Music supervisor Lucy Bright becomes the latest highly regarded industry professional to join the panel for our Next Gen competition. Next Gen aims to provide the new wave of musical talent with a chance to have their music heard by a wide range of extremely well respected people working in a number of different roles across the music industry.
Lucy began her career at Mute Records, where she worked with various big name artists such as Depeche Mode and Sonic Youth. She then joined Warner Records, becoming head of PR for the classical division for six years. Lucy then joined Music Sales (an independent publisher) overseeing an incredible roster of film composers including Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass and Dustin O’Halloran. In more recent years, she has supervised many well known TV shows and films, such as 'Slow West', 'Assassin’s Creed' and 'This is England ‘90' to name a few.
Having been working in the music industry for many years now, Lucy is perfectly aware of how crucial music education really is. This is what Lucy had to say about the Next Gen competition and her experience of being taught music in school…
“Music in schools is so important, it really can’t be underestimated. I totally support anything that helps young people to broaden their knowledge and understanding, so NextGen fits right into that. I was really lucky as both my junior and senior schools had amazing music teachers. At junior school, John Ball School in Blackheath, we had an inspirational man called Mr Culpan who got us singing classic Beatles songs alongside hymns in morning assembly and every year he arranged the Christmas play to include unexpected music – I remember in Cinderella we sang Adam Ant’s ‘Prince Charming’ in the palace ball scene. When I moved on to James Allen’s Girls’ School in Dulwich, it had quite a legendary music department – Gustav Holst had been a music teacher there and during my time it was run by a brilliant man called Mr Bond. I think we probably drove him crazy but he was always really supportive even when we chose to sing ‘The Bear Necessities’ from The Jungle Book in the annual (and quite serious) choir competition.” - Lucy Bright
This is an incredible opportunity to have your music heard by a leading music supervisor and is definitely a chance not to be missed. Get your music in to us by clicking the button below.
We are really excited to have Lucy as part of the panel and can’t wait to hear what you submit!