News 17 November 2016
Author: Alex Griffin

Notting Hill Academy of Music open their doors for student open day

17 November 2016

Notting Hill Academy of Music are opening their doors for a student open day on November 26th, inviting you to take a look around, and to check out their music industry training programme.

Shabs Jobanputra, who currently runs Relentless Records within Sony sits as Chairman of the Academy, Ewan Grant who has previously held senior management positions at BMG, Universal and Ministry of Sound is the Managing Director and Trevor Nelson MBE sits as the Patron of the Academy.

Together with the likes of Twin B from Atlantic Records, booking agent Hannah Shogbola from Echo Talent Location, Nick Halkes who helped set up XL Recordings before setting up Positva, Chris Cooke of CMU, Dumi Oburota CEO of Disturbing London, amongst other industry experts have appeared as guest lecturers during the A&R and Songwriting course this year.

With modules on marketing, promotion, communication, copyrights, music publishing and A&R, it’s a chance for music enthusiasts to learn all about the inner cogs and workings of the industry.

“It’s been a great experience being a student here at the Notting Hill Academy of Music, says Daniel, who’s a current student on the course. “I’ve learned so much in such a small space of time about the business side of the music industry.

“From copyrights to music publishing to the breakdown of a recording contract and more. We’ve had so many great and current figures within the industry come in as guest lectures and this has also given us as students the opportunity to network and build relationships with these people.”

For more information on the open day on November 26th, head to the Notting Hill Academy of Music website.