Thursday 1 April 2010, 10:30 | By

Born To Be Wide stage special day of music-biz seminars in Edinburgh

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Organisers of Born To Be Wide, the Edinburgh-based band showcase and music community networking shindig, will stage a day of seminars and showcases next Thursday, 8 Apr.

Among the seminars during the day will be one on management featuring the likes of Keith Harris, Rab Andrew and Bruce Findlay, another on how festivals are programmed involved reps from T In The Park, Rockness and Wickerman, and one with a digital focus led by The Orchard. Evening showcases and a post-event party will take place at Edinburgh’s Cabaret Voltaire, Sneaky Pete’s and Electric Circus.

Co-organiser Olaf Furniss says this: “To get to see such an amazing line up of speakers would normally involve paying hundreds of pounds to attend a conference, or at the very least taking a three hour train journey to Inverness for Go North. Our aim is to make this accessible to people by keeping the price low and hosting it on their doorstep”.

Tickets are £30, or £20 for Musicians’ Union members. More at


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