Getting Started: Richy Muirhead (SAMAs)

Ahead of Off The Record in Kilmarnock on Saturday (28th June), we spoke to Richy Muirhead (Scottish Alternative Music Awards) about life in the music business..

Q: "How did you get your start in music?"

A: I started at around 16 volunteering at Roadrunner Records, then found a passion for the live industry from going to so many gigs. Since then i've created the Scottish Alternative Music Awards and worked for brands such as Hard Rock Cafe and Red Bull in events and festivals.

Q: "What is best thing about your work?"

A: Having the freedom to make my own decisions, and listen to music all day long.

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

A: Invest in ear plugs, especially if you work in the live sector. 

Off The Record takes place at The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock on Saturday 28th June 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