PRS Foundation funds 13 acts for Eurosonic Noorderslag

PRS Foundation funds 13 acts for Eurosonic Noorderslag

PRS Foundation has revealed the 13 artists who are being supported to perform at Eurosonic Noorderslag through the International Showcase Fund. 

It marks the highest number of artists that the Foundation has funded to showcase at the event, reflecting the continent’s continuing importance as an export market for British music. In 2015, Europe accounted for £118.9m (61%) of PRS for Music’s international royalty collections. In the same year, international revenue generated the organisation's largest source of income, making up 36% of all collections in 2015.

The artists being supported are Anna Meredith, Azekel, Be Charlotte, CC Smugglers, Elle Exxe, Haus, Holly Macve, Let’s Eat Grandma, Moonlandingz, Otzeki, Salute, Shame and Teleman.

PRS Foundation CEO Vanessa Reed (pictured) said: “The UK is one of only three net exporters of musical repertoire in the world, and Europe remains far and away our biggest market - accounting for over 60% of PRS for Music’s international collections. Today's announcement shows that our commitment to growing that market remains as strong as ever despite any changes to the political climate. Eurosonic is of particular importance because it provides an opportunity to showcase before thousands of delegates, as well as bookers from more than 400 international festivals.”

Taking place in Groningen in the Netherlands, Eurosonic Noorderslag begins tomorrow and runs until January 14. 

The International Showcase Fund is run by PRS Foundation, in partnership with the Department for International Trade, Arts Council England, British Underground, Musicians' Union, PPL, Wales Arts International, Creative Scotland and PledgeMusic. The fund currently offers support for UK artists to take their first steps into international territories by enabling them to perform at key showcasing festivals and conferences such as Canadian Music Week, SXSW, CMJ, Womex, Eurosonic and Jazzahead.

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