Music Explosion Special x Lewisham Live
May 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:15 pm BST
offering insights into the music business
This special edition of music panel chat and Q&As with music industry experts is designed for 13-19 year old musicians, producers, engineers & everyone wanting to know more about a career in music. Hosted by The Midi Music Company.
4.30pm-5.15pm: Natalie Witts-Kilshaw – Musicians Union
The role of the Musicians’ Union (MU), how it supports young UK musicians and 5 x Top Tips, including copyright, contracts, royalties and providing advice to help you navigate the music business.
Prior to working at the MU Natalie Witts-Kilshaw, a jazz graduate from TrinityLaban, was a freelance trombone player, educator and arranger and enjoyed a busy freelance career for over 15 years playing and recording with a veritable who’s who of the pop, jazz and classical world, performing on numerous west end shows including Dreamgirls, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Young Frankenstein and The Scottsboro Boys and writing and arranging music for various ensembles. Natalie now looks after the interests of MU members working in London, including advice relating to the music industry, copyright, live, teaching, legal advice, member representation and career advice
5.30pm-6.15pm: Metropolis Studios
Top tips on studio engineering
The Metroloplis team’s philosophy has always been to strive to create a unique environment for others who share their love of music. Between the many professionals who work together at today’s complex, they have enormous experience of working in the greatest recording environments in the world, and know that technology has become so sophisticated in our industry that it needs to be balanced by the human touch.
6.30pm-7.15pm: Oggie – Singer & Songwriter
Life of an artist, touring, adapting, surviving and manifesting your dreams
From being a recording artist in his own right to touring with The Jacksons as a backing vocalist, Oggie’s career in music has taken him on many musical journeys which all began with growing up in South East London. Join Oggie in sharing his journey to inspire yours.
The Midi Music Company (MMC) is a pioneering music education and talent development charity, founded 26 years ago by Executive Director Wozzy Brewster OBE FRSA. It champions excellence through its programmes to nurture the musical talent of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people aged 11-30, empowering them with the skills and confidence to seek careers in music and the creative industries.
Lewisham Live Festival creates unique opportunities for children & young people to showcase and develop their talents in the performing arts. Young people have the chance to create brand new work, develop new skills and perform in some of the most prestigious arts establishments in the borough.
Joining the event
Zoom invitations will be emailed on the morning of Wednesday 19th May 2021. Please register using the same email you want to use to join the event.
Find out more about MMC’s new 10-week term of music courses for all ages 11+, starting 27 April 2021.
Donate & support MMC: www.themidimusiccompany.co.uk/donate