I am a highly experienced songwriter and academic, dedicated to combining quality higher education with expert industry training in contemporary songwriting. I am passionate about equality, creativity and personal development. With a background in the commercial music business, I now have a particular interest in the non-commercial research based purposes for songwriting including therapeutic songwriting.
I am Head of Songwriting at ICMP and Programme Leader for the Masters Songwriting. I am also a Director at The F List, a Partner at a new Creative Coaching Firm, ‘In The Blood’, an External Examiner in Songwriting for Post Graduate Study at Leeds College of Music, and a writing and performing artist researching new applications for Songwriting as ‘Liberty’s Mother’ working with UK Charity Tommy’s and with the APPG for Baby Loss Awareness at Westminster.
In my position as Head of Songwriting at ICMP, I oversee and run events in London, recruit and manage creative faculty and manage Industry and Education partnerships in the International World of Songwriting including; The Bluebird Café Nashville, The Ivors, Belmont University Nashville, Berklee College of Music, Malmo Institute in Sweden and many London Labels, Publishers, Managers & Artists. I am also the UK lead for the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International.
I am currently engaged in new research into ‘Why We Write Songs’ which will result in a book for 2022.
Sophie Daniels | Songwriting Courses | ICMP Music School
Sophie Daniels is Head of Songwriting at ICMP where she founded the songwriting provision in 2004. Her early career was in songwriting, performing, teaching and the record industry, holding marketing roles at the major labels; Sony UK and S Records where she worked directly for Simon Cowell.
Why We Write Songs II – Songwriting Studies
Sophie Daniels is Head of Songwriting at ICMP in London where she founded the songwriting provision in 2004. Her early career was in songwriting, performing, teaching and the record industry, holding marketing roles at the major labels; Sony UK and S Records where she worked directly for Simon Cowell.
Directors of The F-List I The F-List Directory of UK Female+ Musicians I Search for Musicians I The F-List Directory of UK Female Musicians
Diana Roberts. Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music, classical music careers expert and entrepreneurship tutor “This initiative marks the beginning of an exciting and necessary shift in the structure of the music industry.It’s wonderful to be onboard as a Director, and to continue supporting musicians’ careers through The F-List.”
My name is Sophie Alagna. You may know me as ‘Sophie Daniels’ (my professional name), ‘Cosmo’s Mum’, ‘Rocco’s Mum’ or ‘Alessandro’s Wife’, but it is very unlikely that you know me as ‘Liberty’s Mother’… and yet, that is not only who I am, but I often think that it is the most important part of my identity.