Dirtybird Records has partnered with Point Blank Music School to launch its second annual scholarship program, designed to support and give back to the next generation of aspiring BIPOC producers. The innovative west-coast record label designed the six-month, equal-opportunity program to support diversity in dance music, giving those with limited resources a chance to gain mentorship and production skills from some of the brightest in the business.
The scholarship will allow the recipient to partake in Point Blank’s renowned 6-month online music production diploma program and learn how to write and produce music professionally. Dirtybird will supplement Point Blank’s curriculum with specialized mentorship in career branding, development, and marketing. Dirtybird will also provide a gear grant for any equipment necessary to participate in the curriculum.
Dirtybird has previously partnered with the renowned Beat Lab Academy in Los Angeles to offer a similar scholarship. The 2021 recipient, Sampson. has already found success releasing on his favorite label, Kyle Watson’s label, Box of Cats.
Dirtybird founder and label head Claude VonStroke says the label is “excited to partner with Point Blank who they believe to be a premier education school for electronic music producers and mentor the next chosen scholarship winner over the next six months.” Point Blank has previously partnered with other electronic music staples on scholarship opportunities, such as Resident Advisor and DJ Mag.
The process for acceptance will include letters of recommendation, an essay, video submission, and an interview. The scholarship will be awarded on April 11th, with applications open through March 15th.
Apply Here: https://dirtybirdrecords.com/pages/scholarship