Scott Cattell

Scott Cattell

Video Release Manager at Universal Music, working closely with VEVO

Scott studied Music at Canterbury Christ Church University and is now Video Release Manager at Universal Music, working closely with VEVO.

"My passion for playing the piano and the Broadstairs campus, which is specifically designed for music making, led to my study at Canterbury Christ Church University. The quality of facilities and the quiet campus atmosphere really appealed to me and allowed me to develop my creative ‘bug’ for music.

The course was great; I found the music business module crucial to my career and wouldn’t have the industry knowledge I needed otherwise. The course also enabled me to make an album, with experience of writing recording and producing to add to my list of skills and achievements. I found that my extracurricular activities were just as important as my course; I played in a band throughout my time at University, with gigs at galleries, churches and at the University itself.

My path to my now amazing job has not always been plain sailing. I started with an unpaid internship that led to a full time job and while it was insightful, I felt I quickly had to move on and after a succession of roles, became a digital assistant to a video release manager. A move from EMI Music to Universal Music provided me with an introduction to a world-wide way of working, with recent work trips to Argentina and Berlin.

My advice to those wanting a career in the music industry is to get as much work experience as you can before graduating - start straight away. Start the job hunting process before you leave university and get some interview practice whilst you are there – and don’t worry if your first experience of work isn’t a completely positive one! "

 

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