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Helen Sprott, the Arts Council's Director of Music, blogs about how we're helping musicians find their way in a changing music landscape...

Ms Dynamite performs at Urban Classic in Waltham Forest, 2012. Image credit: London Borough of Waltham Forest.

I’m lucky that my job allows me speak to musicians - from every genre - about their music, their aspirations and how they got where they are.


Why the Arts Council is supporting emerging artists in contemporary popular music

Last week we launched the new Arts Council England/PRS for Music Foundation Momentum Music Fund, aimed at emerging talent in contemporary popular music. This is not an area that the Arts Council has ventured into in any systematic way before, although through our funding to organisations such as Small Green Shoots, Generator, Urban Development and British Underground, and lottery grants through our Grants for the arts scheme we have been investing over £2 million a year in this area of music.

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