Each year our Careers and Industry Hub team bring a selection of top industry professionals to ICMP for an exclusive afternoon of Q&A sessions.
This year we'll be running sessions across four rooms within our Kilburn campus, with each focusing on a different area of the music industry and all led by distinguished industry guests.
Each of the four sessions focuses on a different aspect of the music industry, but the sessions have been designed to remain relevant to students across all ICMP programmes.
The event is free and open to all students and alumni
Please note that all sessions are now full and only limited standing room will be available on the day.
What sessions are available?
Room 112 - Meet the A&R (Records)
Room 209 - Meet the A&R (Publishing)
Room 104 - Meet the Artist Managers
Room 203 - Meet the Musicians
Each session is repeated three times (at 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30) within the same room.
Don't miss your chance to make professional connections and ask your questions to people working across the music business.
Industry guests include:
John Dawkins, Director, Various Artists Management
John currently manages artists including Tom Grennan, La Roux, The Libertines, Spiritualized, Elli Ingram and Zuzu. Starting out as a tour manager, working with several bands including Bloc Party, Alexisonfire and Rise Against, John moved on to consulting for many other bands and music brands such as The Fratellis and The Twang.
Vic Jamieson, Guitarist
BMus alumnus Vic has performed and toured with numerous acts including MNEK, Sigala, Zara Larsson, Craig David, The BBC Symphony Orchestra, and X Factor winners Louisa Johnson and Matt Terry. He has played the O2 Arena, Royal Albert Hall Glastonbury, T In The Park, Bestival, Lovebox, and V Festival and recorded live sessions for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 3, MTV, Capital FM and Vevo.
Hamish Harris, Manager, September Management Starting his management career in electronic music and going on to work with a number of successful and critically claimed recording artists, songwriters and producers including Jamie Woon and Jai Paul, Hamish currently works at September Management, who represent the likes of Adele, London Grammar, Rex Orange County, King Krule and Paul Epworth.
Steve Durham, Drummer and Musical Director
Steve has played on two top ten albums as a session drummer and worked as a musical director and programmer with numerous artists including Foals, Wolf Alice, Dermot Kennedy, Declan McKenna, Wild Beasts, Grace Carter, Marina and the Diamonds, The Shires, Ten Tonnes, Cosima and Will Joseph Cook.
Eve Fairley-Chichwe, A&R Manager, AWAL/Kobalt
Eve has signed a number of great artists including Loyle Carner, Mahalia, The Big Moon and Jack Garratt in her six years so far at Kobalt after she started working at the company in her final year of study as a Music Production student. She now works across both publishing and A&R at AWAL where she signs new artists on the masters side.
Chloe Pullinger, Creative & Administrative Manager, Reservoir Publishing
Chloe provides creative support for songwriters including setting up sessions, pitching demos to artists and labels for placement, and helping songwriters understand and meet their creative goals. She also works with Reservoir’s global network of sub-publishers on collaborations to ensure that the network is informed of all new music for pitching and tracking. Since joining the company in 2017, Chloe has worked with Cutfather, Jamie Hartman, Carla Marie Williams, Alfie Jackson, David Sneddon, Mary Leay, We Are Scientists, French Braids, Broken City, and Craigie Dodds among others. Chloe previously worked at independent music publisher A&G Songs in various publishing, sync and marketing roles.
Cian Cooper Davies, A&R, Insanity Records
In his current role Cian, has signed Birmingham MC, Dapz On The Map. Alongside that he is a manager for the likes of Star.One, DJ Spoony, BiG HEATH, Reece Parkinson, Jaguar Skills and a few more. Cian was previously A&R at Black Butter Records and signed Young T & Bugsey as well as assisting across their roster.
Cannelle Bencherqi - A&R, Atlantic Records
Cannelle currently works as A&R Assistant at Atlantic Records (Bruno Mars, Charli XCX, Charlie Puth, Coldplay, David Guetta, Death Cab for Cutie, Ed Sheeran, Flo Rida and more). She has previously worked at Restless Minds Music, Sofar Sounds and Good Soldier Songs.
More names to be announced...