ADVICE AND TIPS

EmuBands
Scotland's leading digital music distribution service EmuBands have created a series of blogs to guide you through the process of distributing your music online, as well as advice on the wider music industry. More

CC Skills - Creative Choices
Creative & Cultural Skills Creative Choices is a resource for anyone that wants to work in a creative career, offering advice while also pointing you towards jobs and training opportunities. More

Song By Toad - Guide To Releasing An Album
Edinburgh label Song, By Toad Records have put together a very handy guide to releasing an album. Highly recommended if you're planning to put out a record yourself. More

Big Music Project
If you’re 14-24 and want to get your career on the right track, the Big Music Project website features info about the various roles within the industry. More
 

Sentric Music
Sentric Music is an independent publisher home to songwriters at all stages of their careers. They also have an extensive music blog with advice for emerging artists and musicians. More

Don't Make a Scene: A Field Guide To Putting On DIY Gigs
DIY promoters, musicians, labels, tour managers, bookers, engineers and gig-goers  offer advice in the form of articles, interviews, illustrations and photographs. More


OPPORTUNITIES

Creative Scotland
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland. Check out their opportunities page for jobs, and internships. More

Adopt an Intern
Adopt an Intern has helped graduates find placements in a wide variety of companies and organisations. Their opportunities aren’t strictly related to music, but  keep an eye on their website for suitable opportunities. More
 

Off Axis
A touring network enabling artists to play shows, to guaranteed audiences all across the UK. The system connects artists allowing them to host one another at gigs in their respective hometowns. More

   

 

 


Scottish Music Centre
Visitors can use computers with latest music software and read a variety of specialist music publications relevant to all genres. You can also  access to their electronic database resources and team of experts. More

EVENTS HOSTED BY OFF THE RECORD ORGANISERS


Born To Be Wide

Born To Be Wide is a Community Interest Company which stages music business seminars and showcases events. Since 2008 it has hosted regular social evenings with discussion panels featuring key figures from the music industry. More


Wide Days
Wide Days is Scotland’s only music-business convention and has attracted key players from the music industry from the UK, US, Norway, Iceland and the Netherlands. Its showcases have led to several acts being signed, including Honeyblood, PAWS and Fatherson. More

 

NATIONAL PROJECTS

Hit The Road
A touring project for 14-19 year old aspiring performers at an early stage in their music making. Hit the Road is run by the Scottish Music Centre and will present five tours of Scotland, themed by music genre. More

Music+
Mentoring scheme run by the Scottish Music Centre. It offers 14-19 year olds one-to-one sessions with music industry professionals who will  provide guidance across a range of roles. More