Congratulations to Janelle Mitchell who has been announced as The Richard Antwi Scholarship's fifth scholar!
Janelle will be awarded a full scholarship for a place this year on University of Westminster’s highly regarded Music Business Management MA course, starting this month.
The Richard Antwi Scholarship was founded in 2016 by friends and family as a response to the sudden death of hugely respected industry lawyer, manager and entrepreneur, Richard Antwi - who had contributed to the Music Business Management MA course on numerous occasions as guest lecturer. The scholarship comprises full course fees; a bursary of £10,400 and career support.
The scholarship has been funded by all three UK major record labels, music publishers, and several of the top independent music companies and music law firms as well as individual donors. The annual award aims to champion next generation talent from diverse ethnic backgrounds within the music industry.
Janelle Mitchell, this year’s recipient, is a London-based creative and emerging music executive, who started off as a DJ in 2017, and now supports artists including Kojey Radical and Little Simz, whilst also guest mixing for BBC 1Xtra, KISS FM and Capital XTRA and DJing at festivals, from Stormzy’s Merky Festival in Ibiza to Strawberries & Creem Festival. Janelle also works as an Artist Relations Manager at Believe.
Janelle Mitchell said: “Receiving the Richard Antwi Scholarship feels like such an honour and I’m so excited for what’s to come! As a Black woman in music, the glass ceiling feels even more impenetrable, so being equipped with the Music Business Management MA, doubled up with guidance from the RAS team, will be an absolute game-changer for me. My ambitions are to utilise the MA to gain a senior position in music and shake up the industry from within, focusing on representation and diversity across the board."