Music Business Masterclasses
In addition to the lectures, lessons, one to one tutorials and extra-curricular classes we run throughout each term, we invite various musicians, music professionals and artists to come in and talk to our students.
With each discipline benefiting from both subject specific events, such as lectures from renowned players, producers or managers, as well as cross discipline masterclasses from some of the top names in the world, students benefit from a wealth of experience and advise.
It’s also a great opportunity to see some fantastic performances in an intimate setting!
ACM is pleased to confirm that American dance-pop, Hi-NRG, soul and house singer Kym Mazelle will be visiting to deliver a Business Masterclass Seminar to the students from ACM’s Music Business and Innovation and Artist Development courses.
The session (starting at 3.30pm) will take place on Wednesday 27th November in Room 39 of ACM’s Global » more
ACM is pleased to confirm that former BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show legend Dave Vitty (aka Comedy Dave) will be visiting to deliver a Business Masterclass Seminar to the students from ACM’s Music Business and Innovation and Artist Development courses.
The session (starting at 5.30pm) will take place on Wednesday 20th November in Room 39 » more
ACM was pleased to welcome ACM Business Alumnus and Music & Technology Industry Eventmaker, Kriss Baird who visited to deliver a Business Masterclass Seminar to the students from ACM’s Music Business and Innovation and Artist Development courses.
The two hour session (starting at 1.30pm) took place on Wednesday 13th November in Room 39 of ACM’s » more
ACM was pleased to welcome back Drum Alumnus (Received the ACM Drummer of Year Accolade in 2011), Crowdfunding Consultant and New Media Marketing Specialist, Ben Minal to deliver a Business Masterclass Seminar to the students from ACM’s Music Business and Innovation and Artist Development courses.
The two hour session (starting at 1.30pm) took place on » more
ACM were pleased to welcome singer/songwriter George Barnett to Guildford who spent the day with ACM’s Artist Development students chatting about his experiences as a solo artist in the music industry.
About George Barnett
George Barnett is a 19 year old musician and singer songwriter from Herefordshire, UK. He started making music when he was » more
ACM was pleased to welcome Harry Shotta to deliver a guest lecture as part of the ACM Guildford Odeon Lecture series. The Friday 11th October session discussed the value of social media in relation to Harry Shotta’s blossoming career. During the two sessions, Harry took part in question and answer session with students as well » more
ACM was excited to welcome John Probyn, COO of the World’s largest concert promoter, Live Nation, to deliver a Business Masterclass Seminar to the students of ACM’s Music Business School and was an opportunity to get to meet one of the most recognised live production business executives in Europe.
John got his first taste for » more
ACM was pleased to welcome A&R, Publishing and Management Specialist Darrin Woodford to ACM to deliver a Business Masterclass session on 2nd October 2013, with the two hour session taking place in Room 38 of Global House from 1.30pm.
This was a fantastic opportunity for all students to hear direct from those in the » more
In the last academic year, ACM has had the privilege to welcome a host of special music industry professionals and executives to deliver some sensational guest lectures to our Music Business students. Each brought their own expertise and industry insight to help our students understand the very latest trends and avenues for marketing and promotion » more
ACM is pleased to welcome Bob Knight to deliver a cross-discipline masterclass session focusing on his wealth of experience as a drummer and music industry agent.
Bob will be talking about how he has placed musicians in bands for some of the biggest artists in the industry through his music agency where he fixes » more
There are supergroups, and then there are Producers, arguably the most successful line up of musicians and producers ever.
Lol Crème – ex-member of brilliant ’70s pop group 10cc and one half of hit-makers and production/video duo Godley & Creme.
Trevor Horn – the legendary British producer.
Stephen Lipson – the award-winning musician, » more
Super producer Trevor Horn took time out of his busy schedule to speak to budding musicians about the trials and tribulations of today’s music business.
Students were presented with a rare opportunity to speak to the esteemed producer about the process of record making and how to work with artists. As well as producing such hits as » more
Lindsay Armaou-Brennan and Keavy Lynch of pop band B*Witched popped into the Academy to offer up advice to students on their future careers within an industry that is notoriously easy to get lost in.
Pictured here with ACM’s Chris Parles, the duo talked about the pitfalls they faced in one of the UK’s biggest names in the 1990′s and how they » more
Wheatus front man, Singer/songwriter Brendan B. Brown (pictured here with three of our students) took time out of his busy schedule to speak to musicians about the trials and tribulations of today’s music industry.
Students at ACM were presented with an opportunity – to speak to the New York born musician about what really happens in today’s music industry. » more
The Academy of Contemporary Music was honoured by the presence of legendary music producer and pop impresario Pete Waterman.
Pete, who manufactured hits for some of the music industry’s biggest names in the ’80s, including Kylie Minogue, Dead or Alive, Stefan Dennis and Rick Astley, made the trip to Guildford to talk to ACM students and offer his knowledge » more
Vice President of Peer Music Publishing, Nigel Elderton gave music business students a glimpse into what it’s like being at the forefront of today’s music industry. A trustee of The Performing Right Society Foundation (PRSF) (the UK’s largest independent funder for new music) Nigel garnered respect from students who listened intently to his lecture and then asked some well thought » more
Legendary manager Simon Napier-Bell gave a mesmerising business lecture to a jam-packed lecture theatre. Students were transfixed as Simon took them on a whirlwind journey through his career pointing out the highs and lows of his time spent in the music industry. The manager of artists such as Marc Bolan, The Yardbirds, Japan, Wham! and Rupert Everett, to name a small » more
Scott came into the ACM to give the business students a talk on digital music distribution and his thoughts on the future of music consumption and new business models.
Scott Cohen is one of the leading experts in digital distribution and new media. Scott co-founded The Orchard in 1997 with legendary Producer/ Songwriter and co-founder of Sire » more