Getting Started: Keith McIvor (Optimo)

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Ahead of next Off The Record event at Platform, Glasgow on the 1st March, we spoke to Keith McIvor (JD Twitch) from Optimo about life in the music business...


Q: How did you get your start in music?

A: I started off by chance really. Knowing I had a lot of records I was asked to dj at a night in Edinburgh that went on to become very successful and next thing I knew that was what i was doing for a living. I had always wanted to work in music but had thought I'd probably get into it from working for a record label rather than as a performer.


Q: What is best thing about your work?

A: That my work is also my passion, being my own boss, getting to work on lots of great projects and going to lots of different places.



Q: Give us one tip for anyone looking to work in music...

A: Perseverance!

Off The Record takes place at Platform in Easterhouse, Glasgow on Saturday 1st March for 14-25 year olds. Tickets are £2, and include free lunch and a release with EmuBands worth £25! Find out more & book tickets here