The ICMP community, our current students, alumni and tutors, have had another busy and successful year; from playing at some of the biggest festivals in the world to streaming success - they've certainly made their mark on the music industry in 2019.
Our alumni played their part in Stormzy's massive year, including former vocals student Salena Mastrianni performing during his historic Glastonbury set, and songwriting alumna Tiana Major9 featuring on his new record, 'Heavy is the Head'.
Elsewhere, The Velvet Hands, featuring alumna Toby Mitchell and Sam Hilder, supported rock legends Liam Gallagher and Paul Weller on their UK tour. Lou Bartle, our drums alumna, continued her success with indie legends Bloc Party and recently played in front of a huge crowd in Mexico.
After cementing their place with some of the decade's most popular songs, Clean Bandit which features our drums alumnus Luke Patterson, again proved they are one of the UK’s biggest acts, with over 800 million streams of Spotify.
As well as our students and alumni, ICMP's tutors also had a very busy and successful year.
Just some of the highlights included vocals tutor David Coombes being part of a team that helped transform Rami Malek into Freddie Mercury for the acclaimed film, 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. ICMP's Head of Songwriting Sophie Daniels released an EP supporting the charity Tommy's, under the name of 'Liberty's Mother'.
We also launched the UK's first Music Business and Entrepreneurship degree and announced the Accelerator Fund and AIM/ICMP scholarship - helping our community launch their projects successfully.
This year's list could go on and on, and it goes to show the impact that our students, alumni, and staff are making on the music industry. Congratulations on a hugely successful year particularly to those who graduated recently too. Here's to another great year ahead in 2020...