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Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew are paving the way through their mentorship and internship program, Power 2 Inspire. This program was created to help cultivate and develop the next generation of Black and Brown music creators and music business leaders. From the applicants, 25 hand-picked, creatively talented mentees between the ages of 18–24 will receive a four-week virtual experience to learn the ropes from professional music producers, singers/songwriters, and music label executives. These future music moguls will get a front-row view of what it takes to succeed in the music industry and complete projects under the tutelage of mentors from across the United States and abroad. “Our overall goal is to help these young music professionals ascend to their highest selves,” says Scott Chew.
African Americans have transformed culture and society through music since its origin. “It is more important than ever that the music business equip young musicians and music professionals with opportunities to lead and excel. We believe that by granting mentees with access and exposure, they will be equipped with the experience and relationships needed to succeed in the music business,” said Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew.