10 days left to apply for YouTube’s FIFTY DEEP Hip Hop Grants 2024

To continue to amplify Black voices in the music industry, YouTube has introduced FIFTY DEEP Music Grants, a multi-generational initiative to champion Black musicians in the Hip-Hop space. Interested in applying? Here’s everything you need to know…

by Randi Zimmerman of Symphonic Blog


FIFTY DEEP is a cultural initiative by YouTube created to help support and uplift Black voices in Hip Hop. “Starting on August 11 and running through the fall, YouTube will launch and support a selection of activations as a part of FIFTY DEEP to honor this moment in history.” Among these activations includes spotlights on thousands of music videos, features on the homepage for producers, a Hip Hop live streaming at Yankee Stadium, and so much more.

Now, YouTube is offering FIFTY DEEP Music Grants, available for “any developing or established Hip Hop artists who identify as Black in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.”

Who is eligible for FIFTY DEEP Music Grants?

If you are a Black, up-and-coming or established, songwriter or producer in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa, you are eligible for these grants. According to YouTube, “Ideal candidates should be interested in establishing a long-term channel strategy, contributing to music releasing between Q1 2024 to Q2 2024, and willing to collaborate with other songwriters & producers in the program.”


If you’re a songwriter or producer interested in being considered for 50 DEEP Grants, submit your information right here.

✨ NOTE: The application window opened October 23, 2023, and will close on November 15, 2023, at 12 pm PST. ✨

Good luck!

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