Nicholas Daley launches music grant for unsigned artists

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The grant winner will receive studio time at London’s Metropolis Studios.

London-based menswear designer Nicholas Daley has partnered with Fred Perry on a music grant for unsigned UK artists. The grant was first launched by Daley and the clothing brand last year, however it is now welcoming its second round of applicants. 

The grant winner will receive a two-day masterclass at London’s revered Metropolis Studios. They’ll have the opportunity to record music with the Metropolis team, plus have access to the full Metropolis tech rider, equipment and backline. They’ll also be offered brand and campaign management support, masterclass prep and planning. The winner will included on the Fred Perry x Nicholas Daley album compilation, which is slated for release via Bandcamp. Four runners up will also feature on the compilation.

Applications for the grant will be assessed by a panel that includes musicians Nilufer Yanya, Nubya Garcia, DJs and broadcasters Bradley Zero and Gilles Peterson, and music journalist Tara Joshi

“Music is the unifying force between our brands and plays a key role in each collaboration collection. That is why during a time when the music industry is under great threat we decided to pull together and offer the music grant to support the next generation of musicians here in the UK,” says Daley on the partnership.

Grant applications close on 5 August 2021. Head to the Fred Perry website for more information on how to apply. 


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