Off The Record Edinburgh Announced


Off The Record is to partner with Edinburgh youth music project Totally Sound and digital media project Reel Youth Media to host a day of presentations, seminars and roundtable discussions for 14-25 year olds interested in music or working in the music industry.

Taking place at Edinburgh’s South Bridge Resource and Education Centre on Saturday 9 December, the event will focus on key themes including releasing music, organising/getting gigs, promotion, artist development tips and the many career options within the music business.

Off The Record provides insights from a broad range of industry professionals and past attendees have picked up airplay (including BBC Radio Scotland), festival bookings and a range of work opportunities as a result of taking part.

Reel Youth Media project coordinator Stephen Tierney had this to say.

"Reel Youth Media are delighted to be able to work with Off The Record on their upcoming youth music networking event.  Our team of young digital creatives will be designing promotional artwork, photographing the event, and recording and producing video and audio content from the conference.  It is fantastic that Off The Record are supporting young digital creatives by providing this opportunity and we are really looking forward to the event."

Confirmed speakers for the event include songwriter and Fatherson frontman Ross Leighton, artist manager and concert promoter Nicky Carder, BBC Radio Scotland producer Amy Ferguson, Chris Beltran of DF Concerts,  photographer Jannica Honey, as well as Ally Gray and Toni Malyn, of partner organisation EmuBands and representatives Totally Sound and Reel Youth Media.  More speakers are set to be announced in the coming weeks.