Live Nation and Music Forward Foundation Announce 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, in partnership with the nonprofit Music Forward Foundation, today announced the recipients of its 2023 scholarship awards. Six outstanding college students pursuing music industry careers have been awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships. 

This year’s exceptional group of gifted scholarship recipients were selected based on academic performance, leadership skills, and a passionate commitment to the live entertainment industry.

Recipients of this year’s awards include:

Asad Whitehead, a Music Industry major at Monmouth University, who is creating his own live entertainment brand tailored to kids of color; Jade Proctor, a Theatre Technology major at Dillard University, who wishes to expand her horizons and bring her creative touch as a lighting designer to all forms of live entertainment; Logyn Rylander, a Commercial Music major and Business minor at Tennessee State University, with a dream of helping build a vibrant music scene in her hometown of Philadelphia to create more opportunities for her community; Hugo Obori, a Music Business major at New York University, who wants to help artists connect their art with their fans, primarily through festivals; Sayada Aklima Jannat, a Music Performance and Music Business double major at Winona State University, who is driven to create music that fosters community and empowers individuals to feel respected and valued; and Bailey Frerichs, a Music Industry major and Dance & Marketing double minor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, who strives to remain versatile and skilled in multiple different areas of live entertainment as she pursues her dream of supporting live music venues. 

“We are proud to grant these scholarships to this group of aspiring young professionals looking to carve out a path for themselves within the live entertainment industry,” said Jordan Zachary, Co-President of US Concerts, Live Nation. “Through impactful programs like the Music Forward Scholarship, we continue our commitment to investing in and empowering the next generation of leaders in our industry,” added Omar Al-joulani, Co-President of US Concerts, Live Nation

Learn more at musicforwardfoundation.org