Paco Rabanne celebrates UK musical talent with fundraising program

By Austin King
August 3, 2022

The Puig-owned brand’s A Million Ways to Make It fund will provide finalists with a £5,000 grant and mentorship, with previous recipients including Harleighblu, Anaiis and Mom Tudie

Paco Rabanne, the fragrance brand owned by Puig, is celebrating British musical talent by launching the second year of its funding program for up-and-coming artists.

Fragrance maker Phantom’s A Million Ways to Make It program is offering three finalists a £5,000 grant as well as mentorship from music industry experts, offering advice on support in areas such as music production, live shows, marketing and more.

Aiming to elevate artists who reflect the UK’s rich sonic heritage, without limitation of genre or style, finalists will also have the opportunity to perform at live events throughout 2023 as well as host radio broadcasts on the NTS music discovery platform, in partnership with Puig on the campaign.

“Paco Rabanne has built a strong reputation over the past year helping exciting emerging artists access the resources and support they need to take their careers to the next level,” said Celine Gilg, Director general of Puig UK.

“It is so exhilarating to see the myriad talents on display once again as the Paco Rabanne Fund celebrates its second year.

“Following the fund’s success last year, we wanted to expand its offering to include hands-on mentorship from established industry professionals.”

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Earlier this year, Paco Rabanne introduced the recipients of his 2021 fund with a series of free concerts and radio shows across London, UK, featuring a wide range of British musicians and DJs.

They included Harleighblu, a Nottingham-based singer-songwriter whose music is described as a fusion of soul, hip-hop and jazz; French-Senegalese artist Anaiis, who sings in several languages ​​on themes of self-reflection, comfort and empowerment; and Mom Tudie, a south London-based producer with jazz and R&B influences who is said to blur the line between electronic production and live music.

Gilg added: “This year we received fantastic feedback telling us how Puig through Paco Rabanne has helped artists’ musical journeys to ‘really take off’, with one singer telling us the initiative has ‘literally changed the course. of my career”.

“So I would say watch this space – the Paco Rabanne Fund is set to change the UK music scene for good!”

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Applications for the 2022-23 fund open this month for UK-based artists over 18.