London, Windrush and Sound System Culture

Learn more about how the Windrush generation shaped London’s music scene from the past to the present day…

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The Best Black Composers You've Never Heard Of

Join us to celebrate some of Classical music's finest Black Composers. 


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10 Resources for Black Creators

From artistic collectives to professional communities, these ten resources may prove invaluable for black musicians and creatives.


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Nicky Brown talks Blues and Gospel with Shane Beales

UK’s Best Black Female Artists in 2022

We profile some of the highest-profile Black female artists currently making music in the UK.


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Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Difference

At ICMP we take a Zero Tolerance approach to discrimination. Any students or staff experiencing any form of discrimination are encouraged to report this via our confidential process.

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ICMP Inspirations: Rebel MC/Congo Natty

From reggae and dancehall through to jungle and jump up, Rebel MC has been a pioneering force through the bassier end of British music for more than 20 years.


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Interview: Skin

We quiz the Skunk Anansie legend on her career, OBE and singing for Nelson Mandela...

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Essence Martins performs 'Wandering Souls'

Yvonne Ile publishes new research on the Black TikTok strike

Earlier this year, Yvonne Ile published new research exploring a TikTok strike from Black creators. 


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Levi Yarde and Matty Brown

Stormzy's bassist and drummer give us the inside scoop on surviving in today's music industry as a session musician. 

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ICMP alumna Tiana Major9 features on Small Axe Soundtrack

BA Songwriting alumna Tiana Major9 was among the artists to feature on the official soundtrack for director Steve McQueen’s hit series, 'Small Axe'. 

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Interview with Richard Fairlie

Our BA Songwriting alumnus tells us about his successful DIY journey in the music industry...


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Essential Music Career Advice From Divinity Roxx

Beyoncé bassist and music industry legend Divinity Roxx shares her top tips on launching a successful music career.

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Sarah Brown • How to be a Session Vocalist

From working with Pink Floyd, George Michael and Stevie Wonder to Duran Duran and Simply Minds, vocalist Sarah Brown is one of the best singers in the business.

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Edidion performs 'Bugatti'