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.
Jason took his first steps in the music industry as the lead singer and songwriter of the indie-rock phenomenon Battle, releasing two acclaimed albums and touring internationally throughout the mid-2000s. After the band split up, Jason started his solo career which peaked in 2015 when he put out "the first-ever cinematically release album", Whiplash Dreams. Since then, Jason has been busy teaching at ICMP and working with young UK and international talent, whether as a co-writer or producer.
Lara chats with Audrey Riley, cellist, composer, arranger and MD with over 30 years of experience, currently teaching on ICMP's BMus and MMus Popular Music Performance programmes.
Audrey went through some of the work she's credited on (the list is endless), including her collaboration with The Smiths - the first of her career - Moloko on the amazing 'The Time Is Now', Coldplay on their album 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head', The Foo Fighters on 'Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace', and The Smashing Pumpkins on the eternal track 'Tonight, Tonight'. Audrey shared her experience working on these classic tracks as well as some anecdotes from those studio days. She also delved into more philosophical sides of music, both as a creative and curious person and as a listener and lover of music in its many forms. Audrey also shared her love for teaching, especially at ICMP, and how this job allows her to challenge her beliefs when it comes to music and, of course, life.
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!