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BBC Introducing and Jake Bugg Offered Music Industry Wisdom at Metronome

Jake Bugg and Dean Jackson live at Metronome Nottingham

On Thursday 3 November, BBC Introducing brought singer-songwriter and proud Clifton lad, Jake Bugg to Metronome to talk about his incredibly successful career, and offer some worthy insight into the music industry.

A decade ago, Nottingham-born Jake Bugg released his self-titled debut album and it quickly reached number one on the UK Albums Chart. He became the youngest British male solo artist to debut in the album chart at number one. This began his rise from Clifton to playing the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

The unique BBC Introducing Live event gave audience members the opportunity to hear Jake talking about his music career so far. It also offered an intimate space for budding local artists to get advice and top tips on how to make it in the music industry – and what to expect when you get there!

The evening was hosted by BBC Introducing / BBC Radio Nottingham’s Dean Jackson, and consisted of a Q&A, showing video clips from Jake’s career – such as his 2021 performance on Graham Norton. The audience then got the opportunity to ask Jake plenty of questions, which included topics such as advice on songwriting techniques, when he’ll be releasing new music, and of course Notts County.

Among the audience were music students from Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, all eager to receive advice from Jake about making it in the music industry.

Jake said:

“Opportunities don’t come around every day, so the most important thing is to enjoy it and try and live in the moment.

Keep writing the songs because all you need is one good song that people can relate to. Also play as many shows as you can and learn that EP off by heart.”


Dean Jackson also gave some final words before the event finished.

“I’d like to thank the staff here at Metronome who have been brilliant, you all for turning out and asking some great questions, and of course Jake Bugg.”


Photo credit: Tom Morley

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