Creative Catalyst: AI in the Music Industry

Join our briefing event to learn about the ‘AI in the Music Industry’ competition with up to £1 million available for your innovative AI and music project. Gain insights on eligibility, the application process, and increase your chance of securing funding.

Event Details


10.00 - 12.00



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1 – Introduction

2 – Introduction to Innovate UK and UKRI

3 – Scope Overview

4 – Eligibility Criteria

5 – Innovation Funding Service (IFS)

6 – Application Finances

7 – Academic Partners

8 – Submitting Your Application

9 – Assessment

10 – Project Setup for Successful Applicants

11 – Additional Support

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million for projects that develop new innovative products and services for the UK music industry. This funding is part of Innovate UK’s Creative Catalyst.

Click here for more details about the available funding.

Who is this event for?

Ideal for UK-registered Micro and SME organisations seeking to develop and adopt AI in to the Music Industry. This is an opportunity to collaborate for a greater impact and seize the chance to be part of AI-driven transformation.


The aim of this competition is to advance the development of Artificial Intelligent products and services within the global music supply chain which benefit and strengthen the UK Music Sector.

You must collaborate with industry stakeholders to unlock the full potential of AI applications across the value chain supporting and uplifting the music industry and driving long term creative and commercial success.

We are interested in proposals across the whole music industry including live, recorded and publishing.

Your project must:

  • support the growth of the UK music industry
  • utilise artificial intelligence or enable the use of AI
  • demonstrate a clearly innovative and ambitious idea
  • respond to the changing market conditions and challenges in the global music industry
  • be market ready within 12 months of receiving support
  • demonstrate value for money

We encourage applications which partner with organisations within the traditional music industry supply chain, for example, music labels and music venues.

Competition Details

Opens: 10th October

Closes: 11am, 22nd November 2023

Click here for further information on the funding available.

Related Opportunities

Creative Catalyst: AI in the Music Industry

Opens: 10/10/2023 Closes: 22/11/2023

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1m from Innovate UK’s Creative Catalyst to develop innovative products and services for the UK music industry.

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Creative Catalyst

Creative Catalyst

The Creative Catalyst is a £30 million programme of phased financial and non-financial activities to provide end to end innovation support for high potential businesses in the creative sector.


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