BIMM Institute Partners with ATC Management for A&R internships

29 March, 2021

We’re so excited to announce our partnership with the ATC Management Team and the exclusive A&R Student Talent Scout Programme launch. As part of this brand-new partnership, we will provide eleven A&R roles across all BIMM colleges.

It’s all part of our commitment to provide students with incredible, real-world industry experiences by working with the best in the business. The lucky eleven are Harshiv Parekh, Martina Esposito, Luke Kavanagh, Joseph Green, Heleen De Maeyer, Jair Black-Santos, Lewis Egdell, Ronja Poehlmann, Seth Mayhew, Ava Von Der Mehden, and Max Dalum.

What to expect from BIMM Institute X ATC Management A&R Internships

Students will gain valuable A&R experience on this fantastic three-month internship while furthering their artist development and research skills. All interns will liaise directly with ATC’s core A&R teams and managers, take part in educational sessions, and receive mentorship through management meetings and breakout listening sessions.

Working in A&R and management at such an organic level is an excellent way for students to network and keep up with new trends, especially with online music blogs, social networking sites, and through their local music industry contacts within each city. This will help muster the experience and industry understanding that’s key to development and progression.

Sumit Bothra at ATC Management had this to say about this brilliant new partnership:

“I’m really proud to have developed this program with BIMM’s Kathryn Craddock and Kris Tomkinson, alongside my colleagues Stacey Pragnell, Toby Donnelly, and the wider team here at ATC.”

“At a time when we are unable to congregate in physical spaces, this much-needed programme is cultivating healthy dialogue and arts-based connectivity.”

He continues: “It inspires us to be working with bright young minds in England, Ireland, and Germany through this association, built around mutual and enjoyable education. The students introduce us to their local communities and vibrant musical cultures, and our managers are nurturing the next generation of label executives, artist managers, creators, and entrepreneurs.  At a time when we are unable to congregate in physical spaces, this much-needed programme is cultivating healthy dialogue and arts-based connectivity.”

Kathryn Craddock, Head of Artist and Guest Liaison at BIMM Institute, echoed Sumit’s sentiment about this new partnership:

 “We are extremely excited to work alongside ATC Management: a highly respected management company with a diverse roster of incredibly creative artists and producers. 

“I have known Sumit for many years. He completely understands and appreciates how important the industry’s grassroots side is and how music education plays an important role in developing artists and careers in music.” 

“To work directly with knowledgeable and experienced managers at ATC and learn the A&R process is an incredible opportunity.”

Kathryn continues: “Our university campuses are located in key cities with vibrant and diverse music scenes – and our students are right at the heart of this, so they are very well informed to understand the latest trends. 

“A&R can be a difficult area to break into, so giving students the chance to work directly with knowledgeable and experienced managers at ATC and learn the A&R process is an incredible opportunity. Lockdown has taught us that we can still work creatively online, even if we cannot currently travel or go to live shows.”

Kris Tomkinson, Head of Careers and Industry at BIMM Institute Birmingham, told us that as a music lover, he’s always been a big fan of ATC Management and their roster: 

“So many of their artists are go-to listens for me. I got to know ATC’s Matt Greer quite a few years ago from seeing him at gigs. He became a good friend and has always supported me as an agent/artist manager. This includes having bands I represented play tours with the incredible Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. 

“I couldn’t be more excited for our students and the level of learning they will receive from such a brilliant team and their wealth of experience.”

“Alex Bruford from ATC Live has also been extremely helpful and kind to me over the years, which is another credit to them. The care, consideration and enthusiasm ATC have shown in creating this opportunity for BIMM students has been remarkable. I couldn’t be more excited for our students and the level of learning they will receive from such a brilliant team and their wealth of experience.” 

More about ATC Management

ATC Management who already work with BIMM Brighton alumni Demob Happy and BIMM Berlin lecturer Fink, has been at the forefront of innovative artist management for over two decades, cementing itself as one of the most respected management companies in the industry.

ATC Management prides itself on representing artists across various genres and disciplines, including recording artists, composers, record producers, songwriters, and film-makers. Their artist-centric, entrepreneurial, and collaborative approach to their work has seen them expand to exciting new levels. Now with a dedicated team of over 40 managers and staff globally, ATC operates out of offices in London, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen.

We are looking forward to working alongside ATC Management with this incredible real-life internship programme, giving our students direct insight into A&R and music management. You can keep up-to-date with other career opportunities here

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