Friends of Richard Antwi and the University of Westminster have established the Richard Antwi Scholarship in memory of the music lawyer, manager and entrepreneur.
It is supported by Island Records, Young Turks/XL Recordings, Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Warner Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Clintons law firm.
The academic opportunity is aimed at talent from the UK BAME community and those in financial need. While applicants don’t need to be graduates, they should have a passion for music and entrepreneurial spirit.
The scholarship provides full support to a student each year on the highly-regarded MA Music Business Management course and covers tuition fees, a contribution to living expenses and includes an opportunity to undertake work experience. Applications open early 2018.
Donors, music industry professionals and members of Antwi’s family gathered at the University of Westminster’s Regent Street Cinema to unveil the scholarship for the next academic year.
Richard Antwi, who unexpectedly passed away in February 2016 at the age of 38, was a widely-respected lawyer, manager and entrepreneur whose death triggered a flood of tributes from across the music industry. He has been credited with a pivotal role in the careers of Wretch 32, Daley, Lethal Bizzle, Mr Hudson and many others.
He regularly mentored young entrepreneurs in the BAME community and contributed to the MA Music Business Management course at the University of Westminster as a guest speaker.
First published on musicweek.com