These Music Execs Launched an All-Virtual Internship Program For Black and Brown Students

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The year of 2020 has brought the entertainment industry a slew of obstacles to overcome. However, the revived digital era we are living through — due to the pandemic — has paved the way for technological innovations to keep the industry going.

Of many tech trends that have popped up in the music world this year, a new virtual program — introduced by famed American musician Ray Chew, and his wife major entertainment executive Vivian Scott Chew — is building up the future for aspiring music creators and business leaders.

Through their Power 2 Inspire Foundation — an organization committed to helping young aspiring music creators and industry leaders rise to their highest self — the Chews launched an all-virtual summer mentorship and internship program this month, which is believed to be the first of its kind for the entertainment industry.

The program was originally set to launch last month with 10 interns, but the pandemic pivoted it to turn into an all-virtual effort which encouraged them to accept even more mentees.

“We were inspired to create the program after receiving so many inquiries from young people who were looking for access and opportunity to learn and to receive guidance with their career paths,” the two said

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