Off The Record Speakers Announced for Dundee and Aberdeen Events

Off The Record

Record label owners, journalists, DJs and concert promoters are among the industry figures set to share their knowledge at Off The Record days taking place in Dundee (October 3) and Aberdeen (October 4).

The youth events, open to anyone aged 14-25, will provide advice workshops and presentations focusing on key aspects of the music industry including releasing music, getting/organising gigs, promotion and working in the business.

Confirmed speakers for both days include Jim Gellatly (Amazing Radio/The Scottish Sun), Lewis Gale (Academy of Music and Sound), concert/festival promoter Nicky Carder (Beyond Promotions), digital music distributor Toni Malyn (EmuBands) and booker Steven Milne (The Lemon Tree).
In Dundee they will be joined by label manager Halina Rifai (Bloc Music/Podcart), while the Aberdeen event includes Scott MacDonald (KFM Records), rapper/engineer Dave Hook (Stanley Odd/Solareye) and promoter Aileen Lynn (MILK Glasgow). Additional speakers will be announced in the lead up to the weekend.

The Dundee event takes place at the Caird Hall in partnership with Dundee Festival Trust, while the Aberdeen day is at the Lemon Tree and is hosted in conjunction with Aberdeen Performing Arts and Station House Media Unit.

In addition to existing series partners - the Scottish Government's Youth Music Initiative and digital distribution company EmuBands - Off The Record will also see new partnerships with the Musicians' Union and the Academy of Music & Sound.