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Paco Rabanne and NTS have teamed up to launch a new platform to give support to young prospective artists trying to make it in the UK.
Paco Rabanne has built a strong reputation over the past year for helping exciting rising artists to access the resources and support they need to take their careers to the next level, most notably in the Paco Rabanne Fund, which has funded six hot new artists to date.
Now, they’re building on that work in collaboration with music discovery platform NTS. Together, they’re set to launch A Million Ways to Make It, an initiative focused upon celebrating the grit and hard work of independent artists everywhere grafting to make their first steps into a tough industry.
It’ll be promoted in tandem with the work of the 2021 Paco Rabanne Fund, with a series of radio shows and intimate performances across London, featuring the talents of the Fund recipients Mom Tudie, anaiis, and HarleighBlu, alongside a diverse programme of musicians and DJs. These events will be free and open to the public, showcasing Paco Rabanne & NTS’ commitment to increasing accessibility within the industry.
Applications for the Million Ways to Make It ’22 Fund and Artist Development Programme open up in July, with 3 successful finalists set to receive a £5000 grant, as well as a bespoke mentorship scheme that will include committed support from industry experts and NTS’ experienced in-house team. Winners will get both group and one-to-one sessions with mentors well-versed in all the ups and downs of the industry, who will run the prospective artists through the full gamut of what being a musician in today’s climate looks like – from music production to live shows to marketing and more.
It’s an invaluable opportunity for rising artists to get their feet on the ladder and learn from the wisdom of those who have come before them. Applicants must be aged between 18-25 and based in the UK, but there’s no expectation of style or approach – anyone with a passion to succeed in the music industry is welcome.