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Laucnpad Autumn 2020 Artists

Launchpad announce the thirty three Welsh artists and three record labels to receive grant funding for 2021. The fund is part of Horizons – a partnership between BBC Cymru Wales and Arts Council of Wales investing in and platforming original music talent.

This is Launchpad’s most diverse list of awards yet with fourteen female artists and sixteen black musicians and artists of colour from a range of genres receiving funding to aid their music and creative work, spotlighting the exciting growth of MOBO (music of black origin) music throughout Wales.

In what has been a really tough year for the music sector amidst lockdowns and a global pandemic, Launchpad sees forty thousand pounds in total awarded to a diverse mix of musicians as they take the next steps in their career. Additionally Horizons will be offering the awardees aritist-centred music business training

2020 Autumn Awardees

ARTIST LOCATION PROJECT
Aleighcia Scott Cardiff Home recording & producing equipment
E├Ądyth Merthyr Tydfil Analogue synth & sound proofing
Faith Cardiff Collaboration with producers & videographers
Foxxglove Rhondda Cynon Taf Artwork campaign for release, promotion & home equipment
Hako Conwy Studio hire at Rockliffe Studios, Llandudno
Hemes Pontypridd Trigger Happy Creative visuals for release campaign
High Grade Grooves Caernarfon Support specialist releases for DJs & producers
HVNTER Cardiff Home Studio Equipment (following production mentoring programme)
Ifan Pritchard Anglesey Mac Mini & perspex screen for wider community collaboration
K(E)NZ Swansea Studio time with Silk Crayon and online promo
Kingkhan Cardiff Music videos, promo & studio equipment
Leila McKenzie Swansea Video production and online promotion
Los Blancos Cardiff Artwork & Photoshoot
Mace The Great Cardiff EP - collaborative release with UK producers
MADI Cardiff Supporting 7 single releases with online promotion
Magugu Cardiff Create an Afrobeat EP
Malan Caernarfon Studio time at Ferlas Studio
Mass Accord Cardiff Online streaming event
Mawpit Barry Studio hire, engineer hire, mixing and mastering
Minas Haverfordwest Live concert with Boia Gigs, St Davids
Monique B Cardiff Collaborative Welsh music release
Phoenix Rise Cardiff Online promotion
Razkid Cardiff Video concepts for new releases with Krupta & T-Visuals
Recordiau Jigcal Cardiff Development & record Leri Ann from Blaenau
Rona Mac Haverfordwest Studio equipment for home caravan studio & PR campaign
Something Out Of Nothing Records Cardiff Label: studio equipment & promotion costs
Sonny Double 1 Cardiff Studio, visuals, video and branding
Swannick Cardiff PR, digital assets, video & artwork
Sywel Nyw Bangor New Project
SZWE Cwmbran Studio equipment & album promotion
Thallo Caernarfon Home recording equipment
The Honest Poet Monmouthshire Video production
Traxx Cardiff Music video with Like an Egg, radio plugging & PR, documentary with Redbrick & street poster campaign