Music Forward partners to increase opportunity for a diverse range of students pursuing music industry careers.
Music Forward, in partnership with Live Nation, Inherit the Music, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, and Governors Ball, is proud to be able to provide financial support to college juniors and seniors pursuing a career in music & live entertainment. Scholarships have been a part of Music Forward’s programs since our inception. The newest iteration of the program, established in 2016, has grown to 7 scholarships awarded annually totaling $60,000. Our scholarship program is one the few that are specifically designed to support students interested in the core aspects of the concert business.
This $10,000 scholarship is open to students interested in the five core areas of the Live Nation business: concert promotion and venue operation, sponsorship and advertising, ticketing, e-commerce and artist management. Finalists for this scholarship will also be considered for an internship opportunity with Live Nation Entertainment.
Established in the memory of Steven J. Finkel, Live Nation seeks to support the ever growing customer service expectation within the entertainment industry. The $10,000 scholarship will award students who are passionate about improving the live music customer experience.
Established in the memory of Tiffany Green, Live Nation supports women pursuing careers in live event operations, production, music engineering and related fields of study. The $10,000 scholarship will expand the student’s training and professional interactions through participation in educational opportunities.
Established in the memory of David E. Ballard, with the support of Inherit the Music, this $10,000 scholarship supports students who have experienced homelessness and/or been part of the foster care system pursuing a career in live entertainment. Field of study may include but is not limited to live event operations, production, music engineering, music business management, customer service, hospitality and/or other related fields.
Established to support students native to the five boroughs of New York City, with preference to natives of Queens, pursuing a degree in live entertainment, with a focus on music. The $10,000 scholarship will help further the student’s career pathway in performance, live production, music engineering, music business and related fields of study.
Established in partnership with the Affinity Plus Foundation, two $5,000 scholarships will support Minnesota students or Affinity Plus members studying out-of-state pursuing a career related to the music industry. Field of study may include but is not limited to live event operations, production, music engineering, music business management, music education, customer service, hospitality and/or other related fields.