Music producer, musician and studio engineer: these are just three of the multitude of jobs held by serial music entrepreneur Roo Pigott, co-founder of MusiCode and Founding Director of Roo Pigott Publishing who came to speak to our students on 25th February.
Roo, who has been in bands since he was a teenager, started his career supporting Pulp on tour when he was just 14. Over the course of his twenty years in the industry, he has run various venues across Sheffield, produced numerous punk and world music artists in his own studio, managed numerous bands, started his own music publishing company and is currently working on a project which allows music content owners to connect with potential customers via their mobile phones. He was also recently chosen as one of the UK’s top 42 entrepreneurs under 42 by Insider Media.
Roo spent nearly an hour and a half talking about the various trials and tribulations he has faced during his time working in the music industry, as well as providing our students with some invaluable pieces of advice on how to forge their own successful careers.