The Music Export Growth Scheme is an initiative offering grants between £5,000 – £50,000 to support UK-registered independent music companies in marketing UK music projects internationally. This scheme is designed for those looking to introduce successful UK music projects to overseas markets.


Who Should Apply?

  • UK-based music companies with a turnover of less than €50 million and fewer than 250 employees, as per the EU definition of an SME (Small to Medium Enterprise).
  • Companies that have not received more than two grants in a year or €200,000 in any three-year period, adhering to EU State Aid rules.


Application Process:

  • Complete the online application form here.
  • Include a marketing campaign plan with:
    • Evidence of domestic success.
    • Experience of the domestic repertoire owner or management team.
    • Proven interest from the target market.
    • A full marketing plan for the targeted territory.
    • List of UK companies working with each artist.
  • Applications reviewed by the BPI and DBT and shortlisted by a panel of industry experts.


Funding Parameters:

  • Grants cover up to 50% of campaign costs.
  • Focus on external costs, not normal running expenses.
  • Requires company’s financial commitment.


Selection Process:

  • Managed by a board chaired by John Kennedy.
  • Involves industry experts and representatives from music organisations, BPI, and DBT.
  • Successful applicants notified post-review.


The Small Print for Applicants

Funding is not designed to support attendance at trade fairs or conventions (SXSW, Jazz Ahead, New Collossus, ADE, WOMEX etc.) – this is covered by the PRS for Music Foundation ‘International Showcase Fund‘.


Deadline: Monday 4th December at 11:59PM


For more information, click here.

To apply, click here.