CM is a youth and community music organisation that provides creative music making opportunities for people of all backgrounds. This is done through a diverse and exciting programme of courses, live gigs, informal training and events, including degree level music production and business training, free instrumental tuition, career development and support packages, music leader training courses and a whole host of live events. All of the programme is either free or very low cost.
CM aim to provide a safe, welcoming space where young people and adults can explore the music making opportunities available to them, try new things and develop a passion for music.
Musicianship on CM's The Creative Music Production and Business Foundation Degree
Patrick McCann is a classically trained pianist (over 15 years) and session keyboard/piano player. He is also a highly regarded live performer and can currently be found playing alongside UK Pop sensation, Britroyal.
The Creative Music Production and Business Foundation Degree (http://www.cmsounds.com/courses/creative-music-production-and-business-foundation-degree).
A two-year foundation degree providing industry-standard production skills and specialist support to create your own music business.
Entry based on experience and motivation
Previous qualifications not essential
Trained specialist tutors
Small class sizes
Loads of studio time
Almost half the price of normal degree costs
Fully supported by student loans system
This innovative and creative course is aimed at music producers and musicians who want to develop professional production and musicianship skills, and then go on to learn the business skills needed to create a sustainable career within the music industry. The course has been designed in response to the ever increasing demand for high quality practical and vocational training at a Higher Educational Level, by those wishing to develop their skills and experience in the music industry, both as a creative music maker and as a business entrepreneur. With excellent links to the music industry, it is a programme designed to firstly develop students’ creative and technological skills and ability, and then to focus on how students can channel these skills into their career and business development. This course is collaboration between CM Ltd – a vibrant and innovative music education and training company based in central London, City Of Westminster College and the University of Westminster. CM has a long standing tradition of training and artist development using up to date industry standard equipment and facilities. The University of Westminster has a thriving music department and commercial music degree with state-of-the-art recording studios and extensive library and IT facilities.
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Danielle Senior drops by CM to talk about life in the Music Industry
Danielle is currently studying the Music Leader Training Programme (EaT previously PTLLS)
She is fast-becoming a sought after vocalist & songwriter, notable for her versatile pop writing style.
Danielle began her career as an artist signed to AATW/Universal. Since then she has written & featured on a string of dance/pop crossover tracks, including “Chasing Shadows”, for the legendary dance producer/DJ Michael Gray. Released on Transmission Records, “Chasing Shadows” was championed as a Cool Cut and peaked at no.15 in the charts. Danielle has also enjoyed success as the lead writer & vocalist behind Dutch production group AurA. Together their releases made waves throughout the UK & Europe, with “Every Emotion” reaching no.17 in the UK Music Upfront Club Chart. The follow up “Wearing My Shoes” was signed to N.E.W.S Records for Benelux, & Andorfine in Germany respectively, with both releases licensed on various compilations throughout Europe. Other artist collaborations & credits include Plan B, Wretch 32, the Wideboys, & True Tiger.
As a writer, Danielle is unique in the sense that she spans most genres of music. Songwriting credits include the hit “Honeytrap”, for Asian Superstar Jolin Tsai, which peaked at number 3 in the national charts. As the lead single from Jolin’s album “Myself”, it helped catapult the album to no.1 for several weeks. The album became the fourth biggest selling album in Asia in that year. During this time Danielle also wrote “Safety Net” for Lin Yu Chun, dubbed Asia’s Susan Boyle. “Safety Net” was also used as part of a government campaign for peace. Other credits include MTV’s tv show ‘Awkward’ in the US, ‘The Voice’ in Belgium, ‘The Voice of China’ and Queensberry for Popstars Germany, amongst countless other song placements throughout Europe and Asia.
Danielle has worked with Labrinth (Tinie Tempah, Emile Sande), Tim Powell (Little Mix, Paloma Faith), Cutfather (The Saturdays, Kylie Minogue), and counts former Cheiron member & multi-platinum world-class songwriter/producer Andreas Carlsson as a consistent collaborator (Britney Spears, Katy Perry).
Danielle has attended the Waterfall Writing Camp in Norway, Phrased Differently in Sweden, and the notoriously selective D'Pop in Denmark, & currently works between London UK, Scandinavia and Los Angeles. is also a trained contemporary dancer, has a first-class degree in English Literature, and has studied Speech and Drama for the Prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
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