We’re delighted that ICMP visiting faculty tutor Catherine Anne Davies (aka The Anchoress) has been named as one of the recipients of the Writer Producer Award.

Delivered by the PRS Foundation in association with the BASCA Trust, the prestigious industry prize offers an opportunity for songwriters and writer-producers working in popular music genres to further develop their careers and writing/production credits. 

Commenting on her award, Catherine said:

“Anyone who has been following me over the past few years will know what it means to me to be acknowledged for my work in this field.

It really feels like a tidal shift is finally happening where it’s no longer a novelty to see women in engineering and production roles in the studio, and not just behind the microphone. I want to say a huge thank you to all the generous people I’ve had the pleasure to work with and learn from in studios over the years."

Sophie Daniels, ICMP’s Head of Songwriting, said:

"We’re delighted Catherine has received this invaluable backing from the PRS Foundation and BASCA Trust. As she says, it’s more evidence to show that industry attitudes towards gender are shifting. Catherine recently joined ICMP as visiting faculty and has already made a great contribution by giving a masterclass open to all students and working directly with songwriting and music production students on their creative projects.

At ICMP, equality is an essential part of our musical community – we’re split 50/50 across gender on our songwriting faculty and student body. Not only is this fairly unique for a contemporary music school, but we’re proud that we’re ahead of the wider industry in the work we’ve done to create this learning environment for our students."    

Catherine will be performing at Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival as support to the Manic Street Preachers on 19th June. 

Visit The Anchoress website to find out more. 

Watch the video to her song 'Doesn't Kill You': 

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