They'll pay for one young artist each year to attend Notting Hill Academy of Music
UK independent dance label Relentless are 21 this year, and to celebrate they've announced a new annual music scholarship to Notting Hill Academy of Music.
Relentless first emerged during the heyday of UK garage, scoring hits with releases by Artful Dodger, B15 Project, Kristine Blond, DJ Pied Piper, Mark 'Ruff' Ryder, Daniel Bedingfield and So Solid Crew, and later charting the emergence of grime as they signed the likes of Lethal Bizzle and Roll Deep. In more recent years, the label has spread its musical wings somewhat and released music by artists as diverse as KT Tunstall, Seth Lakeman, Headie One and Ms Dynamite.
The scholarship is for one student each year to undertake Notting Hill Academy of Music's Level 4 course in The Creative Music Business, a nine-month course with modules including The Modern Music Industry, Marketing The Product, Starting Your Business, Creative Music Management, Live Streaming, Content And Events and Artists & Repertoire. Note that there is a minimum entry requirement of two A-levels, although this can be waived for those with relevant music industry experience.
Relentless label founder Shabs Jobanputra said: “We have always searched for UK subcultures, bringing those music scenes to mainstream attention, from UK garage to drill. But we have also promoted new generations of music industry executives that drive that change. We couldn’t think of a better way of celebrating 21 years of Relentless than committing to help more people who are passionate about what we love to do.”
For more information, see the Notting Hill Academy of Music website.