Universal Music UK Taskforce for Meaningful Change partners with Richard Antwi Scholarship on the Music Business Management MA
Universal Music’s UK Task Force for Meaningful Change (UK TFMC) has issued a manifesto detailing its goals and tactics to achieve what it describes as “tangible and lasting social change”. The UK TFMC, which focuses on specific challenges that are unique to the Black community in the UK, was set up in June 2020 in partnership with Universal Music Group’s global Task Force for Meaningful Change, which pledged an investment of $25m to support Black communities both within and outside its company walls.
The UK TFMC says that it has studied how it can make an impact in local communities, across the UK, in the wider music industry, as well as internally. These areas include and build upon the numerous steps that have already been taken and implemented over the past nine months. These include, amongst other things, partnering with the Richard Antwi Scholarship which supports applicants to the Music Business Management MA.
Following a Covid-induced hiatus for new applicants in 2020, the Richard Antwi Scholarship has opened applications for 2021 entry, with virtual open days scheduled for May 8 and June 12, full details of which and sign up can be found at richardantwi.org.
The scholarship seeks to identify and support excellence and personal potential, much like Richard did, providing pathways when they are absent. As such, a first degree is preferred but not essential if the candidates have the requisite hustle, sharp instincts and proven commitment to the business of music.