Hosted by Lara Magnelli, a member of our Marketing team, each episode of The Interview Series is an informal, insightful, and inspiring conversation with a variety of music industry professionals: from songwriters, producers, composers, and session players to people working in music for film, TV, and games, record labels, PRs, music charities, and more.
Discussing their careers, showbiz anecdotes, as well as matters of equality, diversity, and inclusion in the music business and beyond, with a common denominator at heart: their devotion to music.
New episodes are released every other Thursday.
MUSIC INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
We ask our guests for their top tips to progress in the music industry, their most memorable stories and anecdotes, and the causes they care about, touching on matters of equality, diversity, and inclusion.
Lara chats with Mwen, teaching on some of our Production evening courses and our newly launched BA in Music Production for Film, TV and Games at ICMP. Mwen is a sound designer, producer, DJ, and Ableton-certified tutor.
Most of the conversation Lara had with Mwen revolved around their love of sound and creativity in all forms and the never-ending possibilities that these offer in terms of career developments. Mwen discussed their experience as sound designer for theatre and live performances, as well as their passion for djing and seeing people dance while feeding them music they never heard of. Mwen shared their love and appreciation for education, as a self-taught professional now in a position to share their knowledge. There is nothing that someone can't learn - Mwen truly believes in this and tries to convey such a message to students.
Lara chats with Catherine Anne Davies (The Anchoress), currently teaching on the BA and MA Songwriting and the MA Creative Music Production degrees at ICMP. Catherine is a producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who's released two solo albums as The Anchoress and has worked with a wide array of artists, including the Manics Street Preachers, Simple Minds, and Bernard Butler.
Catherine tells Lara about her latest release, The Art Of Losing, a dark album that came out earlier in 2021 and received great reviews, while also resonating with many people during these pandemic times. Catherine goes through her career, from breaking her favourite tracks down with a multi-track recorder (that she chose over driving lessons) to becoming friends with her idols and performing in huge arenas.
Want to be a guest on a future episode?
We're always on the lookout for new guests, to talk about the topics that matter to music industry professionals from across the industry.
If you work for a music charity, a record label, a PR/social media agency, a booking company, or else... Let's chat!