Music Production School Icon Collective Announces Black Voices Scholarship

The Los Angeles-based music school is looking for three Black creatives to participate in its 12-month programs for music production, vocal performance, and music business.

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Jul 29, 2020
Beatport staff

Created with the hope of playing “a small part in helping Black creatives manifest their vision through music,” Icon Collective will be awarding three aspiring producers, vocalists, and music entrepreneurs a scholarship to their college of music as part of its annual Black Voices Scholarship initiative.

Since opening its doors in 2005, Icon Collective has successfully helped develop the careers of prosperous alumni such as Bonnie x Clyde, Rinzen, Jauz, Slander, i_o, and many more. With its wide variety of classes and programs, Icon’s dedicated staff of music professionals prides itself on giving its students the individualized support they need to help them break into the industry.

Seeking black creatives who show a strong vision, a drive for excellence, an excellent work ethic, a commitment to their careers, and a willingness to engage in their program entirely, the year-long program will take place at Icon Collective’s new campus in Burbank, California. Requirements include that all applicants must be at least 17 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and be citizens of the United States.


The deadline to apply is August 17, 2020.

Each scholarship comes with a $1000 gear grant to help these students acquire any program tools they may not have already. The required gear includes a copy of Ableton Live Suite, a Pro Tools Subscription, an Adobe CC Membership, Melodyne Essentials, a keyboard, headphones, microphone, sound card, and a Macbook Pro.

Icon Collective’s Black Voices scholarship covers $19,500 of the school’s $25,995 tuition. By keeping it one-quarter short of a full scholarship, Icon believes that this helps demonstrate the “personal responsibility needed to succeed in the program and as a thriving, entrepreneurial artist thereafter.”

Find out more about Icon Collective and their specialized programs here.

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