BMAC x Victoria Monét Music Maker Grant

BMAC x Victoria Monét Music Maker Grant

The Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) has partnered with multi-talented, singer-songwriter, and 10x GRAMMY Nominee Victoria Monét to launch the BMAC x Victoria Monét Music Maker Grant. Monét and BMAC will officially announce the new grant for emerging artists at BMAC’s GRAMMY Week Music Maker Dinner hosted by music legends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 in Los Angeles.

The BMAC x Victoria Monét Music Maker Grant will award a Black emerging artist $5,000 to aid in economic empowerment, as well as offer a roster of mentorship opportunities and direct career advice from Monét herself. This initiative is part of BMAC’s ongoing work to create access, equity, and opportunity for the next generation of Black artists and industry professionals.

“We are honored to partner with Victoria Monét to uplift a young and deserving Black artist and help further their dreams within the music industry. Her story is one of resilience and perseverance and it is in that spirit we will continue to pay it forward. BMAC’s mission is to create a more equal playing field by breaking down barriers to entry for our community. Our BMAC Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Music Maker Dinner is a perfect room to celebrate this initiative,” said BMAC Co-Founder, President, and CEO, Willie “Prophet” Stiggers.

“Supporting the next generation of women is crucial as we work towards furthering equality across the board in the music industry,” added BMAC Co-Founder, Caron Veazey. “Partnering with an iconic artist and role model like Victoria Monét through the Music Maker Grant will help us to impact a future star by setting them up on a path to success. We are looking forward to receiving the submissions and uncovering a deserving artist!”

“I met Victoria years ago as a songwriter and to see where her gifts have brought her to today has been an incredible journey to watch. As a co-founder of BMAC, I am proud to honor her work with establishing the BMAC-Victoria Monét Music Maker Grant and have the opportunity to work together to uplift the next generation of our industry,” said BMAC Co-Founder, Shawn Holiday.

The BMAC x Victoria Monét Music Maker Grant will join BMAC’s portfolio of celebrated and impactful grants and empowerment programs for Black emerging artists and industry professionals including The Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Music Maker Grant, BMAC Ernie Paniccioli Music Photojournalism Grant & Celebration Event, BMAC x Audiomack Paid Music Internship for HBCU Students, BMAC x Kobalt Music Maker Grant Making Program, The BMAC Music Business Accelerator Program at HBCU Tennessee State University, BMAC x Academy of Country Music (ACM) “OnRamp,” BMAC Music Maker Guaranteed Income and Mentorship Program in partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and more. Check out our previous coverage on Victoria Monet here.

The recipient will be selected through a nationwide search hosted by BMAC. Additional details to be shared in the coming weeks. To find out more on the Black Music Action Coalition, please visit: 

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