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Applications open for Richard Antwi Scholarship for Music Business Management course with confirmation until 2023

Music 14 February 2018

Richard Antwi

Following the Richard Antwi Scholarship’s launch in November 2017, the Friends Of Richard Antwi and University of Westminster have announced that applications are now open for the 2018/19 academic year, while also confirming that the scholarship will be available annually until at least 2023.

The University is organising a workshop on its Cavendish Campus for potential applicants and anybody interested in finding out more from 1pm to 3pm on 3 March.

The Richard Antwi Scholarship has been established in memory of much-loved music industry figure, Richard Antwi, with the intention of continuing his legacy.

The news follows the second anniversary of Richard’s death on 11 February, and have been covered by prestigious music press outlets such as Music Business Worldwide, the Record of the Day and Music Week.

The Scholarship is generously supported by key players in the music industry which so far include Island Records, Young Turks / XL Recordings, Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Warner Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Clintons law firm.

Richard Antwi was a much-loved and widely-respected music manager, lawyer and entrepreneur who played a pivotal role in the careers of Wretch 32, Lethal Bizzle, Daley, Wiley, Tinie Tempah and others. His untimely death in 2016, at the age of just 38, triggered a flood of tributes from across the music industry. Having grown up in north west London in a Ghanaian family, Richard went to a local comprehensive school then he studied Law at the University of Oxford. He regularly mentored young entrepreneurs in the B.A.M.E. community, and contributed to the Music Business Management MA course at the University of Westminster as a guest speaker.

The Richard Antwi Scholarship has been established by Friends Of Richard Antwi - a loose collective of friends - and the University of Westminster. It provides full support to a student on the highly regarded Music Business Management MA course at the University of Westminster, covering tuition fees, a contribution to living expenses and it also includes an opportunity to undertake work experience. The opportunity is aimed at talent from the UK B.A.M.E. community, and those in financial need. Applicants do not need to be graduates, but should, like Richard, have a passion for music and entrepreneurial spirit.

Find out more about the Richard Antwi Scholarship and how to apply.

Find out more about the Music Business Management MA course at the University of Westminster.

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