Breakthrough Artist Development Programme

breakthrough music industry development programme

Breakthrough, is a music artist development programme for developing and emerging music artists from the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Breakthrough helps some of the region’s most promising original music artists to grow their music, by providing free expert support which includes recording, live showcases, music releases, master-classes, radio sessions and professional mentoring.

This is a competitive programme for developing and emerging music artists of any genre who don’t currently have a recording or publishing deal and is FREE to enter. The project is funded by Help Musicians UK as part of their National Grants Programme with match funding through Arts Council England

To select the artists we work with, we invite on-line submissions and a panel of industry expert judges,  from festivals, radio, record labels and management, work independently to score each submission under three categories: musicianship, professional / online presence and overall impact, also taking into consideration which artists would benefit from the support the most.

We receive hundreds of entries each year and it’s a tough job selecting the artists, but if you fit the bill and think that you have the dedication it takes to make it through, fill in the form below for your chance of a place.

A huge thank you also to everyone who attended our Breakthrough music industry support events in 2017 and 2018, your company is what made them so successful. Here is a link to some free artist support tools which we produced following these events.