Ken Foreman is ICMP's Associate Dean and the Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship degree course.

As an artist, producer, composer, consultant, and artist manager, Ken can boast of over thirty-five years’ experience in the music business. His wealth of experience, across many different sides of the industry, give him a unique insight as a teacher.

As founder member and lead singer of the band Thrashing Doves, he signed a major deal with A&M Records in 1985. The band went on to release three albums worldwide,  touring extensively in the USA and throughout Europe. Following the break-up of the band, Ken embarked on a career as a record producer, establishing Electric Wonderland Productions Ltd to develop new artists in 1995.  

Ken has made records for labels including Elektra Entertainments, East/West Warners, Chrysalis, Sony, Palm Pictures, RTI/S4, Toshiba/EMI, and Almo. There followed a number of years, managed by Pan-American Ad agency, Amber Music Ltd, composing music for commercials. Ken's compositions have featured in many US and European campaigns, including Adidas, Bass, Vauxhall, Tennants, Benetton, Foxes, Titleist, Bell Atlantic, and 7 Up.

Alongside, Ken's role at ICMP, he also works as a consultant music business advisor and is director of his own music publishing company, Doves Hit Songs Ltd. whose catalogue is licensed through Chris Blackwell’s Blue Mountain Music Ltd. Ken continues to find time to work as a songwriter and record producer, as well as developing, promoting, and occasionally managing new acts.

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Equally focused on Music Business & Entrepreneurship

The music business is an incredibly competitive environment – and over the last 30 years, ICMP has developed and refined a cutting-edge degree that now focuses equally on entrepreneurship. We’re the first music school in the UK to recognise that you need to understand not just marketing, management, finance, digital, creativity and all the structures and quirks that make the industry unique, but also how to forge your own path, create your own job, and change the future for the better. With access to ICMP’s fully equipped music facilities, exclusive industry events, masterclasses and a peerless contact network, we have it all covered.

To completely immerse yourself in your music career, email our friendly Admissions Team at enquiries@icmp.ac.uk or call them on 020 7328 0222.

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