UK Music brought together a Scottish Music Industry professional line-up for our ‘Introduction to the Music Industry’ event on Thursday 8th October at the University of Glasgow campus. The event in partnership with the University of Glasgow was designed to engage young adults aged 18-25 into considering careers within the music industry.
Local SNP MP for Glasgow North Patrick Grady introduced the event which kicked off a series of talks from a variety of experts in the Scottish Music Industry. These included a label talk from Soma Records, festival/concert talk from T in the Park’s Chief Executive Geoff Ellis, club talk from the Sub Club, a songwriting workshop with Rachel Sermanni hosted by PRS, Subcity Radio discussed radio opportunities and an artist management discussion from Idlewild & Fatherson manager Michael Lambert from A Modern Way Management.
Creative and Cultural Skills, who offer skills and training for the UK’s creative and cultural industries spoke about their access to funding, jobs and how they can offer career advice. Professor Martin Cloonan from the University of Glasgow also discussed higher education in music.