BIMM Cities


12th October 2017


With the first official term of BIMM Birmingham now in full-swing, we’ve rounded up some tasty student discount deals to save you freshers some of that precious cash on instruments, accessories, rehearsals and recordings!  

PMT Birmingham

Professional Music Technology is one of the most impressive music retailers in the entire country. And you lot are lucky enough to have it practically on your doorstep! What’s more, they’re offering a special BIMM discount available instore with a student card. So, whether it’s drums, guitars, amps, P.A equipment, microphones or accessories you’re after, these guys have you covered and then some!

Shades Music

Shades is a tuition and instrument repair centre based at 214-218 Ancestor Road. They sell beginner and intermediate instruments as well as accessories such as guitar picks, stands reeds and strings. They’re open from 2pm – 7.30pm Monday – Friday and 9:30am until 6pm on Saturdays. Currently, they’re offering 10% student discount on everything in store (excluding books).

And if you’re looking for a bit of extra tuition on the side, they even offer every fourth session for free with block bookings!

Rain Studios

Just a 10 minute bus journey from Shades, you’ll find the newly opened Rain Rehearsal Studios. Based in Kings Heath, they’re currently offering a 10% student discount on their lovely rehearsal space. On top of other offers, they’re also running a special deal – Buy 3 rehearsal slots and get another completely free! How’s that for a bargain?

Head Records

Based in Leamington Spa, this awesome record store specialise in selling CD’s, vinyl, second hand vinyl, DVD, Blu-Ray, turntables and headphones – all with a five star service. Come and meet the team and speak to them direct about an exclusive BIMM Student Discount.


James Watts

Social Media Assistant, Professional Bassist and Music Journalist. Career highlights include performing at some of the UK's premier music festivals, recording in Abbey Road and interviewing Debbie Harry.