Friday, 16 October 2009

Edinburgh Seeks Next Generation of Concert Promoters

Wannabe music promoters are being offered a unique opportunity to hone their skills for free at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.

A group of up to 20 over 16’s will get a shot at music and event promotion as part of a scheme run by the City Council and the theatre's creative education programme.

The 'Young Promoters' training project will include PR and marketing, front of house, health and safety and promotion in practice. Trainees will also work together to promote their own event, to be performed in the Usher Hall in 2010.

Councillor Deidre Brock, Culture Convenor, said: "Anyone who's ever dreamed of becoming the next Geoff Ellis - the hugely successful head of DF Concerts and Chief Executive of T in the Park - should leap at the chance to join the Young Promoters project.

"It promises to be a fantastic and practical introduction to the music and events promotion industry and what better setting than our very own world-renowned Usher Hall."

The group will have a budget to promote their own event and will support the planning and promotion of the Creative Education programme's performances.

The organisers are looking for a group of enterprising young people and are urging anyone interested in taking part to come along to a first event meeting on Monday 26 October at 2.00pm – 4.00pm in the Cambridge Bar at the Usher Hall.

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