- FIELDS OF GREEN -
What steps can outdoor festivals and their audiences take to make events more sustainable and reduce waste. A look at the environmental challenges faced by three Scottish events and how they can be met.
Claire O'Neill (A Greener Festival) bio
Gemma Lawrence (Creative Carbon Scotland) bio
Katch Holmes (Knockengorroch Festival) bio
Martin Jones (HebCelt Festival) bio
Nick Roberts (Electric Fields Festival) bio
- presented in partnership with Creative Carbon Scotland -
- THE RISE OF CITY FESTIVALS -
City-based music festivals are becoming increasingly popular and diverse. What are the pros and cons when compared to rural events, what benefits do they bring the urban locations and what can they offer emerging acts?
Codruta Vulcu (ARTmania Festival) bio
Gordon Masson (IQ Magazine) bio
Martin Elbourne (Great Escape/Glastonbury Festival) bio
Paul Cardow (PCL Presents / Stag & Dagger Festival)
Olaf Furniss (Wide Days / Scotland on Sunday) bio
- presented in partnership with Perth College UHI -
- NEXT MOVE FOR EDINBURGH -
How can the capital’s music community ensure that its voice is heard in the City of Edinburgh Council’s (CEC) current consultation relating to venues and live music?
A presentation by key individuals from the Music Is Audible group, who will be joined by Martin Elbourne, co-founder of the Music Cities conference.
- A&R YOU BRAVE ENOUGH? -
The popular session returns to Wide Days. A panel from music and media provides feedback on tracks submitted by acts attending the convention.
- CMU INSIGHTS: DISSECTING THE DIGITAL DOLLAR -
CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke leads a sessions looking at how streaming platforms are licensed, what happens to the money and the increasingly important role of playlists - both as a source of income and for promotion. Drawing on the findings of the Dissecting The Digital Dollar report he authored for the Music Managers Forum (MMF).
- MUSIC HUSTINGS -
Holyrood has numerous powers relevant to the music sector, including culture, planning, local government, education, enterprise and tourism. In the run up to the Scottish Parliament elections on 5 May, we explore how each party’s policies will relate to musicians and the industry.
Alison Dickie (Scottish National Party) bio
Claire Baker (Scottish Labour) bio
Carolyn Scott (RISE)
Hannah Bettsworth (Scottish Liberal Democrats) bio
Iain McGill (Scottish Conservatives) bio
Zara Kitson (Scottish Greens) bio
- presented in partnership with the Scottish Music Industry Association -
- KEYNOTE: YOUTH IN CONVERSATION WITH OLAF FURNISS -
Martin “Youth” Glover’s is an award-winning producer, fine artist, songwriter, remixer and bass player with Killing Joke. Over the past three decades he has worked with acts, including Pink Floyd, The Orb, U2, Texas, Primal Scream, Guns’n’Roses, as well as running his own record Trance record labels.
This year sees the release of a documentary about his career, an exhibition of his paintings and his first Puretone ambient art festival, which takes place in Granada in September.