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Louis Brown

Studied: BA (Hons) Music Management & Artist Development, 2013
Role: Digital Consultant and Project Manager at Island Records / Universal Music Group

From achieving a great track record to recording a great track...

Island Records is part of Universal Music Group - and is one of the most prestigious record labels in the history of British music. Having signed superstars such as Bob Marley and U2, the label has been making history since it formed over 50 years ago.

"I work at Universal Music (or more specifically, Island Records) as a Digital Consultant and Project Manager. I support the digital and marketing teams, looking after online realms - from advertising and social media to new business.

"My degree from Bucks New University has helped me enormously, as a lot of industry experts recognise Bucks as being great for producing talent within music. As several people at Island Records went down a similar route to me, it's good to be part of an alumni network of sorts, with people I can relate to.

"My degree's also developed my ability to network better, as well as taught me an industry-standard level of information. Bucks really laid down the foundations for this job. The lecturers are very willing to give you the opportunity to network and the space to develop your own business ideas - whether that's helping an artist or starting a new label. Bucks has really helped me get to where I am now.

"The time I spent at Bucks has also given me the confidence to go out there and speak to the right people in the music industry. It wasn't just sitting in lectures and learning - I was encouraged to go to conferences, network and immerse myself in that world. It wasn't about being told what to do. I was doing it, too.

"I'd advise diving into your degree. Don't be scared - even if you feel you don't have any experience or knowledge. You have to throw yourself in and make it happen. My time at Bucks was unforgettable!"

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