Making Music


12 Creative people in total for Making Music


Steve recommends working with a local band as a way to gain production experience.

Steve Levine, record producer

Steve started out as a trainee tape operator in 1975. He went on to become an award-winning producer, working with the likes of the Beach Boys and Culture Club. He talks about his journey in production.


Leroy was encouraged by his tutors to play music in his local area as a way of practising performance.

Leroy Rahman, tech music student

Leroy is a musician who completed a course at London's Tech Music School. He talks about being taught by Amy Winehouse's drummer and gives advice for people who also want to get into music.


Music management is a tough industry and you have to be committed to your artists.

Chris Collins, band manager

Chris Collins has a long background working with artists in roles that see him travelling the world. He shares what the music industry is really like and why it's a great place to be.


Bryan Grant, MD, Britannia Row Productions

For the past 40 years Bryan Grant has been managing director of Britannia Row Productions, who provide audio equipment and technicians for concerts and events around the world.


Tony Morrison, promoter and producer

Tony works as a promoter, producer and project manager. He offers five tips for succeeding at his job.


JD Hawksley, audio visual technician

JD, from Manchester, has worked as a technician since he was 21. He has no formal tech qualifications but has built up a wealth of experience.


Dan Howson, Event Producer & Youth Worker

Dan Howson, event producer

After finding it difficult to access information about careers in event production, Dan set up a company to help future generations.


John Douglass, head of special projects

John worked at Access To Music and the Armstrong Learning Group, but now works freelance in business and education. He also runs a small label, as well as continuing with song-writing and performing.


Mark Collins, musical director

Mark is a freelance musical director, with both TV and stage credits on his CV. He is also a musical arranger, composer, and vocal coach.


Kid Circus, DJ and producer

Kid starting singing in a vocal group with a couple of friends and is now an established DJ and promoter.


Graham Coatman, musical director

Graham Coatman works as a composer, musical director and pianist. He also lectures and is artistic director of a music festival.


Neil Butler, artistic director

Neil Butler set up Brighton's famous, and sadly now closed, Zap Club. The former drama teacher specialises in running outdoor festivals and events.


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