Focus On Music
Welcome to Music Insiders! Here’s your chance to meet the stars behind the stars. We’ll introduce you to Jessie J’s choreographer, Coldplay’s label president, Tinie Tempah’s publicist, video directors, journalists, photographers, presenters, make-up artists and more. You don’t have to be the person holding the microphone to have an amazing career in music – all you need is passion and dedication!
Pippa was passionate about playing the violin from an early age and was a confident...
Violin Bow Maker
Stephen Thompson is a Violin Bow Maker and Restorer. He is based at Cockpit Arts....
Gail D organises musical events at the Sage Gateshead. "The best thing is definitely...
Senior Publicist, EMI
Janet C is a Senior EMI publicist. Her interest and passion for music led her into...
Robin B is a photographer. He has a degree in computer science but he felt he needed...
Wendy is a Project Leader at the Sage in Gateshead. She dropped out of university...
Careers in music – it’s not all about the X-Factor
Not all careers in the music industry start off with an audition in front of Simon Cowell.
The key to becoming a successful music photographer…
Steve Gullick has photographed some of the biggest bands and musicians of the past 20 years. icould have had the chance to try and find out the secret of his career...
A musician’s career story
Steve Lawson tells us all about the highs and lows of becoming a musician.
I’ve wanted to work for NME since I was 13 years old!
Laura Snapes is Assistant Reviews Editor at NME music magazine. She wanted to work at NME since she was 13 years old and took some time out to tell icould what it's...
It’s always good when you get to stand next to Dave Grohl!
Tim Pearson is Head of Marketing and Events at NME Magazine. He started his career working as an Events Manager at University of Central Lancashire and realised...
Helping Tinie Tempah to the top
Alex Eden-Smith works at EMI as a Marketing Manager - he also runs his own record label. We had a quick catch up with Alex to find out about his career and how he...