The MPA is a passionate advocate of reaching out to the next generation of music publishers - ensuring we continue to attract the brightest and most diverse new talent.
The MPA Richard Toeman Scholarship Scheme is designed to support the progress of outstanding individuals within the music publishing industry; to encourage potential, or new, recruits to the industry to develop their skills and experience through study; and to encourage each year’s recipient to achieve an enhanced preparedness for a successful career in the music publishing industry.
“Richard Toeman was admired and respected throughout our industry. What better way to pay tribute to him than with this award.” Stephen Navin, ex-chief executive, MPA
The Scholarship is named in memory of Richard Toeman who died suddenly in March 2005 following a very successful 40-year career at Josef Weinberger Ltd. Throughout his career, Richard gave generously of his time and expertise to the MPA and to the music publishing business as a whole.
Each year applications are accepted from individuals who are permanently resident in the UK and:
have been working within the music publishing business for FIVE years or less;
are in their FINAL year of a music or music business degree course, who have ideally (but not necessarily) studied music publishing as part of that degree and who are intending to pursue a career in music publishing;
graduated from a music or music business degree course the previous year and who are intending to pursue a career in music publishing.
Applications must be supported by a reference either from the applicant’s line manager or, in the case of students or recent graduates, the applicant’s Head of Department or equivalent.
2017 MPA Richard Toeman Scholarship Award
The Award takes the form of packages of support designed to meet the needs of either existing music publishing employees who are new to the business, or final year students/recent graduates. Two winners are chosen each year. The package awarded to the winner in the respective categories is as follows:
Music publishing employee
A place on the following courses during the period 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018:
Final year student / recent graduate
“The scholarship has been invaluable to me and has allowed me to meet key people within the industry. I found the careers coaching particularly useful as a support network, from developing my CV and communication skills to creating a personal development plan to help me achieve my goals. If you have a passion for music publishing and want to develop your knowledge and skills, this scholarship is for you!” – Grace Roberts, 2016 winner
“I 100% got my job because of the Richard Toeman Scholarship. Attending the MPA’s induction course and networking events put me in a room full of the people I needed to be speaking to.” – Nicholas Gibbons, 2015 winner
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