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ICMP launches blog to help students and emerging artists

Laura  Barnes
ICMP launches blog to help students and emerging artists

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) has launched a new blog, Spotlight, which features the latest music industry articles, insight and advice.

With pieces written by contributors from leading music industry organisations, think tanks and commentators, alongside ICMP’s own in-house experts, the blog will act as an information hub to help students as well as emerging acts take the first steps in their careers.

To kick Spotlight off, initial articles include pieces from BBC Music Introducing, Help Musicians UK and the Musicians’ Union, as well as ICMP tutor and Jamiroquai multi-instrumentalist Nathan Williams. Future content and insight is planned from music industry events including BBC Music Introducing’s Amplify.

Jim Ottewill, social media and content manager, said: “We’re delighted to launch our new blog, Spotlight, which we hope will become the online destination as a definitive resource for new artists launching their music industry careers, provide an insight into student life at ICMP, and illustrate the student journey from the classroom to top flight industry roles.”
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New articles on the blog include ‘11 tips to help you improve how you use social media’, ‘How to be a radio plugger with Hart Media’s Poppy Raine’, ‘How to use BBC Music Introducing’ and ‘How to join a touring musical with Doug Weekes’.

If you are interested in contributing to the blog, collaborating on content or have any ideas for the blog to investigate, you can contact

Check out ICMP’s Spotlight blog at

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