Ellie Palmer

"I learnt to not be shy about being a female producer, and to be confident knowing I was good enough to get a degree in Production!"

Ellie Palmer holding keyboard

Ellie Palmer - BA (Hons) Music (Production)

Ellie Palmer is an ambitious music production graduate, editor, writer, pianist, and composer. 

Ellie graduated from the BA (Hons) Music (Production) course in 2017 and, after studying a Journalism module as part of her LCoM study, is now a freelance writer of music content and journalism.

What has been the most important thing you’ve learned at LCoM?

I’ve learned how to network and make contacts - knowing a lot of people in the music industry is a priceless asset to have. A lot of the time, you will know someone who will know someone who works for someone you want to work with. You can use your networking to try to get that opportunity.

What are you doing now you’ve graduated?

I'm currently based in Leeds and have been writing freelance for a couple of months. I'm searching for a music industry job, something in music content or journalism. I did a big journalism module at LCoM so that's what's got me interested in creating content. I'm also doing some freelancing session work as a keyboardist and film composer.

Ellie Palmer

Is there anything you’ve encountered over the last few years that has really made you push yourself?

Learning that literally every other student is as good as you are. You always need to push people for opportunities and always ask unapologetically about vacancies and things like that.

I learnt to not be shy about being a female producer, and to be confident knowing I was good enough to get a degree in Production!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given at LCoM?

To take advantage of opportunities. You never know what you might miss if you don’t take the opportunity right in front of your eyes. Even if it requires a lot of work, just go for it.

What has been the best project you’ve worked on during your degree?

The best project I did was working with Hannah Young on my final year album. Extremely challenging but 100% worth it.

Ellie Palmer sitting at desk

What has been the biggest challenge and how has this helped you develop?

The biggest challenge was my final third year big project. There was so much work to do in a short space of time, on top of all my other assignments. This taught me about time management.

What is your favourite LCoM memory?

Watching all the third year pop recitals and seeing how far everyone had come since first year!

What advice would you give to others thinking of applying to your course at LCoM?

I would say, get involved as much as you can, especially LCoM events and opportunities to gig around the city. Just get yourself out there and have fun.

How would you describe your experience at LCoM in three words?

Valuable, Fun, Rewarding


 

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