Born To Be Wide has announced a partnership with ‘Big Hearts Music’ which will see Born To Be Wide deliver a special free seminar for under 25 year olds at Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh on Friday 19 October as part of the charity’s Doors Open Day.
‘Making It: Getting Ahead in Music’ will provide emerging musicians and those interested a career in the music business, with practical advice on getting gigs, press/radio coverage, finding management and gaining exposure online. The seminar is open to anyone under the age of 25 years old, and is completely free of charge, however advanced tickets should be obtained from www.bigheartsmusic.eventbrite.com
MAKING IT: GETTING AHEAD IN MUSIC: Friday 19th October 2012 / 1800-2030/ Gorgie Suite, Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh, EH11 2NL Free Tickets from: www.bigheartsmusic.eventbrite.com
Big Hearts Music is supported by the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.
ABOUT BORN TO BE WIDE
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.
ABOUT BIG HEARTS MUSIC
Big Hearts Music is a youth music project delivered at Tynecastle Stadium by Big Hearts Community Trust , Heart of Midlothian FC’s main vehicle for investing in community development projects. Big Hearts Community Trust is an independent charity and its role is to support the work of local people towards building communities where people of all ages can live, work and participate in sport safely, where they welcome each other’s differences and help each other to grow and succeed. This requires the club, through the Trust, to actively engage with local community leaders and forums and to offer sporting opportunities and a wide range of inspiring health and educational activities for the benefit of local people.
ABOUT THE YOUTH MUSIC INITIATIVE
The Youth Music Initiative (YMI) is administered by Creative Scotland, with funding from Scottish Government. By the end of 2011, it will have invested a significant £67.5million in music making activities across Scotland. The Youth Music Initiative promotes, supports and develops music making activity for young people aged 0- 25yrs. YMI and Creative Scotland are engaged in a long term goal of ‘re-engineering’ how music activities are delivered across the country in both school and out-of-school environments. Creative Scotland works with key industry organisations and individuals to ensure career pathway development and explore potential industry placements as part of our National Youth Music Strategy.