Born To Be Wide to host music synch seminar

Born To Be Wide is to host a seminar explaining how to get music synched in ads, TV, film and computer games next Thursday [July 7]. The event will take place from 1930-2130 at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus and will be followed by Buy What You Hear DJ sets in partnership with the Oxfam Record Shop.

Confirmed speakers include Gerry Farrell, creative director of the Leith Agency and David Harron, Executive producer at BBC Scotland. They will be joined by one of Scotland’s leading music supervisors, Caroline Gorman from Rage Music and David McGinnis, A&R and head of licensing at Mute Song. An additional guest is expected to be confirmed in the coming days.

“Getting music synced can be a valuable source of extra income for musicians, and can also generate useful exposure,” says Born To Be Wide co-organiser, Olaf Furniss. “Each of the panellists is an invaluable source of information and will be able to shed light on this aspect of the business.”

The seminar will cover how the music choices are made, how much money is paid and will provide tips on the best way of getting music used.

Following the panel, the participants will DJ with tunes they have selected from the Oxfam Record Shop and everything played will be available to buy.


Thursday 7 July

Electric Circus, 36 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF, Tel: 0131 226 4224


£5.00 / £3.50 Musicians Union / £2.50 for16/17 years olds (plus £1 booking fee)

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Born To Be Wide was launched in February 2004 to provide a meeting place for those involved or interested in the Scottish music scene. A diverse range of musicians, journalists, promoters, label owners and friends of music, invited to play their all-time favourite records unless they were by Morrissey or Joy Division

Since April 2008 the night has hosted seminars covering subjects such as How To Get A Gig, A&R, Music Management, and Music Photography.

Born To Be Wide’s organisers also host the Wide Days conference and showcase event, which takes place in Edinburgh every April. Both events enjoy the support of the Musicians’ Union.

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