SoundBetter Music Scholarship

SoundBetter, the world's leading music production marketplace, is pleased to announce the SoundBetter Music Scholarship for musicians, music producers and audio engineers.

About SoundBetter

SoundBetter is the world's leading marketplace for musicians to find and hire top Producers, Mixing & Mastering Engineers, Singers, Writers and professional Session Musicians. Our mission is to democratize the music production world. SoundBetter connects creatives, and help musicians sound better, while helping music-pros get work. We believe in increasing transparency via verified reviews, and helping the huge market of self-producing musicians securely connect with the right creative partners from anywhere in the world.

SoundBetter has delivered millions of dollars worth of work to the creative professionals on the platform, and has helped thousands of artists reach release-worthy sounding songs.

About the Scholarship

SoundBetter is honored to have the opportunity to support students enrolled in a certificate or degree program in a music-related field, including but not limited to programs in music theory, music performance, music business, music production, and audio engineering. Through our scholarship program we will award one (1) $1,000 scholarship in financial assistance towards a recognized music or music-production education program to one applicant per year.

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent residents
  • Enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a part or full-time student (at least two courses) in a recognized music-related academic program
  • Applicant must be 18 years or older
  • Recipient of scholarship will give SoundBetter permission to use their name, photo and a quote in connection with marketing of the scholarship

How to Apply:

Applicants should apply via email, including the following:

  • Full name, address and phone number
  • Name of school, program or institution you are enrolled in, and proof of enrollment
  • Up to 500 words about your music-related experience and goals
  • Links to two (2) songs you took part in creating, producing or performing, hosted on Spotify, Soundcloud or Youtube only. Please note what your role was in the production. For example: ‘I was the singer in this production’ or ‘I was the mixing engineer in this production’. No attachments please.

Deadline for Application:

August 8th, 2021

The scholarship recipient will be notified by:

August 22, 2021

Email your application to:

2017 Scholarship Recipient

The SoundBetter Music Scholarship for 2017 was awarded to Brandon Lee Harris. Brandon is a talented young musician from Chicago who will be attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. Congratulations Brandon!

2018 Scholarship Recipient

The SoundBetter Music Scholarship for 2018 was awarded to John Tyler Simpson. John is a talented musician and member of the band Fight the Fade. He is earning a degree in Audio Production at Full Sail University. Congratulations John!

2019 Scholarship Recipient

The SoundBetter Music Scholarship for 2019 was awarded to Jerusha Putikka. Jerusha is a talented musician out of Alaska. She is attending CRAS (Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences) Congratulations Jerusha!