Andy Derrick, Birmingham Music Network, 2011
Andy is an award winning and active professional across the creative industries with a particular interest in the music industry. As a gifted communicator and armed with a positive belief that everyone can achieve the highest professional standards, the last few years have seen him engaged as a dynamic programme leader, training manager and guest speaker.
Andy has delivered talks and speeches to musicians and music businesses from those studying at schools and colleges to professionals at large industry events such as Gigbeth, the BBC Radio 2 OnSong Festival and the Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
“Andyʼs breadth of knowledge of the industry from inside, combined with his relaxed style of delivery made for a great learning experience for my Music Technology students.” – Dr. Simon Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, BCU
“He has a great knowledge and command that you would expect from a professional musician…very knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of the music industry and he is in a unique position to be able to understand the issues on all sides of the table as well as give accurate, candid and unbiased opinions.” - Nick Dunn, Managing Director, Horus Music Ltd.
“Andy Derrick gave a guest lecture on his perspective of the Music Industry. His knowledge and approach was fresh and challenging, and welcomed by the students. So much so, we asked him back…” – Mark Thorley, Programme Leader, Coventry University