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YouTube Music Black Voices Fund 2022 to Commence

Thursday, June 10th, 2021 10:34am

By Jude Chukwuemeka

The list includes the US, UK, Canada, Kenya, Nigeria, Brazil, Australia, and South Africa.

According to information from Memeburn, YouTube Music is planning to open applications for the Black Voices Fund Class of 2022, a grant to help black artists grow and promote their work. Several countries have been included this time, including Nigeria.

Applications will open on 21 June.

YouTube Music has expanded the list of countries from which black artists can apply. The list includes the US, UK, Canada, Kenya, Nigeria, Brazil, Australia, and South Africa.

When YouTube first launched the fund in 2020, it set aside #100 million for grants to be distributed over a three-year period.

The fund provides participants with one-on-one training and support. It also assists them with networking skills that let them grow their brand beyond YouTube.

Artists who previously participated in the fund include Joy Oladokun, Jensen McRae, and Yung Baby Tate. The lineup for this year included artists from South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria.

The six-month scholarship includes courses in music production and engineering, songwriting, and music business.

“The YouTube Music team is excited to expand the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund and create new opportunities while also reflecting on the progress made to date,” YouTube’s EMEA Managing Director for Emerging Markets Alex Okosi said in a statement.

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