Why I Chose BIMM

Why I Chose BIMM – Amy Pirie

27th June 2017

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My name is Amy Pirie, I’m 21 years old and originally from York. I decided to take two years off before I went to university, this gave me the opportunity to gain experience within the music industry. I worked at Leeds Festival twice and then got the incredible opportunity to go on a month long national tour with a band called Rat Boy. This is what made me choose music business, I wanted to learn about all aspects of the industry and to know how everything works. I’d got some hands-on experience already so I decided I wanted the educational side as well. BIMM was the obvious choice for me, it’s an industry in itself and I loved it as soon as I stepped through the doors.

Since starting BIMM, myself and a few others have created a promotions company called Generation MCR. We focus on discovering and showcasing unsigned bands and artists. I was approached by a member of The Big Slice who had attended some of our previous Generation MCR shows and saw what a success they had been. I was given a proposal of hosting an audition process and certain aspects of the festival itself. I believed this would be a great opportunity to expose Generation to a wider audience. Without the support of BIMM Manchester I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this

As for my dream career after BIMM I am still unsure, I’m enjoying discovering all aspects of the industry. I have a passion for live events so that brings me to promotion as I love what I’m doing with Generation, but I’ve always seen myself as an artist manager. I am also active in bringing women into the industry and I want to be a role model for that myself.

Author

Sarah-Louise Burns

Having been part of the BIMM Marketing Team since 2016, Sarah has been working in Social Media Marketing since 2013. She Graduated the University of Hertfordshire in BA(Hons) Photography and Media Business and has a keen interest in the power of social media.