Joe Frankland (PRS Foundation)

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.

9 out of 12 Mercury Prize nominees in 2022 were PRS Foundation grantees and the charity has supported BRITS, Mercury, Ivors Composer Award, AIM and RPS 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.

PRS Foundation is co-founder of global gender equality initiative, Keychange and launched the POWER UP initiative which tackles anti-Black racism in music.

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