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Jeru The Damaja - “Your Words Are Your Weapons”

Jeru The Damaja - “Your Words Are Your Weapons”

February 5, 2020

It’s the final episode of ITMI, Season Two, and we’re going out with a bang! We speak with East Coast hip-hop legend, Kendrick Jeru Davis, a.k.a. Jeru the Damaja. 

Jeru has an incredible career that’s spanned over 30 years. He’s collaborated with a plethora of other performers, such as Guru and DJ Premier of Gang Starr, and been responsible for an album that’s rated as one of the 100 greatest hip-hop albums of all time: 'The Sun Rises In The East'. 

We linked with Jeru at the end of 2019 to talk technology in music and hip-hop’s beginnings versus its modern-day form. And, as part of our #MusicMadeUs campaign, Jeru talks in detail about race, culture and politics in hip-hop and the wider world. 

Jeru also shares an amazing story about how his music literally helped save someone’s life. 

Trust us: this is a finale you do not want to miss. Oh, and be sure to keep your ears open for Jeru’s next release when it drops!

Enjoy!

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BIMM’s ITMI (Inside the Music Industry) podcast pulls back the curtain on today’s music business. Hosted by acclaimed best-selling author and industry legend Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, ITMI discusses, challenges and answers the big questions in music. At BIMM, we open the doors to the music industry.

For 35 years, we’ve trained the next generation of music professionals. We provide industry-led courses, unparalleled opportunities, world-class tutors and a creative community across eight campuses in three countries. We prepare you to be industry-ready so that you can establish a successful career in the music industry.

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PINS - ‘The Girls Are Back in Town’

PINS - ‘The Girls Are Back in Town’

January 22, 2020

It’s Episode 9 of the ITMI Podcast! For this one, we link up with the amazing Manchester band, PINS.

We chat with Faith, Kyoko and Lois at YES in Manchester and cover motherhood, mental health and their epic collaboration with Iggy Pop. Plus, as part of our #MusicMadeUs campaign, we delve deep into the representation of women in the current music industry. 

Let us know what you think. And, don’t forget that PINS will be touring the UK and releasing a new album in the next few months. Head to their site and give them a follow to see when they’ll be playing near you. 

http://www.wearepins.co.uk

Have a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below. Alternatively, you can use #MusicMadeUs on social to loop us into how music has made you. 

Find out more at bimm.ac.uk/music-made-us

Enjoy!

Got any questions or suggestions? Drop us a line at:
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BIMM’s ITMI (Inside the Music Industry) podcast pulls back the curtain on today’s music business. Hosted by acclaimed best-selling author and industry legend Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, ITMI discusses, challenges and answers the big questions in music. At BIMM, we open the doors to the music industry.

For 35 years, we’ve trained the next generation of music professionals. We provide industry-led courses, unparalleled opportunities, world-class tutors and a creative community across eight campuses in three countries. We prepare you to be industry-ready so that you can establish a successful career in the music industry.

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Andrew Huang - YouTube’s Most Creative Music Producer?

Andrew Huang - YouTube’s Most Creative Music Producer?

January 8, 2020

Not only is Andrew Huang a successful YouTuber (with more than 200m views and as of now 1.88m subscribers), a music producer, musician, rapper and video producer (is there anything this guy can’t do?) – but he’s also the guest on the first ITMI podcast of 2020! 

As part of our Music Made Us campaign, Andrew talks about that perfect connection between music and technology. We discuss how he first started using YouTube as a platform (and how he still uses it effectively today), what it takes to generate ideas for his channel, and how to deal with negativity and those pesky trolls within video comments. 

Have a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below. Alternatively, you can use #MusicMadeUs on social to loop us into how music has made you. 

Find out more at bimm.ac.uk/music-made-us

Enjoy!

Got any questions or suggestions? Drop us a line at:
itmipodcast@bimm.co.uk

BIMM’s ITMI (Inside the Music Industry) podcast pulls back the curtain on today’s music business. Hosted by acclaimed best-selling author and industry legend Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, ITMI discusses, challenges and answers the big questions in music. At BIMM, we open the doors to the music industry.

For 35 years, we’ve trained the next generation of music professionals. We provide industry-led courses, unparalleled opportunities, world-class tutors and a creative community across eight campuses in three countries. We prepare you to be industry-ready so that you can establish a successful career in the music industry.

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Becky Tong & Shivas Howard-Brown - “Tomorrow Never Comes…”

Becky Tong & Shivas Howard-Brown - “Tomorrow Never Comes…”

December 11, 2019

For Episode 7, we’re gifted with a double dose of musical greatness, just in time for Christmas. Becky Tong (powerhouse DJ and Founder of radio promotion, label and management company, Juicebox) and Shivas Howard-Brown, (Founder of Regal Minds Artists Management) join us to talk about tech, DJs and vinyl, Instagram culture, social media’s importance for artists and whether new genres can emerge in the streaming age.

And as part of our Music Made Us campaign, we also discuss race, culture and the Notting Hill Carnival, and look at what this annual London event means culturally today. So sit back, have a listen and enjoy!

Has music changed you? Let us know with #MusicMadeUs

http://www.regalminds.com
https://juicebox.fm

Got any questions or suggestions? Drop us a line at:
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BIMM’s ITMI (Inside the Music Industry) podcast pulls back the curtain on today’s music business. Hosted by acclaimed best-selling author and industry legend Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, ITMI discusses, challenges and answers the big questions in music. At BIMM, we open the doors to the music industry.

For 35 years, we’ve trained the next generation of music professionals. We provide industry-led courses, unparalleled opportunities, world-class tutors and a creative community across eight campuses in three countries. We prepare you to be industry-ready so that you can establish a successful career in the music industry.

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Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na - ‘Swimming with Sharks’

Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na - ‘Swimming with Sharks’

November 27, 2019

Episode 6 of ITMI is here and we’re joined by an absolute legend of the hip-hop game (and an old friend of Jen’s): Jurassic 5’s Charles Stewart, aka Chali 2na. 

Chali’s signature baritone voice has been a huge part of 2000’s hip-hop, from his solo work through to his collaborations with Jurassic 5, Ozomatli, The House of Vibe and Krafty Kuts. We cover all the big and important topics in this episode: race in the industry, hip-hop today, politics in music and so much more. 

Head to Chali’s site to see some of his out-of-this-world artwork and upcoming shows. And don’t forget to check out his incredible new album with Krafty Kuts, Adventures of a Reluctant Superhero.

https://www.chali2na.com

Enjoy

Got any questions or suggestions? Drop us a line at:
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BIMM’s ITMI (Inside the Music Industry) podcast pulls back the curtain on today’s music business. Hosted by acclaimed best-selling author and industry legend Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, ITMI discusses, challenges and answers the big questions in music. At BIMM, we open the doors to the music industry.

For 35 years, we’ve trained the next generation of music professionals. We provide industry-led courses, unparalleled opportunities, world-class tutors and a creative community across eight campuses in three countries. We prepare you to be industry-ready so that you can establish a successful career in the music industry.

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Alan Sparhawk - Low - “That’s What Living Is”

Alan Sparhawk - Low - “That’s What Living Is”

November 13, 2019

It’s the 5th episode of ITMI Season 2 and we’re joined by indie rock veteran, Alan Sparhawk of Low.

In this episode, we cover mental health, streaming, Low’s decision to stay in Minnesota and not give in to the LA-centric American music industry, their record label (Chairkickers’ Union) and much more.

Low are an American indie rock group from Duluth, Minnesota, who formed in 1993. They’re a great example of a band that’s managed to maintain their success and solid fanbase over several decades. Take a listen and enjoy!

https://www.chairkickers.com

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BIMM’s ITMI (Inside the Music Industry) podcast pulls back the curtain on today’s music business. Hosted by acclaimed best-selling author and industry legend Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, ITMI discusses, challenges and answers the big questions in music.

At BIMM, we open the doors to the music industry. For 35 years, we’ve trained the next generation of music professionals. We provide industry-led courses, unparalleled opportunities, world-class tutors and a creative community across eight campuses in three countries. We prepare you to be industry-ready so that you can establish a successful career in the music industry.

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DJ Yoda - ‘A Time of Quantity or Quality?’

DJ Yoda - ‘A Time of Quantity or Quality?’

October 30, 2019

For this episode, we head back to a summer afternoon in Shoreditch where we were lucky enough to catch up with the amazing DJ, producer, AV artist and all-round lovely fella, Duncan Beiny, aka DJ Yoda.

We dive deep into topics around race, politics in music, where hip-hop is going and an array of other interesting talking points.

Have a listen, enjoy, don’t forget to check out Yoda’s incredible new album, Home Cooking and check out his touring schedule to find out when he’s next playing near you!

http://djyoda.co.uk

Got any questions or suggestions? Drop us a line at: 
itmipodcast@bimm.co.uk

BIMM’s ITMI (Inside the Music Industry) podcast pulls back the curtain on today’s music business. Hosted by acclaimed best-selling author and industry legend Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, ITMI discusses, challenges and answers the big questions in music.

At BIMM, we open the doors to the music industry. For 35 years, we’ve trained the next generation of music professionals. We provide industry-led courses, unparalleled opportunities, world-class tutors and a creative community across eight campuses in three countries. We prepare you to be industry-ready so that you can establish a successful career in the music industry.

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Donna Missal - “A Product of Persistence”

Donna Missal - “A Product of Persistence”

October 16, 2019

It’s Episode 3 of the ITMI podcast Season 2. Awesome LA-based singer-songwriter Donna Missal joins us for an inspiring chat via her Masterclass for BIMM Institute London students.

In this episode, we talk about being unapologetic as a woman in the music industry and why ageing shouldn’t matter. We also chat about the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in the music industry (while still being wary of these labels existing as an artist). 

We hope you enjoy the latest episode and don’t forget to check out Donna’s incredible debut album, This Time. 

http://www.donnamissal.com

Got any questions or suggestions? Drop us a line at: 
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BIMM’s ITMI (Inside the Music Industry) podcast pulls back the curtain on today’s music business. Hosted by acclaimed best-selling author and industry legend Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, ITMI discusses, challenges and answers the big questions in music.

At BIMM, we open the doors to the music industry. For 35 years, we’ve trained the next generation of music professionals. We provide industry-led courses, unparalleled opportunities, world-class tutors and a creative community across eight campuses in three countries. We prepare you to be industry-ready so that you can establish a successful career in the music industry.

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Jack McEwan - Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: “In It For The Good Times”

Jack McEwan - Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: “In It For The Good Times”

October 2, 2019

For this episode of ITMI, we caught up with Jack McEwan: lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the awesome Psychedelic Porn Crumpets.

P.P.C are part of the growing and hugely prolific Psych scene coming out of Australia at the moment. Jack caught up with us from the band’s hometown of Perth in between their Japan and US tour dates.

In this episode we delve deep into the current revival of Psych music, running your own label and its benefits/pitfalls, the gig economy in Perth, playing in Aus versus the UK, chess apps, and much, much more.

www.psychedelicporncrumpets.com

Listen to "And Now For The Whatchamacallit’’ below:
https://open.spotify.com/album/7DNlxTU9usx6cHOL4foSoC

Enjoy!

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BIMM’s Inside the Music Industry Podcast pulls back the curtain on the music business, giving an up close, intimate look into the numerous roles, positions and career paths possible within this ever-changing field. Our very own Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, best-selling author and industry veteran, will be interviewing experts from across the music community, to find out their individual paths, what their ‘average’ day looks like and advice for finding your own niche while embarking on a successful and fulfilling career.

BIMM is the largest and leading provider of music education in Europe. For over 35 years, we’ve taken raw talents and turned them into industry professionals, earning a living doing what they love.

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Sage Francis - “Hip-Hop is Amorphous”

Sage Francis - “Hip-Hop is Amorphous”

September 18, 2019

Welcome to our second season of the ITMI podcast. To kick things off, we're joined by a legend in contemporary Hip-Hop: the inimitable Paul William "Sage" Francis.

We caught up with Sage during the UK leg of his Epic Beard Men tour with B. Dolan. Together, we discuss Hip-Hop in 2019, touring trials and tribulations, running his indie label Strange Famous, and so much more.

We've got an amazing season of Pod guests and episodes lined up, so don't forget to subscribe for notifications about our upcoming releases. Trust us - you won’t want to miss these.

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BIMM’s ITMI (Inside the Music Industry) podcast pulls back the curtain on today’s music business. Hosted by acclaimed best-selling author and industry legend Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, ITMI discusses, challenges and answers the big questions in music.

At BIMM, we open the doors to the music industry. For 35 years, we’ve trained the next generation of music professionals. We provide industry-led courses, unparalleled opportunities, world-class tutors and a creative community across eight campuses in three countries. We prepare you to be industry-ready so that you can establish a successful career in the music industry.

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