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AKG launches second Scholarship of Sound programme

David Davies 21 February 2011
AKG launches second Scholarship of Sound programme

The manufacturer has announced the second year of its European Scholarship of Sound programme, which is open to budding electronic music producers and sound students from across the UK/Europe.

In total, ten producers and students will have the opportunity to participate in this year’s programme, which will take place at the Berlin AKG Studio from 30 July to 6 August. During the week, students will be advised on how best to develop a career based around their passion for sound and music, with a series of audio workshops and mentoring sessions led by some of electronic music’s leading artists and professionals. Creative development sessions, designed to enhance participants’ understanding of production and mastering, will be interlinked with in-depth industry insight tutorials to highlight the skills necessary to succeed in the music industry.

Detailed information on the leading artist, contributors and content of the workshops will be available on the AKG website (link below) in March. Those who participated in the Scholarship in its first year included house DJ and producer Dixon, Kompakt label manager Jon Berry and label manager/producer Stefan Betke (aka Pole).

Applicants are invited to submit their applications via the website below. Candidates must be enrolled in an audio-based degree at university, or a student at an established sound college, or an electronic music producer. They need to have been born before 30 July 1993, speak fluent English, and reside in the EU, Turkey or Russia. The deadline for applications is 30 April, after which the submissions will be judged by an industry panel. The ten winning scholars will be announced on 16 May with the Scholarship, flights, accommodation and living expenses covered entirely by AKG.

“Now in its second year, the AKG Scholarship of Sound provides a unique opportunity for young and aspiring sound engineers and electronic music producers who dream of a career in sound and music,” said Juergen Bopst, general manager, AKG Global. “The Scholarship of Sound offers passionate people from across Europe the chance to learn from highly respected experts and to discover tools and methods developed by those experts over the years in their personal careers. AKG has created the Scholarship of Sound to support the most talented students and music producers from across Europe and help them to break into the highly competitive music industry.”

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