04
Oct

Skiddle Editor to sit on Panel at International Guitar Festival of Great Britain


We’re pleased to announce News Editor Jimmy Coultas is to sit as a panelist at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.

The International Guitar Festival of Great Britain takes place in the Wirral and is the oldest and largest annual guitar festival in the world. The festival features a wide variety of guitar workshops, looking at playing styles, maintenance and information about working within the music industry.

The two panels (Self Promotion & Creating an Impact and DIY to EMI – Making Money From Your Music) are organised for the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain by the Musician’s Union and Above the Beaten Track. The panels are aimed at musicians and caters for all ages, genres and skill levels in order to provide expert insight into the many ways in which they can build a career and income through music.

Jimmy Coultas - Skiddle Editor

Jimmy Coultas – Skiddle’s News Editor

Of his appointment as panelist, Coultas commented “This is great, it’s a privilege to be asked and I’m really looking forward to the festival. For years I’ve been working in the events industry from multiple angles. I’ve managed PR campaigns for clubs, bands, and DJs; promoted events, reviewed some of the biggest names in the electronic and live music sectors and I’ve provided news content for information hungry event goers throughout the UK.”

Referring to the panels the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain released a statement saying “We are delighted to be working alongside the MU again this year. The two workshops on Six String Saturday will bring together influential music industry panelists, to provide valuable insight into key topics of today’s business.”

Jimmy is responsible for editing the news content on Skiddle.com, which places him in a leading role in the music scene as Skiddle is one of the most visited music related websites in the UK. Additionally, Jimmy has previously worked for PR agencies dealing almost exclusively with event promoters. Of his experience Jimmy observed: “Although I’m not a guitar player myself, I’m confident I’ll be able to offer some useful insights about working in the music industry and specifically elements of the live events industry.”