YouTube Music is deepening investments in Black communities by opening applications to the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2022, aimed at enabling Black artists to commercialise their work.
Grant applications for the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2022 will open on 21 June 2021.Eligibility has been expanded to include songwriters and producers, allowing Black artists residing in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Canada and the UK, in addition to the U.S., Brazil and Australia, to apply.
YouTube Music is also launching a new partnership with renowned music education institution, 1500Sound Academy, founded by GRAMMY-award winning songwriters and producers, James Fauntleroy and Larrance “Rance” Dopson.
“Our team is excited to expand the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund and create new opportunities while also reflecting on the progress made to date,” says Alex Okosi, YouTube’s EMEA managing director for emerging markets.
The six-month scholarship term will see recipients undertake courses in music production, engineering, songwriting, mixing, music business and much more