Do you dream of becoming a producer? This scholarship can make it happen
Calling all producers! Do you dream of creating the next “Daddy? Well, maybe this is your chance. The Dirtybird label has partnered with Point Blank Music School to launch a scholarship program for producers focusing on BIPOC, the Equal Opportunity Scholarship. The recipient will receive free access to Point Blank’s industry-renowned six-month online diploma program in music production. In addition to earning the degree, this program allows participants to learn the ins and outs of writing and producing music at a professional level.
As stated in a press release, this program was created to “supporting diversity in dance music, giving those with limited resources a chance to learn mentorship and production skills from some of the brightest in the business. Dirtybird will provide the recipient with specialized mentorship in branding, development, and career marketing to complete the curriculum and will provide a monetary grant to the recipient to purchase any equipment needed to participate in the Point Blank program.
Claude VonStroke, founder and head of the Dirtybird label, expresses his excitement at being able to offer this opportunity, saying he is “eexcited to partner with Point Blank, which they consider to be a premier educational school for electronic music producers.
Last year, Dirtybird partnered with Los Angeles-based Beat Lab Academy to offer a similar scholarship. The winner, producer sampson, later released material with the Box of Cats label. Point Blank Music School also offers several Scholarships for their programs and has partnered with fellow electronic music staples Resident Advisor and DJ Mag for similar collaborative fellowships.
To apply for the scholarship, all you need is an essay, video submission, interview, and letters of recommendation. Applications are open until March 15 and the winner will be announced on April 11. You can request it here.