1 June 2023

The London Living Wage Stipend was introduced to cover the currently higher cost of living and studying in London, including a bursary and stipend that totals £22,000, along with mentorship and assistance with work placement. The 2023 scholarship funding is more than double the value of the 2022 scholarship.

The Richard Antwi Scholarship was established in 2016 to support young people with exceptional talent, drive and ambition, to find their pathway and increase representation at every career stage in the industry.

Richard Antwi was an industry lawyer, manager and entrepreneur, who had contributed to the Music Business Management MA course on numerous occasions as guest lecturer. 

The Scholarship is funded by major UK record labels, including Universal Music UK, Universal Publishing UK, Sony Music UK and Sony Music Publishing UK.

The Scholarship offers one place per year, and is available for Home Fee Master’s students from BAME backgrounds who hold an offer for the full or part-time Music Business Management MA course. The application deadline for the Scholarship is 30 June 2023.

Talking about the initiative, Idris Green-Holder, 2021 scholar, said: “The Richard Antwi Scholarship helped to give me a visibility within the music industry that would have been extremely hard to attain without years of experience. Opening doors and giving me opportunities that have given my career a boost that is hard to measure for its impact on my life.”

Janelle Mitchell, 2022 scholar, said: “The Richard Antwi Scholarship has been completely life-changing and I have not even finished the course yet. The amount of knowledge and networking opportunities that I have been exposed to have been so valuable to my development and I am so excited to embark on the next chapter of my career once I graduate.”

The Music Business Management MA at the University of Westminster is highly regarded in both music business education and industry. The course prepares students to become the next generation of music industry leaders and entrepreneurs. Working with organisations and industry leaders, the course has a unique curriculum, combining a strong underpinning of key business skills with essential music industry management knowledge, academic concepts and theories relevant to the field today.

Apply for the Richard Antwi Scholarship, and learn more about the initiative and scholar experiences on their official website.