Book Festival Talk Show
Aug
23
9:00 pm21:00

Book Festival Talk Show

  • Edinburgh international Book Festival

Born To Be Wide returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Tue 23 August with a free Talk Show at the Unbound Spiegel Tent.

Guests include veteran music journalist, Sylvia Patterson, who will be talking about her book I’m Not With The Band, Honeyblood frontwoman, Stina Tweeddale and Where You're Meant To Be director/writer Paul Fegan. Live music from Stina Tweeddale and Luna Delirious.

Sound Of Dundee: Re-imagining Our City
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Sound Of Dundee: Re-imagining Our City

  • McManus Museum & Gallery

Born To Be Wide and Dundee’s Place Partnership are pleased to announce a special seminar event at the McManus Museum & Art Gallery on Thursday 14 April, exploring approaches to strengthening the local music scene.

Feb
4
7:00 pm19:00

Self Help Seminar

  • The Electric Circus

Speakers:
- Amy Ferguson (Producer, BBC Radio Scotland)
- James Bruce (Promoter, PCL Presents)
- Jannica Honey (Freelance Photographer)
- Matthew Young (Owner, Song, By Toad Records)
- Moderator: Olaf Furniss (Born To Be Wide)

Born To Be Wide is set to celebrate its 12 birthday on Thursday 4 February, with a self-help seminar specially for managers, artists and labels.

The evening, which takes place in Edinburgh’s Electric Circus, is the culmination of years of study and reveals the most – and least – effective approaches to promotion.

“This seminar will help unlock the many techniques within everyone’s grasp,” explains Born To Be Wide founder Olaf Furniss, who will chair the evening. “We guarantee that anyone attending will increase their chances of being covered and do a better job than most PRs.”

The seminar will cover themes including online promotion, social media, deadlines, creating an effective biography and how to get useable press photographs.  

Confirmed speakers include BBC Radio Scotland producer, Amy Ferguson, photographer Jannica Honey, concert promoter James Bruce and owner of Song, By Toad records Matthew Young.

Following the seminar, panelists will play a selection of their favourite music and hang out with the audience.


Pete Irvine in Conversation and Creating The Perfect Music City
Nov
5
7:00 pm19:00

Pete Irvine in Conversation and Creating The Perfect Music City

  • The Electric Circus

With a focus on the capital, the event will explore ideas about how to build and nurture artistic and business talent, and will draw on recent reports by the Music Venue Trust and the University of Edinburgh. It begins with an interview with Unique Events founder Pete Irvine, who will also join the panel discussion with Adam Behr (Live Music Exchange), Ali Bowden (Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust) and Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood).

Creating and Sustaining a Scene
Oct
1
7:00 pm19:00

Creating and Sustaining a Scene

  • The Electric Circus

The event focuses on how to create and sustain a scene, and the different approaches to building an audience. It begins with an interview with Neu! Reekie! founder Kevin Williamson, who will also join the panel discussion with Halina Rifai (TYCI/Bloc Music) and Janine Matheson (Creative Edinburgh).

Jura Unbound Talkshow
Aug
18
9:00 pm21:00

Jura Unbound Talkshow

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Born To Be Wide talkshow returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Guests include Wyndham Wallace's (author of Lee, Myself and I), TV and radio journalist Stuart Cosgrove, indie band Ded Rabbit and Dundonian musician Be Charlotte.

Exchange
Jun
12
Jun 13

Exchange

  • The Arches

Born To Be Wide's youth initiative Off The Record is pleased to be hosting a series of panels at Exchange - a music industry event taking place at The Arches, Glasgow on the 12th & 13th June.

Music Tourism Seminar
Feb
5
7:00 pm19:00

Music Tourism Seminar

  • The Electric Circus

Seminar on Music Tourism featuring a Q&A with John Langford, Director of Live Entertainment at the SECC and Hydro.