The Richard Antwi Scholarship has named Janelle Mitchell is its fifth scholar.
Mitchell will probably be awarded a full scholarship for a spot this 12 months on College of Westminster’s Music Enterprise Administration MA course in London, commencing later this month.
Janelle Mitchell is a London-based inventive and rising music govt, who began off as a DJ in 2017, and now finds herself supporting artists from Kojey Radical to Little Simz, while additionally visitor mixing for BBC 1Xtra, KISS FM and Capital XTRA and DJing at festivals, from Stormzy’s Merky Competition in Ibiza to Strawberries & Creem Competition.
Mitchell additionally works as an Artist Relations Supervisor at Imagine.
The celebrated Richard Antwi Scholarship includes full course charges; a bursary of £10,400 and profession assist.
The Richard Antwi Scholarship was based in 2016 as a response to the demise of massively revered business lawyer, supervisor and entrepreneur, Richard Antwi, who had contributed to the Music Enterprise Administration MA course on quite a few events as a visitor lecturer.
The RAS is an annual award that seeks to champion expertise from numerous ethnic backgrounds, with the purpose of constant Antwi’s legacy of supporting and enabling younger folks to achieve the music business.
The scholarship has been funded by all three UK main file labels, music publishers, and a number of other of the highest unbiased music firms and music regulation corporations in addition to particular person donors: Sony Music UK, Common Music UK, Warner Music UK, Sony Music Publishing, XL Data, Beggars Group, Younger, Clintons, Hoare Associates and Modest! Administration.
The scholarship is awarded along side the College of Westminster, to candidates who maintain a proposal of a spot on the college’s Music Enterprise Administration MA course.
Earlier students embody the inaugural recipient Jojo Mukeza (2018), adopted by Esther Bokuma (2019). There was a hiatus in 2020, adopted by two students in 2021; Shanice Edwards and Idris Inexperienced-Holder (in partnership with Common Music UK). There have additionally been affiliate students, Daniel Beckley and Isatta Sheriff.
“Big congratulations to Janelle Mitchell for changing into the fifth Richard Antwi scholar. It has been over six years since Richard’s passing, and though we proceed to overlook him enormously, it’s really humbling to see his legacy and imaginative and prescient nonetheless on the market on this planet.”
Phillip Antwi, stated: “Big congratulations to Janelle Mitchell for changing into the fifth Richard Antwi scholar. It has been over six years since Richard’s passing, and though we proceed to overlook him enormously, it’s really humbling to see his legacy and imaginative and prescient nonetheless on the market on this planet, embodied by the Richard Antwi Students, the scholarship group and all its champions, companions, supporters and funders throughout the business. He can be proud.
“My household and I are so completely happy to honour and pay tribute to my brother Richard on this method, but additionally assist to create a trusted pathway into the music enterprise and subsequently construct entry and alternatives for our numerous future leaders.”
“My ambitions are to utilise the MA to achieve a senior place in music and shake up the business from inside, specializing in illustration and variety throughout the board.”
Janelle Mitchell added: “Receiving the Richard Antwi Scholarship seems like such an honour and I’m so excited for what’s to return! As a Black girl in music, the glass ceiling feels much more impenetrable, so being geared up with the Music Enterprise Administration MA, doubled up with steering from the RAS group, will probably be an absolute game-changer for me.
“My ambitions are to utilise the MA to achieve a senior place in music and shake up the business from inside, specializing in illustration and variety throughout the board.”Music Enterprise Worldwide