OFF THE RECORD - SEEKING EVENT PARTNERS
Born To Be Wide is inviting organisations, venues, companies and individuals with a track record of working in youth initiatives, to partner on its final two Off The Record events in the current series.
Aimed at 14-25 years olds, interested in a career in music or the music business, the one-day sessions feature talks, presentations and advice on key areas including releasing tracks, getting/organising gigs, promotion and employment opportunities.
“We are keen to hear from prospective partners, in particular in the Highlands & Islands, and are happy to tailor the content according to the priorities of local audiences,” says Born To Be Wide director, Olaf Furniss.
Events in the current series have already taken place in Aberdeen, Dundee, Galashiels, Edinburgh and Dumfries, and have included guest speakers from the BBC, Scotland on Sunday, DF Concerts, the Electric Fields Festival, record labels and leading artists management companies.
In the current series 92% of attendees surveyed said they would “definitely” use what they had learned, and participation has led to airplay (including the BBC and Amazing Radio), gig/festival bookings and a range of employment opportunities.
Supported by EmuBands, The Robertson Trust and the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI), administered by Creative Scotland, local partners have included: Leisure and Culture Dundee, Station House Media Unit (Aberdeen), Aberdeen Performing Arts, Scottish Borders Council, #artcore (Out of the Blue Drillhall, Edinburgh) and Dumfries Music Conference.