Enter the Funnel

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Funnel is signing on new bands to give them opportunities to evolve.

A pioneering new UK music business launches this week demonstrating Britain may be at the cutting edge of music industry innovation. Funnel Music, is aiming to redefining the global music industry with the launch of a new generation music business which enables a new route into the industry for new and emerging talent.  The brain-child of British musical entrepreneurs, Funnel Music, aims to open up the music industry to everyone, and for the first time ever provides a reliable, experience rich and most importantly, a debt –light rise to the top of their music profession.  5 fresh talented artists are already well established within the Funnel with the first being brought to industry fruition early 2016 – soon to be announced.

Created by co-founders* Alex Pilkington, Ric Yerbury, Gavin Thorpe and Charles Grimsdale – all are local Bath & Bristol residents and practiced industry experts within their specific music fields – Funnel Music aims to be built on a solid foundation of expertise and knowledge and aims to be managed in the same way.  Entrenched within the industry for many years, Funnel founders are committed to a new way, an educated way – a way which seems to work and delivers success.  This smart integrated approach aims to enable Funnel to deliver music at a fraction of the traditional cost – with an album costing 80% less** than with a major label.

The UK is a musical melting-pot brimming over with incredible talent, however there was it was challenging for this talent to go in order to make it to a major recording artist.   We recognised a need to harness and nurture that talent and realised that this is an industry-wide issue.  That’s why we’ve created Funnel Music as a fresh alternative career option in music.  Funnel Music is all about giving artists a bright debt-light, experience-rich future.  We’re proud to say that Britain is leading the way”, comments Alex Pilkington, Funnel Music Co-Founder.

Funnel Music also has the support of major record labels:

“Working closely with Funnel Music is a great idea for major labels, as it has become harder for labels to do the early ground work and development due to the ever-changing musical landscape, it’s exciting however challenging. I’m looking forward to working with Funnel Music to bring through exciting new talent.” Paul Samuels, Senior Vice President, Atlantic Records (Warner Music)

Janie-Leigh, who’s one of the first 5 artists signed to Funnel Music

Janie-Leigh, who’s one of the first 5 artists signed to Funnel Music

Funnel Music delivers a multi-layered approach to talent development, nurturing all levels of artist progress; developing and managing multi-rights catalogue and connecting to major labels, publishers and label service providers. All talent is welcome to ‘enter the Funnel’. Funnel experts then nurture promising talent through the Funnel process. With in-house studios (Crossleaze Studios and The Session Rooms), and mentors including producers such as Bruno Ellingham, songwriters, musicians, and publishers, all resources supplied, cost free, to the artist.  Boot Camps aim to harness burgeoning artists, whilst in-house mentors aim to cultivate talent within the Funnel.  A gamified online platform aims to be planned to attract and manage the expansion of artists as well as addressing growing public interest in the artists by enabling consumer interaction and artist exposure throughout the entire Funnel process.

Funnel Music development – Talent which has outstanding potential may be accepted into the Funnel, followed by appropriate high quality mentoring and music development.

Boot Camps & Apprenticeships  – harnessing and nurturing new talent. The first Boot Camp aims to take place in April 2016.  The first apprentices may be selected from that camp. Numbers may be limited, with a minimum of x1 of each intake selected as a Funnel Artist.

Gamified Digital Platform – engaging public and artists alike.


Funnel aims to commence its first ever ‘Funnel Live’ night on 8 December at the Nest in Bath wwwthenestbath.com, headlining with Karma Club. ‘Funnel Live’ may be on the look-out for promising new talent, whilst showcasing current Funnel artists.  All are welcome and acts wishing to be considered for audition on these nights need contact us via the ‘Sign Up’ page at www.funnelmusic.com.

Funnel Music have addressed many music industry challenges head on and harnessed the solution in a smart singular business model. Funnel Music aims to be a dynamic new and unique solution, which offers goals, promise and a solid debt-free career choice to fresh talent.  An innovative new music industry aims to start here.

For more information visit: http://www.funnelmusic.com


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