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Upcoming R’n’B starlet Warren has been working tirelessly to conquer the DIY route to market.
Having graduated from the Songwriting & Artist Development course based at Metropolis Studios, the South Londoner has since released her debut EP (on which ‘Demons’ received BBC Introducing support), written top-line melodies for various producers, and has desires to develop her own talent agency and/or record label.
We caught up with Warren to see just how she’s getting on…
What have you been up to since graduating from ACM and what made you want to get into this industry?
Hey I’m Warren, I’m a singer / songwriter & producer from South London. I’ve been working on my solo project for the last couple years, gigging extensively, writing, recording and producing a body of material, and I’ve just released my debut EP on Spotify, iTunes & all other major streaming platforms! I believe music is one of the greatest gifts that can truly move and inspire people which is one of the reasons I have always wanted to make music and be part of the music industry. The evolving landscape of today’s industry fascinates me, with more avenues for independent artists and less emphasis on major labels. The chance to be a part of this as an artist is really exciting and right now it feels like the possibilities are endless.
What projects were you involved with whilst at ACM?
At ACM I took every opportunity to write with as many of the fellow songwriters on my course and collaborate with producers. This gave me great experience at working with a range of different people and refined my skills on a project basis. As well as working on my own solo project, I currently produce for other artists and write top-lines for producers so the skills I practised at ACM have really come in handy!
What are your aspirations for the future?
In the near future I’d like to continue releasing my own music, gig internationally as well as produce and write for other artists. I’d really love to get to a point where I could help develop and break young talent into the industry, and maybe in the long term I’d like to start my own talent management company or label.
How did your course prepare you for life in the music business world?
I studied the Songwriting & Artist Development course that ran at Metropolis Studios. My favourite part of the course was the real-life industry opportunities that presented themselves at Metropolis. It was a privilege to learn from and then work with award winning studio engineers. Apart from this, the course provided me with space, time and freedom to explore my own solo project which was really important in my development.
Do you have any advice for those who are hoping to join ACM?
Grab every opportunity that comes your way whilst at ACM. Collaborate with other musicians/writers/producers and create as much material as you can.
If you’d like to be a student at ACM and kickstart your career in the music industry like Warren, please call our Admissions Team on 01483 500 841 or visit www.acm.ac.uk/open-days/ to book a place on an ACM Open Day today.