YouTube Music has revealed an array of international artists, producers and songwriters who have been chosen for the #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class Of 2023, an initiative which is dedicated to equipping rising Black artists and songwriters with the resources that they need to succeed on the platform.
Alongside the seven British artists featured, 30 UK-based Creators will also receive grant funding.
An official press release confirmed they will each “receive dedicated partner support, seed funding to invest into the development of their channels, and opportunities to participate in training and networking programs focused on production, fan engagement and wellbeing.”
YouTube says it has now welcomed "over 300 grantees" hailing from the United States, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, South Africa and Nigeria – a group comprising of musicians, beauty entrepreneurs, comedians, activists, poets, personal trainers, parents, photographers, gamers and more.
Music Week & YouTube recently partnered on the Black History Month content series and webinar for 2022 as part of our Women In Music Awards.