The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is proud to announce that Darcus Beese OBE, President of Island Records will be the Keynote Speaker at our upcoming Careers Day on Thursday the 7th of May 2015. Darcus’ speech will be followed by a Q&A session between Darcus and Music Week’s News Editor Rhian Jones.
The Careers Day event is open to all current students, alumni and Institute guests, who will be welcomed into the school for a full day of panels, speakers and presenters covering all aspects of having a successful career in the music industry. During the day, students will have the opportunity to get feedback on their music from A&R representatives from Virgin/EMI Records, Atlantic Records, Universal Music Publishing, Pledge Music and RCA.
Other speakers at the event will include Neil Simpson of ATC Management (Catfish & The Bottlemen, Laura Mvula, Katie Melua, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Warpaint), Sarah Thompson from Charm Factory (Hozier, John Newman, Rebecca Ferguson), Federica Furlotti from Outpost Media (Hot Chip, Snow Patrol, Air) and Weller Media Agency (James Bay, Years & Years, Take That, The Script).
Other organisations represented at the Careers Day will include Sound Connections, Musicians’ Union, PPL, PRS, BASCA, Music Jobs and Meet & Jam.
At the end of the day there will be an Alumni Q&A with recent Institute graduates Natasha North (Singer-Songwriter), Ceri Jones (Sony Music) and Vic Jamieson (Session Guitarist for MNEK etc).