UK Music Announces Career Sessions for Music Academic Partnership

UK Music team up with BIY People &Talent to deliver a series of career sessions for students of UK Music's Music Academic Partnership

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22/04/200: UK Music team up with BIY People &Talent to deliver a series of career sessions for students of UK Music's Music Academic Partnership

Starting on Wednesday April 29th the sessions will give MAP students the chance to discuss a range of topics on careers with well-respected music business recruitment and career development specialists.

BIY People & Talent’s Silvia Gargiulo has worked across media recruitment for 20 years with time at Universal and Handle Recruitment to name but two. BIY have worked with: Sony Music, Kobalt, CAA, BMG, Beggars Group, 13 Artists and many more.

The first session focused on 'Top Tips', and was a success with 44 registered from eight MAP members and 31 students attending and getting valuable focussed online ‘face-to-face’ careers advice. The next two sessions featured practical advice on how to kick-start your career in the business side of the music industry, from creating a CV to real world interview tips. The upcoming sessions will feature discussions with the Sony Music Talent Acquisition team and Jessica Lee, the co-creator of The X-Percent, an organisation that creates people development programmes for companies. 

Subsequent sessions will look at a range of topics aimed at helping those about to graduate, with some guidance and advice during these testing times.

UK Music’s Director of Education & Skills Oliver Morris said:

“It’s always wonderful working with Silv and Soph of BIY People & Talent. They have such a range of knowledge and experience on guiding people on careers in the music industry. We’re really glad to be working with them at this time to deliver some solid advice to students about to leave university and enter the music industry.”

BIY People & Talent’s Founder Silv Gargiulo said: “We're really looking forward to working with UK Music, MAP members and their students. These online sessions will be a fantastic opportunity for us to give those about to leave education some practical ideas, hints and tips about what they can be doing to kick-start their careers during these tricky times and beyond.”

The sessions will run weekly from 29th April throughout May, with further sessions and lectures for MAP students from a range of specialists from across industry to be announced.


Upcoming Dates

Weds 20th May at 2pm // BIY People & Talent talk recruitment with Sony Music

Join us on Wednesday 20th May @ 2pm for a music business careers focused Q&A with the Sony Music Talent Acquisition team!  BIY People & Talent are delighted to be joined by the people you need to know if you want to work behind the scenes at RCA, Columbia, Black Butter, Syco Music, Ministry of Sound, The Orchard and more! They'll be sharing their insight and experience about what it takes to work in the business side of the music industry, as well as demystifying job roles within a label…some you'll have heard of already, and some you wont!  Don't miss this brilliant opportunity to hear what music business employers are really looking for!

Weds 27th May at 2pm // BIY People & Talent bring you The X-Percent session on developing your resilience

An online session all about developing your personal resilience with Silv from BIY and Jessica Lee, a brilliant business psychologist and co-creator of The X-Percent.The X-Percent build people development programmes for companies and individuals the music business and beyond. We'll explain why resilience is so important in uncertain times, look at how to find it, how to build it and how to keep it!  This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a key skill you'll use not only in your career, but throughout your life!


How to register?

If you are a student at a MAP institution (see list here) and would like to register for the online sessions please e-mail


Find out more about MAP

If you would like further information on joining MAP as an institution or are a MAP student and would like to discuss these sessions please contact

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