The Manifesto Music Mentorship Programme is a 10-week intensive for aspiring music industry professionals designed to teach, through practical experience, the fundamentals of conceptualising, recording and releasing a body of recorded work. By the end of the programme, participants are expected to increase their understanding of fundamental music theory and songwriting principles, playing techniques (for instrumentalists) and music business basics. Character and entrepreneurial development are also core objectives.
Graduates of the 2019 cohort were featured on a rendition of Bob Marley’s ‘ One Love ‘ which was reimagined to raise funds for UNICEF. In 2021 we released a compilation titled ‘ Make Change ‘ featuring 5 out of 10 original songs that were created by the first cohort.
We aim to graduate at least one cohort per year, although the programme doesn’t run on a predictable schedule. We have the lesson plan and team ready to roll on request, to implement the programme in a school or community centre near you.
Implementing Partners: Bob Marley Foundation, Tuff Gong Studios, Manifesto NYC, Ras Boss, and Oneness Records