Scotland’s music scene social night, Born To Be Wide, has managed to infiltrate the shadowy world of corporate music by hosting a series of seminars at the goNorth conference.
Younger readers may recall the goNorth festival in Aberdeen, a delightfully inclusive festival which attracted music fans and industry types alike. Described as a “mini SXSW” it ran in the north east for several years, before being hijacked by the some government agency or other and relocated to Inverness. Since then, the festival has been run by a shadowy cabal whose aim is to keep the event as secret as possible. However, details of this year’s happenings were leaked from a meeting at the decadently bourgeois Midem conference in the south of France, and it appears that Thurs 10 and Fri 11 June are the dates to mark in your diary.
Anyway, the Born To Be Wide element will take place on the Thursday afternoon and include such helpful discussion topics as ‘Do It Yourself’ (with journo and musician fan John Robb on the panel), ‘Music Management’ (with reps from Texas and The View) while on the Friday, the subjects covered will include ‘Making Money’, and ‘Synchronisation’, with the likes of PRS and PPL making an appearance.
More at www.myspace.com/borntobewide