Congratulations to ICMP BA Songwriting alumna Kaity Rae on her nomination at the 2023 MPG Awards

Kaity has been nominated in the Writer-Producer category alongside Little Simz and Sault producer INFLO and Kid Harpoon. 

Kaity’s songwriting and production credits include an array of artists such as The Shires alongside writing/co-producing the theme song for the movie 'How To Build A Girl'

Elsewhere, she has worked on Beth Keeping’s ‘Plane Tickets’ , a viral TikTok hit and ‘The Internet’ by lleo, a track that had a number of plays on BBC Radio 1 and ‘Twenty’ by Eden Hunter, a song featured on numerous Spotify editorials. 

Commenting on her nomination, Kaity said: "It's an honour to be nominated for writer/producer of the year at the MPGs. I'm actually quite overwhelmed to be in the category alongside two industry legends Kid Harpoon and INFLO, so I'm super grateful to be up for the award."

It's also great to see so many women nominated across the other categories, it's super important that the event is championing diversity in the world of music production."


Sophie Daniels, ICMP’s Head of Songwriting, said: "When Kaity started here on our BA Songwriting, it was clear that she was already one of the most talented and committed young songwriters we'd ever seen on the programme."

"She impressed at every single turn with her exceptional craft and her professional attitude and work ethic. Her artist work was outstanding as well and I well remember our US network loving her songs when she came over on the Nashville trip back in 2016."

Around the time she was leaving ICMP, having achieved a distinction for her BA, Kaity decided to get far more engaged with music production seeing this as key to her career and her creativity going forward. Her journey on that has been nothing short of amazing - she has become the go to producer for female pop artists as well as having a strong hold in acoustic/UK country and Americana."

"Amongst the many things I admire about Kaity is her integrity. She puts time and energy into speaking up for women in songwriting and music production and puts back into the ICMP songwriting community as a role model too."

"It's quick work, but I'm not surprised that Kaity is nominated for this award. I am however, very proud of her on behalf of ICMP, and endlessly impressed by Kaity and her career journey but this is still just the start of what she can achieve in my opinion."

Other ICMP MPG Awards nominations

In the awards, ICMP is also represented by tutor Catherine Anne Davies (aka The Anchoress) who is shortlisted for Self-Producing Artist of the Year. 

Fraser T. Smith, ICMP alumnus and acclaimed producer behind the likes of Dave, Kano and Stormzy, is the winner of the PPL Present Outstanding Contribution To UK Music Award.  

ICMP has a close relationship with the MPG as a music industry partner. Both organisations are once again uniting to offer an exciting opportunity for a talented student to take their musical skills to the next level as part of the Creative Music Production scholarship.  

Congratulations to all of the nominees at this year’s MPG Awards. Listen to Kaity's 'How to Build a Girl' below:

Good luck for the event at The Tower Hotel in London on 27th April 2023.

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