Downtown Music Publishing is known the world over for its star-studded roster of musicians. From GRAMMY-winning songwriters Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco to international stars Yoko Ono and Bruce Springsteen. The New York City company is revered across the industry, so you can probably imagine how excited we are to share the news that BIMM Dublin graduate Peter Walsh has landed his dream role at the firm’s London office.
Peter, who studied Vocals at our Dublin college, graduated in 2016 before moving to New York to embark on a career in The Big Apple. Before long, he had secured an internship in the Licensing and Administration department at Downtown’s Lower Manhattan office. It was here that he worked his way up to an assistant role, before being offered his Creative Associate title in London. Speaking to BIMM, the Dublin-born rising star revealed how his role had changed before opening up about his current responsibilities, which include presenting to clients and artists.
He told BIMM: “Our sync department is almost like a family, we have such regular contact with the worldwide team that the role really calls for just having all hands on deck and helping each other out as much as possible for any ongoing projects the global team has going on. There’s also a pretty heavy overlap with the A&R department here, so we have a bit of a presence in that realm too.”
Incidentally, Peter isn’t the only member of our BIMM alumni to join Downtown after studying with us. The international firm also counts BIMM London graduate Izzy Bizu as one of their clients. So, has Peter’s time with us influenced his professional life? We had to find out!
“There are a couple of things I took that really stuck with me. The first was the constant encouragement to network and flex your creative skill-set with your peers. Gig with people, write with people, sing with people, brainstorm, etc. The music industry worldwide is a pretty small place; you never know where the person sitting beside you, or you yourself will be in a couple of years,” he revealed.
The future looks exciting for Peter, as it does for so many of our BIMM students, many of whom have gone on to achieve fantastic success since leaving the college. As you can see, an education at BIMM really is the first step to a prosperous career in music – whatever your profession or interest! Want to find out more about studying here? Visit: www.bimm.co.uk.