Music Entrepreneurship Scholarship

ICMP and music industry partner AIM (The Association of Independent Music) are thrilled to be collaborating on the fourth year of the Music Entrepreneurship scholarship.

This initiative aims to offer the successful applicant an opportunity to join one of ICMP’s music business courses like the Cert HE Music Business and Entrepreneurship, Cert HE Live Event Management or Cert HE Digital Marketing & Music Management. The winner will study for free and after completing the course, have the chance to join the second year of the respective ICMP BA (Hons) degree programme.

The scholarship is open for applications until Sunday 31st July 2022 and is aimed at any aspiring music entrepreneurs who might not be considering study as part of their career development.

Shauni Caballero is our Scholarship’s Ambassador

This year leading music industry professional Shauni Caballero is the Scholarship’s Ambassador. Shauni is a former Universal Music and PRS for Music executive and founder of The Go 2 Agency, a music publishing and consultancy company to help artists, writers and producers make money from their music.

James Brister, ICMP’s Industry Liaison Manager, said: "We're delighted to continue our inspiring collaboration with AIM and offer this scholarship opportunity within any of our three Music Business-related courses. The future of our industry will be shaped by the innovative ideas of entrepreneurs. At ICMP, we're proud to play our part in this by providing a platform for the next generation of music industry pioneers to develop their ideas. We’re also very excited to welcome Shauni Caballero as an Ambassador to the Scholarship.” 

Shauni Caballero said: “I’m very honoured to be the scholarship’s Ambassador and offer advice and inspiration for future industry professionals who might not have previously considered education as a route to their career in music.

Tomorrow’s music industry will be defined by the innovation of entrepreneurs, and I believe this initiative is a brilliant way of nurturing this disruptive talent. I can’t wait to review the applications and check out their ideas.”

Ben Wynter AIM Entrepreneur & Outreach Manager said:  

We are delighted to partner with ICMP on this exciting initiative to provide an opportunity for new music industry talent. I always say that Independent Music Entrepreneurs are the innovators of the music industry and we hope that by providing this support, the recipient will go on to have a long and illustrious career as a music entrepreneur. I am excited that Shauni is an ambassador as she has overcome all of the obstacles to prove herself unstoppable as a music entrepreneur and can provide invaluable insight as to what it takes to succeed."

How to apply

video.pngIf you’d like to be in with a chance of receiving this fantastic scholarship, you will need to complete our applicatation process and hold an offer to study with us in Septemeber ICMP. Then simply complete the scholarship application form and upload a one to two minute video of yourself describing why you think you have the skills, interest, ideas and dedication to be a music business entrepreneur and why you believe you are a worthy scholarship recipient.

We encourage applicants from all ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds to apply and those from underrepresented groups, including, for example, disabled students, mature students, care givers, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic groups, and students from low-income backgrounds, are especially encouraged to make submissions. Applicants need to be UK students.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 31st July 2022.

A shortlist will be put together by AIM and ICMP before a winner is selected.

Start your scholarship application today, first by finding your course - good luck!

Music Business Courses Scholarship Details