The Richard Antwi Scholarship has named Jewel John as its sixth scholar.
John will likely be awarded a full scholarship for a spot this 12 months on College of Westminster’s Music Enterprise Administration MA course in London, beginning later this month.
John, who just lately earned BA in Music Enterprise & Arts Administration, relocated from Amsterdam to London. She co-founded ‘Soul & the Metropolis,’ a stay music occasions firm geared toward growing and showcasing rising expertise.
“Receiving the Richard Antwi Scholarship is such an honor and blessing. The entry to the course, plus skilled mentorship and the chance to construct relationships alongside the best way is an absolute sport changer within the pursuit of my profession. I’m so excited and looking out ahead to beginning this journey! I aspire to create alternatives for my group and younger rising artists. This will likely be an enormous push in that route,” stated John.
“The entry to the course, plus skilled mentorship and the chance to construct relationships alongside the best way is an absolute sport changer within the pursuit of my profession.”
By way of the assist of Common Music UK, Common Publishing UK, Sony Music UK, and Sony Music Publishing UK, John will even obtain a ‘London Residing Wage Stipend’ to offset the heightened price of residing and learning within the UK capital. The mixed bursary and stipend quantity to GBP £22,000, complemented by mentorship and tailor-made work placement alternatives aligned with John’s skilled objectives.
Final 12 months noticed the scholarship awarded to Janelle Mitchell, a London-based DJ and rising music government at Consider.
Established in 2016 in reminiscence of the late Richard Antwi, a extremely regarded determine within the music business, the scholarship seeks to offer a pathway for aspiring music enterprise leaders from underrepresented communities.
Along with final 12 months’s recipient, Mitchell, the scholarship has additionally beforehand supported Shanice Edwards, Idris Inexperienced-Holder, Jojo Mukeza and Esther Bokuma, and affiliate students Daniel Beckley and Isatta Sheriff. Edwards now works at Sony Music, whereas Inexperienced-Holder obtained a scholarship supported by Common Music UK and is now working at 0207 Def Jam.
Commenting on John’s choice, Richard Antwi’s brother Phillip Antwi stated: “Big congratulations to Jewel John, my household and I welcome her into our rising group of students. After a aggressive name for functions, we couldn’t be extra delighted to award the massively deserving Jewel as this 12 months’s scholar.
“The Scholarship permits us to honor and proceed Richard’s imaginative and prescient and values by contributing to a extra equitable business for distinctive younger expertise from underrepresented backgrounds. Main because of all our beneficiant funders who enabled the extra ‘London Residing Wage’ stipend, which was massively wanted within the present socio-economic local weather.”
Phillip Antwi added: “Seven years on since my pricey brother Richard’s passing, it’s fantastic and humbling to be a part of his legacy and make a distinction to aspiring younger music enterprise leaders by means of the Scholarship. Richard would have undoubtedly been very proud to see the impression on younger careers the Scholarship has had.”
The Richard Antwi Scholarship is open to Black and minority ethnic college students within the UK who’ve secured a spot on the MA Music Enterprise Administration course on the College of Westminster.
Along with monetary assist from Common Music UK, Common Publishing UK, Sony Music UK and Sony Music Publishing UK, the scholarship has additionally beforehand been funded by a number of music firms and music legislation companies together with XL Information, Beggars Group, Younger, Clintons, Hoare Associates and Modest! Administration.
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