On a weekly basis we hold a Masterclass at ELAM. Masterclasses provide the opportunity for established and up-and-coming professionals from the Music Industry and Creative Sector to work with our Trainees and share some valuable insights. To date Masterclass guests have included:

  • Joel Culpepper - Musician
  • Jools Butterfield - Lovebox Festival Organiser
  • Kano - Actor/Rapper
  • Orlando von Einsiedel - Oscar Nominated Film Director
  • Plan B - Actor/Rapper
  • Rita Ora - Artist (Click here to watch the video)
  • Taichi Kimura - Award Winning Music Video Director
  • Alex Depledge - Entrepeneur
  • Annie Mac - BBC Radio 1 DJ/Presenter
  • Clive Cawley - Director of Virgin EMI
  • David Joseph CBE - CEO of Universal Music UK
  • David Laub - Music Manager
  • David Rodigan MBE - BBC Radio DJ/Presenter
  • Helena Antoniou - Label Manager of MTA Records
“The pleasure of going across to ELAM on a few occasions to chair planning meetings and get the trainees priceless and unbiased opinion on our artists and business has proved invaluable and an education in both directions. The Trainees we’ve had within the label for work placements have also shown great enthusiasm and added no end of spice to our internal machinations, hopefully some of those will end up here on a permanent basis in and help mould our business for the future”.
— Clive Cawley, Managing Director Virgin EMI