Music Explosion Special x Lewisham Live Festival

Online Industry Panel Chat and Q&As

Wednesday 19th May 2021, 4.30pm to 7.15pm

FREE entry via Zoom for ages 13-19



4.30pm – 5.15pm: Natalie Witts-Kilshaw

MUSICIANS’ UNION – 5 Top Tips for Young Musicians

The role of the Musicians’ Union, 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


The professionals who work at Metropolis Studios have enormous experience of working in the greatest recording environments. Technology has become so sophisticated that it needs to be balanced by the human touch. There is a need in recording, mixing and mastering great music to balance the demands of technology with a warm and supportive atmosphere and an environment that encourages people to relax, to connect with other artists and to be creative.

6pm – 7.15pm: Oggie

SINGER-SONGWRITER – Being an Artist and Touring

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 as he shares his journey to inspire yours.

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