More than a year after expanding into Australasia, Los Angeles-based talent management firm Milk & Honey has announced that it will begin offering scholarships in the United States to female writers and producers from Australia and New Zealand.
The new scholarship program will begin in February 2023, and recipients will be able to live, work, and create music in Los Angeles for two months.
They will also have guaranteed access to Milk & Honey’s roster and studio sessions during their residency in Los Angeles, the company announced this week.
Milk & Honey has named Chelsea Warner, a Sydney-based producer, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist specializing in R&B, pop and hip-hop genres, as the first recipient of the scholarship scheme.
She has collaborated with Australian artists like Emalia, Tentendo and Vetta Borne.
Through the fellowship, Warner will work alongside producer/songwriter Oak Felder and Jenna Andrews, who will serve as mentors for the program’s inaugural year.
Felder has worked with artists like Demi Lovato, Lizzo, Kehlani, Alicia Keys and John Legend, while Andrews has worked with BTS, Noah Cyrus and David Guetta.
Milk & Honey says it launched the program to support global writers and producers who travel to Los Angeles in hopes of landing collaborative studio sessions with established writers, artists and producers. The company will provide financial assistance and access to its team to scholarship recipients.
“We are extremely delighted to offer this unique scholarship to empower the incredible talents of female producers from Australia and New Zealand and plan to offer it on a permanent basis.”
Lucas Keller, milk and honey
“We are extremely delighted to offer this unique scholarship to empower the incredible talent of Australian and New Zealand female producers and plan to offer it on a permanent basis.
“We look forward to helping elevate these young talents to the world stage as they come to work with our excellent creative teams at Milk & Honey’s offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and London,” said Lucas Keller, President and founder of Milk & Miel Music + Sports.
Keller created the scholarship alongside Milly Petriella, managing director of Milk & Honey Australasia, and Peter Coquillard, international manager at Milk & Honey.
It is one of Petriella’s first projects as managing director of the Australasian team at Milk & Honey, as her priority is to develop a stronger female presence in the Australasian writer/producer community, it said. the society.
“Less than 20% of our industry is female and the number of women in production is significantly lower, it is time to create real experiences, connections and provide financial support if we are serious about changing the future landscape of the industry. music industry. Those who have the resources and the capacity can really step in and make a meaningful contribution,” said Petriella.
Peter Coquillard added, “Our company and our customers have been focused on finding an effective way to promote female producers for some time. We are delighted that Milly took the lead and carried out this incentive.
The launch of the exchange comes as Milk & Honey celebrates its eighth year in business.
Keller founded Milk & Honey Music + Sports in Los Angeles in 2014 and has since expanded to London, New York, Nashville, Dallas, Amsterdam and Australasia. Its athletic division is an agency and marketing company representing more than 20 NFL athletes.
The company’s music division represents a roster of songwriters and producers like David Hodges, Oak Felder, Sir Nolan, J. White Did It, Noah Goldstein, Jenna Andrews, Jamie Hartman, Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo, as well as the world’s top 20 DJs like Oliver Heldens, Benny Benassi and many more.
Milk & Honey Music has over 125 clients covering all genres of music. Her clients have had some of the world’s biggest hits, including Dua Lipa’s “Levitating”, Topping the BTS charts “Butter,” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber “Despacito”, by James Arthur “Say you won’t let go” and more.
Earlier this year, the group launched Milk & Honey Labs, a digital creative studio focused on NFTs and all areas of Web3 representing top brands in Hollywood.
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