Beth Parnell

Lecturer, Music Journalism

Beth Parnell teaches at BIMM Institute Manchester. After graduating from Sheffield University with a BA Hons Degree in Journalism, Beth began her career as Press & Marketing Manager at Manchester-based concert promoters SJM Concerts.

Relocating to London, Beth took on the role of Regional Press Officer at Sony Music before becoming a Press Officer with RCA Records and continued working at Sony Music for almost 5 years. Following this, Beth was offered the position of Senior Press Officer at independent PR agency Purple PR, a role which she undertook for over 4 years. During her time there, she won the award for Best Independent PR Person at the Record of the Day Awards for Music Journalism and PR and was shortlisted for a Music Week Award.

Beth set-up her own music PR company, Bandwagon Press, in 2013 and relocated back to Manchester.

During her career, Beth has worked on press campaigns for artists such as Grizzly Bear, Calvin Harris, MGMT, Hurts, The Courteeners, and Beth Ditto and spoken about PR on music industry panels for BBC Radio 1, NME, and DIY magazine.

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