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General News / November 23, 2020

Minister for Arts announces €896,000 funding for the music industry

Photo: Tom Honan
General News / November 23, 2020

Minister for Arts announces €896,000 funding for the music industry

Words: Katie Gartland

The Music Industry Stimulus Package will give money to 184 artists to record new music.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD announced €896,000 funding for musicians today.

It has been an extremely difficult year for the music industry. The funding will help artists and bands record EPs, albums and singles.

Over 1,400 artists applied for the grant this year. In response, Minister Martin stated that “given the exceptional number of applications received to the open call for the music support grants this year, I am committed to rolling out more measures in 2021 to help meet the significant demand for support for the music sector.”

Update: The recipients of the recording grants have been revealed. With 1431 applications for the Recording Stimulus, 184 applicants have been successful. Grants range between €1020 and €6000.

Click here to view the Recipients or view them below: