BIMM London is pleased to announce that it is the Official Education Partner of the Heavy Music Awards (HMAs), 2019.
The third annual Heavy Music Awards, which takes place on Thursday 22 August 2019 at the O2 Forum, London, celebrates heavy music of all forms with awards in categories such as Best Live Band, Best Festival and Best Album.
BIMM London is extremely pleased to be teaming up with the alternative music event of the year for the third time in a row since its launch in 2017.
The partnership not only shows BIMM’s support for the heavy music landscape, but also offers a selection of our music business and event management students the opportunity to engage with the event directly, assisting in the organisation and implementation behind the scenes of the event.
Leo Nicholas, BIMM’s Head of Industry Liaison and Careers, said, “BIMM are proud to be the lead education partner of the Heavy Music Awards for the third year running, continuing to support all corners of contemporary music, without exception.
From year to year it has been a pleasure to see the awards grow in popularity, size and stature. At the heart of what makes the partnership so special is the having our students intern with the HMAs team, allowing them to gain real world, music event experience in one of the world’s most passionate and committed genres.”
Former BIMM Student Domonkos Gargyan – who took part in the scheme in 2018 and now works for Academy Music Group – said, “Working at the Heavy Music Awards last year was an amazing opportunity.
“On the day of the event, I got to work very closely with the main organisers, which provided a great insight into the operations of a major event of this sort. I was also lucky enough to meet some of my favourite musicians and chaperone them around.
Moreover, anyone who works in heavy music is quite likely to be there. The amount of networking I did in just one night was insane!”
Heavy Music Awards co-founder Andy Pritchard said, “We’re immensely proud that BIMM is back for a third year. Since the beginning of our partnership we have worked hard to give students some tangible experience, and many of them have gone on to find roles throughout the industry.
It has always been a huge part of our mission to make sure the HMAs are offering genuine value to everyone involved – from established artists to those just taking their first steps into this incredible scene – and we feel this partnership embodies that philosophy.
We cannot overstate just how excited we are to play our part in championing these amazing students who will unquestionably form the backbone of tomorrow’s music industry.”
Look out for further announcements shortly as this year’s students embark on their journey towards HMA19 at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London on 22 August.
Photo c/o Heavy Music Awards – Featuring Black Peaks with BIMM Graduate guitarist Joe Gosney (left)