Funk Butcher joins PRS Foundation!

PRS Foundation has a brand new member on their ranks our very own Funk Butcher (aka Kwame Saf0). He’ll be joining them as grants and programmes manager! Overseeing the management of flagship funds including PPL Momentum Music Fund, International Showcase Fund and Hitmaker.

As regular listeners of the show will know Funk has over 15 years of experience as a DJ, music producer and label owner of Househology. Playing a major role in shaping the landscape of UK Dance through a various number of mediums. Such as his numerous record releases, live shows and radio shows on a number of flagship radio stations. Such as Rinse FM, Deja Vu, and the Househology 101 show.

Furthermore Funk is also a teacher and plays an important role on advocating for safety and education for young people. As a Lead Tutor for Captial Xtra’s Musical Potential project in 2012. Plus as Ambassador for the London Night Czar Amy Lamé’s Sounds Like London initiative and event in 2018.

In 2020 Funk oversaw Mixmag’s Blackout Mixmag special edition which tied together 18 different features addressing systemic racism and the amplification of Black contributors as the guest editor.

What PRS Foundation are saying:

Kwame Safo, grants and programmes manager, PRS Foundation: ‘I’m really excited to get to work with an incredible organisation and help, but also to further build my understanding of the music landscape at this level. I’m also enthused that I’ve had the support of so many whilst also given room to be true to myself. That’s very important to me, given the times we are in.

Joe Frankland, chief executive, PRS Foundation: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Kwame to the PRS Foundation team.  His music connections and experience across multiple sectors of the industry will be a fantastic asset to the organisation, the team and the ground-breaking industry funds he will be managing.’


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