Music Industry Stimulus Package
There was a hugely strong response to the open call for applications under the Music Industry Stimulus Package to support songwriting, recording and album releases which closed on 5 October.
It is expected that announcements on songwriting and album release applications will be made from Monday, October 26th, 2020.
Due to the significantly higher amount of applications received for the Recording Stimulus, it is expected that applicants for this fund will be notified by mid-November, 2020.
Under the Music Industry Stimulus Package, a fund of €1,000,000 has been put in place to stimulate areas of work which artists would usually fund with income from own sources, including live event fees.
It is targeted at professional musicians and their teams and will support song writing camps, recording and album releases thereby assisting with national and international dissemination of Irish artists’ work. The aim is to ensure that Irish musicians, engineers, PR, media, agents, labels and publishers can continue to develop and share their work worldwide in the context of COVID restrictions.
The Music Industry Stimulus Package schemes are managed on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media by First Music Contact and are subject to panel assessment.
Full details are available on the FMC website .