Richard Antwi was a much-loved and widely respected music manager, lawyer and entrepreneur.


From modest beginnings Richard rose to study law at Oxford University (the first pupil from his school ever to do so) before embarking on a successful career in music as a lawyer, manager and entrepreneur. Always generous and supportive – Richard was quietly at the centre of everything.

Richard played a pivotal role in the careers of many artists and executives, including Wretch 32, Lethal Bizzle, Daley, Wiley (who dedicated his autobiography to him), Tinie Tempah and more.

Richard passed away suddenly and prematurely in 2016, aged 38.

Tapping into the enormous good-will felt for Richard throughout the industry, friends came together to create a scholarship in his name to support young hungry entrepreneurial spirited individuals with aspirations in music and tech.

The scholarship is in conjunction with the University of Westminster, Music Business Management M.A. (masters degree) course – probably the best bridge from academic study to the music industry (Richard was a regular contributor to the course as a guest speaker and sometime mentor).

The scholarship is sponsored and supported by all of the major record labels, key independents, music publishers, law firms and promoters. Sony ATV Music publishing, Island Records, Young Turks/XL, Sony Music, Clintons, Warners, Sony Music, and others to date.

The award is a full scholarship comprising fees (£9k+), a substantial contribution to living expenses (£10k) and a work placement aligned with the scholar’s professional focus and aspirations.

A under-graduate degree is not essential, but you must have hustle – i.e. proven passion for music and entrepreneurial endeavours. 


For further information  and how to apply  please CLICK HERE