ICMP will be welcoming a selection of leading music industry experts for its annual Careers Day.  

Taking place on Friday 2nd November and open to all ICMP students and alumni, the event is organised by our Careers and Employability Hub and will see four sessions taking place over the afternoon.

These sessions will explore the roles of artist manager, A&R with a record label and music publisher and professional musician.  

Oli Tatler, Careers and Employability Hub, said:

We’re delighted to be once again hosting our Careers Day for our students and alumni. It’s a fantastic opportunity for them to not only make professional connections and expand their networks but hear from some of the best in the business on how they’ve achieved their industry success."

Each session will be open to students and alumni from all courses and will be repeated in each room three times at 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm.

The sessions are below:

Room 112 - Meet the A&R (Records)

Room 209 - Meet the A&R (Publishing)

Room 104 - Meet the Artist Managers

Room 203 - Meet the Musicians

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Confirmed guests include:


Vic Jamieson, Guitarist

BMus alumnus Vic has performed and toured with include MNEK, Sigala, Zara Larsson, Craig David, The BBC Symphony Orchestra, and X Factor winners Louisa Johnson and Matt Terry. He has played the O2 Arena, Royal Albert Hall Glastonbury, T in The Park, Bestival, Lovebox, and V Festival and recorded live sessions for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 3, MTV, Capital FM and Vevo. Read our previous interview with Vic. 

John Dawkins, Director, Various Artists Management

John currently manages artists including Tom Grennan, La Roux, The Libertines, Spiritualized, Elli Ingram and Zuzu. Starting out as a tour manager, working with several bands including Bloc Party, Alexisonfire and Rise Against, John moved on to consulting for many other groups and music brands such as The Fratellis and The Twang.


Hamish Harris, Manager, September Management

Starting his management career in electronic music and going on to work with a number of successful and critically claimed recording artists, songwriters and producers including Jamie Woon and Jai Paul, Hamish currently works at September Management. They represent the likes of Adele, London Grammar, Rex Orange County, King Krule and Paul Epworth.

Steve Durham, Drummer and Musical Director

Steve has played on two top ten albums as a session drummer and has worked as a musical director and programmer with numerous artists including Foals, Wolf Alice, Dermot Kennedy, Declan McKenna, Wild Beasts, Grace Carter, Marina and the Diamonds, The Shires, Ten Tonnes, Cosima and Will Joseph Cook.

Eve Fairley-Chichwe, A&R Manager AWAL/Kobalt

Eve has signed a number of great artists including Loyle Carner, Mahalia, The Big Moon and Jack Garratt in her six years so far at Kobalt after she started working at the company in her final year of study as a Music Production student. She now works across both publishing and A&R at AWAL where she signs new artists on the masters side.

Chloe Pullinger, Creative & Administrative Manager, Reservoir Publishing

Chloe provides creative support for songwriters including setting up sessions, pitching demos to artists and labels for placement, and helping songwriters understand and meet their creative goals. She also works with Reservoir’s global network of sub-publishers on collaborations to ensure that the network is informed of all new music for pitching and tracking. Since joining the company in 2017, Chloe has worked with Cutfather, Jamie Hartman, Carla Marie Williams, Alfie Jackson, David Sneddon, Mary Leay, We Are Scientists, French Braids, Broken City, and Craigie Dodds among others. Chloe previously worked at independent music publisher A&G Songs in various publishing, sync and marketing roles.

Cian Cooper Davies, A&R, Insanity Records  

In his current role Cian, has signed Birmingham MC, Dapz On The Map. Alongside that he is a manager for the likes of Star.One, DJ Spoony, BiG HEATH, Reece Parkinson, Jaguar Skills and a few more. Cian was previously A&R at Black Butter Records and signed Young T & Bugsey as well as assisting across their roster. 

Look out for more industry guests to be confirmed and read our blog articles from last year's Careers Day on how to develop your sonic identity and communicate your musical identity

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