The scholarship will allow one person per intake a free place onto SEM’s 12-week Music Business Course.
Headed by Tony Rigg, this course will give you all the tools you need to prepare for self employment as a music producer, setting up your own company, or working with others and opening up careers in music.
About Rob Gretton
Rob Gretton was a prominent figure in the Manchester music scene. He was Tony Wilson’s business partner and an instrumental player in setting up Factory Records and the Hacienda, as well as a major catalyst in aiding Joy Division to fame, and later New Order.
Sadly on the 15th May 1999, Rob passed away suddenly from a heart attack. In partnership with Rob’s family, the Rob Gretton Music Business Scholarship has been created to help the future generations of music industry professionals get a foot hold in the music business.
Developing a thriving and sustainable music industry was at the heart of Rob Gretton‘s work, and with the addition of this very special scholarship will see Rob’s influence part of his legacy for the music industry of tomorrow.
- Tell us in no more than 140 characters what your business idea is
- Put together a 400 word detailed explanation of the nuts and bolts of your business idea. We also welcome applications from budding music producers, musicians and DJs – remember – the business can be yourself!
Music Business Tutor Tony Rigg, the School of Electronic Music’s Directors, and Rob’s son Benedict Gretton will shortlist entries.
If you are shortlisted you will be invited for an interview with Tony Rigg either in-person at the School of Electronic Music, or over the phone.
We will consider all applications, and should you not be successful there may still be scope for a part-scholarship to enable reduced fees for the Music Business Course.