• MacArts Bridge Street Galashiels, TD1 1SP United Kingdom


Justine Ward (GR Management)

Justine Ward
(GR Management)

Off The Record is an event series for young musicians and those who want to work in the music industry, and is open to anyone aged 14-25.

The event will feature key figures from the music business taking part in seminars, workshops and advice sessions – all geared to demystifying the industry and providing knowledge to get started.

Admission £2 (includes lunch), order tickets here.

All attendees will also receive a £25 EmuBands voucher.

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Organising & Getting Gigs
Find out what promoters look for, how to organise your own gig and how to avoid losing lots of money.
Ben Proudlock (The Mash House), Chris Wemyss (Sound Out), Grainne Braithwaite (Synergy Concerts), Michael Lambert (A Modern Way Management/Born To Be Wide)

Promoting Your Music
How to get noticed by radio, press and future fans.
Amy Ferguson (Producer, BBC Radio Scotland), Nick Roberts (Electric Fields Festival), Olaf Furniss (Scotland on Sunday/Born To Be Wide)

Releasing Music
Learn how a record label works, and how to release and sell your music.
Claire Donna (Soma Records), Michael Lambert (A Modern Way Management/Born To Be Wide), Toni Malyn (EmuBands)

Working in Music
A look at the diverse job opportunities in music and how to get your foot in the door.
Justine Ward (GR Management), Nora Winstanley (Henry's Cellar Bar), Olaf Furniss (Scotland on Sunday/Born To Be Wide), Sarah Quinn Waddell (Academy of Music & Sound)

Need to Know: Music Photography
The importance of music photography with Jannica Honey.

Need to Know: Collection Societies
What they are and how to make money using collection societies with Michael Lambert.

Under 18?

Off The Record will be filmed and photographed so you can access it online after the event. If you are under 18 we require a signed parental consent form to be completed and returned to us in advance. Download the form below and return a photo/scan to

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