Why I Chose BIMM

Why I Chose BIMM – Amy Wildsmith

10th July 2017

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Introduce Yourself…
My name is Amy Wildsmith and I’ve just finished my second year in Music Business.

How did I get started?
I wasn’t originally going to come to BIMM as I was going to move from my hometown of Sheffield to London to study at UEL on a completely different course. I decided to come down to Brighton with my mum for one of the open days just to see what BIMM was like, and that day changed all of my current plans and here I am two years later knowing that I made the best decision.

What has been my Highlight so far at BIMM?
There have been many moments from these last two years that have been highlights for me but there are two major ones that I can’t choose between. One has to be when I worked at The Great Escape for the first time and I was invited down to the production after-party with the team I was working with. The other highlight was during first year when me and a group of my best friends put on our first gig at BLEACH on February 1st 2016 with the band FUR headlining – we managed to sell out BLEACH completely. I’ll never forget that night, probably because I ended up on stage with them.

What advice would I give to future students on your course?
My advice would to be to put yourself forward for everything that comes your way. When you get an opportunity just take it, whether you feel like you want to or not! Another thing that I would say has helped me a lot is having friends on other courses. As you’re on the business course, you don’t mix with the musicians as none of your classes cross paths whereas all the musicians have some classes together. The best thing for you to do is to befriend as many people on other courses as you can as they will definitely be able to help you throughout your years at BIMM. They’ve definitely helped me.

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Sarah-Louise Burns

After studying Ba(Hons) Photography, Sarah has worked in Social Media Marketing since 2013 - she's now part of the BIMM Social Media Team, and is photographer for the Who, What, Why series.