The Richard Antwi Fellowship has named Janelle Mitchell as its fifth fellow.
Mitchell will receive a full scholarship for a place this year on the Masters in Music Business Management course at the University of Westminster in London, which starts later this month.
Janelle Mitchell is a London-based creative and emerging music executive who started as a DJ in 2017, and now finds herself backing artists from Kojey Radical to Little Simz, while also mixing for BBC 1Xtra, KISS FM and Capital XTRA and DJ at festivals, from the Merky de Stormzy festival in Ibiza to the Strawberries & Creem festival.
Mitchell also works as an Artist Relations Manager at To believe.
The prestigious Richard Antwi Scholarship includes full course fees; a scholarship of £10,400 and professional support.
The Richard Antwi Fellowship was founded in 2016 in response to the passing of Richard Antwi, a highly respected industry lawyer, manager and entrepreneur who had contributed many times to the Masters in Music Business Management course as a guest lecturer .
The RAS is an annual award that seeks to champion talent from diverse ethnic backgrounds, with the aim of continuing Antwi’s legacy of supporting and enabling young people to succeed in the music industry.
The scholarship has been funded by the three major UK record companies, music publishers and several of the largest independent music companies and music law firms, as well as individual donors: Sony Music United Kingdom, Universal Music United Kingdom, Warner Music United Kingdom, Sony Music EditionXL Records, group of beggarsYoung, Clinton, Hoare Associates and Modest! Management.
The scholarship is awarded in conjunction with the University of Westminster, to applicants who hold an offer of a place on the university’s Masters in Music Business Management course.
Previous scholarship recipients include the first recipient Jojo Mukeza (2018), followed by Esther Bokuma (2019). There was a hiatus in 2020, followed by two fellows in 2021; Shanice Edwards and Idris Green-Holder (in partnership with Universal Music UK). There have also been associate researchers, Daniel Beckley and Isatta Sheriff.
“Congratulations to Janelle Mitchell on becoming the fifth Richard Antwi Fellow. It has been over six years since Richard’s passing, and while he is still greatly missed, it is truly humbling to see his legacy and vision still out there in the world.
Phillip Antwi, said, “Congratulations to Janelle Mitchell on becoming the fifth Richard Antwi Fellow. It has been over six years since Richard’s passing, and while he is still greatly missed, it is truly humbling to see his legacy and vision still out there in the world, embodied by Richard Antwi Scholars, the fellowship team and all its champions. , partners, supporters and funders from across the industry. He would be proud.
“My family and I are so happy to honor and pay tribute to my brother Richard in this way, but also to help create a path of trust in the music industry and therefore create access and opportunity for our various future leaders.”
“My ambitions are to use mastery to take on a leadership role in music and shake up the industry from the inside out, focusing on representation and diversity at all levels.”
Janelle Mitchell added, “Receiving the Richard Antwi Scholarship is such an honor and I’m so excited for what’s to come! As a black woman in music, the glass ceiling seems even more impenetrable, so being equipped with the MA in Music Business Management, coupled with guidance from the RAS team, will be a game-changer for me.
“My ambitions are to use mastery to take on a leadership role in music and shake up the industry from the inside out, focusing on representation and diversity at all levels.”The music industry around the world