LONDON CALLING: Inside the Music Industry

If you dream of working in the music industry, promoting artists, building social campaigns or creating world-conquering live events then join us for LONDON CALLING: Inside the Music Industry on Saturday 7th March at BIMM Institute London, Fulham.

Hosted by Dr Jennifer Otter-Bickerdike, our exclusive event will feature an intimate in-conversation with Cameron Black of The Howlers, Izzy B. Phillips of Black Honey and Jeremy Pritchard of Everything Everything.

Get an exciting insight into the lives of music industry professionals and how our Music Business, Event Management and brand-new Music Marketing, Media and Communication (MMMC) courses could help take you there.

You’ll get to meet industry professionals and current student ambassadors from our BA (Hons) Music Business, BA (Hons) Event Management and BA (Hons) Music Marketing, Media and Communication courses. You will also get information on how you could combine your passions and apply for a Joint Honours course.

Part One of the Event

The day will start at 12:00pm with a special industry panel including radio presenter Shell Zenner (BBC, Amazing), MMMC lecturer and vinyl record expert Karlyn King and Roisin O’Connor, Music Correspondent for The Independent.

Part Two of the Event

Grab some lunch and mingle with our student ambassadors before finishing off with an in-conversation featuring emerging artists and BIMM alumnus Cameron Black (The Howlers), Izzy B Phillips (Black Honey) and Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello nominated Jeremy Pritchard (Everything Everything). Chat with the artists after the panel about their experiences and careers as music industry professionals.

Members of our Student Support, Admissions and Finance teams will also be on hand to answer any questions, give you a tour of our college and ensure you’re fully informed and have all your inquiries answered. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Book Your Place

To book your place, contact our admissions team directly at [email protected], call 08442 646666 or book through our Live Chat.

Meet Your Panellists

Jeremy Pritchard
Jeremy is the bass player for the Manchester-based indie group Everything Everything. The band have released four critically acclaimed albums and have twice been shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize.

Izzy B
BIMM Institute Brighton graduate Izzy is lead singer and guitarist for festival conquering rock act Black Honey. The trio released their debut album in 2018, reaching number 34 despite being unsigned to any major label. Black Honey are known for being fiercely independent – taking creative control of the entirety of their output, from album production to artwork design and promotion.

Cameron Black
Cameron Black is the drummer for The Howlers and a recent graduate of BIMM London. He also has acted as a research assistant for Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, working on her forthcoming book for Faber & Faber / Da Capo Press, You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Complete Biography of Nico. 

Shell Zenner
Shell can be found on Amazing Radio, on XS Manchester, flying the flag for BBC Introducing on BBC Radio Manchester and Leeds, and elsewhere on both local and national radio talking about a myriad of music-related subjects, such as vinyl sales, national album day, record store day and her fave new artists and records. She’s presented on BBC 6 Music sitting in for Tom Robinson and has featured on Radio X, Talk Radio and even reported live from her tent at Leeds Festival!

Karyln King
Karlyn is a freelance Popular Music academic, specialising in rock n roll history, artist development and PR. She is currently working on a PhD around vinyl record culture.

Roisin O’Connor
Roisin O’Connor is a critic, journalist and writer who has served as The Independent’s music correspondent for the past three years. She covers new and live music across all genres, reviews albums, covers industry news, and has profiled a number of the world’s biggest artists, from Slipknot to Taylor Swift. She regularly appears on TV, radio and on industry panels at global events.

Dr. Jennifer Otter-Bickerdike
Your host for the day, Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike is a media and music academic and author, specialising in fan culture, the cult of dead celebrity, music and music heritage. She has written and presented extensively on fandom and media, using her experience as a former American music industry and Silicon Valley executive to explore a range of societal issues and behaviours.

Jen‘s last project, the #1 charting Why Vinyl Matters, is a manifesto about the importance of vinyl as a cultural object, and features interviews with a variety of fans, including Tim Burgess, Henry Rollins and Fatboy Slim.

Jen has recently been signed to Faber & Faber to write the complete biography of Nico and is the associate producer of the documentary, Vinyl Revival. She also is a Global Music Ambassador at BIMM Institute.

POSTED ON: January 24, 2020
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