Vanessa Reed

Vanessa Reed is Executive Director of the PRS for Music Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of music across all genres. Vanessa leads the strategic development of the Foundation, kick starting programmes which respond to music industry needs. Recent initiatives led by Vanessa include Momentum - the new £0.5m talent development fund for artists working in pop music run in partnership with Arts Council England, a new series of musician residencies in China with British Council, Women Make Music which responds to the low % of women taking up songwriting and composing as a career and a new collaboration with BBC Introducing to support emerging UK artists to showcase in North America.


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