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University Of Westminster launches scholarship in memory of Richard Antwi

By | Published on Tuesday 21 November 2017

Richard Antwi

The University Of Westminster has announced the launch of a new scholarship in memory of Richard Antwi, the music lawyer and artist manager who died last year aged just 38.

The Richard Antwi Scholarship will seek to support talented future music industry execs by funding a place on the university’s MA Music Business Management course. The scholarship will cover both tuition fees and a contribution to living expenses, and will particularly seek to support students from the UK’s black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community.

The scholarship is supported by a number of music companies, including all three majors, XL Recordings and law firm Clintons. The university explains: “The opportunity is aimed at talent from the UK BAME community and those in financial need. Applicants don’t need to be graduates, but should have a passion for music and entrepreneurial spirit”.

Lawyer, manager and music entrepreneur Antwi – who worked with artists like Wretch 32, Daley, Lethal Bizzle and Mr Hudson, among others – regularly mentored young talent in the BAME community during his career in music and was also a guest speaker on Westminster University’s music courses.

Applications for the first scholarship will open in the new year. More info here.