Born To Be Wide Music Video Seminar

Scotland’s leading music social club, Born To Be Wide, is to host a music video seminar at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on Thursday 6 October focusing on how to make a clip, how to generate money with it and how to most effectively use it for promotion.

Panellists include KFM Records owner, Scott Macdonald, whose no-budget videos for his signings have frequently been playlisted on MTV. He will be joined by David Weaver from Detour, which specialises in music films with a difference, shooting bands in unusual locations.

Aman Khullar, head of TV licensing at the collection society Video Performance Limited, will explain how to register promos, protect the copyright and collect money from plays.

The panel will also aim to examine the impact of changes in the music video industry and how they affect directors, artists and labels.

“YouTube is now the most popular online platform for consuming music, which has led to a re-emergence of the music video,” says Born To Be Wide co-organiser, Olaf Furniss. “Technology and a good idea can generate millions of views, providing the holy grail of both income and promotion.”

The night will bring together musicians and emerging film makers with a view to encouraging collaboration. Following the panel the participants will be invited to DJ and will be given carte blanche to play what they like as long as it is not by The Smiths, Morrissey or Joy Division.

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BORN TO BE WIDE presents Music Video Seminar:

Date: Thursday 6th October 2011

Times: 7pm until 1am.

Venue: The Electric Circus, 36 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

Phone: 0131 226 4224



£5.00 / £3.50 Musicians Union / £2.50 for16/17 years olds

Aman Khullar – VPL.

Scott Macdonald – KFM Records.

David Weaver – Detour.

Additional speaker TBC

 2130-0100 – DJ sets by seminar guests [free]


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, Unveiling The Mind Of A Music Journalist, A&R, Music PR, How To Get On The Radio, Music Management, Booking Agents, a Norwegian night and a German

special which included a seminar, a live show by Berlin band Jeans Team and a DJ set by the Consul General.

Born To Be Wide also hosts the Wide Days conference and showcase event which takes place in Edinburgh in April and organises panels for Go North.

Born To Be Wide enjoys the support of the Musicians’ Union.

Contact Olaf Furniss, 07974 572072,

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