Edinburgh music business conference, Wide Days, has lined up a showcase event with a difference for the high-profile industry guests who will be visiting the city on April 8. Fans of the acts taking part, which include local heroes Meursault, Found and Panda Su, are being invited to contact their favourite via myspace so they can be included on the guests list.

Scotland’s regular music business event, Born To Be Wide, is to host a series of seminars and showcases on Thursday 8 April in Edinburgh. The Wide Days event will see music industry figures sit on a series of daytime panels at the Shanghai club, while the evening is given over to live showcases including Meursault, Found and Panda Su.

Veteran music managers Keith Harris (Stevie Wonder), Rab Andrew (Texas, Primal Scream) and Bruce Findlay (Abefeldy, Simple Minds) will participate on a panel covering music management, while organisers of Scotland’s largest music events T In The Park, Rockness, Wickerman and The Edge, will explain how to get on to a festival bill in a discussion chaired by DJ Vic Galloway.

And a seminar titled What Next? will include the founder of the world’s largest independent digital music company, The Orchard, while the keynote Q&A will be from Gavin Bain, who wrote book author of California Schemin’ which covers how two young Dundonians convinced the London record industry to give them a deal on the strength that they were rappers from California.

Tickets to the event cost £30 (£20 for Musicians’ Union members) from www.eventzi.com/borntobewide

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