Applications for the third round of support from the Music Managers Forum (MMF) will close on 7 December 2020.
The ReBuild Fund offers MMF members grants of up to £3000 and support workshops to improve resilience, sustainability and to plan for the future. New applicants and those who’ve received help from the previous rounds of the fund can apply whether they are company directors or sole traders.
According to the MMF, a large number of its 900 members have received nothing from the government’s support packages, with many unable to self-furlough owing to their on-going responsibility to their clients. With most managers earning their living from commission-based income, the loss of live music income has hit them particularly hard as that is the primary source of income for over 80% of music managers.
The ReBuild fund is administered by Help Musicians UK and is the result of donations from PPL, The Brit Awards, Spotify, Joyce Smith (Glastry), Merck Mercuriadis (Hipgnosis Songs Fund), Adam Tudhope (Everybody’s), Paul Loasby (One Fifteen Management), Steven Tavner (East City Management) and Stuart Camp (Grumpy Old Management).
The MMF and Annabella Coldrick, its Chief Executive, have also contributed to the fund and are seeking further support from the music and technology sectors.