Following the sell-out success of last week’s music management night, we are delighted to announce our next Born To Be Wide will focus on music journalism. Taking place at the Electric Circus on Thursday 6 November, it begins with an interview with former Smash Hits editor and Q founder, Mark Ellen.
The veteran scribe, whose extensive CV also includes a decade editing Word Magazine, will be in conversation with Born To Be Wide founder Olaf Furniss. And in addition to the interview he is set to take part in a panel, DJ and sign copies of his recently-published book, Rock Stars Stole My Life.
Also confirmed for the discussion - which will look at what determines which acts are featured in the media – are Herald Group Arts Editor Alan Morrison and freelancer Nicola Meighan [The List, Quietus].
Ellen is the latest industry figure turned author, to appear at a Born To Be Wide night. In August we hosted a special talk show at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, featuring artist manager Simon Napier Bell.
We have just uploaded the highlights, which you can watch on our Youtube channel www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=pqm4_iArfP4 The footage also include Dan Willson [aka Withered Hand] and Edinburgh duo, The Jellyman’s Daughter.