BIMM’s Proven Path to Success

9 April, 2018

BIMM is dedicated to providing students with the skills, knowledge and opportunities required to kick-start and maintain a career in a competitive, rewarding and increasingly healthy music industry. Utilising a proven and unique teaching method known as ‘the BIMM Balance’, our Event Management, Music Journalism and Music Business degrees offer a unique blend of dedicated academic study and QAA approved opportunities for real-life industry engagement.

These extra opportunities include one-to-one tutorials with experienced experts who continue to shape the industry, tailored careers hubs, networking events and masterclasses. Plus internships with some of the industry’s key promotions companies, press outlets, agencies and record labels.

Our fully accredited degrees and diplomas have been specifically designed to make you as employable and self-sufficient as possible, with dedicated modules in key areas such as Music Business, Live Sound Technology, Marketing & Media, Creative Entrepreneurship, Global Communication, Ethics & Law, Music Event Management and more. In your third and final year, you’ll also undertake your own open-ended Professional Project, which will allow you to focus on your key passion and launch it as a business venture in the real world.

Whether you’re looking to get your foot in the door with the perfect work experience placement or you dream of starting your own limited company, BIMM’s non-performance courses have numerous successful alumni to prove our worth as the place to help you achieve your potential.

Our graduates have found employment they’re passionate about within some of Europe’s most influential companies, including Universal, Sony ATV, CODA Agency, BMG Publishing, United Talent Agency and Spotify. Additionally, many of our graduates have succeeded in creating in music industry businesses of their own, such as promotions companies, record labels and PR firms.

Here’s just a small selection of the many industry successes to have graduated from BIMM.

Chelsea-Rose Rixson

Chelsea completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Business at BIMM Brighton in 2016. Her third-year professional project resulted in the creation of the Brighton Music Office, which is a centralised database of all music-related businesses in the city including recording/rehearsal studios, events companies, publishers, festivals, retailers and more. Additionally, Chelsea heads up her own events and artist management company called RIXSON MUSIC. Read more about Chelsea’s story here.

Peter Walsh

Peter’s journey into the world of music publishing began with a degree course at BIMM Dublin. After graduating, he headed to New York city and landed an internship at Downtown Music Publishing’s Manhattan branch. Later that year, he took an opportunity to fulfil a full-time role as Creative Associate in the company’s London office. Read all about his amazing journey here.

Charlie Martin

Charlie completed a degree in Music Business at BIMM Manchester in 2016 and soon landed a role as a Social Media Manager at UNILAD. There he handles online content for the incredibly popular media company as well as their dedicated music branch, UNILAD Sound.

Ryan Brock

Ryan completed a Music Business Degree at BIMM London prior to finding work as a Radio Plugger for Brace Yourself PR, whose roster features artists such as Mercury Award winner Benjamin Clementine, Cloud Nothings, Gengahr, Gnarwolves, The Japanese House, Pale Waves and Refused. Ryan appreciates how instrumental BIMM’s industry connections were in building his skill-set.“BIMM was a great facilitator for allowing me to gain greater knowledge of how the music business works. Without their encouragement and guidance I wouldn’t have had half the successes I’ve had to date.”

Mary Cadbury

Since graduating from BIMM Bristol, Mary made the move to London to start work as a Management Assistant at Red Light Management – one of the biggest independent artist management companies in the UK. Their roaster boasts incredible acts such as Ry X, Bell & Sebastien, Bonobo, White Lies and Lower Than Atlantis.

If you’re looking to join the ranks of our successful graduates and launch your music career with the strongest start possible, then you can start your BIMM application today, RIGHT HERE.

Alternatively, if you’d appreciate the chance to take a look around our state of the art facilities and meet some of your potential lecturers, you can book yourself a place on one of our ever-popular Open Days, HERE.

We look forward to meeting you!


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