BSc (Hons) Music and Sound Technology, 2016

Vicky currently works at Sony Music UK as a Senior Production Manager in the video production team. After graduating in 2016, she moved quickly into working at a local events company, then to Warner Music UK as a Production Assistant in their video production team. Over time she learnt the art of music video production and was then promoted to Junior Producer.

After almost 2 years at Warner, she moved down the road to Sony, and started as the Production Manager for the team. In March, she was promoted to Senior Manager – becoming the youngest Senior Manager at Sony Music UK. Now she works alongside the Head of Department to oversee the video production team.

Vicky Smith headshot

Career tips for music industry:

  • Put yourself out there and meet everyone you can
  • Go to everything you're invited to within the industry you want to work in. It's the best way to make contacts
  • Learn, ask questions, watch
  • Don't feel bad if you don't know how to do something, or if someone points out a mistake, you're not expected to know everything
  • Don't leave your work to the last minute. If something is important, do it straight away
  • Be positive, be friendly, be helpful – don't make people feel bad for asking for your help or not understanding something you've told them