The Peter Grant Memorial Scholarship has been created by the Bristol Institute of Modern Music in collaboration with the Peter Grant Estate. It will be linked to their Music Industry Management BAHons qualification being run at BIMM Bristol from September 2012.
Peter Grant, best known as the manager of Led Zeppelin, also worked closely with Bo Diddley, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, the Animals and the Yardbirds, to name a few. In 1996, The Music Managers Forum (MMF) Award for outstanding achievement in management was renamed the Peter Grant Award, in his honour.
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BIMM Principal, Vaseema Hamilton, explains: "BIMM have created this scholarship in memory of one of the most influential figures of the modern music industry."
The course, as with all BIMM programmes, is vocational and designed to act as a springboard into employment.
Mark Clayden, BIMM Bristol College Manager, explains: "We have designed the Music Industry Management BAHons degree to support up and coming young professionals eager to make their mark in the music industry. Training students in all areas of this ever changing industry including: Live Event Management, Retail, Promotion, Record Labels, A&R, Working With Musicians, Finances and Music Law."
Peter Grant's daughter, Helen Grant, added: "My father would have been both touched and honoured that this scholarship has been created in his name. He was a great inspiration to many people in the business, not only on the management front, but in the way he looked after his artists in his own, infamous way! A charismatic personality coupled with great humour, means he is never far away. This is a long overdue accolade. Never forgotten."
The Peter Grant Memorial Scholarship will cover approx £16,000 of course fees across the three year undergraduate programme.
INDUSTRY QUOTES ON BIMM'S MUSIC INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT COURSE:
Craig Jennings (Manager of You Me At Six, Twin Atlantic, Lethal Bizzle, Bullet For My Valentine, Kids In Glass Houses): "BIMM have designed this course to make sure that you will explore all of the possible career opportunities that are out there today. Once you know which route is for you, you will get hands on work experience on the front line. The BIMM Music Industry Management course gives students the chance to become fully skilled, trained and able to deal with anything that they may come across once they get out there into the industry."
Frank Turner (Award winning Recording Artist): "The BIMM Course offers everything you could possibly need to know to get started in the music world. I wish someone had laid stuff out like this for me when I was starting out!"
Miles Leonard (President of Parlophone and Virgin Records): "The BIMM Music Industry Management Course provides an in-depth insight and valuable hands on experience into all facets of our fast moving industry from A&R and live event management through to finance and emerging business models. It's a really solid grounding for anyone looking to work in the music business. If I was starting out, it's where I would be."
To find out how to apply for The Peter Grant Memorial Scholarship call 0844 2 646 666, email email@example.com or visit www.bimm.co.uk/bristol
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