Morgan Lily, a.k.a. MYNXY (pronounced “mink-see”), graduated from Nimbus in 2014 with a diploma in Beats & Urban Music Production.
Since then Morgan has kept herself busy, building up her profile in the local music industry, capturing a regular DJ gig at MIA and regularly playing venues around the city. This weekend, she will be playing the Pemberton Music Festival!
Morgan will be playing The Perrier Greenhouse Stage on Saturday July 16th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Morgan also notes that fellow Nimbus alumna, Eila – a.k.a. Deathly Chill will be playing the festival on Thursday July 14th 3:00pm – 5:00pm.
Morgan explains that she got the opportunity to play Pemberton Fest based on the recommendation of a good friend.
“Having a good network around you is so important,” says Morgan. “Help out others, support others and recommend your friends if you are not available. What goes around comes around!”
Since graduating from Nimbus a few years ago, Morgan says she has learned that in the music industry it is very important to “set your own worth and value. People tend to under value artists with low pay and sometimes no pay. If something is not worth your time and effort then don’t do it. Hustle your worth always!”
Morgan is a singer-songwriter as well as a DJ. She is constantly creating and working on multiple things at once. In terms of inspiration she says she usually just opens up her mouth in front of a mic to see what comes out. “I don’t always know specifically what things are about at first. Sometimes I can sing things that I can’t say.”
When asked what was one of the most valuable pieces of advice she learned from her time at Nimbus, Morgan said:
“I was told that ‘the students who never leave end up being the most successful’. May or may not be true – but it taught me to have a continuous work ethic. There is always something to be working on, learning, or creating. Don’t stop!”
What does Morgan use for her DJing and songwriting? For DJing, “I love playing off a USB on CDJ’s,” she says. “It makes back to back sets and transitions so much fun. For songwriting and production I almost always use Ableton. I often sing, song write & produce at the same time so I find the work flow is best for my needs.”
Get a taste of Morgan’s music!
Listen to Morgan sing on “Our Lives” a song about reconciliation: