The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has opened applications for its new Amplify apprenticeship programme, launched in partnership with Amazon Music, Women in CTRL, and Arit Eminue from All Things People & Talent.
Six AIM label members have signed up to provide apprentice placements, with opportunities will be available at Bella Union (Brighton), Come Play With Me (Leeds), Fear Records (Manchester), Fire Records (London), Glasgow Underground (London), and Heavenly Recordings (London).
As well as being at the heart of new release campaigns, applicants will work closely with A&R teams to focus on identifying, championing and growing women and non-binary talent on rosters.
Set to begin in July, the apprentice placements will last 15 months and be paid at least the Real Living Wage, in line with AIM's own commitment as a Real Living Wage employer. Amazon Music will provide labels with a salary contribution. Apprentices will benefit from mentoring from AIM, Women in CTRL and Amazon Music teams, as well as free access to AIM’s educational resources and networking events.
Recruitment and training will be overseen by Arit Eminue, founder of All Things People & Talent, who has extensive experience in delivering successful apprenticeship schemes within the music, film and TV industries.
Applications are open now and will close Monday, 24 April. More information is available here.
Arit Eminue MBE, Founder & Director of All Things People & Talent, said: “Promoting equitable opportunities for people of all backgrounds to build successful careers in the music industry has been at the heart of my work for many years. By addressing gender diversity through an intersectional lens, Amplify represents an acknowledgement that inequality is not created equal. We are looking forward to supporting this next wave of talent to build their careers in the music industry.”