Sounds Like London lyric workshop | ICMP London

ICMP’s Programme Leader for BA Songwriting Jonathan Whiskerd is to host a lyric writing workshop as part of the Sounds Like London campaign.

The initiative spearheaded by Mayor Of London Sadiq Khan aims to support the capital’s grassroots music scene for a month of live music and events across June 2018.

The free practical workshop on 29th June with Jonathan will enable attendees to explore the creative process and discover key conventions around lyric writing.

Commenting on Sounds Like London, The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: 

London is a powerhouse of music, having produced artists from Adele to Stormzy, and the XX to Dua Lipa. Grassroots music venues are at the very heart of our success as a global capital of music - they are the places where emerging artists are able to hone their talent, and great producers and promoters are able to cut their teeth in the industry. 

“However, too many venues find themselves under threat due to rising rents, business rates or encroaching development. I’m doing everything I can as Mayor of London to protect and support grassroots music venues.


For ICMP, supporting the great initiative with a free workshop not only allows us to give back to the city we call home but enables us to do what we do best – support the next generation of musical talent.

It also builds on our long-standing relationship with the organisers of Gigs, the team behind the Mayor Of London’s Busk in London competition. The full programme of Sounds Like London events can be viewed online at

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Read our blog article on why London is the best place in the world to study music and check out our interview with Jonathan on his tips for lyric writers

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