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$40K in Scholarships to be Awarded, Music Business, Related Studies Students

Shawna Newman

January 28, 2020

$40K in Scholarships to be Awarded, Music Business, Related Studies Students
If you love everything about music, and you’re a college junior or senior pursuing a music industry career, you’ve got something to be thrilled about. The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment and the Living Legacy Foundation, recently announced that students pursuing music industry careers can apply for their scholarship program through March 31, 2020.

We Love Music

We’re inspired by music daily. Have you shared upcoming concerts or your favorite Billie Eilish posts on Twitter? Maybe you're a pro at creating epic TikTok videos with trending music? Do you enjoy creating Spotify study playlists to help you stay motivated and focused? Our love of music is not new; it’s an ancient human connection. Our daily music shenanigans shape the business of music. Today’s music industry involves many types of skills and job titles—We’re talking concert promotion, record companies, music publishers, music performance and engineering, artist management…the list goes on.

Queue the Choir

A total of four, $10,000 House of Blues Music Forward Foundation scholarships will be awarded to outstanding juniors or seniors attending accredited U.S. colleges. Candidates must be majoring in music business and/or related fields. Take note of the four scholarships below and find one that fits your goals:
Live Nation - U.S. Concerts Scholarship
Deadline: 03/31/20 Award Amount: $10,000 The Live Nation - U.S. Concerts Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students with a minimum of 60 credits earned. You must be pursuing a career in concert and venue promotion, sponsorship and advertising, ticketing, e-commerce or artist management and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Live Nation - U.S. Concerts Scholarship.
Steven J. Finkel Service Excellence Scholarship
Deadline: 03/31/20 Award Amount: $10,000 The Steven J. Finkel Service Excellence Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students with a minimum of 60 credits earned. You must be pursuing a career in music, business management, customer service, hospitality or other industry related field and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Steven J. Finkel Service Excellence Scholarship.
Tiffany Green Operator Scholarship
Deadline: 03/31/20 Award Amount: $10,000 The Tiffany Green Operator Scholarship is open to female full-time undergraduate students with a minimum of 60 credits earned. You must be pursuing a career in live entertainment or related field and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Tiffany Green Operator Scholarship.
David E. Ballard Scholarship
Deadline: 03/31/20 Award Amount: $10,000 The David E. Ballard Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students with a minimum of 60 credits earned who have experienced homelessness and/or been part of the foster care system. You must be pursuing a career in live entertainment, music engineering, business management, customer service, hospitality or other industry related field and have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in order to be considered for this award. Learn more about the David E. Ballard Scholarship.

Variety is Key

Mark Campana, the chief operating officer for Live Nation U.S. Concerts said, “We’re helping students explore the many facets of our business such as concert promotion, venue operations and ticketing with our scholarships program, expanding their horizons for careers in music.” This is a lot to get excited about, from e-commerce and artist management to venue operations and promotions, the business of concerts involves many experts. Students pursuing the degrees mentioned below should certainly explore The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation’s 2020 scholarships to find the right fit: Advertising Artist Management Concert Promotion Customer Service E-Commerce/E-Business Hospitality Management Music Business Management Music Engineering Music Performance Project Management Venue Operations

March to the Beat of Your Own Drum

So, you dig all things music and see yourself in a future music career; maybe you’re not quite a college junior or senior and you don’t qualify for the House of Blues Foundation scholarships, yet. Don’t worry—It’s not the day the music died. This music scholarship article can help you discover even more music scholarship opportunities. Are you a band student? If so, jump on the bandwagon with this list of college scholarships designed specifically for marching band students. Our College Internships: 2020 Edition highlights two internships for college freshmen through graduate students. Both opportunities will enhance your educational background and provide real-world music industry experience. These music internships are listed below:
Summer Scientist Intern, Radio and Music Informatics
Deadline: Varies The Summer Scientist Intern, Radio and Music Informatics position is open to students who are at least 18 years of age. Intern duties include contributing solutions to a broad set of problems ranging from enhancing our content understanding for our audio content to building recommendation algorithms to power our next generation of personalization services and other duties as needed. You must be pursuing education in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics or related field, and demonstrate the ability to work well in a small team, have solid programming skills and experience designing and building music information retrieval or recommender systems in order to be considered for this internship. Apply for the Summer Scientist Intern, Radio and Music Informatics.
103.7 KISS FM Morning Show Social Media/Producer Internship
Deadline: Varies The 103.7 KISS FM Morning Show Social Media/Producer Internship is open to college students with an interest in social media production. Intern duties may include updating Social Media sites as needed, responding to comments, screening phone calls, answering text messages, website Blog posting, helping the brainstorming process of morning radio goodness and other duties as needed. Apply for the 103.7 KISS FM Morning Show Social Media/Producer Internship.

The Beat Goes On

Music is how we celebrate, relate, cope and how we find our happy place amongst many other, very human things. According to History.com, our ancestors used music to share experiences and create connections. Lyrics from “Seikilos Epitaph,” the world’s oldest musical composition, dates to first century A.D. The song’s lyrics work today, “While you live, shine/ Have no grief at all/ Life exists only for a short while/ and time demands its toll.” Engraved in stone, this song could quite possibly be considered the world’s first instance of music promotion!

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