Business of Music Fellowship
In the digital age, making music is pretty easy. However, making a LIVING doing music is more difficult than ever. The Music Legacy Project is an opportunity for high school and college age students (16 – 22) to work directly with top notch industry professionals to learn about songwriting, publishing, recording, performing, marketing and distributing their music.
Successful applicants will:
- Undergo an assessment that will help them identify their area(s) of focus.
- Be paired with industry mentors that will help them set goals and execute a plan to achieve them.
- Receive a $250 gift card.
- Showcase their projects in May and compete for scholarships, awards and prizes.
Case Study: Blaigne “Ayuma” Sixon
Music Legacy Project Director, Jonathan “Chaka” Mahone talks about the development of program alumnus Blaigne “Ayuma” Sixon.
We followed AYUMA as he experienced his first time at the South By Southwest Music Festival as a musical artist.
Run is an original song written by members of Legacy ATX 2016. It inspired this music video written and directed by television producer and long time E4 Youth supporter Rakeda Ervin. The video explores the effects of gentrification. Despite being one of fastest growing cities in the U.S., Austin’s African-American community has been in decline. The video opens with a young man as he roams the historic district of Clarksville, TX where his family has had roots for many generations. Clarksville was originally established by freed slaves in the 1870’s and is now one of the city’s most expensive areas to live. We follow the young man into East Austin as he continues to pass historic landmarks and residents of color that remain in the city’s core. He climbs onto the interstate and eventually enters the suburbs on Manor, TX.
360 music video of the original song Onto Somethin’. This project was produced as a prototype for E4 Youth’s VR/Immersive Media Curriculum development.
Download or Stream Legacy ATX’s Onto Somethin’