We are extremely proud of our excellent research reputation, and for the calibre, professionalism and dedication that our researchers have to their fields of study.

Our researchers are at the forefront of making a difference to Contemporary and Popular Music Eduation, and we commend the work that they do. 

Here is some of the news surrounding the research activity at the ICMP:
  • ICMP - authored report launched in parliament

ICMP staff secured £4,400 of research funding from the Independent Venues Week & Music Venues Trust (using a grant from Arts Council England) to research the experiences of independent music venue owners. In December 2015, members of the ICMP research team undertook interviews with venue owners at UK Venues Day at the Southbank Centre resulting in a report published by the Music Venues Trust launched in Parliament on Monday 9th March. 

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  • ICMP Educational Conference

In September 2014 the ICMP held its third biennial international research conference – Creativities, Musicalities, Entrepreneurships – in partnership with The Art of Management and Organization. The conference featured a half-day of cross-arts performances, a guided London walk, and 34 presentations over three days by scholars from the UK, Australia and the USA, including papers by Institute students and faculty. Keynote presenters from business, the arts and education were Jason Bavanandan (Sony recording/multimedia artist), Pamela Burnard (University of Cambridge), Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine), Chris Sampson (University of Southern California) and Peter Cook (Academy of Rock).