- 23 Nov 20
"These awards will will enable artists to record their work in a year which has been very challenging for performers," Minister Catherine Martin says.
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin has announced funding decisions under the Music Industry Stimulus Package, to support artists recording their music.
184 acts are being awarded a total of €896,000 to assist them to record singles, EPs and albums. This support covers a wide range of music genres including rock, indie, jazz, trad, folk, country, classical and electronic.
"These awards will enable artists to record their work in a year which has been very challenging for performers," Minister Martin says. "The availability of music through recordings has become more important than ever and this support will enable listeners, nationally and internationally, to enjoy some of our finest musicians’ new work.”
There were over 1,400 applications for recording support. The total funding for the 2020 Music Industry Stimulus Package of €1.7 million is covering support for 79 song-writing camps and 56 new album releases, as well as the 184 recording awards announced today.
In response to the phenomenal number of applications for the music support grants this year, Minister Martin has also revealed that she is "committed to rolling out more measures in 2021 to help meet the significant demand for support for the music sector."
The 184 successful applicants to the recording stimulus are listed here, alongside their genre and the amounts awarded.
The Music Industry Support Programme was set up by Minister Martin earlier this year, in an attempt to assist musicians, engineers, public relations, media, agents, labels and publishers – and to ensure that music can continue to reach a wide audience.
This Music Industry Stimulus Package is being managed on behalf of the Department by First Music Contact – and all details of awards will be posted on firstmusiccontact.com.
Go raibh mile maith agaibh @FMC_Ireland & @DeptCulturelRL ❤️
Thank you so much for awarding Kíla the Recording Stimulus Grant under the Irish government funded Music Industry Stimulus Package.
Can’t wait to get into the recording studio to bring our next album to you all x pic.twitter.com/YlAZGjO2jS
— Kíla (@KilaRecords) November 22, 2020
Ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabh le @DeptCulturelRL agus @FMC_Ireland as ucht deontas a bhronnadh orm le dlúthdhiosca a thaifead! Ag súil go mór leis an togra úr seo a thoiseacht 🎶 pic.twitter.com/hGYp5VENZy
— Cathal Ó Curráin (@CathaloCurrain) November 23, 2020
I'm very grateful to have been awarded funding from @FMC_Ireland & @DeptCulturelRL to record my next album. This will be my 4th body of work, 3rd full length album, and the 1st time I've had an injection of support like this, so it is very much appreciated.
— Sive (@SiveMusic) November 23, 2020
We're absolutely delighted to be receiving a MISP grant to record our new EP. In what has been a strange and uncertain year, this has really given us a boost and we're so excited to share some new music. Thanks a million @FMC_Ireland and @DeptCulturelRL x pic.twitter.com/fFK7QC5u99
— Kyoto Love Hotel (@KyotoLoveHotel) November 23, 2020
We just heard on Friday night that we've been awarded the MISP recording grant. Cheers to @DeptCulturelRL and @FMC_Ireland for supporting independent musicians in difficult times like these. We'll be getting into the studio very soon to record some new songs, stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/vk2HxtuXUG
— Late Night Pharmacy (@LNPmusic) November 22, 2020
— Patrick stefan (@patrick_stefan_) November 22, 2020
We are so honoured to announce that we have been chosen to receive funding from the Recording Stimulus Package from @FMC_Ireland and @DeptCulturelRL 💘
We cannot wait to get back into the studio with @lullahush - 2021 is going to be some year.
Thank you so much,
El and Carla x pic.twitter.com/QpV5KjN7Bf
— ELKIN (@ELKINband) November 23, 2020
Honoured to announce that our application for MISP Recording Grant has been successful. In times of uncertainty this keeps our hopes of playing music alive. We promise to keep supporting all of those in the industry around us in any way we can Thanks @FMC_Ireland @DeptCulturelRL pic.twitter.com/eGn7ods4Nr
— Sprints (@sprintsmusic) November 22, 2020
— Jackie Beverly (@imjackiebeverly) November 22, 2020