Expanded programme announced for Wide Days 2019

Expanded programme announced for Wide Days 2019

Wide Days is set to celebrate its tenth edition with an expanded programme including more networking opportunities, pre-event activities and the addition of a significantly expanded live offering which will see three Scottish festivals each curate a venue. Delegates arriving in Edinburgh on Thursday, 11 April will have the option to take part in a guided tour of the city followed by pre-event entertainment. The Friday will continue with the conference at Teviot Row House, followed by…

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Rhoda Dakar joins the line-up at the Wide Days music convention

Rhoda Dakar joins the line-up at the Wide Days music convention

Musician Rhoda Dakar is the latest speaker to join the line-up at the Wide Days music convention, which takes place in Edinburgh on 20-21 April and is supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland. A leading figure in the Two-Tone scene, she fronted the Bodysnatchers before joining The Special AKA and co-writing the hit Free Nelson Mandela. Dakar, who continues to record, will be in-conversation as part of a special session hosted in partnership with the charity Help…

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First panels and speakers announced for Scotland’s Music Convention

First panels and speakers announced for Scotland’s Music Convention

Wide Days has announced the first panel topics and speakers for this year’s conference, which takes place at Edinburgh’s Teviot Row House on 20 April and is followed by a programme of showcases and networking events. Themes include new music label models, improving disabled access to venues, lessons from the metal scene and a strand of talks hosted by industry education programme, CMU:DIY. The event also sees the return of perennially popular slots Understanding PPL and the A&R…

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Wide Days announces 2018 dates and super early-bird delegate passes

Wide Days announces 2018 dates and super early-bird delegate passes

Tickets for the award-winning Wide Days music business convention go on sale today, with a super-early bird discount available for the full range of accreditations. Taking place in Edinburgh on 20-21 April 2018, the event combines a one-day conference, with an evening of multi-genre showcases by seven of Scotland’s most promising acts, while the second day focuses on a range of networking activities including a guided coach tour and whisky tasting. Details of the first…

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Wide Days music convention hailed ‘most successful ever’

Wide Days music convention hailed ‘most successful ever’

The eighth Wide Days music convention (21-22 April) has been hailed the most successful to date, with full event passes for the event selling out and showcases attracting a record 1,000 registrations from members of the public. Taking place in Edinburgh at Teviot Row House, the conference hosted on day one attracted 250 delegates for panels on topics including artist development, the future of festivals, ticketing and utilising data from digital services to plan releases and…

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Wide Days adds political dimension to programme

Wide Days adds political dimension to programme

Wide Days is set to add a political dimension to this year’s programme with party representatives outlining their music-related policies in the run up to the Scottish elections. Taking place on Friday, 22 April at Edinburgh’s Pleasance Theatre, the discussion includes the culture spokespeople for Scottish Labour, the Scottish Greens and the left alliance, RISE. They will be joined by the SNP and Liberal Democrat candidates for the Edinburgh Central constituency, where most of the…

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