BIMM - Inside The Music Industry Podcast
Orono Noguchi - Superorganism: “I Don’t Want to be a Good Example”

Orono Noguchi - Superorganism: “I Don’t Want to be a Good Example”

April 3, 2019

It’s Episode 18 and we are coming live (well not quite live) from Japan with the brilliant Orono Noguchi from Superorganism

At only 18 years old, Orono is already fronting one of the most hotly tipped bands on the planet. So how did she get there and what’s it been like?

Jen and Orono chat about listening to Weezer aged four, the band getting their big break from Frank Ocean, making music for yourself and fighting against being pigeonholed.

Enjoy!

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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Joanne Shaw Taylor - ‘Music for the Heart and Soul’

Joanne Shaw Taylor - ‘Music for the Heart and Soul’

March 20, 2019

It’s Episode 17 and that can only mean one thing: Joanne Shaw Taylor is in the building.

Yes, Jen catches up with the blues-rock singer and guitarist ahead of the UK tour for her seventh studio album Reckless Heart to talk about all sides of music….and how she can’t tour without Babybels!

Have a listen to hear Joanne talk about what it’s like being a woman in the music industry (and how she’s realigning the balance by bringing more women into her team), dealing with social media and her influences.

Joanne also talks about being part of a generation who grew up with hardly any female guitar players - and how that’s now starting to change….

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.

Website: www.bimm.ac.uk

Twitter: @BIMM_Institute

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Orchards: ‘Make One Person Smile’

Orchards: ‘Make One Person Smile’

March 6, 2019

We’re 16 Episodes in and the chat is still going strong. This week, Jen catches up with Lucy and Sam from Math Pop supremos Orchards!

Recently signed by Big Scary Monsters, the band are heading for big things in 2019. Hailing from all over the UK, the quartet met on their first day studying at BIMM Brighton and have gone from strength to strength.

Check it out to hear Sam and Lucy’s thoughts on inclusivity, why we are still talking about ‘women in music’ being a ‘thing’ and writing songs from personal experience that help people. Also, for good measure, we touch on the big question of the day: taxidermy - is it good or bad?

Enjoy!

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.

Website: www.bimm.ac.uk

Twitter: @BIMM_Institute

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Lee Fields - ‘The Last Soul Man’

Lee Fields - ‘The Last Soul Man’

February 20, 2019

It’s Episode 15 of BIMM: Inside the Music Industry!

It’s all about the soul this week with legendary American Soul vocalist Lee Fields.

With 50 years in the industry as a performer, there is nothing Lee hasn’t experienced in music. So listen up kids, you might learn something. As well as talking about the industry, Lee opens up to Jen about the importance of spirituality in music and how that drives him.

Enjoy!!

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.

Website: www.bimm.ac.uk

Twitter: @BIMM_Institute

Facebook: BIMMInstitute

Instagram: bimm_stagram

Nick Ruffini: Rhythm is a Podcaster

Nick Ruffini: Rhythm is a Podcaster

February 6, 2019

Paradiddles ahoy! It’s Episode 14 of BIMM: Inside the Music Industry!
This week we’re talking all things drums with Nick Ruffini, the man behind the world’s number one drumming podcast, Drummers Resource. 

Jen and Nick discuss how he has moved from being a professional musician himself to helping aspirant artists understand what makes a musician successful through Drummer’s Resource. Also there’s some great tips on starting a podcast and how important it is to make a good impression on everyone you meet when you’re touring. Plenty to get your teeth in to.

Enjoy!!

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.

Website: www.bimm.ac.uk

Twitter: @BIMM_Institute

Facebook: BIMMInstitute

Instagram: bimm_stagram

Henry W-P: Spinning Hot Wax

Henry W-P: Spinning Hot Wax

January 23, 2019

Unlucky for none, it’s Episode 13 of BIMM: Inside the Music Industry!
This week we’re waxing lyrical about all things promotion and vinyl with DJ Henry W-P.

Having run and DJ’d at hundreds of nights across the UK, we couldn’t think of anyone better to talk us through the process of promoting your own nights and also to dive deep in to the vinyl revival and why physical formats are still important.

Enjoy!!

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.

Website: www.bimm.ac.uk

Twitter: @BIMM_Institute

Facebook: BIMMInstitute

Instagram: bimm_stagram

Jeremy Pritchard: Everything Everything’s Gonna’ Be Alright

Jeremy Pritchard: Everything Everything’s Gonna’ Be Alright

January 9, 2019

What better way to start the New Year than Episode 12 of BIMM: Inside The Music Industry!? Jen travelled to Manchester to chat with bass aficionado and indie legend Jeremy Pritchard of the fabulous Everything Everything.

Influential and successful, Everything Everything have helped shape the British musical landscape over the last decade. Jeremy talks about the story of the band, the influence of Manchester on their music and how to keep a band together. Smart guy, listen to him!

Enjoy!

P.S. *BIG NEWS*: We've recently launched our Podcast on YouTube, so be sure to head over via the link below! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShVZLtRhzJjxtjtwxrzm_A

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.

Website: www.bimm.ac.uk

Twitter: @BIMM_Institute

Facebook: BIMMInstitute

Instagram: bimm_stagram

 

Black Honey: ‘Looking Out for Number One’

Black Honey: ‘Looking Out for Number One’

December 12, 2018

Hang on to your Santa hats it’s Episode 11 of BIMM: Inside The Music Industry… This time around Jen catches up with Izzy and Tommy from the formidable Black Honey. Young, ambitious and successful, Black Honey are forging a path for many contemporary acts to follow through their unique brand of self-management.

Tommy and Izzy discuss getting discovered, the daily routines of musicians, why they self-manage and also how they met at BIMM and what they learnt studying with us.

Enjoy!

P.S. *BIG NEWS*: We've just launched our Podcast on YouTube, so be sure to head over via the link below! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShVZLtRhzJjxtjtwxrzm_A

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.

Website: www.bimm.ac.uk

Twitter: @BIMM_Institute

Facebook: BIMMInstitute

Instagram: bimm_stagram

Dave Rowntree: ‘Blur and Beyond’

Dave Rowntree: ‘Blur and Beyond’

November 28, 2018

What a guest for episode 10 of BIMM: Inside The Music Industry... It's none other than Dave Rowntree, drummer from the world conquering Blur. Jen and Dave dive deep into the history of the band, how Dave got started as a musician and how not to get stung by a nefarious manager.

In tandem with his Blur work Dave has forged a multitude of different careers including being a solicitor and councillor, fulfilling his need to help others. Oh yeah and he does chat about Oasis...

Interesting chap, interesting chat.

Don't forget to check out the Featured Artist Coalition here: https://www.thefac.org

Enjoy!!!

BIMM’s Inside the Music Industry 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.

Website: www.bimm.ac.uk

Twitter: @BIMM_Institute

Facebook: BIMMInstitute

Instagram: bimm_stagram

Zoe Alexander - A Peaceful Noise: ‘Solidarity Through Music’

Zoe Alexander - A Peaceful Noise: ‘Solidarity Through Music’

November 14, 2018

In Episode 9 of our podcast, BIMM: Inside The Music Industry, Jen talks with Zoe Alexander, the founder of A Peaceful Noise. This annual gig is held in celebration of Zoe’s younger brother Nick, who tragically lost his life in the 2015 Bataclan terrorist attack in Paris.

In an emotional but positive conversation about the music community coming together; Zoe chats about Nick’s life, love of music, his purple crushed velvet suit and her determination that something positive should come from Nick’s passing.

To donate to the Nick Alexander Memorial Trust visithttp://www.thenickalexandermemorialtrust.com/.

This year’s gig will take place on the 24th November at Bush Hall in London. Purchase your tickets here.

BIMM’s Inside the Music Industry 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.

Website: www.bimm.ac.uk

Twitter: @BIMM_Institute

Facebook: BIMMInstitute

Instagram: bimm_stagram

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