitalise on UK success'

Mark Sutherland

One year ago, 14 British artists took a step into the unknown. They were the guinea pigs for a new government-funded, BPI-managed scheme to help independent British acts break international markets.

Twelve months, another 60 acts and £1.3 million of allocated funding later, the Music Export Growth Scheme (MEGS) is looking like a hit. And so are many of the artists to pass through its doors: the BPI says the first three rounds of successful applicants have between them ...

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