Off the Record: Two Day Music Industry Event for Young People

Sam Corcoran

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Tickets £5 
(includes access to all online content during the event)

Tickets: www.otrscot.com/tickets

Discounted or free tickets will be made available to those who otherwise would not be able to attend, a bursary application form is available at otrscot.com/ticket


Pioneering youth music conference Off The Record is going virtual for a two-day event which will cover essential topics for 16-25 year olds considering a career as a musician or in the industry. Organised by a young team of creatives in the same age range as the target audience, it will take place on 4-5 December and includes interactive workshops, panels, Q&As, networking sessions and an opportunity to submit music for feedback.
These will be delivered by young professionals already working in music and in an exciting first, Off The Record is on the hunt for talented creatives aged 16-25 to design a varied range of digital content including podcasts, ‘how to’ PDF guides, animated YouTube shorts, music features and playlisting (details at www.otrscot.com).

Supported by the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI), which is administered by Creative Scotland, Off The Record was originally planned as a large event with smaller outreach sessions around the country. However, organisers Wide Events CIC, decided to move the event online following the success of their digital version of award-winning Wide Days convention.

Off The Record is an incredible opportunity for anyone aged 16-25 looking to build a career in music as well as those working in related areas including media and design,” says the event’s coordinator, Kitt Carr. “Since 2013 the events have led to attendees getting work and numerous acts being featured in national media, playlisted on Radio Scotland and booked for gigs.

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