Fisk University Partners with Music Business Association As First HBCU

Fisk University is proud to announce our partnership with The Music Business Association (Music Biz). Fisk will be the first HBCU to join its Academic Partnership program.

“The integration of the HBCU community into Music Biz’s membership is an imperative step for us to achieve our goal of further diversifying the music business,” said Music Biz President, Portia Sabin. “We’re grateful to Fisk University for taking this important step forward with us, as we collaborate on the best ways for our organization to support the Black community going forward and push our industry to accept and embrace students and professionals from all walks of life.”

Music Biz’s Academic Partnership program was established to support the development of the music industry’s next generation of leaders, offering them resources to ensure their success as they wrap up their education and begin their careers. Students attending partner institutions receive special benefits tailored to the education community, including eligibility to apply for financial aid from Music Biz’s Scholarship Foundation, discount registration rates for Music Biz events, complimentary access to Music Biz’s Common Ground Webinar Series, and exclusive networking & educational opportunities held under Music Biz’s #NEXTGEN_U banner.

“It is wonderful to see the Music Business Association develop a partnership with Fisk University; this serves as an inspiration for our students who desire to be involved with several aspects of the music industry,” said Music Discipline Coordinator and Director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Dr. Paul T. Kwami. “I am confident that Fisk students will take advantage of this partnership and realize the opportunities that exist at Fisk and within the music business. I am very grateful to the Music Business Association for establishing this partnership.”