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Off The Record is a series of events for young musicians and those who want to work in the music industry, between the ages of 14-25 years old. The programme takes place across Scotland from October 2015 – March 2016.
Each Off The Record event features key figures from the music business taking part in seminars, workshops and advice sessions – all geared to demystifying the industry and providing the basic knowledge to get started. Cost £2 and includes Lunch and a £25 EmuBands Voucher
Dates: Saturday 3 October at Caird Hall, Dundee and Sunday 4 October at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen
Tickets for Dundee http://offtherecord.me/events/2015/10/3/off-the-record-dundee and for Aberdeen see http://offtherecord.me/events/2015/10/4/off-the-record-aberdeen
Bring It All Home is a three-day celebration of songwriting inspired by the legacy of Paisley’s Gerry Rafferty, taking place from 17 – 19 September 2015 at various venues throughout Paisley.
A particular highlight is the Youth Music Day on 19 September. Four sessions, under the banners, How To Break A Band, Bedroom Production Masterlcass, Songwriting 101 and Engaging Social Media, aimed at helping early-stage artists develop their careers, gain exposure and learn from musicians and industry experts. Artists who will share their knowledge include; Hector Bizerk, Miaoux Miaoux, Findlay Napier, Emma Pollock, Stewart Brock from PRIDES and Kerr Okan of The LaFontaines
Book free tickets at http://www.bringitallhome.co.uk/category/youth-music-day/
Thanks to support from Renfrewshire Council, as part of a programme of events that back Paisley’s bid for City of Culture 2021, the majority of activities are FREE [however booking is required, see http://www.bringitallhome.co.uk/category/music-conference/
Hosting a variety of workshops and mentoring sessions aimed at musicians, performers and anyone interested in music, the festival covers a range of subjects from Digital Distribution, Publishing through to Showcase Opportunities, Copyright, Media Training and Songwriting Masterclasses as well as a flagship concert on 18 Sept at Paisley Town Hall.
On 17 September the Music Conference features high profile guests including; Artist Managers for Biffy Clyro and Prides; representatives from Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Celtic Connections, Heb Celt, Edinburgh FRINGE and The Wickerman Festival see http://www.bringitallhome.co.uk/category/music-conference/ for information and free tickets
‘A Celebration of Scottish Songwriting’ is a star-studded concert at Paisley Town Hall on 18 September featuring; Dougie MacLean, Justin Currie and Eddi Reader, Findlay Napier, Emma Pollock and Paisley’s own Michael Cassidy.
The grand finale to the festival on 19 September, is a keynote ‘in conversation’ interview conducted by radio and TV presenter Bryan Burnett who chats with Deacon Blue singer Ricky Ross about his 30 year portfolio career as a songwriter, lyricist and broadcaster.