This month, the J Dilla Music Tech Grant will expand to three more high schools. Named after the iconic producer who died following complications from lupus in 2006, the initiative will help students in various U.S. cities learn the fundamentals of electronic music creation and audio engineering. The music tech program was created in partnership with Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER, Save the Music, MTV, and Arizona State University. Each school awarded a J Dilla Music Technology Grant will receive a set of instruments, computer hardware, audio equipment, books, DJ gear, and software tools. Save the Music (STM) will also provide programming support to grantees over a 10-year period. READ MORE