Cordell Jackson Music Ventures Fund


The purpose of the Cordell Jackson Music Ventures Fund is to provide financial support to student entrepreneurs that are developing or launching new music-oriented business ventures. Funding is intended to help student entrepreneurs overcome distinct financial hurdles in the pursuit and evolution of promising music business venture concepts. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 depending on need and potential to succeed.


Students apply for awards by submitting the following:

  1. Proposal describing their business model;
  2. Summary of customer discovery/market validation analyses;
  3. Narrative describing how much funding is needed and what specific impact the funding would have on the development of the idea or company;
  4. Line-item budget describing the intended use of funds.


To apply for this fund or to find out more information, please email crewscenter@memphis.edu.

For information about how to support this fund, visit click here or email michele.sides@memphis.edu.