Both artists have documented their time in the studio, tagging the college on their social media – Novelist, in particular, has relaunched his Instagram account solely using photos of him in action at LCCM! It isn’t just Novelist and Kojey who have been benefiting from the studio access, LCCM students have been engineering the sessions, learning valuable skills and building relationships with the artists.

This is part of a new push by the college to capitalise on their position in the industry now that lockdown restrictions have been eased, with more artists booked in over the coming months.

 “We have industry-leading facilities at the Music Box coupled with an unbeatable central London location” says JD Donovan, Creative Industries Liaison at LCCM. “Over the past 12-18 months we have been building strong relationships right across the music business with our outreach and student and graduate successes.

“It is great to have cream-of-the-crop artists passing through to use the Music Box as well as linking up with our students engineering the sessions. LCCM isn’t just a music college – it is a creative hub and it’s brilliant to see the very top levels of the UK music industry now recognising this.”

Speaking on career development, he said: “You build careers by creating real-world opportunities for students to get involved – building their confidence and belief in themselves. Major artists recognise and appreciate hard graft, so it’s great to see them making connections with students, even messaging via WhatsApp about beats and tracks! LCCM doesn’t mass-farm musicians – we align with the industry and place that synergy at the heart of what we do.”

With more artists booked in over the summer, it caps an exciting few weeks for the college after their sector-leading results in the National Student Survey (NSS).