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LIVE NATION AND MUSIC FORWARD FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF 2021 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Scholarships Awarded to Diverse Group of Exceptional College Students Pursuing Music Industry Careers  (LOS ANGELES – July 7, 2021) —Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, in partnership with the nonprofit Music Forward Foundation, [...]

APPLE LAUNCHES TODAY AT APPLE CREATIVE STUDIOS TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUNG CREATIVES

Launching First in Los Angeles and Beijing, Participants Will Receive Hands-On Experience and Mentorship from Renowned Artists, Nonprofit Community Partners, and Apple (LOS ANGELES - June 22, 2021) - Apple today announced Today at Apple Creative [...]

Exploring the History of Black Music Month

    In honor of Black Music Month, Music Forward presented a Blues SchoolHouse livestream from House of Blues Boston powered by Music Drives Us and Boston Cultural Council. The Blues SchoolHouse band took over [...]

Yamaha x Music Forward

In collaboration with Yamaha, we were able to offer some of our talented Music Forward alumni from across the country the opportunity to participate in the Yamaha Ambassador Program, which is a network of guitar [...]

Community Action Resources for Equity

Our organization is committed to working today and every day to uproot systemic racism; to increase opportunity, access, knowledge, and resources for youth to follow their dreams and use their diverse perspectives and voices to change the world [...]

Front Row: Derin Lawal

We recently had the opportunity to catch-up with New York University rising senior, Derin Lawal who recently participated in a virtual apprenticeship with our partner Primary Wave. Learn more about his experience below.  I first [...]

Spotlight: Jen Park

We are thrilled to bring our next generation of artists and leaders exclusive access to talented professionals who share their advice and insight across our artist and career development programs.  Today, we spotlight one of [...]

Thank You to our Philanthropic Partners

Foundation partnerships are key relationships for Music Forward. Investments of philanthropic grants complements our other sources of funding and helps to broaden our reach of services. We continue to be a valuable partner to fulfill [...]

Donor Spotlight: Laura Payne

Meet Laura Payne, a Program Manager at Microsoft from Poway, CA. Laura first connected with Music Forward while working as an employee at Live Nation Entertainment. A lover of music and skilled musician, Laura has [...]

Spotlight: Emma Martin

After wrapping up the 2021 Scholarship season, we are taking a moment to introduce you to a previous Live Nation scholarship recipient and Belmont University graduate, Emma Martin, to share the impact Music Forward has [...]
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