Tuesday 27th October 2015


The event, which was curated by us in association with KID talks, took place at the Gibson Showrooms in London and was designed to help young people gain a valuable insight into the inner workings of the music industry.

Hosted by pop singer Elyar Fox, the event began with an informative Q&A with singer-songwriter Nicola Roberts, legendary music executive Alan McGee, music manager Charli Scott, Kilimanjaro promoter Steve Tilley and music PR Emma Van Duyts. It was followed by creative workshops led by the speakers where young people had the chance to be hands on by taking part in various activities, ranging from songwriting to preparing promotional materials for the launch of a new band.

The session saw industry professionals come together to provide expert knowledge and guidance to young people looking to forge a career in the music industry.

Attendees were also treated to delicious candy floss supplied by our friends at Naughty By Nature.

Siobhan Dunn, our Chief Executive, said:

At Teenage Cancer Trust we feel very lucky to have the support of our friends and ambassadors in the music and entertainment industries, who all play their part in helping us provide vital support to young people with cancer. Music is very important to many young people with cancer. It can help them through the hard times while also providing a sense of normality during their treatment.  

"By bringing some of our friends from the industry together for this special event we hope to provide expert advice to young people who are interested in breaking into the music business. Listen Learn: Music is the perfect place to learn about the industry with plenty of exclusive insights and tips on how to get your foot in the door. We are delighted to be able to offer such a unique opportunity to young people and, at the same time, raise funds needed to help us reach more young people with cancer in need of our support."