The Music Managers Forum (MMF) and YouTube Music are delighted to announce the first 24 individuals to benefit from the Accelerator Programme for Music Managers (APMM). Drawn from across England and Scotland, these managers represent talent from a wide range genres including grime, metal, reggae, pop, drum & bass and jazz.

The programme, which is also supported by Arts Council England and Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), was launched in October 2018 and is the first independent funding and professional development initiative designed solely for artist, songwriter and producer managers. APMM is aimed at benefiting upcoming music management businesses through a combination of financial and educational support – offering 12-month grants of up to £15,000. With additional backing from ACE and SMIA, recipients will benefit from tailored training and expert mentoring delivered in partnership with CMU Insights and Music Ally.

All will be overseen by experienced manager and music specialist Paul Bonham, who will take a 12 month secondment from his current position as Relationship Manager, Diversity & Music at Arts Council England to project manage the initiative. Consulting partners for APMM include Urban DevelopmentSmall Green ShootsI Luv Live and Generator, while partners providing business support include Harbottle & LewisSheridansSimkinsSimons Muirhead & BurtonMusic Insurance Brokers and SRLV.

List of participants

Ben Skerritt

Management: Poppy Ajudha

Callum Reece

Management: Brawther, Subculture Sage, Joe Rolét

Charlie Murdoch

Management: Jordan Mackampa, Matt Ingram, Million Miles

Charlotte Caleb

Management: Raphi, Eloïse, TĀLĀ

Chris Chadwick

Management: Puma Blue, Guy Sigsworth

Christopher Hunte

Management: Culan, YKW, Fredwave

Dave Rowett

Management: TENDER, LANNDS, Big Society

Georgia Strawson

Management: IDER

Grant Brydon

Management: Murkage Dave

Ian Tunstall

Management: Amindi K Fro$t, Brookes Brothers, Ayo Beatz

Jen Long

Management: MAMMÙT, Aaron Porter, Para Alta

Jessica Slater

Management: Stardom

Koyejo Oloko

Management: Moses Boyd

Loretta Andrews

Management: Guvna B, Joshua Luke Smith, Bianca Rose

Louie John Lowis

Management: Be Charlotte, VanIves

Lulu Davis

Management: Voyager

Nick Myers

Management: Jay Pryor, MATHS TIME JOY, RROTIK

Nike Durosaro

Management: Shakka

Rachel Millar

Management: Shabaka Hutchings, Keyon Harrold

Rian Zoll-Khan, RNR Management

Management: Sami Switch, Effie

Sam Meghan

Management: SPINN

Stephen Archibald

Management: Barrie-James, Cara Rose and Declan Welsh and The Decadent West

Tom Hutton

Management: Polar, Woes

Victoria Becks

Management: LYRA, Jonny Hockings

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