ICMP is connected to all the major record labels, publishers, promoters and management companies active in London and the wider music industry, and we make those contacts available to all our students. Our dedicated career development team, known as The Hub, work hard to provide you with a wide range of advice and guidance, including one-to-one sessions with music industry advisers and career guidance experts. 

The Hub at ICMP is your link between the classroom, the music industry and your future career, providing you with a wide range of advice and guidance, including one to one sessions with professional music industry advisers and career guidance professionals.

Run by a team of music industry professionals and experienced careers counsellors, the team is on hand from day one to support you in taking your first steps towards a career in the music industry or in wider employment. Core Hub activities include:

  • Providing a range of exclusive events throughout the year to give you the opportunity to meet industry professionals, gain advice and insight and build that essential network of contacts
  • Connecting you with ICMP’s extensive network of industry contacts and connections, providing tailored audition and showcase opportunities with the biggest industry names such as Sony/ATV Publishing, RCA, BBC, Virgin EMI Records, Island, Columbia and Universal.
  • Developing bespoke career plans for all students and providing A&R advice to support your development as an artist
  • Providing work experience opportunities and placements and developing your employability skills such as making applications, CV development and interview preparation
  • Hosting careers events and our specialist ‘Next Steps’ programme designed to enhance your career development knowledge and opportunities

And our support does not end at graduation. We like to keep our alumni at the very heart of our community, so being part of the ICMP is something that stays with you for life. The Hub at ICMP therefore on hand to provide support, guidance and access to opportunities at all times throughout your career.

Industry auditions

We are continuously reaching out and making connections with industry contacts in order to provide you with audition opportunities. For example, we have recently facilitated auditions with the likes of Sony/ATV Publishing, RCA, Sony Music, BBC, Sky 1, Virgin EMI Records, ATC Management, Island, Columbia and Universal.

A&R advice

The Hub team is always on hand to offer you advice and expertise on topics such as song development, planning and strategy, and marketing and promotion. You will also have the opportunity to book one-to-one appointments with our visiting music industry advisers. 

Work experience

The Hub gives you access to a wide range of opportunities as a result of our unrivalled network of industry contacts, which range from labels, publishers and management companies, through to marketing and PR agencies, studios, and some of the biggest manufacturers in the music business. We are also able to support you with job searches and online job applications, CV development and preparation for interviews. 

Next Steps Sessions

Next Steps is a calendar of events and guest lectures that take place across the academic year, with experienced industry professionals presenting on a number of subjects, such as ‘Your Online Presence’, ‘Modern A&R’, ‘Music Rights & Revenues’, and ‘Music Radio Today’. At each event, you can seek advice, pass demos to trusted, leading industry experts, and begin to build an essential network of contacts that will set you up for the rest of your career.