Things I Wish I’d Known is for any young creative aged 13-18 with questions about the music industry that need answering.

Held monthly on Zoom, each meet-up will be led by guest artists chatting about:

  • Different career paths you can take
  • Mistakes to avoid before you make them
  • Everything else they wish they’d known when first starting out

Come along to learn about:

  • Getting gigs
  • Standing out in a crowd
  • Making money from your music
  • Careers available in the music industry
  • And more - tell us any questions you have and we’ll find people to answer them at future meet-ups

What’s involved

Featuring alternative R&B singer/songwriter Akemi Fox and electronic live and recording outfit Dirty Freud, this meet-up is all about different careers available in the music industry. 

Are you a singer? A DJ? A producer? What even is a producer? Come and find out.

When and where

Monday 27 November, 6-8pm

Each meet-up takes place online via Zoom.


Things I Wish I’d Known is free to attend. Sign up.

Other Things I Wish I’d Known meet-ups 

How Do I Make An Impression? - 11 December

Theme decided by you - 29 January

Theme decided by you - 26 February

Theme decided by you - 25 March

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At all of our projects we aim to create spaces that are welcoming, engaging and supportive. Spaces where everyone is able to be themselves, but also where abuse and discrimination are not tolerated.

Creating a safe and welcoming environment, where everyone is respected and valued, is also at the heart of safeguarding, and Brighter Sound’s safeguarding approach.

Read our Safer Spaces Policy for more information.

Got questions?

Get in touch with our Project Coordinator Andrea by emailing [email protected].

Or you can give us a call on 0161 546 5334. Please leave a message and we’ll get back to you.

About the artists

Akemi Fox is a 25-year-old singer/songwriter from Manchester making alternative R&B. In 2020 she released ‘Lemon Tea’ during lockdown which brought new listeners, then her second EP ‘You’re My Favourite Day’ last year, uncovering themes of love and summer. 2023 was the year for Akemi’s first festival appearances, namely Cross the Tracks and BBC Big Weekend with BBC Introducing. She also supported Kelis on the Manchester leg of her tour and will be playing at Factory International with Children of Zeus, Ghetts, Loose Ends, Kinkai, [ K S R ] in December.

Dirty Freud are an electronic live and recording outfit. The music contains elements of dubstep, 2-step garage, bassline. It is simply Dirty Cinematic Electronica. Over the years, they have played headline slots at UK festivals including Glastonbury, All Points East, Citadel, Boomtown, Beat-Herder, as well as at gigs across Europe. They have gained key support from Jon More of Coldcut and Ninja Tune and Rough Trade.


Supported by Arts Council England, Youth Music, Manchester City Council and GMCA.