London can be a horrible, expensive, cold city to spend your working life. Yet for people in Scotland who are serious about forging a career path in the music industry there often isn’t any choice but to head to the Big Smoke, where dreams are made and illusions are shattered.
Curiously, the same isn’t true for our musicians who find themselves fortunate enough to be paid for their passion, with the members of bands such as Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro and Belle & Sebastian all still living in Scotland.
It’s a strange incongruity and if it’s one that frustrates you then you’ll be keen to learn that there are jobs up here which combine the world’s two greatest necessities: music and money…
- Fancy yourself as a music critic? Look no further than The List, who are advertising for Freelance Music Contributors to write about records and gigs in their Edinburgh/Glasgow heartland.
- If you’re in the Dundee area check out respected music magazine Clash, who are looking for a Web Designer.
- The Scottish Arts Council are seeking in-house Specialist Advisors in various music-related fields including touring, venue management, recording, music education and performance.
- And finally, a performing group called Music At The Brewhouse in partnership with the Glasgow’s Concert Halls are hunting for a Trainee Arts Administrator.
Now that we’ve pointed you in the right direction, here are a couple of tunes to get you in the mood while filling out your application forms. Good luck!