TG editor Stephen Lawson dropped in to Bristol's all new music school BIMM last week to teach musicians about the journalistic side of rock and roll.
As TG Editor, Stephen is responsible for the development of thousands of fledgling guitarists, is a gigging musician and has over a decade of journalism experience under his belt. His masterclass was one of the most popular yet among the musicians at BIMM Bristol
BIMM Bristol launched in September 2008 following the success of the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM Brighton), where The Kooks, Beth Rowley and Elliot Andrews from the Kate Nash band can be found among the alumni.
Steve’s masterclass covered topics essential to anyone trying to get column inches for their music, such as how to present your demo, how to write a biography, what it takes to be a music journalist and how to make your work stand out from the crowd.
“I think it’s important that young musicians realise how many options are open to them in terms of careers that involve their musical knowledge and skill. For example, magazines like Total Guitar are often reliant on experts as much as they are trained journalists."
BIMM is run by musicians for musicians and offers those who are serious about a career in the music industry a chance to study for a range of qualifications in guitar, bass, drums, vocals, song writing, keyboard, live sound and tour management and music business marketing.
Visit www.youtube.com/user/bimmtv to see an interview with Stephen at BIMM Bristol.