PRS Foundation announces that Yaw Owusu joins the team as Programme Consultant
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Yaw Owusu as Programme Consultant to build a new and pioneering initiative aiming to power up Black music creators and executives as part of PRS Foundation’s actions following Black Lives Matter movement conversations. You can read the PRS Foundation commitments here.
Yaw Owusu is a Director and Executive Manager of The Playmaker Group where his prime activities include creative consultancy, talent development and content creation. He has consulted on a number of key music projects, working with the likes of MTV, BET, Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), Nike, BBC Radio 1 Academy, MOBO, The Fader, Jockey Club Live and Levi’s amongst many others.
Yaw has also produced acclaimed radio documentaries for outlets such as BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, BBC Radio 4 and The World Service, and worked on various music campaigns for artists ranging from music pioneers such as Wiley (A-List Records) and Damian Marley, to dynamic creatives Yuna, Shakka and Jesse Boykins III to grassroots emerging artists like XamVolo and Sub Blue. He is also co-founder, alongside partners Seani B and Ray Paul, of BrukOut Entertainment, a joint venture Record Label with Universal.
Joe Frankland, CEO of PRS Foundation said,
“Yaw’s appointment as Programme Consultant is an exciting and important addition to the team. Building an ambitious and impactful new programme following the organisation’s Black Lives Matter movement discussions requires someone with outstanding expertise, broad industry connections and a fresh perspective, so the team and I are very much looking forward to working with Yaw over the next few months.”