Franz Ferdinand to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Franz Ferdinand to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Scottish indie heroes Franz Ferdinand will headline this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay concert. The Take Me Out hitmakers take top billing at the Princes Street Gardens show, where they will be supported by supported by Metronomy. Tickets for the event go on sale on 10am on Monday, September 3. Singer Alex Kapranos said: “Hogmanay is the greatest party of the year and there is nowhere in the world like Scotland to celebrate it. Just thinking about…

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Shirley Manson accuses the music industry of exploiting artists

Shirley Manson accuses the music industry of exploiting artists

Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson has accused the music industry of corporate greed and the exploitation of artists. Stockbridge-raised Shirley, who is heading to the Festival Theatre in September with Garbage, says in the current issue of Hot Press: “It’s an exploitative industry that feeds off talent. I read today in Billboard that only 12 per cent of the $48 billion made last year by the music industry went to artists – and most of that…

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Born To Be Wide announces events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Born To Be Wide announces events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide is set to mark its 14th birthday with two special nights to raise funds for the charity Help Musicians (HMUK). The first evening takes place on 1 February at the event’s new Edinburgh home, The Pleasance, and begins with Scott Hutchison in-conversation. The Frightened Rabbit frontman will also take part in a panel entitled Highway To Health, focusing on common health issues affecting people working in music, how to pre-empt them, what support is…

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