A Brighton based artist is leading the way as part of a new government scheme to promote British music worldwide.

Veteran musician Fink received a portion of a £2.5 million pot of funding being provided by the Music Export Growth Scheme over two years.

The scheme has been established by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the British Recorded Music Industry to help small and medium-sized independent music companies increase international sales.

Dominic Jermey (CORR), UKTI chief executive, said: “The British music scene is brimming with talent and around the world UK acts are helping to sell out festivals this summer, from London Grammar at South by South West in the United States to Portishead at Melt in Germany to Tom Jones back home at the British Summer Time festival. Through the Music Export Growth Scheme we are helping a new generation of upcoming British talent to capitalise on this success and make their mark in countries around the world, bringing jobs and growth to the UK economy.”

The scheme, re-open for applications on August 12, was originally announced in October 2013 at a Number 10 meeting with music executives chaired by David Cameron.