Sophie Daniels is Head of the Songwriting courses at ICMP.
From childhood to university, Sophie studied classical music, literature, and musical theatre. Her adult career in music began with songwriting and performing in band projects and musicals. She pursued a dual profession from the start of her employment, combining music teaching and performing with a job at the BBC. She then progressed through roles at major record labels whilst writing and performing as a singer-songwriter.
Sophie also works as a co-writer on singer-songwriter projects in London, mainly folk, country, and pop, whilst developing her independent record label and co-writing in Nashville. During her career, she has taught at Italia Conti and ICMP. She has worked for The BBC, Sony Music UK and Syco. Her songwriting graduates range from Daughter and Denai Moore to Rise To Remain.
She has written with Laura Welsh (Polydor), Bobby Tomberlin (One More Day), Loick Essien (RCA and Universal), Bruce Hughes (Dr. Luke & Jason Mraz) and Georgia Thomas (Nashville). She has also worked with Simon Cowell, Jamie Oliver, Westlife, Kelly Clarkson, and Il Divo, and product managed Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond albums, as well as the concept albums Classic Chillout and Music To Watch Girls By.
Sophie holds professional memberships with PRS, ASCAP, BASCA, and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. In 2012, she appeared in appeared in The Worlds Richest Songs documentary on BBC 4 and has since begun working on a new collaborative compositional project ‘Unwritten Songs’as well as cowriting with critically acclaimed UK American artist, Hannah Rose Platt on her debut record.