Glasgow student to run top music event

Issued: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 09:40:00 BST

A student of Scotland’s only postgraduate course in Popular Music Studies has been selected to coordinate a major event for record label Soma Records.

Scottish electronic dance music label Soma Records is hosting the Soma Skool, an event designed to demystify the music and creative industries. Student, Gary Morton, has been selected to coordinate the event which invites the best producers, artwork designers, and music experts to explain the inner workings of the music industry.

As part of his postgraduate degree in Popular Music Studies at the University of Glasgow, the placement will allow Gary to gain hands on experience of working in the music industry. 

He said: “I’m delighted at being given this opportunity by Soma Records and the University of Glasgow. The Popular Music Studies MLitt has been great for me and I think that the placement opportunities it provides are an excellent way of getting the sort of experience needed to make a career in the music industry.”

Band managers John Williamson (Belle and Sebastian) and Dee Bahl (Biffy Clyro) will be at the event to offer advice and there will be musical performances from acts such as Dave Clarke, DJ Sneak, The Cinematics, The Black Dog, Vector Lovers and Anja Schneider.


Glenn Gibbons, Director of Soma Records, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the University of Glasgow in providing opportunities for postgraduate students to work at the sharp end of the music industry.”

Soma Skool will take place on Friday 25 April from 12.45pm to 4.45pm at the Arches in Glasgow. For more details visit

Notes to editors

For more information please contact Kate Richardson in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3683 or email




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