From playing in bands to studying production and then becoming an A&R rep at Dirty Hit Records, James Carragher's experience in the music industry is definitely diverse.

Currently working for the label of artists like The 1975, Wolf Alice, and Pale Waves. 

Originally studying drums and production, James met a few managers and A&R’s and realised there was some crossover between his work as a producer 

Commenting on his time with ICMP, James said: 

To me, what made ICMP really stand out in comparison to other places was - and still is - its ability to bridge the gap between studying/developing your talent and being active in the industry." 

Read our full interview with James here

Visit to find out more about Dirty Hit Records. 

Listen to 'There's a Honey' by Dirty Hit band, The Pale Waves.

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