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HMA x BIMM Class of 2019: Meet the Students

With BIMM returning as our Education Partner for a third consecutive year, we’re excited to introduce the four students who will take this journey with us through to the HMAs at the O2 Forum Kentish Town on 22 August. The students, who all study at BIMM London, will spend the next few months meeting with a number of incredible individuals throughout the music industry, to help them build their experience and their contacts.

The students are pictured above alongside BIMM’s Leo Nicholas. From left to right, they are…

Roberta Montagna

What are you studying at BIMM? Music Business.
What are the best things about studying at BIMM? The best things about studying at BIMM are the experienced tutors and the fact that everyone here lives and breathe music so you feel in your element.
What made you want to be involved with the Heavy Music Awards for 2019? Metal in my opinion it’s such a creative environment because it has many subgenres. It’s fascinating how it’s in constant development and growth and having awards for that it’s so great, being a part of this it’s such an opportunity.
What are your career aspirations? I’m a prospective artist manager and my vision would be to make metal more visible as a genre because it really deserves more attention.
If you could have dinner with one musician (from any time in history), who would it be? I’d love to have dinner with Mozart and ask his opinion on heavy metal.


Ceara Connacher

What are you studying at BIMM? Music Business.
What are the best things about studying at BIMM? The access and support of those in the music industry, along with learning how to navigate it.
What made you want to be involved with the Heavy Music Awards for 2019? I love the idea of recognising and appreciating metal music while also gaining experience in the music industry.
What are your career aspirations? I would like to work as a tour manager and would like to get more experience to cement this.
If you could have dinner with one musician (from any time in history), who would it be? Tyler Joseph, as 21 Pilots have been a big influence in my life.


Chloe Berrell

What are you studying at BIMM? Events Management.
What are the best things about studying at BIMM? BIMM is definitely unique to any other university in the amount of opportunities it provides for its students. I have been able to work with some amazing companies and people through the relationships I have built at BIMM and I am looking forward to achieving more in the future.
What made you want to be involved with the Heavy Music Awards for 2019? Since a young age, I have always had a strong passion for the genres of rock and metal. The Heavy Music Awards is a company that celebrates this type of music, which is why I wanted to be involved this year. I was also involved with the company last year as well and really enjoyed my experience so decided to jump at the opportunity again.
What are your career aspirations? At the moment, I don’t have a clear understanding of a specific career path that I would like to go down. This is why I plan to try as many roles as possible in the next few years to find out what path makes me the happiest and to discover what I’m best at. Overall, my career aspirations are to find a job that makes happy but is also challenging.
If you could have dinner with one musician (from any time in history), who would it be? Even though this may be a ‘cringey’ choice to some people, I would have to chose Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy. Fall Out Boy were the first emo band I listened to as a teenager and they helped me discover my identity. It would be nice to meet him on a personal level.


Shane Giess

What are you studying at BIMM? Music Business.
What are the best things about studying at BIMM? The facilities!
What made you want to be involved with the Heavy Music Awards for 2019? I have an opportunity to work alongside other lovers and supporters of heavy music!
What are your career aspirations? I would personally like to continue my work with my label MSH music group and to be able to work alongside causes such as the Heavy Music Awards.
If you could have dinner with one musician (from any time in history), who would it be? King Diamond.


We’ll be posting regular updates on the HMA x BIMM programme on our Instagram.

BIMM Returns as Education Partner for HMA19

Europe’s largest provider of contemporary music education, the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) is back for a third year as the Official Education Partner of the the Heavy Music Awards.

As in 2018, the partnership will once again see students from BIMM taking an active role in the HMAs process – meeting with a host of individuals from all corners of the industry to learn, gain experience and build their contacts.

Leo Nicholas, BIMM’s Head of Industry Liaison and Careers, said, “BIMM are proud to be the lead education partner of the Heavy Music Awards for the third year running, continuing to support all corners of contemporary music, without exception.

“From year to year it has been a pleasure to see the awards grow in popularity, size and stature. At the heart of what makes the partnership so special is the having our students intern with the HMAs team, allowing them to gain real world, music event experience in one of the world’s most passionate and committed genres.”

Former BIMM Student Domonkos Gargyan – who took part in the scheme in 2018 and now works for Academy Music Group – said, “Working at the Heavy Music Awards last year was an amazing opportunity.

“On the day of the event, I got to work very closely with the main organizers, which provided a great insight into the operations of a major event of this sort. I was also lucky enough to meet some of my favourite musicians and chaperone them around.

“Moreover, anyone who works in heavy music is quite likely to be there. The amount of networking I did in just one night was insane!

Heavy Music Awards co-founder Andy Pritchard said, “We’re immensely proud that BIMM is back for a third year. Since the beginning of our partnership we have worked hard to give students some tangible experience, and many of them have gone on to find roles throughout the industry.

“It has always been a huge part of our mission to make sure the HMAs are offering genuine value to everyone involved – from established artists to those just taking their first steps into this incredible scene – and we feel this partnership embodies that philosophy.

“We cannot overstate just how excited we are to play our part in championing these amazing students who will unquestionably form the backbone of tomorrow’s music industry.”

Look out for further announcements shortly as this year’s students embark on their journey towards HMA19 at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London on 22 August.

BIMM x HMA18: Meet the Students – Julia Konrad

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.

Julia Konrad

Today, we’re meeting Music Event Management student Julia Konrad, 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…
Earlier last year I went through a massive career change. I worked in a different creative field in London but discovered I wasn’t making any progress. So, after a few years of blood, sweat and tears I decided that if I work this hard it has to be for something I’m really passionate about. With me working about ten hours every day I no longer had time to go to gigs anymore. Live music has always kept me going and it was incredibly frustrating to cut it out of my life. This led me to the decision to turn attending live music events into a career. I discovered BIMM and I am now beyond excited to be given the opportunity to join the team for the Heavy Music Awards. The staff at BIMM have been really supportive in offering help and advice about putting on gigs in London. I feel really secure and content in what I am doing as I know in case of doubts or emergencies I can contact them for support. I have made some great contacts by attending the masterclasses BIMM offers. Without BIMM I wouldn’t have had the chance to meet so many talented people from the music industry who I then run into at gigs and am thus able to build up my own network.

On the HMAs…
I am over the moon at being given the chance to be part of the team for the Heavy Music Awards 2018. With my all-time favourite bands Architects and Enter Shikari being award holders I was really excited to follow up on any news from last year’s award. I have always been incredibly passionate about heavy music and UK bands in general. I relocated to London because of the creative industries and I can’t imagine living and working anywhere else than in the UK. I remember going to a Bring Me the Horizon when Count your Blessings came out in a tiny venue in my hometown Hamburg (Parkway Drive played one of their release shows there a month ago) and nothing has changed for me since. I still like small sweaty venues and the energy you get from the crowd at heavy music gigs. There is nothing like it. I am really glad that heavy bands get a chance to connect and you give them a platform by creating the Heavy Music Awards. I am really looking forward to working with like-minded people and artists that guide me through life.

On your career goals…
My goal is to become a successful Music Event Manager and/or Tour Manager. I’ve started putting on rock & metal gigs with a focus on animal rights with vegan food, sustainable merchandise and animal rights activism groups like Open Cages. I hope I can continue focussing on events like these in the future. I also love to travel and have been to loads of places in the UK, Ireland, Europe and America to check out their cultural vibe and of course the bands and venues all over the world. I travel far and wide to see my favourite bands and not rarely plan my trips around a gig to some bands. For example, I planned a trip to New York last year where I included the NY date for All them Witches. I really enjoy organising these trips which I hope can come in handy when being a tour manager. Since making the decision to change career paths I have been never been happier and I can’t wait to see what comes next. There are so many great things happening in my life at the moment, which I am extremely grateful for. For the last couple of months you can always catch me with a wide smile on my face and a look of awe as I’m still processing all the information about great gigs and opportunities I have the chance to be involved in.

On your stereo…
The new Palm Reader album (yes I’m one of the few people who still listens to the whole album) called Braille as well as Loathe since I’m beyond excited to see them at the HMA Launch Party on Wednesday! Another gig that is coming up is Black Peaks at the Horn in St.Albans so I’m listening to their tunes a lot at the moment.

Last show you went to…
I went to see Palm Reader supporting Rolo Tomassi in my hometown Hamburg. I quite enjoy seeing bands that are doing well in the UK at intimate shows in Europe, so whenever it’s possible to combine a family (and doggo) visit with going to a great gig, I’ll take the chance.


You can follow Julia on Instagram.

BIMM x HMA18: Meet the Students – David Perkins

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 Business student David Perkins, who will be attending the HMA events to gain experience and contacts in the industry.


On BIMM…
I’m thoroughly enjoying my studies at BIMM. It’s so well rounded and learning about every facet within the music industry whether it’s live, marketing or A&R related is the best thing about the course so far. Currently in my last year, looking back i’ve managed to create and be part of some amazing projects, such as some cool live shows, creating a small label with like minded students and above all, stepping foot into a tough, yet exciting industry.

On the HMAs…
Perhaps the biggest reason why I want to be part of Heavy Music Awards is simply the very nature of the event, that is all things heavy metal. A heavy metal fan myself, I immediately knew it was such a good opportunity to not only be part of something immense, but to broaden my horizons and listen to even more like minded bands! KOKO is also a fantastic venue to hold this event having seen SikTh perform as headliners back in December, which to this day is one of the best shows of 2017.

On your career goals…
I would like to work with bands I truly love and feel passion for, and there is no better feeling that watching a band emerge out of nothing, knowing that you’ve played a small part whether it’s helping to put on a show for them, manage them or intern for a press company that has them in their roster!

On your stereo…
Currently, I’ve been listening to a lot of Obliteration (doom/thrash metal) having picked up their debut album at Crypt of the Wizard. It’s an incredible album and hopefully the bands will come over to London and play sometime! Other than that, I’m listening to a lot of Lamb of God, Machine Head and some Bathory.

Last show you went to…
The last show I’ve been to was Complexity Fest ’18 over in Haarlem, Netherlands in February. SikTh, Hirsch Effekt, Carnifex and many other awesome bands were performing.


You can follow David on Instagram.

BIMM x HMA18: Meet the Students – David Flahou

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.

David Flahou

Today, we’re meeting Music Production student David Flahou, who will be attending the HMA events and getting hands-on experience alongside sound engineers at both our Manchester and London events.


On BIMM…
I am currently completing my final year at BIMM and I really enjoyed these 3 years of the Music Production degree. I learned all of what I know about producing and mixing, and I really feel confident know for my future. It allowed me to meet and produce tracks for great artists. I also had the chance to meet great actors from the music industry and I understand know how the things works. The opportunity to use the facilities at BIMM helped me to gain experience in studio.

On the HMAs…
I wanted to be part of the team for the Heavy Music Awards 2018 for many reasons. First of all I love new experiences. I had the chance along my journey with music to do so many things such as playing on stage for so many events, touring across the world with a rock band as a lead guitarist, then I moved to London to start a new life, with new projects. I had the chance to produce a great band that will get signed pretty soon. I recently spent a whole day in a professional studio with a well known mixing engineer who showed me all of his tricks and workflow. Accessing the HMAs is another chance for me to live something new and open up my mind to new horizons. Also, I love metal music, it has been my favourite genre of music since I started to do music seriously. So many artists and producers I love participated on the first HMAs last year, and that’s a dream for me to be present at this event and be surrounded by people who share the same passion and love for music as me. I will be proud to be part of the team that work to make this event a great moment. I always wanted to be part of a successful band, releasing great music, be an artist. After a few years I realised that what I really love is producing and mixing. I wish that I will be able in the future to keep working with great artists, try to help them to create awesome tracks, help them to achieve the final product that they always wanted to have. Living a life of creation, make a living out of producing and mixing. If I end up having a post in a good studio, that will allow me to make a living out of my art, I’ll be the happiest man on earth!

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…
Right now I am listening to Wolf Alice – SadBoy. Great track. While I was walking from work today, I was listening to a good old Miss May I – Not Our Tomorrow.

Last show you went to…
It’s been a while since I went to a show, as uni and work are quite demanding at the moment. Last one was Lower Than Atlantis at Brixton Academy last year, Or maybe Mallory Knox at KOKO.


You can follow David on Instagram.

BIMM x HMA18: Meet the Students – Chloe Berrell

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.


You can follow Matthew on Twitter and Instagram.

BIMM x HMA18: Meet the Students – Matthew Jones

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.

Matthew Jones

Today, we’re meeting Production student Matthew Jones, who will be attending the HMA events to work alongside our sound engineers.


On BIMM…
Studying at BIMM has been an enjoyable experience right from the first week of the first year right the way through where I am now, in my final term in my third year. The course has taught me more than what I expected both in terms of music production and life skills. It has opened up my eyes to the future career paths based around music production that I would have never considered, such as working in a post-production studio recording ADR for films, using programs such as FMOD and Wwise to implement audio into game engines and using plugins such as Max for Live and Reaktor to programme and create software instruments and effects. The most enjoyable thing about this course is being able to work with industry specialists and having them teach us on a weekly basis, being taught what is relevant in the industry today compared to what a textbook tells you. Having people come in from the industry to teach is what separates BIMM from other universities, what we’re being taught is relevant and exciting, which is what keeps the course fun and enjoyable.

On the HMAs…
The main reasons I want to be part of the HMA18 is for networking and experience. The HMAs are a prestigious event highly regarded within the heavy music community and being able to be a part of the team that makes it happen is a dream come true. Koko is a very well-known venue as well and being able to work there would be an achievement that I would be proud of. By working at the HMAs, I would be surrounded by highly talented individuals who I can learn from and make connections with while still working to make the HMAs the best they can be.

On your career goals…
My dream would be to open my own studio and be able to run that as my full-time job. Realistically, this is going to be hard to achieve but it’s not impossible. I intend to start out as a freelance producer, getting my name known within the industry and building myself up, hopefully attaining a permanent job at a studio along the way as an engineer or producer, eventually building up to run my own studio in the Midlands. There is a severe lack of music studio’s around my home area which is surprising considering it’s accessibility to the majority of the country via the M1 and the M6 or public transport such as trains into local cities such as Birmingham, Leicester, and Coventry.

On your stereo…
I’m currently jamming a lot of albums. Here are a few of the albums I’ve been listening to a lot recently.

Within Destruction – Void. This album is non-stop brutality from start to finish, been playing this a lot recently in preparation for their new album Deathwish being released at the end of March.

A Night in Texas – Global Slaughter. This album is what I regard as the holy grail of production for a deathcore album, it never fails to amaze me how bone crushing Buster Odeholm manages to make his mixes, and this is no exception. After their Unholy Alliance EP split with Angelmaker I was expecting a lot from A Night In Texas and they didn’t disappoint.

Infant Annihilator – The Elysian Grandeval Galeriarch. While I truly enjoyed this album when it first came out, I have to admit that I’ve been listening to this a lot recently for research for my final project. See my final production project and dissertation is exploring how modern bands use technology to record parts which are not physically possible to play, and what better band to showcase this than Aaron Kitcher and Eddie Pickard’s masterpiece which is Infant Annihilator.
Hollow Prophet – Hellhole. This EP took me completely out nowhere and slapped me across the face with its sheer brutality. It was that good I purchased both the limited edition jewel case (limited to 300) and the limited edition red variant digipack (limited to 150) just so I could have a piece of this brutality and help them produce more music.

Rings of Saturn – Ultu Ulla. Yet again this is a research album yet I still enjoy the music that Lucas Mann and Miles Dimitri Baker have written for this album and Aaron Stechauner’s drums are amazing. While not as technical as their previous efforts of Dingir and Lugal Ki En, it is a lot more musical and tasteful in its technicality which results in a more enjoyable end experience.

These are the main albums I have been playing recently However, there are many many more that I come back to such as Thy Art is Murders “Hate”, “Holy War” and “Dear Desolation”, Boris The Blade’s “Warpath”, Aversions Crown’s “Tyrant” and “Xenocide”, Graveminds “The Deathgate”, Humanity’s Last Breaths “Humanity’s Last Breath”, Abominable Putridity’s “The Art of Artificial Origin” and Enterprise Earths “Embodiment”. While I have many more albums in my collection, these are the few that I come back to time and time again.

Last show you went to…
The last show I went to was Within Destruction at the Thousand Island in London on the 28th of February. While this was an amazing show, only two of the four intended bands were able to make it due to the bad weather, even one of the step in bands, Clawhammer, had to cancel due to not being able to make it. Unfortunately, they didn’t pull out the outfits they wore for their music video to Plague of Immortality like they had done the previous year at the Boston Music Rooms. However only a few days earlier I had seen Carnifex, Oceano, Aversions Crown and Disentomb at the Dome on the 26th February. What was interesting about this event was that I had seen all the bands before but never at the same time. I’d seen Carnifex supporting Whitechapel and Thy Art is Murder at the Impericon Never Say Die Festival. I had seen Oceano supporting Thy Art is Murder on their Dear Desolation tour. I’d seen Aversions Crown headlining The Dome’s sister venue, the Boston Music Rooms with support from Rings of Saturn and A Night in Texas. And finally I had seen Disentomb twice, once headlining the Nambucca with support from Visceral Disgorge and another time supporting Dying Fetus along with Psycroptic and Beyond Creation at The Dome again.


You can follow Matthew on Instagram.

BIMM x HMA18: Meet the Students – Domonkos Gargyan

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.

Domonkos Gargyan

Today, we’re meeting Music Journalism student Domonkos Gargyan, who will be writing some content, interviewing some of our finalists and attending the HMA events in a journalistic capacity.


On BIMM…
I’m really happy to be studying at BIMM. They are keen on getting us placements etc in order to make sure our degrees are actually gonna be worth something upon graduation. Although it’s great to have some formal education, success in the music industry seems to depend more on practical aspects like experience and connections, and people at BIMM know this very well.

On the HMAs…
Despite its relatively recent start, HMA pretty much became a key event for the rock/metal community, and their list of nominees was spot on last year. I also love the public vote system.

On your career goals…
I’m hoping to become a reputable publicist or merchandiser. If all else fails, I’ll play the scissors in Noel Gallagher’s band.

On your stereo…
Skunk Anansie – Search and Destroy

Last show you went to…
Turbowolf at Scala.


You can follow Domonkos on Twitter or Instagram.

BIMM Returns in Expanded Education Partner Role for HMA18

The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM), Europe’s largest provider of contemporary music education, has returned to the HMAs for a second year as Education Partner.

The partnership has been expanded for 2018, with four BIMM students being given the chance to fully immerse themselves in the awards programme – from event production through to front of house sound engineering.

Leo Nicholas, Head of Careers & Industry, BIMM London said, “Having been the Education Partner for the inaugural HMAs in 2017, we wanted to continue our support for the scheme and give our students the opportunity to be even more involved in this year’s events.

“BIMM has played host to some of the biggest and brightest in rock and metal including Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine), Josh Homme (QOTSA), Rob Trujillo (Metallica), Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses), Andrew W.K., Lower Than Atlantis, Halestorm & Arcane Roots.”

50 Years’ Experience

BIMM has colleges in seven cities – London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton and Birmingham – and boasts more than 50 years’ experience in helping students launch successful careers in the music industry, while also getting the chance to enjoy direct access to regular collaborative experiences, including masterclasses hosted by internationally renowned guest artists, end-of-term gigs, A&R panels, the annual BIMM album, and ongoing engagement with the industry, including work placements and internships.

Their high standard of educational provision has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency – the independent body entrusted with monitoring standards in Higher Education – in their Higher Education Review (HER).

Former students of BIMM include members of Architects, Periphery, The Xcerts and As Lions.

Speaking about the organisation, Roger Daltrey of The Who, remarked “Every facet is taken care of, you’ll always be able to survive in this business if you’ve been through a course like this.”

BIMM

 

“BIMM fits perfectly with the HMA ethos”

HMAs co-founder Andy Pritchard said, “The Heavy Music Awards exists to celebrate those who are working hard to build a more positive community around heavy music. Continuing the partnership with BIMM fits perfectly with that ethos and we are delighted that we can offer even more value to the students, who will pick up some invaluable experience through their involvement with the HMAs.”

The HMAs will be working with four students from different BIMM courses – Music Journalism, Music Business, Music Event Management and Production – and following their journey through to the second Heavy Music Awards at London’s KOKO on 23 August.

Lower Than Atlantis at BIMM

 

BIMM offers a broad range of Higher and Further Education music courses – including BA Honours Degrees, nationally accredited Diplomas and Postgraduate Teaching Certificates.

Their professional highly vocational and real-world courses include studies in guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting, music production, live sound, music business, music journalism and event management.

The first BIMM college opened in 2001 in Brighton and today more than 6,500 students have access to a range of amazing opportunities as part of their aligned network of colleges.

Between them, BIMM alumni boast BRIT, MOBO and Ivor Novello awards, and have scored countless UK Top 10 albums and more than 30 UK Top 40 singles.

You can find out more about BIMM here.

HMAs Appoint BIMM as Education Partner

Europe’s largest provider of contemporary music education has joined up with the Heavy Music Awards.

The British and Irish Modern Music Institute, known internationally as BIMM, has signed up as ‘Education Partner’ of the Awards.

Students of the school will be offered the opportunity to get involved behind the scenes at the Heavy Music Awards which takes place on August 24 in London.

BIMM offers courses in music performance, song writing, production, business and journalism and has strong ties with the heavy music scene.

It has colleges in seven cities – London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton and Birmingham – and boasts more than 50 years’ experience in helping students launch successful careers in the music industry.

Their high standard of educational provision has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency – the independent body entrusted with monitoring standards in Higher Education – in their Higher Education Review (HER).

Former students of BIMM include members of Architects, Periphery, The Xcerts and As Lions.

Speaking about the organisation, Roger Daltrey of The Who, remarked “Every facet is taken care of, you’ll always be able to survive in this business if you’ve been through a course like this.”

Leo Nicholas, Head of Industry Liaison and Careers at BIMM said: “Partnering with the Heavy Music Awards is testament to BIMM’s rounded attitude to genre, offering students from a multitude of musical backgrounds and preferences, a place to hone their craft. Standing shoulder to shoulder with these publicly-voted awards, dedicated to all things HEAVY, couldn’t exemplify this more!”

Andy Pritchard, from the HMAs, waxed lyrical about the new connection between BIMM and the Awards.

“This is beginning of a great new partnership between two organisations who share ethics,” he revealed.

“An important part of the Awards’ ethos is to support upcoming artists, bands, producers and songwriters in the heavy music scene and this chimes perfectly with BIMM’s rich history of nurturing great talent.”

BIMM offers a broad range of Higher and Further Education music courses – including BA Honours Degrees, nationally accredited Diplomas and Postgraduate Teaching Certificates.

Their professional highly vocational and real-world courses include studies in guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting, music production, live sound, music business, music journalism and event management.

The first BIMM college opened in 2001 in Brighton and today more than 6,500 students have access to a range of amazing opportunities as part of their aligned network of colleges.

Between them, BIMM alumni boast Brit, MOBO and Ivor Novello awards, and have scored countless UK Top 10 albums and more than 30 UK Top 40 singles.

You can find out more about BIMM here.

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