Christmas single aims to bring communities together

December 21, 2018 in News

Three Surrey based organisations team up to bring people of all backgrounds, race and religions together in time for Christmas…

Female vocal group

ACM launches new songwriting pathway

November 25, 2017 in News

Contemporary music academy will offer songwriting at diploma level from both their Guildford campus and their recently opened Birmingham campus…

BASCA Chairman Crispin Hunt (left) and Nathan Morgan

ACM’s BASCA scholarship winner announced

July 29, 2017 in Competitions, News

Nathan Morgan is 2017 recipient of the exclusive award and will start a free three-year Songwriting and Artist Development programme…

Skunk Anansie

ACM launches Skunk Anansie scholarship

June 19, 2017 in News

The rock band will select a student to go on one of the academy’s degree courses, worth up to £27,000…

Piano keys

10 tips for getting started as a songwriter

March 19, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

ACM’s Ivor Novello-winning songwriting tutor goes back to basics with advice for anyone wanting to get their creative juices flowing…

Frank Turner and ACM students in Guildford

Frank Turner’s ACM Masterclass

March 8, 2017 in Events

An Academy of Contemporary Music student reports on a recent talk by the punk-folk songwriter who doesn’t mince his words…

ACM Christmas song

What is your favourite Christmas song?

December 22, 2016 in Features, Interviews

ACM was visited by several wise songwriters and asked for their pick of festive track and their New Year’s resolution…

Arjelevez Maxwell

First Freddie Mercury Scholarship awarded

September 22, 2016 in News

Inaugural scholarship will enable Arjelevez Maxwell to study for a degree in Music Industry Practice at London’s famous Metropolis Studios…

Ivan Proctor

ACM announces 2016 BASCA scholarship

April 23, 2016 in News

With one lucky student having their courses fees funded in their entirety, ACM is looking out for a songwriting superstar…

Shure Vocal Mastery

Vocal Mastery: Performance & Recording

November 11, 2015 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Erika Footman and Steven Wilkinson present two workshops from Shure’s recent Vocal Mastery series offering tips for vocalists and singer-songwriters…


Metropolis Studios to host live session

November 1, 2015 in Events, News

This Tuesday sees another artist showcase night at the London recording studio, featuring Ivan Proctor, Natalie Shay, K-Syran and rumHoney…

Shure Vocal Mastery

Shure announces new vocal contest

September 27, 2015 in Competitions, Events, Gear, News

The mic manufacturer’s European arm begins a Vocal Mastery competition to win gear, an ACM masterclass and Metropolis Studios session…

ACM & Metropolis Studios

Metropolis Studios champions unsigned artists

August 14, 2015 in Events, News

The West London recording studio facility joins forces with Academy Of Contemporary Music to launch the talent showcase Metropolis Rising…

Mike Batt

Interview: Mike Batt

July 15, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The man behind The Wombles’ chart success, the writing of Art Garfunkel’s ‘Bright Eyes’ and the discovery of Katie Melua…