As part of the HMAs partnership with our Official Education Partner BIMM, we’re giving a handful of students a chance to gain some first-hand experience of the music industry via the Heavy Music Awards’ own events and processes.

The students work across four courses at BIMM’s London campus – Music Journalism, Music Business, Music Event Management and Production.

Today, we’re meeting Music Event Management student Chloe Berrell, who will be attending the HMA events and working directly with our team to actively shape the Heavy Music Awards for 2018 and beyond.


On BIMM…
My time at BIMM London so far has definitely been an unforgettable experience. After only studying at the institute for two terms, I have been given many amazing opportunities to oversee the different roles within the music industry and to participate in managing a range of events. I have gained a lot of knowledge about how this industry works and have got to work with a diversity of talented people. Whilst completing different tasks, I have experienced both working in a team and working independently and how to get the best end result in each environment. Overall I have greatly enjoyed the many opportunities that BIMM has provided me with and I look forward to working on more in the future.

On the HMAs…
When BIMM provided its students with the opportunity to be involved with HMA18, I knew I had to apply as the event sounded very appropriate for me. I have always had a love for heavy music genres such as rock, metal and alternative and have enjoyed working on events within those genres as well. Also, I’m really hoping to push myself to work within a range of events in the following few years and I do believe working on an awards ceremony will be a new and exciting experience that I can learn a lot from. I feel like this opportunity will not only be enjoyable but will give me the experience and knowledge to take further steps to achieve my goals during my time at BIMM.

On your career goals…
As I don’t have a clear idea of a specific job that I would like to take up in the music industry, i would like to be able to work in many different areas as I can before settling in a specific role so that I can gain as much experience as possible. I would like to be able to create a large network of people that I can work with during my time in the industry and hopefully be involved in large projects such as festivals and tours. I would also like to carry on creating my own smaller independent events as I have found these to be very enjoyable and have given me great experience in the past. The main goal is to learn as much as I can through different opportunities the industry could provide me with.

On your stereo…
I’ve recently been enjoying the new album from Marmozets, ‘Knowing What You Know Now’.

Last show you went to…
As It Is at London KOKO.


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