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Joe Frankland

CEO / PRS Foundation (United Kingdom)

Joe Frankland

Joe Frankland is CEO at PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading independent charitable funder of new music and talent development. Widely respected as an inclusive, collaborative and proactive funding body, PRS Foundation supports an exceptional range of new music activity through direct grants to music creators and through support for pioneering organisations, including venues, festivals, promoters and other talent development organisations. PRS Foundation is co-founder of global gender equality initiative, Keychange and launched the Power Up initiative this year which tackles anti-Black racism in the UK music sector.

8 out of 12 Mercury Prize nominees in 2021 are PRS Foundation grantees and the charity has supported BRITS, Mercury, AIM and Ivors Award-winners - perhaps more than anything demonstrating how timely investment in exciting, diverse and innovative talent works to produce critically acclaimed new music and to sustain music creator careers in the UK and internationally.

Joe joined PRS Foundation in 2014 and has managed many flagship funding programmes including the PPL Momentum Fund, International Showcase Fund and Women Make Music before being appointed as CEO in 2019. Frankland previously worked at the forefront of talent development, helping to break artists and build careers at Generator in the North East, and is passionate about supporting innovative organisations and a diverse range of music creators across the UK.

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