Off The Record will host 2 day virtual music conference for 16-25 year olds in Scotland
News: 29th October 2020 by Stef Loukes under Music Training & Careers
Pioneering youth music conference Off The Record is going virtual for a 2 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 4th and 5th 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.
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.”
She adds that the conference content and guides will be adapted to respond to challenges posed by the pandemic, with sessions on collaborating remotely, top tips on streaming shows and generating income, complementing favourites such as releasing music, promotion, staying healthy and photography. Including a session on BBC Introducing in Scotland with new show hosts Shereen Cutkelvin and Phoebe I-H.
For more details on what the event will entail, and to get tickets, check out the link below...
Off The Record host virtual 2 day music event for young Scottish musicians