• Out of the Blue Drill Hall 36 Dalmeny Street Edinburgh, EH6 United Kingdom


The next Off The Record takes place on Saturday 2 July at the Drill Hall, Leith for anyone aged 14-25 interested in a career in music.

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.

Organising & Getting Gigs, Promoting Your Music, Working In Music, Releasing Music

Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood), Chris Beltran (DF Concerts / Atlantic Records), Martyn Flyn (LuckyMe), James Bruce (PCL Presents), Nicky Carder (Beyond Presents), Amy Ferguson (BBC Radio Scotland) & more (see below for full line-up).

- Admission £2 (includes lunch), order tickets here.
- All attendees will also receive a £25 EmuBands voucher.
- For all the latest updates, join our Facebook event.


Organising & Getting Gigs
Find out what promoters look for, how to organise your own gig and how to avoid losing lots of money.
Speakers: James Bruce (promoter, PCL Presents), Michael Lambert (manager, A Modern Way), Nicky Carder (promoter, Beyond Presents)

Promoting Your Music
How to get noticed by radio, press and future fans.
Speakers: Amy Ferguson (producer, BBC Radio Scotland), Craig Gornall (blogger, Alive and Amplified)

Releasing Music
Learn how a record label works, and how to release and sell your music.
Speakers: Martyn Flyn (Lucky Me), Toni Malyn (EmuBands)

Working in Music
A look at the diverse job opportunities in music and how to get your foot in the door.
Speakers: Chris Beltran (A&R Scout, Atlantic Records & booker, DF Concerts), Stina Tweeddale (musician, Honeyblood)

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