Whether you want to create music, play, perform, teach the next generation or move into music production or management, we are here to support and encourage you.
We take great pride in the success that ICMP graduates achieve, and we know that key to this success is our unrivaled network of music industry connections.
Creating opportunities through innovative professional partnerships
At ICMP, we work tirelessly to seek out new partnerships that connect our students and alumni to today’s flourishing professional music scene, plugging ICMP into the heart of the industry.
Throughout the year we open our doors to labels, publishers, booking agents, A&R and artist managers, all with the express intent of building our students’ connections. Alongside welcoming industry professionals onsite, we also actively partner with companies and organisations throughout London and the wider music industry.
These partnerships offer ICMP students unique and exclusive opportunities to engage with the music industry, building their networks amongst some of the industry’s biggest names.
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC (AIM)
Our partnership with AIM aligns ICMP with the ever-growing independent music sector. This partnership offers ICMP the opportunity to connect with organisations and professionals who are part of the 900-strong community which AIM represents. Most ICMP students begin their journey independently, building and growing their career and teams in order to maximise their effectiveness and engagement; the resources AIM provides can be a significant and important support to this growth.
NOTTING HILL MUSIC NETWORKING EVENTS
Held at Tileyard Studios, Europe’s largest professional music community housing more than 70 state-of-the-art music studios and 100+ businesses, Notting Hill Music’s Networking Events have become legendary gatherings of today’s music industry. The events regularly draw a 1,000 strong crowd of everyone who’s anyone in the London music industry. ICMP’s sponsorship of these events not only provides our students with the unique opportunity to rub shoulders with pivotal professionals, but also offers our students and alumni the chance to perform in front of this highly influential audience.
MUSIC MANAGERS FORUM (MMF)
The MMF is the world’s largest professional community of music managers. Since its inception in 1992, the MMF has worked to educate, inform and represent UK managers while also offering a network through which they can share experiences, opportunities and information. The forum’s membership now stands at over 600 managers based in the UK, alongside global businesses and a wider network of over 2,700 managers in the USA. ICMP has worked with the MMF to host their training sessions and provides a base, during the summer, where they’ve run their Accelerator Programme for Music Managers, in conjunction with YouTube. Having a consistent presence of proactive artist, producer and writer managers onsite at ICMP creates further awareness of the breadth of talent at the school and the symbiotic work undertaken by ICMP in the world of music education.
Maximising opportunities through our dedicated Music Careers and Industry Liaison service
The goal of ICMP has always been to provide our students with the tools, knowledge and experience they need to build on their talent and launch successful and rewarding careers. The partnerships we build throughout the industry demonstrate our ongoing commitment to maximising opportunities for our students and alumni.
Through our dedicated Music Careers and Industry Liaison service, we enable you to access our music industry connections. You can:
- explore opportunities for showcasing your work to those that count
- receive feedback on your music
- access a gig opportunities
- find relevant music industry work experience
- access music internship opportunities
- find employment after you graduate
The team also host regular events and workshops with music industry professionals – recent invitees include the President of Island Records, the President of Sony Music, the Co-President of Columbia Records, and the President of Music at Virgin EMI. Other names welcomed recently include Paul MacDonald (Closer Artists – James Bay, James Morrison, George Ezra), James Sandon (Red Light Management – Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines, The Cribs, Interpol) and and Tiann Rowland-Dixon (A&R Columbia Records - Tom Odell, George Ezra, The Vaccines).
At ICMP, we are also uniquely able to extend our reach internationally, we run multiple projects collaborate internationally with music schools and our industry partners across the world. Read how our songwriting students engage with our contacts in Nashville Tennessee, whilst visiting the world capital of songwriting’s legendary Tin Pan South festival.
This is just a small showcase of what's available at ICMP. Why not visit us to find out for yourself why so many music students choose ICMP. We hold regular Open Days where you can meet our tutors and students, view our facilities and learn how ICMP can support your future music career.
Leave your competition in the dust
The music business is an incredibly competitive environment – and over the last 30 years, we’ve has developed and refined our cutting-edge programmes. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 020 7328 0222.