Amplify London to fund third cohort of grassroots projects for young creatives

Hattie Fisk
Friday, June 10, 2022

Announced today, the London Music Fund and YouTube Music will support five more projects in the third round of its Amplify London project, including Drum The Bass, Rap Club Productions and We Are No Different.

Spit Game from Rap Club Productions
Spit Game from Rap Club Productions

Courtesy Rap Club

The London Music Fund and YouTube Music have announced the five organisations that will receive funding in the third year of its Amplify London project. 

The organisations receiving funding are:

  • Drum The Bass for their Croydon Young Composers (YCC) Masterclasses
  • Grooveschool for its Young Styles project, providing DJ-based live music production performance workshops and events for young artists in Lambeth
  • Multi-Story Music’s Young Creatives year-long programme
  • Rap Club Productions and its talent development programme to support rappers, singers, producers and DJs from its Spit Game collective, as well as Spit Game Live!
  • We Are No Different and its 10-week course Discover: Music Managers in the Making for creatives aged 16-21. 

Chrissy Kinsella, CEO of the London Music Fund, said: ‘We are thrilled to be supporting another five organisations this year and hope that Amplify London and its partners will help them to reach the next stage of their development.

‘Each of the five funded projects will have a huge impact for the talented young composers, artists, producers and creatives that take part, giving them amazing opportunities for progression into music industry roles.’

Christina Matteotti, head of Music, EMEA Partnerships at Google, said: ‘YouTube Music is delighted to be continuing our relationship with the London Music Fund to support grassroots music organisations working with emerging artists across the capital.

‘YouTube Music is committed to nurturing young talent and ensuring that the future of the music industry is diverse, inclusive and representative of the next generation.’

Benjamin Turner of Rap Club Productions said: ‘Amplify London is empowering our young talent to take the next step in their careers, transitioning their online audience into live events. 

'Spit Game Live! is going to be a vibrant celebration of young Black London culture - and the emerging leaders within this - and we are excited to be working with the London Music Fund and YouTube Music to make this a reality.’

Amplify London aims to support organisations that offer music and/or music technology activity in London for young people aged 14-21 that aren’t being funded by Music Services or schools. 

Successful organisations are awarded a grant of up to £6000 towards the proposed project.

Amplify London will host a conference in September 2022.