Stanford University and Warner Music Group are stepping up their efforts to find the music industry’s next crop of innovators and leaders. Juniors across all educational backgrounds are welcome to apply beginning Jan. 30 for the paid assignments with Warner Music or one of its partners, set to last 10 weeks next summer. Matthew Tiews, Stanford’s Executive Director of Arts Programs, will chair the selection committee.
The new initiative builds on previous collaboration between Stanford and WMG. In February, Stanford launched “Creativity: Music to My Ears,” a free, massive open online course (MOOC) with participation from artists such as Nate Ruess from fun., Tegan and Sara, Josh Groban, and executives such as Cameron Strang, chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. Records and its publishing arm Warner/Chappell Music.
“This innovative initiative brings together the extraordinary creativity and entrepreneurial vision of leaders in music, tech, business, and education to inspire and educate the music industry’s next generation of leaders,” said Strang. “WMG is proud to be part of such an important, forward-looking program with Stanford, whose students change the world, and we are committed to leveraging all of our resources and expertise to create the highest levels of engagement and opportunities for the students. Today’s digital natives are defining the new era of music, and these students will lead it.”