You’re tuning in to the first edition of “This Week at ACM”, a weekly newsletter that summarises the very best from ACM this week. In each edition, you’ll hear about upcoming events, the latest news, student opportunities, and more – brought to you by the Industry Link team.

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We hope you enjoy reading this first edition!

Highlights

  • Metropolis Downtime is back!
  • Upcoming workshops, masterclasses and academic support sessions happening this week at ACM
  • Dave Cronen gives us an overview of the Amazon Music “Playlist Pitching” service.

Last Week in the Music Industry

LIVE NATION ‘HEARTBROKEN’ OVER TRAVIS SCOTT ASTROWORLD TRAGEDY

Live Nation Entertainment issued a statement over the weekend saying that it is “heartbroken for those lost and impacted” at Travis Scott‘s Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas. As a result, Live Nation’s share price has fallen by 9.4%.
Scott’s lawyer, Ed McPherson, told Good Morning America this week that while the artist was on stage performing, he was not aware of the horrors taking place in the 50,000-strong crowd in front of him.

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MEET KINGSHIP, A NEW VIRTUAL BAND FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

Earlier this year, Warner Music Group‘s pan-Asian dance label in China started working with a virtual artist called Ha Jiang – the first ‘virtual idol’ to sign a record deal with a major label. Universal Music Group may be launching a ‘metaverse group’ consisting of four virtual characters.

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TWITCH LAUNCHES A LIVESTREAMING INCUBATOR PROGRAM FOR ARTISTS

Twitch has launched a new incubator program called The Collective, a “continued investment in its music communities” which will work with what it calls “top strategic industry partners” to “source, educate, and highlight” the musicians on the platform.

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Metropolis Downtime is Back!

We’re thrilled to announce that Metropolis Downtime is BACK!

Every week, ACM students will have the opportunity to apply for an allocated slot at one of Metropolis’ recording s

We’re thrilled to announce that Metropolis Downtime is BACK! ACM students will have the opportunity to record at the world-famous Metropolis Studios on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The next time slot is Saturday 27th November from 10 AM to 10 PM in Studio A. Click the button below to find out information on how to submit your application.

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Pitch your tracks to Amazon Music 

ACM Business mentor, Dave Cronen, has kindly put together a guide on how to use Amazon Music’s newest playlist pitching service.

Click here to watch the guide

Upcoming Events

We have two masterclasses coming up this week in Guildford:

If you’re in Bristol at the end of this month, why not check out the “All Things Music” expo by the Diverse Artists Network? Musicians and artists will have the opportunity to connect with venues, festivals and music organisations from around Bristol and the wider area. Click here to find out more

Job Opportunities

A reminder that applications for Christmas Market performers in Guildford close this Wednesday. Click here for more information.

Academic Support Sessions

Academic support sessions are available to book on the myACM portal! Each session is designed to support your studies, whether that be through time management or mental wellbeing support. You’ll find a full list of events on

Academic support sessions are now available to book on via the myACM portal! Each session is designed to support your studies, whether that be through assessment format, time management, mental wellbeing and more. Rest assured we are here to help you the best we can.

You’ll find a full list of events on the myACM portal or using the button below.

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Have Your Say

Make your voice heard in our Masterclass survey. We want to know what masterclasses you’d like to see in the future. Click here to fill out the survey! 


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