It’s the last week of teaching for this term, and it’s been a pretty unusual and exhausting one. Huge WELL DONE to all our student producers, technicians and teaching staff for doing such great work in difficult circumstances. But before we slide down into the well-earned Christmas break we’re busy lining up activities for when we come back.
Every January we host events that bring music industry professionals together to run masterclasses, keynote talks and workshops with our students. It’ll be a bit different this year of course, but we’ve been working on an online format that allows for the talks and networking to happen between our industry guests and the students in inspiring and sociable ways.
We’re excited to announce 2 days of SoundOutput Industry events on 18th and 19th January 2021, with guests including:
Katie Melua is one of Britain’s most successful recording artists of the millennium selling more than 11 million albums, 1 million concert tickets and receiving 56 platinum awards
Polly is a singer-songwriter whose albums have been described as “early 21st century electro-dance- pop of London proper.” She released her third album on the Mute label in summer 2020.
Bruce Wooley is an artist, producer and songwriter who is know for co-writing the massive Buggles hit Video Killed the Radio Star. Other writing credits include Cher, Dionne Warwick, Nicky Minaj, Marc Almond, Tori Amos, Tom Jones and Will.i.am.
Simon has composed for over 150 TV shows including Top Gear and X Factor, and he has songwriting credits for artists such as Grace Jones, Shirlie Bassey and Carol Decker. He is also Deputy Chairman of PRS for Music and former chairman of BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters and Composers).
Olga trained with some of the finest talents in engineering and production at AIR studios, working on records for Coldplay, The Foo Fighters and Muse, as well as soundtrack recording sessions for Hans Zimmer.
Aubrey Whitfield is a British Record Producer/Songwriter/ Mix Engineer who has worked with the likes of Little Mix, Simon Webbe, Soul II Soul and Kelly Clarkson. She is one of the most successful female producers in the UK.
The Performing Rights Society administer royalties for songwriters and composers whenever their work is performed in public. They are also instrumental in protecting the rights of songwriters and providing funds to support emerging talent.
All of the sessions will be chaired by our student producers, and we’re looking forward a couple of really vibrant days with this awesome mix of artists, songwriters, producers and industry specialists. It will be a highly stimulating way to start off 2021 and the second semester.