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Grant gives band chance to take music abroad

A GROUP of Glaswegian psychedelic rockers are among 14 acts sharing thousands of pounds in Government grants to help market themselves overseas.

Holy Mountain have been chosen to take part in the Music Export Growth Scheme after 118 acts from independent UK record labels applied.

Trade minister Lord Livingston announced the first acts that will take part in the scheme set up by UK Trade and Investment and music business body the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

He said: "Fifty years on from the Beatles arriving in America, the Music Export Growth Scheme will give more talented young British artists the chance to be successful on the international stage."

Up to £2.5 million of Government grants will be made available over a two-and-a-half year period with further successful applications announced later.

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