Off The Record seeks partnerships

Born To Be Wide is inviting organisations, venues, companies and individuals with a track record of working in youth initiatives, to partner on its latest season of Off The Record events.

Aimed at 14-25 years olds, the one-day sessions feature workshops, presentations and advice on key areas of the music business including releasing tracks, management, gigging and promotion.

 Supported by EmuBands and the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI), administered by Creative Scotland, the seven individual events are set to take place nationwide.

 “We are keen to hear from prospective partners anywhere in Scotland and to tailor the content according to the priorities of local audiences,” says Born To Be Wide director, Michael Lambert.

 “Starting out in the music business can be a daunting prospect for any young musician,” says Leonie Bell, director of Arts and Engagement, Creative Scotland. “From advice on releasing recordings, securing live slots or learning the basics of promotion Off the Record is a great way to pick up handy tips of the trade from those working in the industry.”

 Ally Gray, managing director of leading digital music distribution service EmuBands, believes that the event is an excellent first step to a career in music.

 “Those of us working in the music industry have a responsibility to nurture new business and creative talent, and Off The Record plays a vital role in helping us to achieve this,” he says. “Through the events and indispensable videos, it provides an invaluable resource for the music industry practitioners of the future.” 

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