Barnabas Babington

Barnabas Babington

COURSE: Music Industries

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Hello, I am Barnabas Babington a highly motivated, reliable and hardworking individual currently studying Media and Communications, specialising in Music Industries at Birmingham City University, in my final year. Throughout my 3 years at University, I have learnt a lot of transferable skills that will be vital for me in the professional world. Transferable skills such as, team work, flexibility, communication and meeting deadlines just to name a few. As well as learning new skills, I also expanded and improved on my media related skills. Before university I was using many Adobe software's and different video editing software's. After 3 years at university I can now use the different software's and programs very confidently and I now believe a lot more in my ability.

From a young age I have had a strong passion for music and the industry. I’ve always wondered how the industry works, how musicians make music. I love the behind the scenes and contractual side of music, as well as the pre-production and production of music. Marketing and promotion is another integral part of a musician as well as branding. While at times I have expanded my skills when it comes to different sectors in the music industry and I now have a greater understanding of how it works. I have ambitions of owning my own artist management company,with, Empire Management, QUALITY CONTROL MUSIC (QC), ROC NATION, BAD BOY RECORDS etc, being some of my inspirations.

For my major project I am going to create my own artist management company. Having worked with many independent artists and DJ’s and seen the progress they have made with my help it left me in no doubt that it is what I want to do full time once I finish university. During my 3 years at university I have networked and connected with a lot of individuals that will be important and useful for me in my professional career. I have connected with fellow creators and even signed musicians allowing me to get my foot in the door (music scene), now it’s my job to expand, build my brand, marketing myself to the right people and grow my own independent company.

Having done a lot of work experience with freelancers and companies in the music industry I have experienced the best of both worlds in terms of structure, roles and responsibilities of working in the music industries. With this experience in mind I now know what to expect once I leave university and embark on the next chapter of my life with my artist management company.

Here is a link to my online portfolio; https://barnabassbabington.wixsite.com/mysite

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Kezia Liddle

Kezia Liddle

COURSE: Music Industries

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I am a Media and Communications (Music Industries) student at Birmingham City University. As somebody who wants to work within the music industry, I have worked hard to develop a variety of skills which will be useful in potential media and music careers such as; event management, PR, graphic design, radio skills etc.

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Nathalie Juma

Nathalie Juma

COURSE: Music Industries

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Starting her journey at The BRIT School with Media and Film Production, Juma built a deep interest throughout her studies with music and events. Merging her talents with these three industries started from her photography and graphics. Gradually building her portfolio with artwork and headshots for musicians at her college whilst gaining work experience at places like Virgin EMI, BBH and Island Records. These self-taught skills would push her into meeting people within the urban/ afro music scene. From DJ's, managers, artists and promoters and organising events with BBC Concert Orchestra, Southbank Centre, RichMix and more.

Juma started cook-outs in first year with friends at her house. This built a way for people from the ACS (African Caribbean Society) community in her year to get to know and meet new people at university. Building a following and small team progressed onto Juma starting Katalyst. Managing events in Birmingham, Katalyst was set to build nightlife events for 18-25-year-olds who took a deep interest in the Afro-Caribbean/ Urban Music. Bringing her love for Music and Media production Juma held events at Suki10c, Tropical Delights and The Night Owl whilst at university.

Working with friends from university and her hometown (London) Katalyst has been used as a tool to help young creatives learn, connect and build a portfolio. Pushing and nurturing young talent; Katalyst has hosted DJs like DJ Emz (WestSide FM), DJ Lowkey Lowstar, DJ Teej, DJ Miller Black (Ms Banks Official DJ), DJ Buxley (BoxOut Sunday’s), DJ K Silver (Flohio’s Official DJ) and more.

Within the next year, Juma sets on progressing with her events, working in Marketing (in Music) and pushing her photography and graphic work.

*Please view the links on the side to see her portfolio in photography and graphics.

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Shaquilla Steer

Shaquilla Steer

COURSE: Music Industries

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Online Profile includes examples of my work: https://quillamay.wixsite.com/mysite

I am an upbeat and highly spirited individual now embarking on the next chapter in life. Finishing my academic studies at Birmingham City University where I have been studying Media and Communications (Music Industries). In my working experience over the years, I have been able to gain a vast amount of key transferrable skills such as working in a team, flexibility and meeting deadlines. I have also been able to improve on my media-related skills such as Photoshop for my photography, Video editing, and videography skills through creating music videos, Social Media Management on online platforms and Graphic Design as well as Event Planning, which I am confident enough to utilize in the work environment. I also have six years' experience of working in sales and customer service and am exceptionally driven and hardworking in every aspect of life.

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Olivia Barlow

Olivia Barlow

COURSE: Music Industries

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OLIVIA BARLOW
07542000268
oliviabarlow122@gmail.com

About me:
I am a confident and outgoing undergraduate Media and Communications student currently in my final year of study at Birmingham City University. Whilst at University my interests and studies have focused around the music industry, gender and sexuality and I aim to use what I have learnt to direct my career.
Having worked in events and marketing for a year prior to attending University I have wealth of experience which has benefited me both at University and whilst working alongside my degree. My current position is a Box Office / Customer Service assistant at The Ticket Factory and I aim to go full time and continue working to develop my career within the events / music industry after completing my degree.
As well as working within the industry, I heavily involve myself in the music scene within Birmingham by constantly attending local gigs. Having lived in Birmingham for a few years I know a wide range of people within the industry and I am always looking to network with new people.

ACHIEVEMENTS/NOTABLE WORK:

EXHALER:

Exhaler is an 'art-rock experiment from the Midlands exuding glistening melodies, lurching riffs and laments to being lost in space'. I have been a member of Exhaler since it first started in Year 7. Since then our sound has changed and we take inspiration from the neo-psychedelia of Wand, Pond and Post-animal, to the doom of the Melvins, the crunch of Queens of the Stone Age and the edged alt-rock of Pixies and the Wytches. Our band gig regularly around Birmingham and have recently started to secure a few more gigs in cities such as London and Bristol. Exhaler is independent and strictly DIY, we do everything – writing, recording, mixing, mastering, releasing – ourselves.

Abyssal Orbit EP:
During the summer of 2019, Exhaler released our first professionally done EP - Abyssal Orbit. Throughout the year we had worked hard to record all instruments and vocals whilst balancing University, jobs and other aspects of our lives. Being completely self-funded, we have worked hard as a band and are extremely happy with how it has turned out. The EP has 5 original tracks and is available to listen to on all major streaming services and I have also linked our Spotify and Band-camp profiles under the section - socials. After the success of the first EP, Exhaler are currently working steadily on a full length album which is due to come out some time during late 2020/early 2021.

Uncl Chump:
Uncl Chump is something exciting currently in the works. It is a start up collective where people can all come together to collaborate and use each others skills to benefit one another. Within the collective we have musicians, photographers, sound engineers and graphic designers who are all happy to help. Uncl Chump is currently creating social media, websites and a back catalogue to launch with so ... watch this space.

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Ben Heath

Ben Heath

COURSE: Music Industries

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Career Progression Plan at Fables Creative

https://benheathportfolio.wordpress.com/

Personal overview
My sociable attitude towards life helped me to obtain my job at Fables Creative. As soon as I moved to Birmingham from Suffolk for University I knew there would be a much wider range of work available to me and I would be able to get a job which I really enjoyed.
I knew that I didn’t want to continue working in bars, but that nightlife was a huge part of my life and something I wanted to be involved in my career. Therefore, I wasted no time in making as many links as possible and contacting clubs and promoters enquiring about any jobs they had going in the promotion/production sector. I then saw an advert from OUSE a night I had not yet been to but heard lots about and the artwork and production for all their events looked amazing. They were looking for promotors and maybe someone to help out in the work shop.
After an interview and a day trial shift Ollie (manager of fables and OUSE) offered me part time work in the work shop with Fables and to be a promoter for the OUSE party at Boxxed. This was after my first couple of weeks moving to Birmingham and I have been working with them ever since. I’m now a full-time worker for Fables Creative and the manager of the OUSE party which we now hold bimonthly in London. Our workshop has also recently moved to London as we are expanding the business.
My most valuable personal attributes include:
• Excellent Communication and networking skills
• Thrives under pressure
• Hands on approach to management
• Fast learner and good at teaching skills to others

Education
10 GCSE’s A-C
D*D*D* Grade in B-TEC Business
Currently in my final year of studying Media Communications, specialising in Events Management.

Employment history
I have an excellent work ethic and have always believed work is an important part of life, I’ve always had a job since the age of 15 when I could work at the local hardware shop in the village. As I got older I started to work behind bars. Then just before University I started a job at Plain English Kitchen Design where I learnt some painting and carpentry skills. This helped me to obtain my job with Fables Creative which has now become my career.
Goals
Short term:
• Complete arranging new workshop in most efficient way possible
• Complete 3 new courses: sign writing, graffiti, spray course
• Use networking skills to find new clients to aid expansion of business
Mid-term:
• Manage 3 jobs by myself, one in London, one abroad, and one festival build
• Become more confident at using a telehandler on site
• Improve the standard of our finished product using the new equipment in the workshop
Long term:
• Learn to design using CAD and find a replacement for myself as workshop manager so I can be in charge of designing jobs for Fables Creative
• To be a director at Fables Creative

Current skills, knowledge, and experience
Management experience
Carpentry and spray painting
Qualified to use a cherry picker and a telehandler on site
Excellent networking skills

Training and development requirements
Learn to use some sort of CAD (computer aided design) software and learn to be a designer.

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Blog Coming Soon

Blog Coming Soon

COURSE: Blog Journalism Journalism MA MA Media & Communication Media & Communication Media Production Media Production Music Industries Music Industries PR & Media PR & Media

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TITLE: Made in Wales

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Initial research for Made in Wales began when researching welsh designers, influences, materials, crafts and other traditionally welsh attributes. This laid the foundation for this spring/summer 2018 collection. Weaving patterns, prints and hand embroidery work has emerged from welsh crafts, welsh artists and welsh photography. The aim for the collection was for each piece to have a handmade and craft like feel, and not like it was mass produced. One of the main focuses of this collection was to modernize Wales. To recognize the target market and to be sure this collection would appeal to them. Taking inspiration from lingerie reports, the silhouettes will remain current and youthful making this brand trend driven and perfect to showcase the traditional side of Wales through fashion.

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