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Westminster music alumnus lands a job as an assistant to music producer Johnny McDaid

Music 16 May 2017

Max Marlow, Commercial Music BA alumnus and music intern at the University of Westminster, was offered a job as an assistant to music producer, songwriter and member of rock band Snow Patrol Johnny McDaid.

McDaid wrote the number one single Shape of You for Ed Sheeran and produced tracks for Harry Styles, Carina Round, Ingrid Michaelson, Gary Go, Example, Birdy, Kodaline, Rudimental, Biffy Clyro and Rosi Golan. His songs have been featured on many television shows, including One Tree Hill, The Hills, Pushing Daisies, and Defying Gravity.

Max will join McDaid at his music studios in Kew called Fieldwork. He said: “It's a very exciting time for me as this opportunity means I will go straight into working on A list sessions with top class engineers, producers, writers and artists. I am really grateful for the support I've had from the music tech team at Harrow campus as they've really helped get my audio engineering chops ready for the level that is required in commercial studios.”

Learn more about studying on the Commercial Music BA course at the University of Westminster.

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