Musicians' guide: Live music nights

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  • 27 November 2008
Musicians' guide: Live music nights

The Mill

Launched at the end of the summer, this platform for emerging new talent hosts gigs at The Caves, Edinburgh, and Oran Mor, Glasgow. For more info, visit

Born To Be Wide

A night set up to make connections between musicians, journalists and other music industry workers. There’s panels and presentations on all aspects of music business, plus bring along CDs to give out. The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh. 7pm–1am. Free. Monthly.

Soma Skool

Keep an eye out for details of next year’s music industry crash course, offering advice on making demos, meeting other producers and marketing, all from the guys behind the Scottish electronic label Soma.


This creative music making class focuses on contemporary urban music, with pointers on audio theory, editing, computer-based composition and rights management. For young people aged 14–25. 5–7pm. Free. Thursdays weekly. 0141 565 1011.

Musicians’ Union

The national trade union has a Glasgow branch, where card carrying members can access legal and financial advice, or go along to music industry-related seminars and talks. 0141 341 2960


The annual competition to get acts for T in the Parks’s new music stage also gives a leg up to aspirant music journalists and photographers. There’s now opportunities to pay at Hydro Connect’s new msic stage too. For info on T-Break seminars, gigs and how to network like a pro, visit

Your Sound

King Tut’s has a box in the bar where you can drop off demo CDs and also hosts the regular new music showcase, Your Sound. The next night is Sun 7 Dec, with guest DJs Frightened Rabbit. King Tut’s, Glasgow, 4pm. Free. 0141 221 5279

CCA Workshops

The Sauchiehall Street arts venue runs a variety of courses and talks for budding musicians. Check out their events calendar at or phone 0141 352 4900.

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