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YOUR MUSIC CAREER STARTS IN MANCHESTER

At BIMM Manchester, we offer a selection of highly vocational, real-world Diploma courses that are FREE to UK and EU school...

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BIMM at Y Not Festival

As festival season roars along, BIMM students have been pinballing around the UK and beyond, soaking up the very best...

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Snow Badger Licence Tracks to Australian Label

Snow Badger is the recording name of musician Seamus McKenna, a BA2 undergraduate currently studying at BIMM Manchester. The music he...

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ANDILE THE NEW VOICE OF BBC 1XTRA

BBC 1Xtra is the digital UK radio station that broadcasts to over a million listeners a week. The station –...

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BIMM Teams Up With Oxfam and Leeds Festival

The famous Leeds Festival takes place this August Bank Holiday weekend with its usual stellar musical line-up, including The Libertines,...

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2000 Trees Festival

As part of the growing BIMM Festivals programme, this year’s 2000trees Festival welcomed BIMM on board for the second year...

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Track of the week

Ione - Back in the day

BIMM Manchester’s Ione-Mai is having quite the year - performing at the opening of Manchester’s £25m HOME arts centre, being mentored by...

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GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL 2015

When it comes to festivals it’s still The Big One – from the Kanye controversy on the main stage, to...

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EVENTS MANAGEMENT HANNAH AT COALFIELDS FESTIVAL

BIMM Manchester undergraduate Hannah Eatwell is wasting no time putting her newly-acquired BA1 Events Management skills to good use. Since...

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Student Success

DUKE MERCURY PLAY MUSIC WEEK’S RADAR

RADAR is the regular Music Week industry event that showcases new music in a cool capital venue for an audience...

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Manchester Diploma Students Are On Fire!

If you’re considering studying a Diploma at BIMM Manchester, then you’ll probably want to hear all about our amazing Diploma...

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Track of the week

Duke Mercury - Let's Build A Den

Our Track of the week this week is Let’s Build a Den by Duke Mercury, which you will have heard...

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Student Success

BIMM Diploma students are talk of the town

Here at BIMM, we’re always proud to shout about the success of our students, and today it’s the turn of...

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Student success

THE HAYDN FUNK PROJECT WIN BATTLE OF THE BANDS

The Haydn Funk Project are a phenomenal Manchester live act – in fact we like them so much that we...

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Announcing the BIMM Sessions 

At BIMM colleges, our music students aren’t shy and the BIMM Sessions aim to capture them on video at their...

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Start your Music Career with a BIMM Diploma

Everybody knows that the music industry is a highly competitive area to break into. So, if working in the music...

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Ione performs at launch of HOME, Manchester

HOME is Manchester’s new £25 million arts centre which combines the strength of two previous institutions, the Cornerhouse and the...

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BIMM at Glastonbury

What could be more of a Glastonbury affair than a solar-powered stage based in Glastonbury’s mystical Green Fields? Croissant Neuf...

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Good Foxy support Status Quo

BIMM Manchester band Good Foxy are putting some fresh young blood into good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, and their tireless...

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BIMM Manchester student’s marathon charity gigs

A 17 year old BIMM Manchester diploma student, Kieran McMahon, has set himself an incredible musical challenge – to play...

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BIMM at Glass Butter Beach Festival

Music festival season is coming, and if there was a prize for the festival with the best backdrop, Glass Butter...

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THIS MONTH’S BEST RELEASES: THE BIMM ALBUMS!

This year’s hotly anticipated 2015 BIMM Albums are here, showcasing the incredible talents of a very long list of fantastic...

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BIMM mark a second year at Liverpool Sound City

This year’s Liverpool Sound City relocated to a new home at the atmospheric Bramley Moore Dock and with some rare...

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Masterclass

Jake Bugg’s bassist Tom Robertson

Bass player Tom Robertson came to BIMM Manchester last month to take part in a Masterclass, sharing his experiences as...

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Hozier meets with BIMM Manchester students

Irish singing star Hozier – Andrew Hozier-Byrne to his friends – has had an incredible year of successes. 14 million...

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BIMM at Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City offers the complete package when it comes to the urban festival experience. For three days the historic...

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Masterclass

Songwriting Masterclass with Simon Aldred (Cherry Ghost)

Simon Aldred is perhaps best known to the world by his recording name, Cherry Ghost. He is a guitarist, a...

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Manchester Masterclass with Guthrie Govan

As well as his influential solo work, Guthrie Govan has played guitar with Asia, The Young Punx, The Aristocrats, GPS,...

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Manchester Masterclass with drumming icon, Steve White

BIMM welcomed a hero of British drumming, Steve White, for a Masterclass at the Manchester campus. ‘Forget politicians, drummers should...

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BIMM Dublin and Manchester Album

BIMM Dublin and BIMM Manchester share the release of their 2015 compilation album this month. The tracks for the compilation...

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Student success

Charlie’s Proactive Nature Gives Him the X-Factor

Second year BIMM Manchester Music Business student Charlie Martin, has proven he has what it takes and has secured a...

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Masterclass

‘Handbags and Gladrags’ - Stereophonics keyboardist Tony Kirkham

BIMM Manchester’s Jimmy Docherty hosted a masterclass with keyboard player and touring member of the Welsh rock band Stereophonics, Tony...

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Student Success

Ione-Mai mentored by Beth Orton

BIMM Manchester student Ione-Mai grasped the opportunity of a lifetime when she was offered the chance to be mentored by...

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Masterclass

Mark Lanegan Visits BIMM Manchester

If you want to hear the thoughts of a man who’s done it all in the rock business, you should...

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Masterclass

Ben Thompson tells us what he knows

BIMM graduate and live drummer for Two Door Cinema Club, Ben Thompson, has proved he’s an all-round top bloke by...

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Masterclass

KASABIAN’S PROCESSED BEATS: MASTERCLASS WITH IAN MATTHEWS

Being a BIMM Manchester student truly rocked last week when the drummer of one of the best UK bands of...

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Student Success

DRUMMER CHRIS POPS INTO MADRID'S POPFEST

It’s been a fantastic start to 2015 for BIMM Manchester Drums student Chris Holleran. In one exciting week, his band...

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Welcome to BIMM Berlin

The BIMM Institute has long been the UK and Ireland’s best-connected modern music college, and now we’ve branched out into...

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Masterclass

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING MASTERCLASS

Local lads & Mercury nominated British art rock band Everything Everything turned up at BIMM Manchester for the first of...

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See for yourself what life at BIMM Manchester is really like. We’ve got footage of KT Tunstall performing live at our exclusive Masterclass, an interview with Everything Everything, performances from the Live and Lyrical end-of-term gig, plus you can join our students in a Live Performance Workshop.

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Operating in a city which is cosmopolitan, hip, experimental, creative, historic and open-minded, our students love being part of the...

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CENTRE STAGE

It only opened in 2013, but BIMM Manchester is already tied to the city’s rich musical heritage. The College’s cool interior was designed by Ben Kelly, also responsible for Manchester’s most iconic music venue, The Hacienda. A stunning place to study, the facilities here are second to none – created specifically to meet your needs as a live musician. Take a tour inside BIMM Manchester here.

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From being signed to Fatboy Slim’s Southern Fried record label and touring the world with Abba tribute band Bjorn Again, to winning the Burghausen European Young Jazz Award and interviewing Jay-Z for BBC Radio 1, our BIMM Manchester tutors have done it all. Imagine what you could achieve with direct access to their knowledge, guidance, experience and enviable industry connections!

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Our students prove that talent and hard work are an impressive mix, with nearly 80% of our graduates making a living out of music alone. Take a look at our shining stars.

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