ACM at Home August Roundup – Songwriting Challenge Winner, Metropolis VIP Experience and More!

27 Aug 2020

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The ACM Community continues to stay connected, creative and informed! August saw ACM crown student, Loïc SKJ, as the ACM Songwriting Challenge winner – awarded two fantastic prizes from global audio brand, Shure. We continued to deliver daily Instagram Live sessions, notably with Tutor Dave Cronen, Shure, Blackstar Amps and Perfect Havoc, hosted a Metropolis VIP Digital Experience, and saw students, alumni and tutors work on a range of fantastic projects! Oh… and we also launched our brand new website!

ACM Collaborations

We were excited to see ACM students Cody Leigh Drums, Georgie Leonidas (vocals), Harvey Baldwin (bass) and Tom Roberts (guitar) perform their incredible cover of Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You”!

ACM Alumna and Clean Bandit Live Vocalist, Kirsten Joy, performed on this month as part of Clean Bandit’s 12-hour “House Party Against Hunger” online campaign with Global Citizen! Well done to Kirsten and everyone else involved!

Songwriting Challenge Winner

Huge congratulations to ACM Production Degree Student Loïc SKJ! We absolutely loved this stand-out ethereal song, entitled “HOLOGRAFISKT”, with an equally captivating music video recorded from home! We’re proud to announce the Shure prizes (a pair of Shure SRH440 Studio Headphones + a Shure SM58 Microphone) will be sent to Loïc SKJ very soon. Well done!

Metropolis VIP Digital Experience

Open to students and those interested in studying at ACM, we hosted an online experience giving those who registered the opportunity to virtually visit Metropolis Studios, where over 50% of the UK Chart is recorded, mixed or mastered in an average year!

Student, Alumni and Tutor Success

Well done to ACM Student, Eloise Kate, who won the recent Abbey Road Studios “Topline App” Competition! Abbey Road caught up with Eloise to discuss her feedback session with acclaimed songwriter Jamie Scott, her songwriting process, and how she created her winning track!

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We caught up with ACM Music Production alumnus, Robert Davies, to learn more about his label, Perfect Havoc, and resounding success with their latest no.1 single “Head & Heart” – with artists MNEK and Joel Corry! Read our article below.

ACM Tutor and Professional Drummer, Joe Yoshida, and his incredible Bruno Mars – “Chunky” jam cover! #DoWhatYouLove

We interviewed ACM Music Business Tutor, Dave Cronen, who recently featured in Microsoft’s video called “Creativity in the Digital Age”. The video shares a firsthand perspective and experience of four accomplished media and entertainment industry professionals. We also learnt about Dave’s career highlights, advice for students and more!

If you dream of achieving success in the creative industries, join us for our new Digital Open Day Experience. We can’t wait to see what our alumni do next – and we’d love to welcome you into the ACM community.