£10,000 to help you on your way as an artist anyone?

The BBCs 2009 Urban Music Talent scheme is now open. For the first time it is open to everyone, rather than selection by nomination. Previous winners include The Cock n Bull Kid, Andreya Triana, and Kid Kanevil...
Who is it for?
The best aspiring urban music artists, musicians, producers, promoters, label bosses, agents, journalists, managers and any combination of these aged 18 – 30. This is a scheme for talented self starters with an idea and the motivation to make it happen.
You need to be mature, realistic, positive and grounded in hard work. You need to have been working in music, alone or with others, for at least a year. You may be working alone or you may already have set up a company.

Our job is to help you early in your career with some working capital, a business mentor, advice, contacts and training (if you need it).

How much can I apply for?
Up to £10,000 over 12 months.