Natalie DeLucia set to join panel for Thursday's producer seminar

Natalie DeLucia has been confirmed as a last-minute addition to Thursday’s producer panel, which takes place at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus.

Starting out as a backing singer for Britney Spears, the American-born songwriter has extensive studio experience and now works as a vocal producer with fellow panelist John McLaughlin. Also taking part are Dave Eringa, best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers, as well as Idlewild guitarist Rod Jones, co-ownder of Leith’s Post Electric Studio. Manager Claire Southwick, who was due to participate, has been forced to cancel.

The discussion will look at a variety of themes including the relationship between producers and artists, the impact of low-cost technology and why it is one of the most male-dominated areas of the music business.

In addition to the topics outlined, the evening will also cover the different career paths into production, including the rise of university and college courses.