Ahead of our first Off The Record event at The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh on the 5th October, we spoke to Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland presenter about life in the music business...
Q: How did you get your start in music?
A: I left school and started a band with friends. I worked at it and other bands for around 8 years, before I started working at record labels and behind the scenes in music. I then got a break and secured a job as a presenter at the BBC on Radio 1... I took it and the rest is history!
Q: What is the best thing about your work?
A: I'm a music obsessive, so the best thing about work is that I get to listen, watch and be immersed in my favourite thing all year round. It's certainly not the money!!!
Q: Give us one tip for anyone looking to work in music
A: Know your subject, stick to your guns and be polite and friendly to people... OK, that's 3 tips!!
Off The Record takes place at the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh on Saturday 5th October for 14-25 year olds. Tickets are £2, and include free lunch and a release with EmuBands worth £25! Get your tickets here.