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IMW- 40 YEARS OF AUDIO EXCELLENCE
Paul has won five Grammy Awards, as well as theAcademy Award for Best Original Song for “Skyfall” Paul co-wrote and produced the Usher track "Chains" featuring Nas and Bibi Bourelly
Paul’s work with artists include Adele, Florence and The Machine,Rihanna and Maximo Park amongst many others. He has won 'Producer of the Year' at the BRIT Awards three times, the Music Producers' Guild Award for Producer Of The Year and Music Week's Producer of the Year Award
He has worked with the Beatles, Paul McCartney, produced and mixed tracks for The Stone Roses and served as executive producer on the Glass Animals album How to be a Human, which was released on his record label Wolf Tone.
In October 2013, Paul bought The Church Studios, North London. The complex has three studios, all refurbished by the Walters-Storyk Design Group and Miloco builds. Paul has a 72-Channel Vintage EMI Neve Console installed in studio 1, and an SSL console installed in studio 2. Since Paul’s ownership of the Church Studios, notable artists such as Mumford and Sons, U2, Adele, Frank Ocean and London Grammar have recorded there.
Paul Epworth Record Producer, Musician and Songwriter- "I studied here to get me started"
David Bowie and Mark Bolan were a big fans of David Clark Allen’s band Carmen back in the day. David says “I believe the training I received at IMW studios is one of the main reasons I gained a Masters degree in Music .”
“The enthusiasm it re-kindled in me has got me working towards a PHD and setting up gigs. I highly recommend the IMW Campus and its experienced, knowledgeable, and patient teachers!”
From Bowie to PhD- David Clark Allen
“I had a great time catching up on recording techniques in IMW’s fantastic studio facilities”
Des'ree's hit single "Life" became a hit in Europe, reaching number 1 in many countries, as well as in Japan, she won a Brit Award for the British Female Solo Artist category. The album from which the single was taken, Supernatural. She sang The Beatles' song "Blackbird" at a concert in honour of Linda McCartney (Paul McCartnry’s late wife) and she collaborated with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
She contributed vocals to the charity single "Wake Up The Morning", which was released in honour of the death of Damilola Taylor. Billed as Together As One, other contributors to the song were Gabrielle, Roachford and Courtney Pine
"Silent Hero", written by Des'ree and Prince Sampson, featured in Spike Lee's film Clockers, "Feel So High", written by Des'ree and Michael Graves, featured in the film Set It Off, and "You Gotta Be" featured in The Object of My Affection and The Next Karate Kid. Des'ree's hit "Feel So High" was used inthe Janet Jackson song "Got 'Til It's Gone" from Jackson's CD The Velvet Rope
IN addition to a Brit award, Des'ree won an Ivor Novello Award, World Music Award, Urban Music Award and a BMI Award for over five million plays of "You Gotta Be" in America.
DES’REE – Solo Recording Artist
Sir Trevor Horn, multi-award winning Music Producer and owner of world famous
The Sarm Studios Group, very positively supports to the plan for the IMW and UEL partnership . As a recent employer of an IMW graduate Sir Trevor felt that offering the BA Hons pathways in Music Production, Media and Games will provide students with great opportunities for academic achievement and progression paths in the music industry.
Sir Trevor Horn, multi-award winning Music Producer and owner of world famous The Sarm Studios Group
Thanks to the support and encouragement from the exceptional tutors at IMW I am now at university completing a Degree in Mixing and Mastering. Had it not been for their phenomenal assistance, high-tech facilities and very affordable courses, I would not have excelled to this level. Big thanks to IMW and their amazing studio.
Loretta Bloggs- Graduate
Daniel Damian Kapuscinski is a muti award winning Film Music Composer, Music Producer and Sound Mixer. After he completed the IMW HND course he graduated from University of West London as Music Technology. Specialising in Surround Sounds, he founded a post-production facility Cinematic Sounds Studio in London working on his first film score to short film “Care”.
Daniel is now a well accomplished songwriter and music producer with worldwide success and recognition. He writes and produces music for artists such Alexandra Hainsworth from Australia, David Boulianne from Canada and Letitia Antoinette from England and many others. Also, Daniel is member of “Vienna Producer Network” and recorded two albums “Captured” and “Waves of Life”
For his song writing and producing skills he became six times finalist of prestige “World Song writing Awards” in USA in four different categories including Best Song Music Production for songs “Love” and “Bad Day”, Best Song Collaboration “Headlight” with David Boulianne, and Best Rock Song, also Best Song World Music Artist category for “Together Again For Christmas. In 2019 he received nomination to C.Hub Awards in “Creative Personality of the Year” in London.
In 2020 Daniel received two C.Hub Awards nominations in “Best Artist” and “Best Producer” category. Also he won “World Song writing Awards” in “Best Song Collaboration” for “You’ll be Free” which he wrote and produced with Alexandra Hainsworth from Australia. In 2021 Daniel received three ISSA Awards Nomination includes “Best Male Single”, “Male Songwriter of the Year” and “Sound Engineer of the Year” in Atlanta.
Students will be blessed to continue to degree level at IMW. I graduate with First class Honours and I’m beginning a one year mentorship programme for songwriters this month and I’m really excited about it. I hope you are well also. I always remember the amazing experience I had at IMW and feel ever blessed that I had you as my tutor.
IMW helped me to make the jump from destitute musician to working music producer. I did the IMW H.E. course and went on the get a first-class BA at the London Collage of Music (UWL). I now produce all kinds of artists, work in large format recording studios and make music for advertising. IMW Campus has a team of very dedicated people and I am hugely grateful for everything they did to support me through that transition and for giving me the confidence and practical skills to build a career in music. It led to jobs at some of London’s top recording studios and to a career as a freelance engineer and producer. Thank you IMW.
Moses is now a producer and mixing engineer for major labels, independent artists and advertising agencies. He is also a partner at Nutopia Music who nurture artists at the early stages of their careers. He has worked on projects for Atlantic Records, the NHS, O2 and many others=
Main Man Mingle is a gay rapper and if you want to get an understanding of where he is coming from, he is providing the soundtrack to inspire, motivate and get you to move to. Mingle is a voice for all those who seek real talk on issues that affect us. His sound is mainly Hip Hop and RnB and Grime but he covers everything as he comes from a musical background as a Garage DJ. From that he likes to work with all different genres of music not just the "Urban" scene. He is really deep into his music with writing and producer skills. He has a HND (Diploma) in music production and is a sound engineer, he has his own sound and produces and writes for himself and others. He is passionate about equal rights for gays, the disabled and women and raises awareness on freedom of speech and human rights. “I left IMW with an L4 and L5 Diploma and more skills beyond any qualification can represent. I'm now running my own engineering and production site which lead to me running an international independent label. The teachers and admin staff are kind informative and professional.”
Main Man Mingle
I joined IMW for the Fast-track Music Production course and followed that up with HND in Music Technology. With that qualification I got into the University of West London and gained a BA (Hons) of Arts in Music Technology.
I believe IMW was a great choice for me, it gave me the opportunity to learn a lot in all aspects of Music Production, Studio Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Post-Production, Live Sound and DAW’s.
Having access to professional studios, a wide range of SSL desks including SSL Duality, SSL Matrix, and SSL Nucleus for individual work stations gave me a lot of confidence to develop my technical skills in all aspects of music production, recording, mixing and mastering.
I had the opportunity to study with renowned Teachers who were essential in order to develop my confidence, skills and to progress towards my goals within the music industry.
Since my graduation in 2017 I have been working with Live Sound. I work as an Audio Engineer for all kinds of corporate events and live shows. I am extremely happy with my career choices and the work I’ve been doing for the past years. The Music Production course at IMW was essential for me, I am very grateful for being part of the IMW Alumni’s family and I highly recommend IMW for anyone looking for a career within the music industry”.
Raphael Mello- Part of IMW’s Alumni Family
During his first year, Abdellah balanced his studies and busy performing schedule with his band at events such as the latest Boomtown Music Festival.
His band, Berber Diffusion, blends Amazigh pentatonic scales with Gnawa traditional music and Abellah says that his studies at IMW, “…helps me dig deep into the production processes of music and opens the door for me to collaborate and understand how to blend my traditional music with electronic music… Bringing my band, Berber Diffusion into IMW for a recording session has helped me understand all the tools needed for live recording, mixing and mixing"
Abdellah- 2nd year Degree Student
During his first year, Arthur progressed from intern to recording, mixing and mastering employee at Old Street Studios. Arthur is also a songwriter and musician.
Arthur- 2nd year Degree Student
During her first year, Alla, a seasoned singer songwriter and recording artist form Ukraine released her latest single and says, “Inspired by the amazing IMW Campus team in general and my tutors particularly, I started producing my own music. Recently I released the first track from my new solo project, Melong.”
Alla- 2nd year Degree Student
Brinck with Degree student Maxine
Grammy nominated LA singer-songwriter Brinck (on the left) dropped by IMW Campus to give the students the fantastic opportunity to record her in session.
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