Six students from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds will be given the opportunity to work across a number of music industry roles including A&R, public relations and digital asset management.
Suede’s management company Quietus Management, Misha B’s label Relentless Records, digital content specialists One Media iP Group Plc and the EMI Archive Trust are among the companies currently offering placements.
BPI’s charitable arm, the BRIT Trust will fund the internships while each student will receive an annual salary of £15,000.
Tony Wadsworth CBE, BPI chairman, said: ‘Working in music is one of the most exciting careers anyone can have and we want to help talented young people get a start in the industry. We know that our future success depends on drawing from the widest possible pool of talent.’
Creative Access stems from On Track, an online resource developed and managed by BPI. The website is aimed at young people who aspire to work in the music industry.
BPI member record companies already offer more than 100 entry-level pathways for aspiring music business professionals.
More information can be found at www.bpi.co.uk/on-track.aspx.