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Inspiring Women: Lisa Murphy and Eve Horne

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The second of three talks for young women, non-binary and trans people considering a career in music, whether that’s on stage or behind the scenes. 

Join host Estée Blu as she chats to music producers and engineers Lisa Murphy and Eve Horne about their experience setting up and delivering music production projects for women, how they’ve overcome challenges, as well as top tips for forging your own path in the music industry. 

You’ll get a chance to ask Lisa and Eve questions of your own, and find out more about an upcoming creative residency for young music creators that we’re running in summer 2021.

Come along and hear from inspiring women, and be inspired to explore your own creativity with other like-minded young people!

When and where

Wednesday 14 April, 5-6pm

Online, via Zoom

Who it’s for

This event is aimed at supporting and inspiring the next generation, and making music more equal, diverse and inclusive.

To sign-up you should:

  • Be based in the North of England
  • Identify as female, non-binary or trans

Delivered in partnership by Brighter Sound (as part of Both Sides Now), Sage Gateshead (as part of Turn Up The Quiet) and We Make Culture.

How to sign up

Please complete an online sign-up form below. If completing this form online presents any barriers to you, please let us know by calling 0161 546 5334 or emailing info@brightersound.com.

Sign-up form

More information

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Both Sides Now Programme Manager Lucy at LucyS@brightersound.com.


Eve Horne is a Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Founder of PeakMusicUK. Eve’s journey started at the Brit School. She then signed to Polydor, then EMI and toured internationally. Eve is a qualified Sound Engineer, Co-Founder of M@LO & The Magpie – a production agency, a Native Instruments Certified Specialist and an Engineer/Producer at Fitzrovia Post. She is Passionate about promoting womxn, Black and Minority Ethnic womxn and LGBTQ+ Communities in music. She uses her YouTube channel to provide fun, easy to follow walkthroughs on production hardware and software and has recently launched a campaign called “Stories Of The Unheard” to promote equality for women in the Music Industry.

With 18 years working as an educator and music producer, Lisa Murphy has designed and delivered industry-focused music technology and production courses to students all over the UK. She ran Blast Recording Studios for several years, a professional music recording and production studio in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, whose clients include the likes of Take That, The Arctic Monkeys and Sam Fender. Leaving in 2020, to realise a life long dream of opening her own professional studio, Production Room. Lisa is passionate about projects that address the genre balance of those working in the music industry; she leads an Arts Council funded project called ‘Women in Music Production’ supporting more women in the North East to gain knowledge and skills to work in recording and production. Alongside teaching music production, Lisa works as a professional music producer and mix engineer, specialising in working with emerging artists in contemporary music styles.

Estée Blu is London born R&B, Jazz and Afro-fusion influenced Artist who has been compared to the likes of SZA and Solange by NME and supported by Help Musicians, the MOBO Awards and the Roundhouse. She has had features on platforms such as Apple Music 1, COLORS, AfroPunk and Sofar Sounds. She serves as Sound Connections Wired4Music Trustee, associate and senior producer with a focus on building career pathways for young people in the Music Industry, Education and community building in the digital space. She also sits on the recently launched F-List board of directors led by former BASCA CEO Vick Bain (now known as the Ivors Academy). The F-List focuses on gender parity for Women in Music, with an intersectional approach. In November 2020, Estée Blu completed her third degree in Music Business Management from the University of Westminster under the Richard Antwi Scholarship. Her MA dissertation explored inequality in the experiences of darker-skinned Black British women in R&B/Soul, dealing with racism, colourism and sexism in the UK music industries. As well as looking at the intersection of Afrofuturism and technology, as a tool of liberation from inequalities.