Born To Be Wide has announced the addition of musician Lorraine McCauley to their ‘Music Making Money’ seminar, which takes place tonight (Thurs 1 May) at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus. Lorraine raised funds to record her debut album, Light In The Darkest Corners, through a successful crowd-sourcing campaign, and this year secured a sponsored Artist Residency in Italy.
Also taking part are Creative Scotland music officer, David Weaver, and Glasgow-based producer/composer Kenny Inglis, whose work is regularly used in TV shows and film trailers. They will be joined by KFM Records owner Scott Macdonald, whose has offset declining album sales by monetising video clips and partnering with brands.
The ‘Music Making Money’ panel will focus on income streams beyond gig fees and selling releases. Visit the ‘event page’ @ http://borntobewide.co.uk/events/
Following the seminar, panel participants will DJ and socialise with the audience. The venue is The Electric Circus, 39 Market Street, Edinburgh. EH1 1DF and the cost is £5.00 or £3.50 for MU members. Doors open at 7pm with the seminar running from 7.30-9.30pm. There are then late DJ sets by the seminar speakers.
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“For most musicians, managers and labels, making a living means looking to a range of different income sources,” says Born To Be Wide director, Olaf Furniss. “This panel will look at some of the options and how to make the most of them.”
About Born To Be Wide …..
Born To Be Wide was launched in February 2004 to provide a meeting place for those involved in the Edinburgh music scene and soon began attracting guests from all over the UK. A diverse range of musicians, journalists, promoters, label owners and friends of music, were 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 a diverse range of music industry topics, including A&R, PR, radio, music journalism, sleeve design, stage craft, management, booking agents and self-releasing.
Born To Be Wide also runs the Wide Days convention, which takes place in Edinburgh in April, as well as the annual Edinburgh Night featuring ten acts playing during The Fringe, all performing ten-minute preview sets.
The organisation has hosted events in partnership with most of the UK’s key music industry associations, as well as creating bespoke panels for the Scottish Parliament, Heart of Midlothian FC and creative industries conference, goNORTH. In 2012 Born To Be Wide was incorporated as a Community Interest Company and in 2013 launched the Off The Record day events for young people interested in working in music.