9th February 2022

Academy Fund Recipients 2021

Academy Fund Recipients 2021

Throughout 2021 Sentric awarded 28 diversely talented artists the Academy Fund.

The Academy Fund aims to reduce the financial barriers many emerging artists face by awarding a grant of up to £1000 towards any area of their musical work, supporting the next steps in their musical career. We have seen the recipients use the funding in all aspects of music:

Alice Pisano

Italian-born London-based pop singer-songwriter Alice Pisano created a lyric video and digital marketing campaign (social media and YouTube advertising) for a forthcoming release.

Anna B Savage

London singer-songwriter Anna B Savage’s tour logistics were supported: covering travel expenses for her band to get to and from rehearsals.

bb sway

Bedroom pop singer-songwriter and producer bb sway bought new equipment and covered the cost of producing a music video.

Bessie Turner

Alt-pop artist Bessie Turner mastered and mixed four new tracks.


London-based songwriter Blackaby covered the cost of hiring a producer to record a new track.


Combined hip-hop, R&B and jazz artist edbl implemented a marketing campaign for a forthcoming release.


Dublin artist EFÉ launched a press and radio campaign for her second EP.

Freya Roy

Nu-jazz and alternative singer-songwriter Freya Roy filmed a music video, hiring a videographer, dancers and an editor.

Gus Harvey

Norwich singer-songwriter Gus Harvey bought a new soundcard and covered mixer expenses.

Home Counties

Bristol band Home Counties covered the recording costs of their forthcoming EP.

James Holt

Bolton-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist James Holt hired Parr Street studio to record a new single.

Jodie Nicholson

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jodie Nicholson implemented a UK national radio campaign for a forthcoming release.


90’s inspired British indie band Junodream recorded a forthcoming project, including hiring an engineer/producer.


English rock band L’objectif created a marketing campaign for their next record.

Melin Melyn

Combined folk, rock, pop and psychedelia band Melin Melyn hired an engineer and a studio for five days.


London-based producer and DJ Mina covered the costs of mixing and mastering, visual assets and a social media marketing campaign.

Phantom Isle

London-based Phantom Isle mixed and mastered multiple tracks for a forthcoming release.


Singer-songwriter and producer shiv covered the production costs of her new EP ‘The Love Interlude.’

Sophie Kilburn

Singer, songwriter Sophie Kilburn who merges melancholic pop with fiery indie-angst, implemented a marketing campaign for her debut EP ‘My Room Made Public’.


Dublin four-piece Sprints filmed a music video for their forthcoming single.


Fuzzy-pop artist Sukie recorded, mixed and mastered a forthcoming single.


Singer-songwriter tinyumbrellas purchased high-tech recording equipment to create new music.

Tony Njoku

British-Nigerian electronic music producer and songwriter Tony Njoku hired a professional videographer and equipment for a music video.


Hip-hop artist TrueMendous covered music video production costs for a forthcoming single.

Weird Milk

Indie quartet Weird Milk contributed to the travel and accommodation expenses for their UK tour.

wych elm

Bristol’s indie rock band wych elm created merchandise: vinyl and overbags.


DJ and producer Yazzus covered the cost of new graphic designs and accommodation expenses for shows across the UK.


Newcastle native YVA mastered an EP (including vinyl) and covered the EP’s graphic design expenses.


Hit play and enjoy our Academy Fund Recipients Spotify playlist! 


We now have two new funding opportunities available: Collaborators Fund and Back On The Road fund.