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  • THE LEMON TREE 5 W N Street, Aberdeen AB24 5AT UNITED KINGDOM (map)

Off the Record is an event series for young musicians and those who want to work in the music industry, and is open to anyone aged 14-25.

The event will feature key figures from the music business taking part in seminars, workshops and advice sessions – all geared to demystifying the industry and providing knowledge to get started.

Admission £2 (includes lunch) | For all the latest updates, join our Facebook event here.


Organising & Getting Gigs
Find out what promoters look for, how to organise your own gig and how to avoid losing lots of money.
Michael Lambert (A Modern Way Management), Nicky Carder (Beyond Presents), Steven Milne (The Lemon Tree)

Promoting Your Music
How to get noticed by radio, press and future fans.
Aileen Lynn (MILK Glasgow), Dave Hook (Stanley Odd), Jim Gellatly (Amazing Radio/The Scottish Sun), Olaf Furniss (The Scotsman/Born To Be Wide)

Releasing Music
Learn how a record label works, and how to release and sell your music.
Michael Lambert (A Modern Way Management), Scott MacDonald (KFM Records), Toni Malyn (EmuBands)

Working in Music
A look at the diverse job opportunities in music and how to get your foot in the door.
Lewis Gale (Academy of Music & Sound), Olaf Furniss (The Scotsman/Born To Be Wide), Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale (Honeyblood)

Under 18?

Off The Record will be filmed and photographed so you can access it online after the event. If you are under 18 we require a signed parental consent form to be completed and returned to us in advance. Download the form below and return a photo/scan to

Earlier Event: October 3
Later Event: December 5