No Label Academy (NLA), a non-profit initiative founded by 2020 Harvard graduates Miles Weddle and Marcelo Hanta-Davis, have partnered with Rapper, Producer, and Entrepreneur Jason “IDK” Mills to launch the second session of their revolutionary nine-day music industry seminar. The seminar offers advice, resources, job opportunities, internships, and more to help students pursue their dreams in the highly competitive music industry. The program is currently taking place from August 19th to August 27th, 2023, on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The course features high-profile sponsorships from Nike, Jordan, Converse, Christian Dior, Warner Music Group, Microsoft, Timberland, a16z’s Cultural Leadership Fund/Andreessen Horowitz, YouTube, Sony Music Group, Fight Club, Lyft, and Le Labo.
As a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for social progress through the arts, No Label is committed to empowering BIPOC students with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to jumpstart their careers in the music industry. With its commitment to social progress and innovation, NLA is truly setting the standard for educational excellence and offering a program unlike any other.
No Label Academy 2023 has featured some of the following guest speakers: Dame Dash, Issa Rae, Roddy Ricch, Benny The Butcher, Mannywellz, Tobe Nwigwe, Joey Badass, 24K Golden, members of the Nike/Jordan team, and more.
This year’s seminar has offered some of the following extracurricular events as well:
- Timberland-sponsored campus tour
- Nike-sponsored basketball game featuring IDK, Kaash Paige and Lethal Shooter
- Meet and greet with The Converse team + In-office screening of ‘Air’ followed by a conversation with Howard “H” White
- Daily studio sessions with IDK
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