Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Sam Broadbent, I’m a BA2 Music Business student at BIMM Manchester and an artist, event & tour manager.
How did you get started?
I did various jobs in my hometown of Scunthorpe, I loved music and became obsessed with the idea of being able to work in the Music Industry. It started out in a Radio Management job I was lucky enough to get at the time, from there I worked on events and started managing bands in my local area. I noticed there wasn’t much going on music wise in my area and hoped there’d be opportunities in a bigger city. I started trying to run things freelance while I decided what I wanted to do and finally realised that a university course would be right for me.
Why did you choose BIMM Manchester?
Everything up to the point of joining BIMM I’d taught myself, when looking for Music Business courses I wanted to ensure that the course and institute I’d be going to would be 100% worth my time. Almost immediately I came across BIMM that boasted huge connections in the music industry along with in depth knowledge that I couldn’t teach myself. Also, because BIMM specialised in music and networking, it was everything I wanted to go into, I knew that unlike other universities I would gain full support during and after the course in the search for the correct career for me.
What has been your highlight at BIMM?
I love masterclasses, it’s great to know big names in the industry are more than happy to come in and share their experiences with younger talent wanting to eventually fill their shoes. My favourite guests so far would have to be Chuck D, Frank Turner and Shaun Ryder.
What advice would you give to future students on your course?
Don’t waste any opportunities, take every chance given to you because it could take you down a million different paths into what you could be doing for the rest of your life.