Music Explosion Summer Sessions 2021: Money for Creativity

The Midi Music Company hosts industry talks and advice together with Q&As from leading professionals Arts Council England and Help Musicians

Music Explosion Summer Sessions 2021: Money for Creativity

About this event

Starts: Wednesday 23 June 2021 6:00 PM

Ends: Wednesday 23 June 2021 8:30 PM

Organised by: The Midi Music Company

Music Explosion sessions provide an opportunity for musicians, producers, singers, songwriters, bands, emerging managers and young creatives to enhance their understanding of the music industry.

The Summer Sessions will focus on how to access funding for creative projects, with Q&As at the end of the webinar. Wherever you are in your career, Music Explosion is an essential evening that will inspire your practise and inform your next steps.


6pm – 7.30pm Kim Macari, Arts Council England, London Music Team

Have an idea for a project and want to apply for funding? Applied before, but got rejected? Feeling overwhelmed by the options, jargon and information?

We’ll spend this session demystifying the world of arts funding – who it’s for, how it works, how to get it and more. As well as looking at the different programmes of funding offered, we’ll take a look at what happens to your application after it’s submitted – how decisions are made. There will also be top tips for application writing and time to ask any burning questions.

7.45pm – 8.30pm Barnaby Duff, Help Musicians UK, Creative Programme Officer

Creating music can be expensive. Navigating the business often requires professional advice, and the specialist skills needed to record, release and grow can be costly to gain.

Help Musicians provides financial support to help creators achieve their potential, develop their skills, grow their portfolio and build a career.

During this session, we’ll cover the ways Help Musicians can support you, as well as a suite of other resources that can help provide you with a healthy and sustainable career in music.

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The Midi Music Company

The Midi Music Company

The Midi Music Company (MMC) is a music education and talent development charity based in Deptford, South London and established in 1995. We have a well respected reputation for innovative and inspiring music and creative projects involving vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people.    

MMC has worked with a wide range of emerging artists and bands who are supported by our professional and experienced team to develop careers within the music business, establish themselves within the industry and grow their brand, including award-winning Jazz FM Breakthrough Act 2017, Yussef Dayes, British Composer Award Winner 2017, Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, MOBO Help Musicians Fund Award Winner 2017 and one of the Top 100 Influencers 2019, according to Big Issue, Deaf UK Hip Hop artist, SignKid.

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